Submitted by E. Dian Moore.
WILL of Samuel Smith, Marshall Co., VA, Will Book 1, Page 145 In the name of God, Amen. I Samuel Smith of Marshall Co., Va., being weak in body but of sound mind and prepossing memory do make this my last will and testament as follows, to-wit: I will and bequeath to my dauhter Margaret young and her children one track of land in mar. Co. Va. "bainng on Coonns ness" containing one hundred and twenty five acres the same that is deeded to me in a deed bearing date February 13th 1851 from Nathaniel Preston by "I". Hoge and David B. Speencer by "I" Hoge being a part of 1000 acres patened by Richard Nickoles to have and to hold forever with all the appurtenances thereunto I will and bequeath to my son John the South west end of my place I live on in Mar. Co. Va. to wit beginning at Frederick's Smith South East Corner and running with his line a north east direction to a drain that divides my land and John Groves and from there to a gait post near where he now lives and from thence a strait line to my south east corner from thence to the place of begining to have and to hold him and his heirs forever with all the apertanance thereunto. I wlil and bequeath to my son Joseph all the residue of my real estate situated on the Ohio river on one side and John Higgs on antoeher side and Benjamin Smith on another side and Josepoh Smith line on one side and John Smit's line on one end and John Groves line onone side. i will and bequeath to my wife Margaret Smith all my personal property as long as she may live and I further will and command that my son Joseph Smith keep my wife all her natural lifetime and after her decease to have all my personal property with the real estate before mentioned to have and to forever and his heirs with all the apertanance therunto. I will and command that my son Joseph pay all my just and legal debts and funeral expenses indue time. I will and command that my son Joseph pay to all the herinafter named legatees the several somes I specify three years after the decease of my wife. I will my dauhter Nancy wife of David Smith, Six Dollars. I will my dauhter Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Wayne, Twenty Five Dollars. i will my dauhter Mary Young, wife of Elijah young fifty dollars. I will my dauhter Rachel Matilda wife of James Miller Two dollars. I will my dauhter Hanna "G" wife of John Groves Two dollars. I will my son Samuel Two dollars. I will my son Frederick Two Dollars. I will my son Andrew Two dollars. I wll my son Benjamin Two Dollars. I will and command that my dauhter Lovena live in my mansion house till she is married and then my son Joseph set her out with a cow head and bedstead and ten dollars worth of kitchen furniture and pay her fifty dollars three years after the decease of my wife. I further will and command that Joseph my son pay David Evans a boy now living with me when he is 21 years of age a horse and saddle and bridle worth fifty dollars. Last but not least I hereby appoint my sons Frederick and Joseph my executors of this my last will and testament. In testimony of the same I hereunto set my hand and seal the thirteeth day of July oone Thousand eighteen hundred and fifty one. Samuel "his Xmark" Smith. Signed seald and delivered by the above named Samuel Smith to be his last will and testament in the presense of us who have hereunto set our hands. C. P. Wells, Jas. Campbell, Jos. Hubbs. Page 147, Marshall County Court, August Term 1851. The last will and testament of Samuel Smith deceased was proved by the oaths of Charles P. Wells, James Campbell and Joseph Hubbs the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Frederick Smith and Joseph Smith the Executors therein named who made ______ thereto, and together with James Miller their security, are qualified to his sufficiency entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $700 conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form. A copy teste, James D. Morris, Clerk.