Submitted by Carol Toole.
Marshall County Wills, Book I, p. 363, probated 15 Jun 1869 The last will and testament of John Neeley of Marshall County, Virginia I, John Neeley, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life - and being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my Last Will and testament in manner and form following. (That is to Say) First - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Neeley all of my personal estate goods and chattles of what kind and nature _________ and I further give and bequeath unto my said beloved wife the use of all my free held Estate whatsoever during her widowhood or natural life. At the death or marriage of my said beloved wife: I will and bequeath that my free held Estate be equally divided between my two youngest sons Isaac and Jacob on condition that they pay to my two youngest daughters Martha and Sarah one hundred dollars each: and my sons Jonathan, Robert, George, Joseph and the heirs of Samuel deceased, and any children of my former wife one dollar each they having been previously provided for: - I hereby appoint Jacob Richmond Sole Executor of this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking all former wills by me made: In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 25 day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Fifty Eight. JOHN NEELEY The above instrument consisting of one sheet was how here subscribed by John Neeley the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his Last Will and Testament and we at his request sign our names unto as attesting witnesses. JOB MASON residing in Marshall County, Virginia JACOB RICHMOND residing in Marshall County, Virginia