Submitted by Elizabeth D. Swiger.
Will of John Mills, 17__ - 1833 Written 19 Oct 1832 - Probated Dec Term 1833 Ohio County, Virginia, Will Book 3, Pages 114-5 In the name of God Amen. I, John Mills, of Ohio County and State of Virginia being of sound mind and of disposing memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. First, I will and bequeath unto my beloved Wife, Ruth Mills, all my house hold and kitchen furniture that I may have at the time of my decease, also my negro men George and Charles together with all other personal property that I may have at my decease, to have and to hold the said property above bequeathed unto my said wife, Ruth Mills, for and during her natural life and after the death of my said Wife I will and bequeath my man Charles to my son Moses Mills, his heirs and assigns forever, and the balance or residue of my said property above bequeathed I bequeath to my sons John Mills, Moses Mills, and my daughter Rachael Wallace, their heirs and assigns forever. Second, I devise to my said Wife Ruth Mills my home plantation being the same on which I now reside to have and to hold the same together with all and singular the tenements hereditments and appurtanances to the same belonging or appertaining unto her my said Wife Ruth Mills during her natural life and after the decease of my said Wife I devise the same to my sons John Mills, Moses Mills and my daughter Rachael Wallace, and their heirs and assigns forever. Hereby revoking all others I do make and ordain publish and declare this to be my only last Will and Testament and I do appoint my friends, John Miller and John A. Good, Executors thereof. Witness my hand and seal this 19th day of October 1932. John Mills Seal Signed sealed published and declared in presence of us by Testator and by us attested in his presence and at his request. John Good Elias Eller Moses C. Good Ohio County Court, December Term 1833 The last Will and Testament of John Mills deceased is presented in Court and proved by the oaths of John Good & Moses C. Good, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. A Copy Teste Jno McCulloch Clk OC