Last Will and Testament ofAbraham Good

Date: June 01, 2003
Submitted by: William R. Good
bill_good1@hotmail.com


Abraham Good
Born: Bet. 1770 - 1772
Location: unknown
Died: September 28, 1840
Location: Cabin Run, Hampshire Co., VA

Abraham Good - Husband of Sarah Welch
Last Will and Testament:
Written - 12/28/1833
Probated - 9/27/1840


In the name of God, Amen.
I Abraham good in the County of Hampshire
and State of Virginia being infirm in body but
of a sound and composing memory do make this
my last will and testament in manner and
form following Viz
First I give unto the ground my body
to be buried decently (at the discretion of my
friends) in hope of a resurrection to a better life
Secondly I desire that my just debts should
be paid.
Thirdly I give unto my wife Sarah Good all my
movable property to be disposed of by her as she
pleases, only that her sister Ann Smith shall ……..
…….. her support off the same as long as she
lives.
Fourthly I give unto my brother Peter Good
all of my real estate (after the decease of my
wife Sarah Good) or to his heirs, on consideration
that if my slave Lewis should become infirm
and ….need…. a support that him or his heirs
do provide a support for said Lewis.
And Lastly I do appoint Thomas Welch to
execute this my last will and testament.
Given under my hand this 28th day of De
cember 1833.                             his
Signed Sealed &             Abraham X Good {Seal}
Delivered in presence of                mark
Joseph Crosley
John Saulters
John Crosley


LDS film # 1853709 Hampshire Co., VA Wills
# 234 Will of Abraham Good
Recorded Bk 12, pg 13

At a Court held for Hampshire County on the 27th day
of September 1841. The last will and testament of Abraham
Good decd was presented in court with the certificate
of the Mayor of the town of Athens in the state of Ohio
of the proof thereof before him By John Saulters
one of the witnesses …. therein and ordered to be
recorded as to the real estate of said Good with
the commission & certification Thereto ….annexed….
                    Teste
                     John B. White CC

LDS film # 1853709 Hampshire Co., VA Wills
# 234 Will of Abraham Good
Recorded Bk 12, pg 13


The Commonwealth of Virginia
                        To the Mayor of the City or Town
Of Athens in the State of Ohio Greeting
    Know you that we trusting to your fidelity and
provident circumspections in examining John Saulters
A witness attesting the will of Abraham Good deceased
hereunto annexed, authorize and require you, that at such
certain day and place as you shall appoint. The witness
aforesaid before you, you call and cause to come, and
diligently examine on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty
God, touching the execution of the said Will and that
                                                                    County
attestation thereto and this examination into our ^ Court
xx xxxx xx xx xxxx[x’ed out] of Hampshire distinctly
and plainly, without delay you shall send and certify
enclosed, returning also this writ, together with the said
                                                                    County
Will: Witness John B. White Clerk of our said ^ Court xx
xxxx[x’ed out] this 2nd day of July 1841 in the 65th year
of our foundation.
                                            John B White


The State of Ohio }
Athens County     }
                                I John Brown Mayor of the Town of Athens
in Athens County & State of Ohio, do hereby certify that John
Saulters one of the subscribing witnesses to the will of Abraham
Good annexed to the commission herewith enclose and personally
appeared before me at my office in the said Town of Athens, and
the said will being shown to him makes Oath that the said
Abraham Good signed and Subscribed the writing annexed to
the said commission as his last will and testament in the presence
of the said witness and that the said testator was of disposing
mind and memory, and that the said witness subscribed
his name as a witness thereto in presence of the testator and
at his request.
        Given under my hand and Seal of Office at
        Athens in the State of Ohio the Second day of
        September A.D 1841

                                            John Brown Mayor



LDS film # 1853709 Hampshire Co., VA Wills
# 234 Will of Abraham Good
Recorded Bk 12, pg 13 [also bk 4 or 11 pg 416?


At a Court held for Hampshire County on the 28th day
of September 1841. The last will and testament of Abraham
Good decd was presented in court proved by the Oaths of
Joseph Crosley and ordered to be recorded as to the …….. Thomas
Welch the executor therein Named ………………………. Sarah
Good widow of Abraham Good this day appeared in court
and relinquished her right to a …….. …….. …. on his
estate and on the motion of Joseph F…. who an…. made oath ….
according to law and administration of the estate of said
Abraham Good and was granted …. …. …. …. …. last will and
testament of Abraham Good and …. on her giving
security . Whereupon her with Luke Kuykendall and
Nathaniel Kuykendall his …. …. Security …. Entered …into….and ….
acknowledged bond in the penalty of $ 2500.00 dollars….
Considered…. as the law directs

Teste
John B. White CL



Poorly microfilmed text with marginal notations entered by the court scribe that are illegible.
The text in [ ] is the transcriber William R. Good’s.


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