This will is for the daughter of James Bosley --Eleanor "Nelly" Bosley -- but
she made this will while living near Elk Garden.
Nelly Bosley's Will
By the will of God Amen,
Whereas I Nelly Boseley of the County of Hampshire in the State of Virginia living on the Allegany mountain near the Elk Garden being well in body and sound mind and memory thanks be to almighty God for the same yet calling to mind that it is appointed for all to die and wishing to settle my estate both real and personal do make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following: (Viz)
First - I give and bequeath to my beloved brother John Bosley all my estate both real and personal (to wit) all my lands and all the personal property I possess or own and all the money that may be due to me at the time of my decease except the sum of one dollar to each of my said brothers and sisters hereinafter named (to wit) to Polly Roberts one dollar to Betsey Boseley one dollar - To James Bosley one dollar - To Jacob Boseley one dollar - To Priscilla Evans one dollar - To Arabella Arnhalt one dollar - To William Boseley one dollar which said last mentioned legacies left to my said Brothers and Sisters is to be paid to them by my said Brother John Bosley and as before states I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal forever to my said brother John Boseley except as above stated one dollar each to my other brothers and sisters as above stated. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 22nd day of April in the year 1847.
Signed sealed published and declared by Nelly Bosley as this her last will and testament in the presence and subscribed our names as witnesses.
Andrew Boyle Nelly (her X mark) Bosley