Will, Monroe County, 1808

In the name of god amen I Sarah Clark of the County of Monroe
and State of Virginia being sick and wake [weak] in body but of sound
mind and disposing memory for which I thank god and calling
to mind the uncertinty of humin life and being desirous of disposing
of all such Wourldley Estate as it hath pleased god to bless me
with, I give and bequeath the same in manner following,
that is to say ~

First
I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son James Clark
deceased one dollar current and lawfull money of
the United States amongst them equally to be divided. I also
further give to his oldest Daughter Sally Clark my side
Saddle, my bed and furniture, Spinning wheel, and one year-
ling heifer to be held by hir and hir heirs forever ~
Second,
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rebekah Cantly one
bay mare and one pewter dish to be held by hir and hir heirs
forever
Thirdly,
I give and bequeath to my son William Clark two dollars
current and lawfull money of the United States ~
Fourthly ~
I gave and bequeath to my son Ralph Clark one Negro boy called
Cinklear [Sinclair] to be held by him and his heirs forever
Fifthly ~
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Martha Campbell one
Negro girl named Lucy and one pott to be held by hir and
hir heirs forever ~
Sixthly ~
I will and bequeath to my son Alexander Clark, one dollar
Current and lawfull money of the United States, and also four
head of sheep ~
Seventhly
I give and bequeath to my son John Clark the upper end of
my land, being that part on which he now lives, beginning at
a Corner in the head of the linn hollow and running from
thence to his Clabard tree, from thence to the spring, thence
up the spur to it Joins William Burks line, or the line that was
said Burks, at the head of the big hollow, and one Negro boy called
Theappilis, and also one milch Cow to be held by him and
his heirs forever ~
Eightly ~
I will and bequeath to my son Samuel Clark that part of my
Land on which I now live, being the old Improved part of
the same, and also my Negro woman ^Girl named Grace, and
my Negro boy named Maddison together with all the remain-
ing part of my Stock, furniture, and farming Utensils, not yet
disposed off [of] to be held by him and his heirs forever ~
And lastly I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my friends
Samuel Cantly and Ralph Clark executors of this my
last will and testament herby revoking all other or
former wills of testaments by me heretofore made in writing
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my
Seal this twenty sixth day of May one thousand eight
hundred and eight.           hir
                             Sarah X Clark {seal}
                                    mark
Signed, sealed, published and
declared, as, and for the last will and
Testament of the above named Sarah
Clark in thepresence of us

Samuel Clark
Michael Kisinger
          his
Mathias X Kisinger
         mark

                  At Monroe December Court 1809
The last will and Testament of Sarah Clark dec’d
was presented in Court & proven by the oaths of Samuel
Clark, Michael Kissinger & Mathias Kissinger Subscribing
witnesses thereto tis ordered to be recorded ~
                  A Copy
                       Test
                          J Hutchinson C.M.C.


Source: Sarah Clark will, 28 May 1810, Will Book 1, 1799 – 1817:167 – 168, Monroe County, Virginia, microfilm reel 67, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Note: Sarah was married to Alexander Clark1, and was mother to Rebekah Clark who married Samuel Cantley2.

1 Will of Alexander Clark, 12 June 1794, Will Book 1:87, Greenbrier County, Virginia, County Commission, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

2 Saml Cantley and Rebecca Clark, 3 February 1789, Marriage Book 1A:17, Greenbrier County, Virginia, County Commission, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

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