Will, Greenbrier County, 1794

In The Name of God, Amen, this twelth Day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, I Alexander Clark of Greenbrier County and State of Virginia now in the evening of my days but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God I therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, to make and order this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I recommend my Soul to God who give it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such wourldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Imprimis it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and satisfied

Item to my son James Clark one cow and calf one too year old and one year old heffer and four heeds of Sheep. Also Item to my sons William, Ralph, Alexander, John & Samuel Clark, I leave to Each one Shillin Starling. I also to my Daughters Rebekah and Martha I leave to each one Shilling Starling. I give and bequeath to Sarrah Clark my beloved wife the plantation where on I now live which she is to sell and dispose of how and when she thinks proper and also I give and bequeath to Sarrah Clark my bloved wife the disposal of al my Cash, my houshold Furniture and likeways my Stock and all my worldly Estate which she is also to dspose how and when she thinks proper, and also I constitute and appoint my deerly beloved wife and my son James to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament and I hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other Testament made before this whether gifts grants or legacies whatsoever, ratifying and confirming this same to be may last Will and Testament and declares the same before the under Evidences, and have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and Year above mentioned.

Test                                              Alexander Clark {seal}
Samuel Clark
Matthias Kisinger
Thomas Fulton

                                 Greenbrier October Court 1794
This last will and Testament of Alexander Clark Decd was presented in Court by Sarah Clark and James Clark the Executors therein named and the same was proved by the oath of Samuel Clark & Matthias Kisinger two of the Witnesses thereto & ordered to record & on the motion of the sd Executors who made oath according to Law. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form whereupon the sd Exrs with Samuel Clark & John Hutchison enter’d into Bond with Condition according to law.

Test John Stuart

Source: Greenbrier County Virginia Will Book 1:87, Greenbrier County Commission, Lewisburg, WV.

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