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In the name of God Amen I Abner Humphrey of the County of Loudoun and state of Virginia , calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, and after that to Judgement, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. -- ---- My body to be interred in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors. My soul I recommend to God that gave it hoping a happy resurrection at the Coming day. As to what earthly property the Lord has been pleased to bless me with I give and bequeath in the following manner to wit I give unto my son John G. Humphrey the following land, viz., beginning at a stone in Joseph Trews line and now a corner to John G. Humphrey thence with the road leading to Bloomfield to a stone in the road leading from my house to said Bloomfield thence with said road to a pair of Bars at the end of a stone fence, thence with said fence to a white oak marked with a saw on the North and South sides, thence West to a swamp white oak crooked at the butt on the East side of the branch thence parallel with a plot I have of Richard C. Graysons to Joseph Trews line thence with said line to beginning. Containing more or less which said John G. Humphrey is to pay fifteen hundred Dollars for three years after he gets possession of said land which is to go to his sisters in manner hereafter prescribed but if the money should not be paid the land is to be responsible for it. The balance of my Land I give unto my son Thomas G. Humphrey which he is to pay eighteen hundred dollars for six years after he gets possession of the Land which is three hundred Dollars yearly to go to his sisters in manner hereafter prescribed. But if the money should not be paid at the end of six years the Land is to be responsible for it. I likewise give unto my daughter Mary Settle one black girl named Dinah and likewise relinquish the deed of trust which I hold on Isaac Settles property to said Isaac Settle and Mary. I likewise give unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Settle one black girl named Milly now in the possession of Isaac Settle. Further my will is that the rest of my slaves be equally divided between my children to wit Tace Hixson, Elizabeth McVeigh, Hannah Beans, Parmelia Currell, John G. Humphrey and Thomas G. Humphrey. Further my will is that all bonds, notes, etc, in my possession shall be collected by my Executors and be equally divided between my four daughters, Tace, Elizabeth, Hannah and Parmelia and likewise the money which is to be paid by my sons agreeable to my will to be equally divided between my daughters. Further my will is that the rest of my personal estate to be sold, two hundred Dollars to be equally divided between my two grandsons Thomas and Abner, sons of Abner G. Humphrey dec'd. to be paid to their Guardians by my Executors as soon as collected, and the remainder of my Estate after all just debts are paid to be equally divided between my children agreeable to the accounts kept by me in a small book against them. To this my last will and testament I do hereby appoint my beloved sons John G. Humphrey and Thomas G. Humphrey my Executors revoking all others therefore made to which I have set my hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four.
Abner Humphrey (Seal)
John M. Grason
Geo. M. Grason