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            In the Name of God Amen I Dinah Wood of the County of Shenandoah and State of Virginia being weak and feeble in body but of perfect mind and memory do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament. That is to say principally and first of all I recommend? my soul to Almighty god who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and as to my s..?.. wordly foods wherewith it has pleased god to blefs me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form viz    I...?... to my seven Daughters namely Milly Nichols, Eleanor Nichols, Nancy Nichols, Polly Moore, Elizabeth Ashford, Sarah Wood & Lydia Allen. I give and bequeath the whole of my wearing apparel to be by them equally and amicably divided in and manner as for each to share as nearly alike as posible.

            Item, All the ? and residue of my property of which I may die lawfully seized and whatsoever it may bee and whereown found it is my will and desire it should be sold at Public

Auction and the proceeds thereof (after discharging all my just Debts, funeral expenses & divided equally among my nine children or their legal heirs or representatives, namely Milly Nichols, Eleanor Nichols, William Sandy, Nancy Nichols, Polly Moore, Vincent Sandy, Elizabeth Ashford, Sarah Wood and Lydia Allen each one ninth part to them and their heirs forever.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint Joseph Allen my sole executor to this my last will and Testament also hereby I do utterly des..?.., revoke and disallow all and evert other former Will or former Testament by me in any wise before made Hereby raitfy and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of December in the year of our Lord 1828

Singed Seal & delivered in the presence of  us who in the                            her

presence of each other have hereunto set our names                          Dinah  X   Wood ()

James R. Robertston                                                                                       mark

John     X         Presgraves

Benjamin Sedwick