Will of Abraham Beahm, 1846

I Abraham Beahm of the County of Page and State of Virginia, being desireous to dispose of the worldy goods that it has pleased God to bless me with, do hereby make my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say.

1st I desire that as soon after my death as practable that my Executor, hereafter named dispose of as much of my property as may be sufficient to pay all my just debts.

2nd  After the payment of my debts I give to my beloved wife Mary Beahm all the balance of my estate both real and personal during her natural life of widowhood, and at her death or should she marry in either case my will and desire is that all my estate that then remains both real and personal be sold by my Executor, and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided among my eight children namely John R. Beahm, Jacob M. Beahm, Isaac S. Beahm, Henry A. Beahm, David B. Beahm,Daniel L. Beahm, James A. Beahm, and Andrew J. Beahm which I give to them and their heirs forever.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Addison P. Adams executor to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or formed wills by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my hand and affisced my seal this 13th day of February 1846.
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by Abraham Beahm to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses.
N.W. Yager
G.Jones
John W. Smith
Signed Abraham Behm

Recorded in book C. Page 179
Page County
Court held for the County of Page on Monday the 21st day of May 1867. The last will and testament of Abraham Beahm deceased was proved according to law, by the authority of Nicholas W. Yager and Gideon J. Jones witnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded. And Addison A. Jones the Executor named in the Will appeared in Court and refused to take upon himself the burden of the execution thereof.