In the name of God Amen. I Nathan Hall Senr. of Patrick County being sick & weak of body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for the same noing it is appointed once for all men to die do make this my last will & testament. In the first place I commit my soul in the hands of Almighty God that gave it & my body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors & as for what worldly estate it has pleased God to bless me in this life with I dispose of in this manner. Item. it is my desire that all my just debts be paid. Item. it is my desire that Jno. Hall should have part of my land I live on beginning on the white oak creek whear my Loin crosses the same running a strate loin to Jno. Halls shop thence down the branch to the mouth thence a strate line to my branch line whear Jno. Halls corner poplar in the land the said Jno. purchased of Benj. Hubbard. Item. itis my desire that the ballance of my land shuld be sold & the money equally divided among all my sons & daughters. Item. it is my desire that all my negroes Daniel Charles Ezbel Mol Eady Jin Price Sindy Lucy & Ruth be sold for the best price that can be got & equally divided amonst all my sons & daughters also all my stock & household furniture to be sold as above and equally divided among all my sons & daughters that is to say Jno. Randal Thomas Jonathan Molly Salley Nancy Jeremiah & Frankey also it is my desire that all the cash I have in hand should be equally divided as above also it is my desire that Jno. Hall & Thomas R. Hall should be my Executors of this my last will. It also is my desire that if any of my children should be dead before the assigning of this will, their heirs shall have 50 cents a peice. his Sign in the presants of Nathan @ Hall L S his mark Russell + Hall mark her Delila + Hall mark her Ann + Hall mark Patrick March Court 1805 This will was proven in open court to be the act & deed ofthe within named Nathan Hall, decd & orderd to be recorded. Teste A. Staples D. C.
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