I, Levi VERMILLION, of the County of Pulaski and State of Virginia, do make, publish and declare my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:
First, in addition to what I have heretofore given my son, Gordon C. VERMILLION, I give and bequeath to him the sum of two hundred dollars, and desire and direct that he shall have the privilege of remaining at my present home, (in the same manner that he now does), during his life free of charge.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my son, Joseph D. VERMILLION, (provided the same is ever called for), the sum of twenty five dollars out of my estate, and the further sum of three hundred dollars out of the proceeds of the Mercer lands devised to my two sons by Gordon CLOYD; each sum to be paid to him when called for, without interest; and if not called for, within a reasonable time after my death, the legacies above given to my son Joseph D. VERMILLION are to pay and vest in the same manner as the residue of my estate, as hereinafter directed, by the seventh clause.
Thirdly, In addition to what I have heretofore given my son James R. VERMILLION, I give and bequeath to him the sum of one thousand and fifty dollars.
Fourthly, In addition to what I have heretofore given my daughter, Nancy K. STOVALL, I give and bequeath to her the sum of nine hundred dollars.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my Grandson, Sevill VERMILLION, (son of Uriah VERMILLION) my Negro girl named Clarissa.
Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my Grand-daughter Statira VERMILLION, my negro girl named Joana.
Seventhly, I give and devise to my son, Uriah VERMILLION all the residue of my estate, of every character and description, provided however, that should the foregoing pecuniary legacies not be fully paid off to the several parties entitled to receive them before my death, then in that event the said Uriah VERMILLION is to pay any balance which may remain unpaid at my death, to the party or parties entitled to receive such balance within five years from the happening of that event, and all payments and advancements made by me, after this date, to the said pecuniary legatees, are intended and to be regarded as being made toward the payment of the legacies herein devised to them. It being my intention that the said pecuniary legatees shall only receive, after this date, out of my estate, the amounts herein before divised to them respectively.
Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my son Uriah VERMILLION, executor of this my last will and testament and desire and request, that the Court before which it may be exhibited for probate, will not require him to give any security.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of January 1860
Levi VERMILLION Seal
Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for the last will and testament of Levi VERMILLION in our presence
John C. DARST
William H. HOWE
E H SUMMMERS
Recorded in Will Book No. 2 Page 111
Virginia: At a court held for the County of Pulaski the 6th day of February 1862.
The last will and testament of Levi VERMILLION deceased was presented in court proven by the oaths of E.H. SUMMERS and J. S. STERNES two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded; and on the motion of Uriah VERMILLION the person therein named as executor and together with Ezekial H. SUMMERS and James W. MILLER as his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of ($7.000) Seven thousand dollars with such conditions as the law requires certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said will in due form.
Lynch W. CURRIN, clerk