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Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 7, Page 119
Executed 03 Mar 1858

I Abraham Cammpbell the County of Russell and State of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following.

1st, My will and desire is that all my just debts be paid.

2nd, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Winney, all my lands and all my property of every description during her natural life.

3rd, I give and bequeath to my son J.W.C. Campbell one hundred and eighteen acres of my land commencing on my line east and running south so as to make 118 acres, the same as it commences east to the top of the mountain running with the old line & running with the washington line so far as to include the 118 acres. I also give to my son John W. C. Campbell my rifle gun, also my watch, also my cupboard vale my farming tools, but my said son is not to have posession of the above named property until after the death of my wife provided he lives with and takes care of his mother during her lifetime then he is to have the above named land and property.

4th, I will and bequeath to my daughter Ellan a horse saddle and bridle, a horsr to be worth $75.00, one cow, one bed & furniture, one small spinning wheel, five head of sheep, my bureay & 1 sow & pigs provided my said daughter takes proper care of her self this above named property to go to my said daughter at the death of my wife.

5th, All of my lands not disposed of, it is my desire that of the death of my wife, that the same be sold by my executor herein after mentioned on a credit of twelve months, my said executor to convey title to said lands when the same is paid for. I also desire that my executor after the death of my wife, sell all my personal property that she may leave not other wise disposed od and the money collected for the same, as distributed as follows, my desire is that the money arising from the above named lands and property be eually divided between my son Richard H. Campbell's children, and the children of my son Washington Campbell. If my son David B. Campbell shall return to me or my said estate as the case may be a ciston waggon for which he sold a mare of mine for then his children is to have equal proportion with the children of my sons Richard H. & Washington. If he does not return said waggon within four months from this date I give my said son David P. Nothing more than I have already given him, my sons W.H.C., Abraham Campbell I give them nothing more than I have already given them - My son James C. Campbell I give him nothing of any description whatever. I do hereby constitute and appoint Wilson E. Campbell executor of this my last will and testament resolving all other or former wills by me heretofore made. Witness my hand and seal this 4th day of December A.D. 1857.

Abraham Campbell (Seal)

Signed sealed and delivered in our presence as the last will and testament of Abraham campbell.

C. Alderson
Isaac Vermillion

At a Court continued and held for Russell County on the 3rd day of March 1858. The last will and testament of Abraham Campbell deceased was produced in court and proved by the oath of Isaac Vermillion & Christopher Alderson the two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Wilson E. Campbell the executor proscribed by law, and entered into and acknowledged his bond in the sum of $1300.00 with Richard H. Lynch and John W. C. Campbell as his securities conditioned as the law directs a certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said will in due form.

Teste W.E. Campbell D.C.

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