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Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 5, Page 140
Executed 05 Jun 1838

I Abraham Crabtree of Russell County and State of Virginia do hereby make my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following. 1st. I desire that so much of my perishable property be sold after my decease to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, if there be any. 2nd. After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I give to my son Solomon Crabtree one cent.

3d. I give to my daughter Ruth Speer one cent.

4th. I give to my daughter Mary Crabtree all the ballance of my perishable property, and all my debts due and to come due, also a certain tract of land lying in the State of Kentucky, Cumberland County on the head waters of Sulpher Creek, to her & her heirs forever. Also one note on Morgan Richardson for eighteen dollars sixty-two and half cents, one other note on Phillip Eden for six dollars 62 1/2 cents, one other note on James Watson for ten dollars, one other note on William Farmer for one dollar & 50 cents, to be hers forever.

And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends Mary Crabtree & William D. Hurt executors of this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 29th day of April in the year of our Lord 1838.

Abraham Crabtree (Seal)

Signed, sealed, published and delivered as and for the last will and Testament of the above named Abraham Crabtree in presence of us;

Edward White.

William X McGraw
At a Court of Quarterly session held for Russell County on the 5th day of June 1838.
This Instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the last will & testament of Abraham Crabtree dec'd and proven by the oaths of Edward White and William McGraw the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded: And on the motion of Mary Crabtree and William D. Hurt executrix and executor therein named who made oath and together with Meshack White and Richard Price their securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said Mary Crabtree and William D. Hurt for obtaining probat of the said will in due form.

Teste James P. Carrell C.R.C.

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