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Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 5, Pages 380 - 381
Executed 08 Mar 1843

In the name of God Amen. I Charles Carrell of Russell County and State of Virginia, being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind after leaving my soul to the mercy of him who gave it, do make and publish my last will and testament, in manner and form following that is to say: First, I direct my executors herein after to be named, to pay all my debts.

Second - I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth in lieu of her legal dower, the following property during her natural life - The middle field as it is called, which joins the lands of Col Thomas Dickenson on the west. And I direct that the northern and southern fences shall be continued eastward until they strike the lands at present owned and occupied by Oliver Hughes, with all the houses on the same, with every thing in my dwelling house, as it is at present, desiring that nothing shall be removed - also my negroes Moses and Nancy. Also my waggon and gears and two horses to her absolutely - one of the horses called the Bradley mare; the other called Colonel - and the right to take firewood, and wood for fencing and keeping up the buildings, is hereby given to my wife, to be taken from any of my timbered lands - also five milch cows to her absolutely, to be chosen by her out of the number owned by me - Also one third of the grain and provisions that may be on hands at my death, to her absolutely - I hereby intend that my wife shall not only have the use of my household furniture during her natural life, but that she shall also have the kithcen furniture in the same manner with everything attached to the buildings on the land above to be allotted to her.

Thirdly - I direct that my Executors hereafter to be named, do sell all my estate both real and personal, postponing the sale of so much of it as is devised to my wife until her death, and that they divide the proceeds arising from said sale, equally, giving to each an equal share betwext my grand children Polly and Charles Dickenson children of my daughter Priscilla and Charles Carrell junior son of my son James P. Carrell, and Polly Kernan, Cynthia, Matty, Sally Jane, James Charles children of my daughter Elizabeth, and Nancy P. D. Love daughter of my grand daughter Nancy P. Love deceased, but if a division of my land and negroes can be made, ___ those interested above, of which my executors are to judge, then the sale of them is to be dispensed with - and at the death of my wife so much of my estate as is above devised to her, is in like manner to be sold and divided as herein directed. To my own children, I give nothing except, what I have heretofore given them, and have given and disposed of my property amongst my grand children, and the child of one of my deceased grand children, having them all in view.

And lastly I do hereby appoint my son James P. Carrell and my son-in-law Thomas Dickenson, and my son-in-law Henry Dickenson, my Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other wills. In witness whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this 9th day of February 1837.

Charles X Carrell
Signed, seal and delivered in presence of

Chas S. Bekem
Joseph Pippin

Saml X Harrison
At a Court of Quarterly session continued and held for Russell County at the Courthouse on Wednesday the 8th day of March 1843
This instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Charles Carrell senr. deceased was exhibited in Court by Thomas Dickenson and Henry Dickenson two of the Executors therein named, and opposed by James P. Carrell, Nathaniel Dickenson, and Charles C. Dickenson; and thereupon, Charles S. Bekem, Joseph Pippin and Samuel Harrison subscribing witnesses thereto, and sundry other witnesses being sworn and examined, the Court are of opinion that the said writing is the true last Will and Testament of the said Charles Carrell senr. deceased, and that at the time of making and publishing the same he was of sound mind and disposing memory; therefore it is considered that the same be established and recorded. And on the motion of the said Thomas Dickenson and Henry Dickenson executors therein named who made oath and together with Andy F. Hendricks and Dale Carter their securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $10,000.00 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said Thomas Dickenson and Henry Dickenson for obtaining probat of the said will in due form.

James P. Carrell, C.R.C.

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