I Cloe Fraley of Russel County and State of Virginia do hereby make my last Will and testement in manner and form following, that is to say,
First I give unto my beloved son Henry Fraley eighty acres of land be the same more or less, which is the land that I bought of my son James Fraley but he Henry Fraley is to pay to my son Damiel Fraley one horse beast to worth sixty dollars to be paid within one year after my decease. Also I give unto my son Henry Fraley all my cattle and hogs and also two pots and what pewter I have.
Secondly I give unto my grand daughter Cloe daughter of James Fraley my bed and furniture.
Thirdly I give unto my grand daughter Judah Fraley two sheep which is at her fathers William Fraleys.
Fourthly I give unto my daughter Sarah Donohoe five dollars to be paid by my son Henry Fraley.
5thly I give to my daughter Nancy Taber five dollars to be paid by my son Henry Fraley.
6thly I give unto my son Issac Fraley one dollar to be paid by my son Henry Fraley.
7thly I give unto my son Frederick Fraley one dollar.
8thly I give unto my son Reuben Fraley three dollars to be paid by my son Henry Fraley.
9thly I give unto my son Benjamin Fraley three dollars to be paid by Henry Fraley.
10thly I give unto my son James Fraley two dollars to be paid by my son Henry Fraley.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son William Fraley and my friend Robert Smyth executors to this my last Will and testement, hereby revoking all other wills or Testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 29th day of May in the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty three.
Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us Cloe Fraley Seal Robert A. Smyth Moses Higginbotham Benj. TompkinsVirginia - At a court held for Russell County July 1, 1823
This instrument of writing was exhibited in court as and for the last Will and Testament of Cloe Fraley deceased, and proven by the oaths of Robert A. Smith and Benjamin Tompkins two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of William Fraley and Robert A. Smyth Executors therein named who made oath and together with Andrew Caldwell their security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said William Fraley and Robert A. Smyth for obtaining probat of the said will in due form.
James P. Carrell D.C.
Following is a reconstructed copy from the Russell County, Virginia Courthouse, Lebanon, Virginia.
Spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are, as they appeared, in the original inventory.
Inventory of Chloe Fraley's Estate
Red and white cow and calf 10.00 red cow and calf 8.50 red cow and calf 9.00 2 three year old steers 15.00 1 year old steer 2.00 1 bed and furniture 16.50 1 bed stead 1.75 Draper and furniture 6.00 Pot rack 1.25 Little wheel 1.75 Table .75 Oven and lid 1.00 2 pots and hooks 3.50 Barrell .75 2 sows and 13 pigs 3.25 Five shoats 3.25 2 shoats 1.33 1/3 One chair, one churn and 2 coolers 1.58 3/4 2 sheep 2.50 1 bull 5.00 ________ $94.67In obedience to a order of the worshipful court of Russell County, we the undersigned being duly sworn have appraised such of the personal estate of Chloe Fraley deceased as has been shown to us by the executor of the will of which within is an inventory given under oath on this 1st day of October 1823 at a court held for Russell County, July 4, 1824.
The inventory and appraisement of this estate of Chloe Fraley deceased was produced in court and ordered to be recorded.
Wm Fraley David Osborn Robert A Smith Soloman Osborn Executors Josh Burton Teste James P Carrell D.C.