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Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 8, Page 404
Executed 04 Apr 1871

With the devise of real estate lease hold & @ The last Will and Testament of Gabrial F. Rasnake considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say, First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Harret Rasnake a life time estate off of the land if she stay single to take care of the children and if mary she is to take nothing from children but if stay single have life time off of the said land. My son John Ras. Rasnake and Robt. Rasnake is to have my land that lies on the south side of the Copper Ridge which said land is to be divided equally between them John and Robert my two sons. My two Daughters Mary Elizabeth Rasnake Margaret Rasnake. Bequeath that each of my two daughters is to be paid One hundred dollars each of them a peace out of my estate. My house hold and kitchen furniture I bequeath to my wife Harret her life time and all of my sons and daughters is also to have the use of them, and if my said wife mary, ainít to take nothing from them. My lot of sheep is to be equally among my four children the two boys and two girls. I bequeath my son John have my brown mare. I bequeath that my son Robert is to have the cold, one white cow. I give to my daughter Mary the old brindle cow, I give to wife Harret,

Gabriel F. Rasnake
(his mark)

The above instrument consisting of one sheet or two sheets was now here subscribed by Gabriel F. Rasnake the testator, in the presence of each of us and was at the same time decleared by him to be his last Will and Testament and we at his request sign our names here to as attesting witnesses this 10th day of February 1871

Creed Barton (his mark)
Wm. D. Gray

At a court held for Russell County on the 4th day of April 1871.
The last Will and Testament of Gabriel F. Rasnake was this day produced in court and proved by the oaths of Creed Barton and Wm. D. Gray the two subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on motion of Chas. C. Rasnake who took the oath of an administrator prescribed by law and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $400, together with A. G. Smith and Whitley F. Thomas his securities thereto conditioned as the law directs. A certificate is therefore granted him for obtaining letters of administration with the Will annexed on the estate of Gabriel Rasnake in due form.

J. C. Gent, CC

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