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Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 5, Page 88
Executed 06 Jun 1837

I Henry Fraley of Russell County & State of Virginia. I do hereby make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say

First I give unto my beloved wife Mary all the improved land of my old tract that my buildings is on and timber to support the same for her to hold the said land during her natural life time I also give my wife all my personal property consisting of my household furniture my farming utensils my stock of all kinds during her natural life to raise my children and for her to dispose of it with my children as they become of age as she thinks proper.

2d I give to my son Hugh out of my horse stock one stud colt known by the name of Sir William.

3d I give unto my two sons James and Hugh the two tracts of land joining my other land known by the name of the Walker land & Fugat land to be equal between them and for them to have the benefit of the said land until the death of my wife after the death of my wife all my lands to be equally divided between my eight children also after my wifes death all my personally estate to be equally divided between my children after my debts is payed out of what money I have in hand the balance to be put on intrust to be equally divided between my children at their lawful age. I also constitute and appoint my son James Fraley to be my lawful executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills. In witness hereof I have hereunto affixed my seal this 30th day of March in the year of our Lord 1837.

Henry X Fraley (Seal)

George Gose
Boon Fraley
James Fraley

Virgina, to wit: At a court of quarterly session held for Russell County on the 6th day of June 1837.

This instrument of writing was exhibited in court as and for the last Will and Testament of Henry Fraley deceased, and proven by the oaths of George Gose and Boon Fraley two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of James Fraley executor therein named who made oath, and together with George Gose his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $200, conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said James Fraley for obtaining a probat of the said will in due form.

James P. Carrell C.R.C.

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