I Jacob Honaker of Russell County do make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, 1st I give one feather bead and furniture to my beloved wife Mary, and all the rest of my goods and chattels lands and tenaments I want sould and out of the money rising from the sale of my estate I give twenty five dollars to my daughter Mary wife of John Pinson, and after the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses I give the balance of the money to be equally divided between Christeny Jones wife of John Jones, Nancy Smith wife of John smith, Mary Penson wife of John Penson, elizabeth May wife of John May. I desire that my estate be divided among my several children before named which I give to them their heirs executors, administrators and assigns forever, and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend James Wallis executor of this my last will and testament by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23 day of September 1823.
At a Court held for Russell County the 4th day of May 1824.
This instrument of writing was exhibited in court as and for the last will and testament of Jacob Honaker deceased, and proven by the oaths of John Johnson and Martin Honaker, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of James Wallis executor therein named who make oath and together with Martin Honaker and Wiliam Fletcher his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said James Wallis for obtaining probate of the said will in due form.
Teste James P. Carrell
**Notes: Jacob Honaker was the son of Hans Jacob Honegger/Honaker and Maria Goetz. His wife was Mary Foley d/o Richard and Leah Foley.