Virginia, Russell County, November 24th day in the year of Christ 1826. I Jacob Rasnick sener. of said County on this day make my last will and testament in the manner and form following, to wit:
1st that is to say I direct my executor as soon as practable after my decease see on a ceadit as he may think best all my personal property.
2ndly I direct my funeral expenses be by my executor paid out of my estate
3rdly that all my just debts be paid out of my estate
4thly that my beloved wife Mary Rasnick receive of my executor out of my estate a reasonable suport dureang her natural life to the house and ground reserved to me & her in the contract between George & David Cowand & myself in the sale of my land to them that my executor give to here as she may need for her own suport.
5thly After the death of myself and wife I give to my son Jones Rasnick the sum of fifty dollars cash in addition to what I have allrady given him.
6thly that all the balance of my estate after the death of myself and wife be by my executor after paying all costs of administration and a reasonable allowance to my executor for his truble be eaqually divided between my daughters of the following names Christeana Fuller Nancy Fields and Polly Robinson
7thly and lastly that I apoint and constitute my friend Benjamin Sewell executor of this my last Will and Testament given under my hand and seal this day and date above writen
in the presence of
his John Sewell Jacob X Rasnick Senr. (Seal) his mark William R Robinson mark
At a court held for Russell County the 2nd day of January 1827.
This instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the last Will and Testament of Jacob Rasnick Senr. deceased and proven by the oaths of John Sewell and William Robinson the two subsribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Benjamin Sewell executor therein named he made oath together with William Nash and Samuel G. Gibson his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $2,000 conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted the said Benjamin Sewell for obtaining letters testamentory in due form.
James P. Carrell C.R.C.