Virginia Russell County,
I James Mackoy of the county and state aforesaid, being somewhat indisposed in body but of sound mind and desposing memory and desires of disposing of what worldly goods it has pleased God to bless me with, by will; I wish in the first place after my death that all my just debts and funeral be paid by my executors hereafter to be named. Secondly. I wish to divide my money among my children as follows: that is to say, I give to my daughter Mary Hay sixty dollars, thirty dollars of that sum she has received - I also give my daughter Rachel Laney? fifty dollars, ten dollars of that sum she has received. I also give my son Robert Mackoy one hundred dollars, eight dollars and forty nine cents he has received - I also give my son John C. Mackoy one hundred dollars - I also give my son James L. Mackoy one hundred dollars - I also give my daughter Anny Mackoy one hundred and fifty dollars - I also give to my son William Mackoy one hundred dollars twelve dollars and eighty fore cents of that sum he has received. Also I desire that my land be taken by some of my sons to keep and pay William Mackoy sixty five dollars for his mare that I let go to pay for the land, then the balance of the (?) of the land to be equally divided amonst all my children. William and all. And if none of my sons will take the land and pay the rest their parts then sell the land and divide the price equally among all, and the balance of my money if I have any to be equally divided amongst all my children, and I wish my son Robert and John Mackoy to be my executors, and desires no appraisement to be had of my estate. I also wish my daughter Anny have one bay mare that was my riding beast, the rest of my property I have disposed of among my children. In witness whereof I have subscribed my name as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills by me maid. April the 17 day 1857.
Erasmus L. Mitchell
At a court held for Russell County at the courthouse on the 7th day of August 1857
The last will and testament of James McCoy deceased was produced in court and proved by the oaths of John Holbrook and Erasmus Mitchell the two subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Robert McCoy and John C. McCoy the executors therein named, who took the oath of an executor prescribed by law and entered into and acknowledged their bond in the sum of $2,600.00 with George C. George and John Holbrook as their securities conditioned as the law directs - a certificate is therefore granted them for obtaining probate of the said will in due form.
Wilson E. Campbell, D.C.