In the name of God amen. I Moses Parsley of the County of Russell and common wealth of Virginia being weak in body, but of perfect sound mind and memory, do this thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtyone, make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
I will and bequeath to my loving wife Obedience all my estate real and personal during her natural life to make use of at her discretion for the support of her to have and to hold it without any appraisement or sale.
This my last will and testament revoking all other wills heretofore made by me. In witness, whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and the year above written.
his Moses x Parsley (Seal) markSigned, sealed and published in the presence of us
his Rolin x Chiles markAt Russell September Court 1831. This instrument of writing was exhibited in court as and for the last will & testament of Moses Parsley deceased, and proven by the oath of Anderson Hendricks and Abraham Rearly, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.
Teste James P. Carrell CRC