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Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 7, Page 164
Executed 07 Jun 1859

I, Nancy Samples of the county of Russell and the State of Virginia do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all others heretofore made by me at anytime. I being old but sound in mind and memory and having in my possession some property which I wish to will and dispose of in manner and form as followeth:

First I direct that after my death I wish my debts and funeral expenses to be paid.

Secondly after my said debts and funeral expenses is paid as aforesaid, I desire that my Daughter Polly Samples have all the balance of my estate both real and personal including my household and kitchen furniture, stock, grain etc. and in fact all that I have or may have at my death that I have a right to will or dispose of both real or personal I give to my said daughter Polly. My particular reason for giving my property to my said daughter Polly is that my other children has been liberally provided for in my Husbands will and my said daughter Polly was not. I hereby make constitute and appoint my said daughter Polly my executrix of this my last will and testament and if the said Polly chooses to pay my said debts and expenses she then may keep and hold all the said property without selling any part thereof and in witness whereof I the said Nancy Samples set my hand and seal this 22 day of February 1859 in presence of

Tho's. W. Davis
Robert M. Whited
Abner Wilson

Her mark Nancy X Samples

At a court held for Russell County on the 7th day of June 1859, the last will and testament of Nancy Samples deceased was produced in court and proved by the oath of Thomas W. Davis and Abner Wilson two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

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