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Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 6, Pages 366 - 367
Executed 06 Apr 1852

I Nicholas Honaker of the County of Russell, do make and publish my last will and testament in manner following that is to say.

First, I direct my executor herein after named to pay all my just debts as soon as may be after my decease, and in order to do this I direct that my said executor shall first sell so much of my personal estate as can be spared by my wife and family and collect the debts due me and appropriate to the payment of my debts, and to raise the remainder that I am owing, I authorize my said executor to sell so much of my land not including the mills, dwelling house, spring lot connected with the spring, as will be sufficient for that purpose and I authorize him to make the sale either privately or publicly as he may find most advantages to my estate. I also authorize him to convey the same to the purchaser by proper needs and bounds.

Second, After my just debts shall all be paid, I give to my wife Amy, my whole estate both real and personal to enable her to raise my children in comfort, to hold and enjoy the same as her own until my youngest child shall arrive at the age of 21 years.

Third, When my youngest child shall arrive at the age of 21 years, I direct that all my estate shall be equally divided between all my children share and share alike, except that my wife shall have one full third of the same during her natural life.

Forth, I hereby appoint my friend Thomas W. Davis executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made, Given under my hand and seal this 5th day of February 1852.

Nicholas Honaker (Seal)

The above instrument was signed by
Nicholas Honaker in the presence of
us as his last will and testament and
we witnessed the same in his presence
and at his request.


At a court held for Russell County the 6th day of April 1852. This Instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the last will and testament of Nicholas Honaker deceased, and proven by the oaths of H.D. Aston and C.C.L. Aston the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Thomas W. Davis executor therein named who made oath, and together with Henry D. Aston, L.N. Gardner and William M. Lockhart his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $3000 conditioned according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of the said will in due form.

Teste: James P. Carrell

This file contributed by: Renae Barrett Schneider

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