In the mane of God, Amen. I Richard Bennet of the County of Russell and State of Virginia, after the payments of my debts and funeral expences. I give to my wife Elizabeth, all my estate both real & personal, for during the term of her real life, and after her decease, I bequeath unto her son Joseph Chasman all my lands with the rest of my property and in the consideration thereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 26th day of March in the year of our lord 1827.
Signed, sealed, published, and declared as for the last will & testament of the above Richard Bennett, in the presence of:
Virginia at a Court held for Russell County the 5th day of April 1831.
This Instrument of writing exhibited in court as and for the last will & testament of Richard Bennett deceased and proven by the oaths of William Pippin & Himon Hobbs two of the subscribed witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste James P. Carrell C.R.C.