I Solomon Litton Sr. of Russell County and State of Virginia do hereby make my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say: 1st I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid. 2dly I give to my son Solomon Litton all my clothing and other property. 3dly All the residue of my estate I desire to be equally divided amongst my children, to wit: One note of hand on my son Solomon for four hundred dollars, also one note of hand on Caleb Litton for thirty five dollars, and one on my son Burton Litton for twelve dollars.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Solomon Litton Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other or former Wills or Testament by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 22nd day of October 1842.
Solomon Litton (Seal)
Signed, seal, published and declared by Solomon Litton Sr. as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence and hearing of us, who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses.
At a Court held for Russell County on the 2d day of May 1843.
This instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the last Will and Testament of Solomon Litton senr. deceased, and proven by the oaths of George Cowan and William Browning the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded; And on the motion of Solomon Litton Executor therein named who made oath and together with George Cowan his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $1000.00 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted him for obtaining probat of the said will in due form.
James P. Carrell, C.R.C.