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Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 2, Page 76
Executed on 14 Apr 1803
Proven 28 Aug 1804

I, Thomas Price, Senr. of Russell County & Commonwealth of Virginia being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I thank God) and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with -- I give and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say:

1st, I desire that all the Debts that is owing to me be collected, and out of the monies arising there from all my Just Debts and funeral expences be paid.

2ndly. After the payment of all my debts and funeral expences I give to by beloved wife Jane Price one Negro woman named Judith and all the Household furniture with a free possession of the house wherein I now live for and during her Natural life time and to be at her disposal at her death.

3rdly. I give to my son Thomas Price Three Dollars to be paid to him one year after my decease by my executors hereinafter mentioned.

4thly. I give to my son William Price three Dollars to be paid to him by my executors one year after my decease.

5thly. I give to my Daughter Mary Crabtree three Dollars to be paid by my executors one year after my decease.

6thly. I give to my daughter Jane McFarlane three Dollars to be paid by my executors one year after my decease.

7thly. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Preecs Three Dollars to be paid by my executors one year after my decease.

8thly. I give to my son John Price that part of the plantation whereon I now live beginning at a Large Walnut by the Creek and running thence past a large white oak with a chop in it by a sink hole with a straight course to the opposite line thence with the different lines of my said Tract of land a conditional corner of my son Rees Price's land and with his conditional lines to two white oaks on the side of a ridge and is corner to my said Tract and with the different lines of my said Tract ?ound to the beginning. Including the house I now live in also I give him all my farming utensils and all my horses, cows, sheep and hogs.

9thly. I give to my son Rees Price forty five acres it being part of the track I now live on and is bounded by the land I gave my son John Price and my son Thomas Price's land including the house he now lives in.

10thly. I give my son Joseph Price all the remaining part of my land that I now live on from the first? conditional line of that part I gave to my son John including the Mill and all the lower end of my said Tract with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever.

11thly. I give to my Daughter Hannah Price one Negro girl named Lucy with her Increases(?) to be payed by her and her heirs forever.

12thly. I do will that my son John Price do maintain me and my beloved wife Jane Price and furnish us with every necessary that may make our lives comfortable to us as far as it ?? his power for and during each of our Natural life times.

13thly. I do will that my executors do make my heirs Rees Price, Joseph Price and John Price lawful deeds of conveyances to my Land as I have disposed of the same by will which deeds of conveyances shall be as good in Law as if I myself had executed the same.

And Lastly. I do hereby Constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Jane Price executrix and my son John Price and my friend Michael Elliot Executors of this my last will and Testament here by revoking all other or former wills or Testaments by me heretofore made.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and three.

Thomas Price {Seal}

Signed sealed published
as and for the Last Will
and Testament of the above
named Thomas Price in
Presence of us
/s/ John Anderson
/s/ Aron Vanhook

At a Court held for Russell County the 28th day of August 1804.

This Instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Pricedec'd and proven by the oaths of John Anderson and Aron Vanhook Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And, On motion of John Price and Michael Elliot Executors therein named certificate is granted them for obtaining Letters Testamentary in due force they having first made oath thereto and entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the ????? sum of fifteen hundred Dollars with John Anderson and Aaron Vanhook their Security conditioned as the Law directs.

Henry Dickenson C. R. C.

This file contributed by: David L. Hanna

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