WILL OF WILLIAM TILLER

Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 4a, Page 30-32
Executed 06 Nov 1821

In the name of God Amen.
I William Tiller of Russell County and Commonwealth of Virginia being weak in body by reason of sickness, age and infirmity, but perfect in mind and memory thanks be to God for all mercies and calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die &c do make constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament that is to say, principaly first I recomend my soul unto God who gave it and my body i recomend to the earht from whence it was taken to be buried in a decent christian manner and form without pomp or vannity at the descretion of my executor in hope of a joyful resurrection by the almighty power of God and as for what worldly estate it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and bequeath in manner following

First I request all my lawfull debts to be punctually paid.

Item I give to my son Samuel Tiller one dollar

Item I give to my daughter Jamima Corban once Tiller one dollar

Item to my daughter Nancy Wilburn once Tiller I give one dollar

Item to my son William Tiller I give one dollar

Item to my daughter Patsy Tiller I give one note that I hold on Reuben Hicks for $47.50 cents the one that becomes due first also a cow and calf that is cald her own at this time, also a little spinning wheale

Item to my daughter Polly Tiller I give my improvement where I now live also my yearling heifer and crops of all kinds only fifty bushels of corn to be sold also my mare but if she proves to be with foal the colt is excepted after sucking mare that first summer also my household furniture and one small axe

Item I give to Anderson Moul a son of Jesse Moul the colt above excepted and further if ever my pension is record, I give thirty dollars to Lissy Moul also I give to my daughter Patsy thirty dollars and ballance I give to my daughter Polly and the ballance of my property must be sold on twelve months credit to wit all my farming tooles and cooper tooles and fifty bushels of corn and one note on Reuben Hicks

I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint Richard Jackson Extor to this my last Will and Testament ratifying and confirming this and this only to be my last Will revoking disannulling all and every other will or bequeath by me made confirming this the last.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this eleventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one

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Signed seal and delivered in the presence of us

William Thompson
Joseph Gilbert
Nancy Jackson

Virginia
At a Court held for Russell County the 6th day of November 1821
This instrument of writing was exhibited in court as and for the last will and Testament of William Tiller deceased, and proven by the oaths of William Thompson & Nancy jackson two of the witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded.

And on motion of Richard Jackson executor therein named who made oath, and together with John Thompson his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said Richard Jackson for obtaining probat of the said will in due form

Teste
James P. Carrell D.C.


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