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Abraham Kittle's Last Will and Testament

In the Name of God Amen, I Abraham Kittle of
the County of Randolph and the State of Virginia
being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind
and memory (unreadable) for the same do hereby
make this my last will and testament in manner
and form following:

That is to say that in the first place after my
decease I be buried in a decent and Christian like
manner and that my funeral expenses and all my just
debts be paid in the first place but of my movable
Estate I leave and bequeath unto my wife, Mary, one
third part of my moveable Estate after my just debts
is paid and no more: Also the use of the dwelling
house and the third part of the improved land that
I may do legally possessed of during her natural
life and as what lands I have behind me which I have
not conveyed to my sons already I leave and bequest
unto my sons: Jacob Kittle, Richard Kittle, John Kittle,
George Kittle and Daniel Kittle excepting that Daniel
Kittle is to draw no share in the fifty acres which I
have given him, which I purchased of him again but he
is to have an equal share of the rest of the land
excepting the fifty acres before excepted which lands
when so divided for quantity and  quality is to belong
to my said sons: Jacob Kittle, Richard Kittle, John Kittle,
George Kittle and Daniel Kittle excepting the fifty acres
before excepted which I bought of the said Daniel Kittle
of which he is to have no share which lands is to belong
to them and each of them when legally divided or sold and
each of their heirs or assigns forever and as what maybe
left of my movable Estate after my funeral expenses and
just debts is paid:

I will and bequeath unto all my children (to wit) to my
sons Jacob Kittle, Richard Kittle, John Kittle, Daniel
Kittle, Abraham Kittle and George Kittle also to Phinas
Wells, Henry Peteroe, David Henderson and Abraham Teter
who married my four daughters to be equally divided
amongst them all and to belong to each of them their heirs
or assigns forever and I do hereby consitute and appoint
my sons: Jacob Kittle, Richard Kittle and Abraham Kittle
Executors of this my last will and testament and revoking
all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore
made in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and
affixed my seal this 25th day of June 1813.

Abraham Kittle (SEAL)

Signed, Sealed and Published and declared by the said
Abraham Kittle to be his last will and testament in the
presents of us.

Witnessed here to:

R. Mascwell
John M. Ball
Roberta N. Ball
Edwin S. Duncan
A. Earle

Randolph County, September term 1816

This Last Will and Testament of Abraham Kittle
(unreadable) was presented in Court and proven
by the oath of Edwin S. Duncan and A. Earle
witnesses heterto and ordered to be recorded.

A. Earle Clerk

This was forwarded by Mike Holland in 1999.  The Mary mentioned is his second wife, Mary Thickstone.
Shirley Newbold

submitted by
Shirley K. Newbold, MSW, CSW
Psychotherapist & Coach

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