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Jacob Weese, Jr.
|Jacob Weese Jr. had several children,
and he died in 1832. Twenty four persons attended the sale
of his estate, and at the time of his death he was the owner
of 25 sheep, 10 pigs, 18 geese, 9 horses, 37 head of cattle,
and 3 beehives.
Jacob Weese's will was dated 7 Apr 1831 and was recorded during the 1832, Randolph Co., Va. court term. In his will he provides for his wife Sarah, sons Absolom, Jacob John, Jesse and Ely. He also provides for his daughters Catherine, Hannah, and Sarah.
Will of Jacob Wees
In the name of God amen
I, Jacob Wees of Randolph County and state of Virginia being in good health and perfect in mind but calling to mind the mortality of man knowing he is born to die therefore I make this my last will and testament in the manner following to wit: First I commit my soul to God who give it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent christain like manner at the descretion of my executors and in __________ my worldly goods. I dispose of them in the following manner. First I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Wees at my death her __________ __________ after all my debts & funeral expenses is paid. Secondly I will to my son Absalom Wees the property real and personally now that I have gave to him in his equal part and no more. Thirdly I will to my daughter Catherine Daniels all the personal property that I have given to her and in her possession as her equal part and no more. Fourthly I will to my daughter Hannah McLain all the personal property that I have give to her and in her possession as her equal part and no more. Fifth I will to my son Jacob Wees all the property real and personally that I have given to him and in his possession to be his equal part and no more. Sixthly I will to my other three sons John, Jesse and Ely Wees all my other lands and property to be equally divided amongst the three sons by their first paying to my daughter Sarah Wees the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars and whereas __________ in my full and __________ that my goods and chatels to be disposed as is by those present specified and in no other way or form whatsoever in __________ whereof I have set my hand & seal to those present this seventh day of April One Thousand Eight hundred and thirty one.
.1.B. I point my trusty friends and sons Jacob, Jesse & John Wees my executors to this my last will and testement to act according to law
Thomas O Williams
Randolph County Court July Term 1832
This last will and testement of Jacob Wees __________ was proven in court by the oaths of
Thomas O Williams and Margaret Williams __________ witness thereto and ordered to be recorded
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