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WILL OF ADAM AULTZ
In the Name of God Amen
I Adam Aultz of the County of Kanawha and state of West Virginia being aged and infirm 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 hereby make my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following that is to say:
1st I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal estate
2nd I desire that my wife Martha Aultz have all my personal estate during her life and her thirds of my real estate including the dwelling house out houses, etc,
3rd I bequeath to my son Henry J Aultz his house where he now lives and out house etc.
4th I bequeath to my son William B Aultz his portion of lands that falls to his share to include the dwelling house out house etc, what is here meant by this portion in the quantity of land there will be for each child and also twenty five acres of hill land lying between here and where E Johnson now lives on the right hand side of the road that goes to the lower settlement, to take possession at his mothers death, and also one bed stead called the Gallatin Stead and clock and one iron tooth harrow, also one hundred dollars in money
5th I desire that my son Adam C Aultz have his portion of land adjoining my son Wm B Aultz, and my daughter Louisa.
6th I desire my daughter Louisa to have her land as out forth by written agreement, between her and me.
7th I desire of the land deeded to William Mairs, the husband of my daughter Mary is not enough for her part of the land, their shall be added to it of it should be to much then must be divided from it in something else.
8th I desire that my daughter Mary Rader formerly Mary (Martha) Aultz shall have her equal portion of land with the other children never the should she have no other heir then her present son Wm W Rader at her death the I hereby desire that her part falls fact to my other children.
9th I desire that my daughters not heretofore named in this my last Will shall have equal quantities of land with these named and lastly constitute and hereby appoint my son Adam C. Aultz and my wife Martha Aultz executor and executrix of this my last will and testament, revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made or published.
As witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand and seal this 17th day of February, 1868.
Signed, Sealed and delivered as the last Will and Testament of the above named Adam Aultz in the presence of the undersigned Subscribers.
G W Matheny
At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House thereof on Saturday the 11th day of April, 1868.
The last Will and Testament of Adam Aultz deceased was proved by the oaths of G W Matheny and John Eagan subscribing witness thereto and is ordered to be recorded.
Teste Jno Slack Clk
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