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WILL OF JOHN J DICKINSON
In the name of God Amen.
I John J. Dickinson of the County of Kanawha and State of Virginia but now a refugee in the State of Georgia do make and publish this my last Will ant Testament.
I appoint William A Quarrier of Kanawha County and Henry C. Dickinson of Beauford County to be the executors of this Will,
First, I give and devise one third of my real and personal estate to Sally Dickinson daughter of John D. and Ann Lewis.
Second, I give and devise one other third of my real and personal estate, to May Lewis daughter of John D. and Ann Lewis.
Third, I give and devise one other or last third to my executors William A. Quarrier & Henry C Dickinson to be held jointly by them until the estate is wound up, & when sold or held as they may find to be expedient I request that my said executors & trustees be not required to give bonds for the performance of their respective duties under this will
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, at Fort Valley Georgia Houston County, and have published and declared this to be my last Will and Testament on the 20th day of July 1863 in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty three.
John J Dickinson
At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House thereof the 16th day of October 1867.
This paper writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of John J. Dickinson, deceased, was presented in Court, and thereupon it was duly proved by the oaths of Wm H Tompkins, Samuel A. Miller, Charles Hedrick, & Wm C Brooks that they were will acquainted with the hand writing of the deceased and that they verily believed that the whole of said papers as well s the signature thereto are in the proper hand writing of the said John J Dickinson deceased, thereupon it was ordered that said paper writing be recorded as and for the last Will and Testament of the said John J. Dickinson deceased.
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