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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF AARON KELLEY
In the Name of God Amen,
I Aaron Kelly of the County of Kanawha in the State of Virginia, being feeble of body but of sound mind and memory as usual, and knowing the uncertainty of life, do desire to make some distribution of my temporal effects, do by these present make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills.
First~~As to my real estate, Having this day conveyed by Deeds Severally and jointly, duly acknowledge by making such assines on the face of each as I desire ~ and the reserve of the dower of my beloved wife Kiziah, on all the said deeds of land ~ namely~ First I have conveyed by deed as aforesaid to my two Daughters Sarah Arthur and Mary Slater jointly two Entries, one of 60 and the other of 75 acres of land being all I intend ~~ Bequeath them.
Second ~ I have conveyed to my son Hyram a lot of 150 acres by deed position taken off the lower end of a 500 acre survey brought of John L. Thomas being all I intend to bequeath to him.
Third ~ I have conveyed by deed to my son John Kelly a lot of land suppose to contain 125 acres lying above Hyrams being all I intend to bequeath him.
Fourth ~ I have conveyed by deed to my son William a lot suppose to contain 125 acres of land, lying adjoining Johns lot on the afar side which is all that I intend to bequeath to him.
Fifth ~ I have conveyed by deed to my son Jesse Kelley, my daughter Francis Thomas, and the 2 minor children of deceased daughter Lucinda Goff jointly a lot of land suppose to contain 100 acres lying on the upper end of said 500 acres survey, which lot of 100 acres all that I intend to bequeath to them ~ being all the real estate I possess item the sixth ~ I give and bequeath at my death unto my beloved wife Kiziah all my personal property whatsoever to be disposed of by her in such a manner as she may desire. In testimony wherefore I hereunto set my name and affix my seal this 24th day of December in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and Fifty Four
Signed sealed & delivered in Aaron X Kelly
presents of ~ Hezekiah Agee Mark
John R. McClanahan
Asa W. Smith
At the Court held for Kanawha County the 19th February 1855
This last will and testament of Aaron Kelly Dec 24th this day presented in court sponsed by oaths of Hazekiahl Agee & Asa W. Smith subscribing witnesses there to and ordered to be reorded
Teste A W Quarrel, clk
Submitted by Jeff Kelley Nitro92734@aol.com