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In the name of God Amen

I Reuben P Kinnison of the County of Kanawha State of West Virginia being feeble in health, and of sound mind knowing that death is certain and that life is uncertain I do make this my last Will and Testament

1st I wish all my just debts paid

2nd I bequeath to my son James H Kinnison my sorrell mare called Flora and sorrell horse called Petin and three hundred dollars and of the proceeds of the sale of lands sold by me to William T Milam the above three hundred dollars to be out of the first payment made by William T Milam. Should my son James H Kinnison purchase a tract or parcel of land …… to one hundred acres of land of land lately sold by Lawson, Brooks to W Kauffman I give to him one hundred dollars more out of the proceeds of the sale of land sold by me to William T Milam which one hundred dollars to be out of the first money collected, annex to the three hundred dollars.

Now should my son James H. Kinnison fail to purchase the land above spoken of the one hundred dollars to be equally mixed between my heir and also the remainder of my property proceeds and effects to be equally divided between my heirs… I appoint my son James H. Kinnison my executor as given under my hand this the third day of March Eighteen hundred and sixty nine.

Reuben P. Kinnison


George Montague

Mo.decai Hensley

A B Wilkinson

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court house thereof, the 1st day of April, 1869.

This paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Reuben P. Kennison dec was this day presented in the Court and duly proven by the oaths of George Montague, Mo.decai Hensley and A B Wilkinson subscribing witnesses thereto and thereupon the same is ordered to be recorded

And in motion of James H Kennison the Executor of named in said Will, who made oath thereto according to Law and together with William Hensley his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $1,500.00 conditioned according to Law certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of the said Will in due form.

Copy teste John Slack Clerk

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