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WILL OF PRUDENTIA LEWIS
Alum Springs Rockbridge County Virginia
I Prudentia Lewis Widow and of James A. Lewis, late of Charleston, Kanawha County West Virginia, being of infirm bodily health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this may last Will and Testament that is to say, I desire that after the payment of all my just debts, all my property of whatsoever kind, shall be divided into three equal portions I give and devise to my son William A. Lewis to him and his heirs forever, one portion or third of my estate, one other portion or third I give and devise to my son Edwin Lewis to him and his heirs forever, and the remaining portion or third I have and devise to my son William A. Lewis as Trustee in Trust for the sole use and benefit of my daughter Susan W Frazier and her children and I do hereby constitute my son William A Lewis the Executor of this my Will.
Given under my hand and seal, this 13th day of May, 1867.
Signed, sealed and acknowledge in the presence of the undersigned who witness in the presence of the testator and of each other.
S A Porter
A G McClung
The deposition of S A Porter and A G McClung taken before me a Notary Public for the County of Rockbridge in the State of Virginia. At the Alum Springs in said County on Saturday the 20th day of July, 1867 in obedience to the order of the Circuit Court of Kanawha County in the State of West Virginia and the comm ordered by the Clerk of said County and hereto attached with a copy of said order to be as evidence of said Court, for the probate of the last Will and Testament of Prudentia Lewis, decd.
S A Porter and A G McClung witnesses of lawful age, being first duly sworn according to law, d.. and say: that they the said S A Porter & A G McClung signed their names to the paper writing hereto attached purporting to be the last will and testament of Prudentia Lewis deceased as attesting witnesses thereto: that they singed their names as such attesting witnesses in the presence of the said Testatrix, and in the presence of each other: That the said Testatrix acknowledged the deponents, were both present at the same time: and that the said testatrix was of sound mind and disposing memory at the time of the acknowledgment and all as stated aforesaid:
And further that deponents say not
Alex G. McClung
S A Porter
State of Virginia County of Rockbridge
I Charles A Davidson a Notary Public for said County of Rockbridge do certify that the foregoing de .. of S A Porter and A G McClung were duly taken, sworn to and subscribed before me in my county aforesaid at the time and place mentioned in the ci .tion.
In Witness whereof I have here to signed my name and affixed my Notarial Seal at the place aforesaid the 20th day of July 1867.
.. A Davidson
At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House, thereof on the 9th day of October, 1867.
therefore of opinion, that the said paper is the true last will and testament of said Prudentia Lewis and does admit the same to probate and order the said will to be recorded.
Teste Jno Slack, Clk
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