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WILL OF JOSEPH LOVELL
I Joseph Lovell of the County of Kanawha and state of Virginia do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following: that is to say
First: I desire and will that my executrix herein after named shall sell all my estate, real personal and misced and collect all debts which may be due or owing to me, as soon as practicable after my deceased.
Secondly - I give and bequeath one third part of my said estate without any deduction whatever to my beloved wife Betty Washington Lovell to be held and enjoyed by here and her own absolute property and disposed of as she may think proper
Thirdly - I desire that after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses out of the remaining two thirds of my estate, that the residue thereof be equally divided among my children.
And Lastly - I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Betty Washington Lovell sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
Signed sealed published and declared as for the last will and testament of the above named Joseph Lovell
In presence of
In a court held for Kanawha Counthy the 12th day of December 1835 the last will and testament of Joseph Lovell deceased was this day presented in court and proved by the oaths of James Hendrick and Matthew Dunbar subscribing witnesses thereto admitted to record.
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