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At a court held for Kanawha County in the Court House thereof on Monday the 8th day of September, 1823.

The last will and testament of Catharine Morris widow of William Morris late of this county decd was presented in court and proved by the oaths of David Milburn and Thomas Philip two of the witnesses thereof as is ordered to be recorded.

In the name of God Amen. August 4th, 1823

I Catharine Morris widow of William Morris decease being now Old and infirm in body but perfect in mind and knowing that I must die & leave this world I desire to make this my Will & wish my hall… executions to wit John Hansford & Charles Venable to execute this my will in the following manner that is to say

First, To be buried in a deasent & christian like manner and all my just debt to be paid if any there be

Secondly, I desire to give all the property left to me by my husband William Morris as well as the increase since the death of my husband to my three daughters, Jane Hansford, Catharine Venable & Cynthia Aoice to be equally divided among them all, that is to say all my stock household furniture of all kinds & all & every thing that I possess in any manner or way whatever. I wish my executors to make equal divide among my three daughters as before mentioned and apointing my two soninlaws John Hansford & Charles Venable my executors. Do proclame & make this my will and testament & have hear unto set my hand & seal this 4th day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty three.

Catherine Morris

Witnesses Present

David Milburn, George Hunter, Samuel McCoy, Saml Shelton, Thomas Philips, John Morris

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