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I, Hiram Morris of Kanawha County Virginia do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and declaring .. all this wills by me theretofore made

First, I give and bequeath to my four children by Margaret Price wit Joshua, Jane Ann, Gibson, and Benjamin, commonly called and known by the name of Joshua Morris, Jane Ann Morris, Gibson Morris and Benjamin Morris all my property and estate real and personal share and share alike except the tract of land lying on Rings hollow, a branch runing into Len’s Creek by the house of Samuel Hensley which was aforesigned and allows to me as part of my father’s estate, and also except all horses and cattle and other live stock, also except all of my household and kitchen furniture

Second, I five to said Margaret Price the said last named tract of land lying on said Rings hollow of Lens Creek with a sufficiency of time for fuel and fencing purposes only and coal enough for her fire place only. I give her this providing she behaves herself with decency and propriety, otherwise it falls into the hand of my executors hereinafter named for the benefit of the four above mentioned children. This given her during her natural life only, remainder to the above named children and their heirs forever.

Third, My lot of .. lying in the big .. joining .. Hust, furnish my executors to sell, and supply the proceeds to the payment of my debts, and the balances to the schooling of my children.

Fourth, I hereby appoint my kinsmen and friends Dickenson Morris and Leonard Morris executors of this my last will and testament and advise that they may be permitted to qualify as such without security being required of them, or either of them…In testimony whereof I the said Hiram Morris have to this last will and testament signed and subscribe my name, this 6th day of May 1854. Signed & acknowledges publishes by the said Hiram Morris, as for his last will and testament in the presence of use, both at the same time who at his request said I his presence subscribe our names as witness herein

Benjamin F Scott

A G Walker

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County on the 13th day of June, 1854

This paper writing purporting to the last will and testament of Hiram Morris, deceased was this day presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Benjamin F Scott and Albert G Walker subscribing witnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded


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