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In the Name of God Amen,

I George Osborne of the County of Kanawha and state of West Virginia knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form that to say

1st I give unto my three sons namely Harvey, George and William H. my two tracts of land on Sandy, (Harvey to have the upper and of the old tract on the creek where he now lives) William H. to have the lower and with the house I now live in, the above lands to be equally divided, with this provise, they the above named Harvey, George and William H. shall pay to my daughter Caroline the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars,

2nd I give unto my daughter Mahala Cart wife of Richard D Cart, my tract of land on Wills Creek, it being the same bought of Karns, and where Richard Cart now lives, the said Mahala Cart, and her heirs in her own rite, to have and hold with all its appurtenances forever.

3rd After all my funeral expenses is paid. My personal property shall be sold or divided. So as to give all my heirs an equal share, with the exception of David Osborne’s heirs, having given David the place where they now live, considered to be his share,

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of February 1868.

Witness George Osborne

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House thereof on the 6th day of October, 1868.

This paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of George Osborne decd, who departed this life on the 10th day of August last, was this day presented to the Court, and offered for probate and it being proved by the oaths of Milton Woods and John Kennedy that the said writing, together with the signature thereto, is the proper hand writing of the deceased thought out, it is ordered that the said writing be recorded as and for the last will and testament of the said decedent.

Teste John Slack Clerk

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