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WILL OF

HENRY ROGERS

I Henry Rogers of the County of Kanawha and Commonwealth of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say

First, It is my desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid

Secondly, It is my will and desire that my daughter Seonova Caroline Rogers live with the family and be supported out of my estate during her life and in consequence of her delicate health In addition to her aforesaid support I give and bequeath to her an annuity of fifty dollars for and during her natural life to be paid to her by my executors hereinafter named yearly and every year during her life out of the rents of my houses and lots in Charleston or any other fund, which may be in the hands of said Executors.

Thirdly, It is also my will and desire that my son James Henry Rogers receive his education and support out of the .. of my said .. under the control and direction of my said executors and I give and bequeath to him my sliver watch and walking cane.

Fourth, I give to my son in law Noah Cushman my blue cloth cloak.

Fifth, It is my will and desire that all the residue of my estate real personal and misced be kept together by my said executors for and during the natural life of my wife Seonova Caroline Rogers and that my business be conducted manageds and carried on by my said executors as it now is as they may deem most advantageous to the interest of the estate that they …………

Cushman and my said son James Henry Rogers deducting from the share of .. Henry the said sum of tow thousand dollars above bequeathed to him provided it shall have been paid to him before said division shall be made, if however, either of my said children shall depart this life before such division shall be made without lawful .. then and in that … the share or interest of such decedent or decedent dying without lawful … shall go to the survivors to be equally divided among them but if my said wife .. departs this life before my said son James Henry shall arrive at the age of twenty one years then and in that event he surviving executor to keep together and manages said estate in the manner and for the purposes above provided until my said son James Henry shall arrive at the age of twenty one years when the division of the same shall be made as aforesaid and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Doctr Spicer Patrick and my said wife Seonora Caroline Rogers executors and executrix of this my last will and testament by me heretofore made

In witness whereof I have heretofore set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd day of February on the year of our lords eighteen hundred and thirty seven.

Henry Rogers

Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Henry Rogers in the presence of the undersigned subscribing witnesses.

… Shrewsbury

R .. Lovel

Matthew Dunbar

At a court held for Kanawha County ………. April, 1854.


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