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In the name of God Amen

I Greenberry Samuels of the County of Kanawha and State of Virginia being aged and infirm in body but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I thank god) and calling to mind the uncertainly of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to .. me with. I hereby make my last will and testament. In the manner and form following that is to say


I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal estate


After of the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath to my son John Samuels the land that I own joining John Caldwell and being apart of the land that I purchased of Jeremiah Holly


I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel Twenty five Dollars and my large family Bible


I give and bequeath to my daughters Patsey and Sarah and Polly and Nancy and Rebecca to have the balance of my money and bonds equally between them collected by my executor hereafter names


I give and bequeath to my grandson Greenberry Thomas Shirkey my saddle and seven wonders of the world


I wish my executor to take … of my horse and lend him to my son John to raise a crop if he treats him well and then in the fall to sell said horse and … the brings to be divided between my five daughters that is Patsy and Sarah and Polly and Nancy and Rebecca

And lastly I do hereby con…… and appoint my son in law David Shirkey Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others or former wills or testaments by me here.. made or published A Witness whereof I have here to set my hand and seal this eighth day of February 1850

Signed sealed and delivered as the last will and testament of the above named Greenbury Samuels In the presents of the undersigned subscribers

John I Shirkey

Robert Layne

Mary M X her Mark Shirkey

At the Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery held for Kanawha County the 8th day of June 1850

This last will and testament of Greenbury Samuels as proved according to Law by the oath of John J Shirkey and Robert Layne witnesses thereto in ordered to be recorded


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Kanawha County to wit

This day personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the peace for the said County Soloman Aultz John Gibson and Tamerlain Thomas and made oath they will truly and justly to the best of their judgment view and appraise all the personal Estate to them produced of Greenbury Samuels dec and shall return such appraisement under their hand to the Court ordering the same

Given under my hand this 10th day of June, 1850

Alex Wallace Jop

We the undersigned appointed by the Circuit Superior Court of Kanawha County app.. of the personal Estate of Greenbury Samuels dec late of County aforesaid being duly sworn by Alexander Wallace a justice of the peace for Kanawha County truly and justly to the best of judgment to give and appraise the personal estate of Greenberry Samuels dec late of the County of Kanawha here performed that duty recording to our said oaths and do herewith return to the said Court a list of said property with the appraised valuation annexed. Given under our hands this day of in the year of One thousand Eight hundred and fifty.

John Gibson

Tamerlain Thomas

Soloman Aultz

One bond on Edmond Newhouse 150.05

One bond on William Fisher 71.06 1/3

One bond on John Thomas 16.00

One bond on John Colwill for 15 dollars in store goods and cash . 15.00

One horse and bridle 27.00

One saddle 6.00

One pan and other ……. .75

One Ax and bidle .50

2 axes 1.25

one bed and beddings 6.00

2 ch.. and shovel 1.00

one tub .18 3/4

one book seven wonders of the world 2.25

one book Spiritual treasures .50

one book D Kails Spiritual Treasure .50

one lot of old books 1.00

Bible Hymmbook Desciple guide and

appeal to Common Sence Whitfield 1.25

… dictionary brad Wawfase 1.50

Life of Newton Life of Braxton Carney on

Lore to God 1.50

One Christ 2.50

One Hone and shearing tools 2.00

One trunk 1.00

one sun dial Whetstone and other … 1.00

One looking glass .75

One Humbrillon .50

One bin fran .18 3/4

One bed Sted and cord 1.00

The horse mentioned in the above appraisements and which was not sold for a specified time by direction of the will of my testator - I sold in the month of September 1850 to John G Samuels for the sum of $28.50

Given under my had this 1st October 1851

David Shirkey Ex

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court house there of on the 4th day of November 1851

This appraisement Bill of Greenberry Samuels deceased was this day presented in Court and ordered to be recorded.


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