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At a Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House thereof on Monday the 13th day of May, 1823.

The last will and testament of Stephen Teays decd was this day produced in Court and proven by the Oaths of Philip R Thompson and Benjamin Rust, and the same ordered to be recorded.

In the name of God Amen.

I Stephen Tease of the County of Kanawha being low in health but of sound and disposing mind do make this my last will and testament.

First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Tease all my property both real and personal for the maintenance of her of herself and children for and during her natural life.

Secondly, It is my will and desire that my said wife shall at her discretion give to each of my children when they marry or come of age, Such portions of my estate as she may think proper provided it be not more than each child would be entitled to by an equal distribution of my estate.

Thirdly, It is my will and desire that my daughter Katy Thomas be charged with the amount of the property I have already given her and that her portion be made equal to that of each of my other children.

Fourthly, It is my will and desire the portion of my son John Tease at the discretion of my wife and some James Tease or the survivor be vested in some secure and permanent property to dispose of the same without the consent of them or the survivor of them

Fifthly, I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary Tease Executrix and my son James Tease and my friend Philip Roots Thompson Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

Signed, sealed, and published at the last Will and Testament of Stephen Tease this 14th day of March, 1823.

S Tease

Signed at the request of S Tease in presence of Charles H. Page, Benjamin Rust

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