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I George P Thompson of sound mind but more and more impressed with the uncertainty of human life and having a dayly growing presentiment that I am not to live long, do make this my last will and testament. My soul I bequeath to God who gave it confiding in his mercy through Jesus Christ . My body I bequeath to the earth wishing it decently interred by the side of my beloved father and mother. My little property consisting of a small farm in Kanawha Cty West Virginia containing 320 acres, two bonds of $937.50 each, one due the 19th Dec 1866, the other on the 19th Dec 1867, $2,000.00 in the hands of Wm C Yeaton Esq of Alex, VA, upon which I am to pay Mrs. Massie to 6 for c. during her life, my interest in my fathers estate supposed to be about $3,000.00 and y horses, stock and farming implements, I wish all turned into money as fast as they become available and after my few debts are paid the whole to be lent out to the best advantage or so as to afford my family the best possible income, the principle and interest to be secured in all cases by mortgage on good real estate. I wish my wife to have the benefit of the income during her natural life, the principle to be kept untouched and to be divided equally between all my children, when my wife desires it or at her death.

Before the principle is invested, I wish my wife to have enough money furnished her out of the sale of my property to remove to Alexandria, or where ever else she may wish to go, to furnish a small house comfortably and to support her and my children until the first instalment of interest becomes due. To my son Frank I leave my watch given me by my mother with the request that he never dispose of it but give it to his oldest son, if he have one.

I hereby authorize and appoint my friends Wm C Yeaton of Alex VA and Dr John A Chilton of Warrenton, Fauquier Ct, VA. Executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of July, 1866.

George P. Thompson


Mary L. Massie

At a Circuit Count held for Kanawha County at the Court House thereof on the 17th day of December, 1875.

A writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of George P. Thompson, deceased was this day presented to the Court and there being no subscribing witnesses thereto, Stephen T. Teays, James M. Turner, and Wm. H. Thompson were sworn and severally deposed, that they are will acquainted with the Testator’s own hand. Where upon the said writing is ordered to be recorded as the true last Will and Testament of the said George P. Thompson, deceased

Copy Teste John Dyden D B Kan Cir Cr

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