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WILL OF THOMAS WESTLAKE
In the name of God Amen
I Thomas Westlake of Boone County and State of Missouri being weak in body but of sound mind do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament
First Item I first will and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann Westlake the full and entire possession and im..ment of all that farm or trace of land owned by me in said Boone Cournty on which my family now resides as long as she remains my widow, and also a colored man Slave by the name of John, and a coloured woman by the name of Jane with her child by the name of Nelson for the same length of time with all the farming utensils and all the stock which is now on said farm if satisfied there with. Item 3rd I will four .. and the bedding belonging to the same to be sold for the benefit of my four daughters and I further will and bequeath to my said four daughters Nancy, Polly, Minerva, and Sarah Ann all my personal estate reserving to my beloved wife as above.
Item 4th It is my will that my sons William and Cyrus should at fourteen years of age be apprentices to the tanning business to Mr. John Stomons with provision for a good English education and I further will and bequeath to the said William and Cyrus a farm or tract of land situated in Mason County and State of Virginia to be equally divided to them as they arrive to the age of twenty one years
Item 5th I will that my brother Welling and my brother in law Thomas Cherrington take the Sorrel horse which I have been riding to Gallipolis put him in order for market & sell him.
Item 6th It is my will and desire that my friend William Smith with my wife Ann Westlake be executors of this will as relates to my affairs in the State of Missouri and also that Lewis Newsom, Welling Westlake and Thomas Cherrington be executors to this Will in all the rest of my concerns. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty three. Done in the presence of Ephriam Supheny. N B. Euphable Stephens, Ira Hunt, State of Ohio Gallia County
It is my will that my sons receive the rents arising from my farm in Virginia.
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