Dated 11 June 1828, Rockingham Co., Virginia
I Adam Price of the County of Rockingham being weak of body but sound and disposing mind, calling to mind the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time hereof, and being desirous to dispose of the property if has pleased God to bless me with, do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following Viz:
FIRST: I Give to my beloved wife Catherine a comfortable support say one hundred and fifity dolars annually during her life, towards which each of my children are equally to contribute together with the use of her choice of a negro woman to wait on her during her life--together with a Horse beast, a Cow and a bed.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Price the quarter Section of Land he now lives on in the County of Butler in the Statte of Ohio--to him and his heirs and assigns forever, Subject however to the payments of such moneys as I shall herein direct.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my son William Price the quarter section of land he now lives on in the County of Butler, in the State of Ohio--together with ten acres more to be taken out of the quarter section my son John lives on, and also ten acres out of the other quarter section which is unoccupied by any person. The said ten acres to be laid off for my second son William out of the quarter section my son John lives on, I wish this done in such manner that each of them can participate of the Stream running through my lands in that State 'called' cotton run, and the second ten acres I give him out of my unoccupied quarter section I wish done in such manner as to be as convenient to both quarter sections, as is possible to be done, this I give him and his heirs and assigns forever subject however to the payment of such moneys as I shall herein after direct--Twenty acres of which land being for the work he done for me after he was of age.
Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my son John Price the balance of the quarter section of land he now lives on and ten acres more out of the unoccupied quarter section in the County and State aforesaid to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Subject likewise to the payments of such moneys as I shall herein after direct.
Fifthly. It is my desire that the unoccupied quarter section of land in the State of Ohio be valued by three honest disinterested men, and if my said three sons who reside in that State think proper to take it at the price, it may be appraised at, they may do so, otherwise I wish my said three sons to sell it for the best price they can get, and make title to the purchaser.
Sixthly. I give and bequeath to my son Adam Price the Tract of land I bought of Daniel Prices Executors containing about 315 acres., excepting however about 10 or 12 acres lying between Abrham Strickler's land, and lands of Price's heirs on which Wm. Turner lives, and a field now in Wheat which said land I shall direct herein after to be paid by him.
Seventhly. I give and bequeath to my Son Jacob Price the tract of land I now live on containing about 300 acres together with the said 10 or 12 acres excepted out of the tract I have given to my son Adam, to him and his heirs and assigns forever Subject also to the payment of such moneys as I shall herin after direct.
8thly. I give and bequeath to my son George the tract of land I bought of Henry Tresler, and also my Jac Tract, to him and his heirs forever, Subject in like manner to the payment of such moneys as I shall herein direct.
9thly. It is my desire that my six sons namely William, Henry, John, Adam, Jacob and George pay my daughters the amount of the money arising from the sale of the said unoccupied quarter section ofl and in Ohio together with so much more out of the lands I have herein willed to them as to make up the sum of five thousand dollars, each son paying equally towards making that amount which said sum they are to pay in nine equal annual payments, my two daughters Katy and Ann to each eleven hundred dollars, my daughter Elizabeth to have the sum of eight hundred dollars, and my two daughters Susan and Sally each the sum of one thousand dollars.--
10thly. It is my further desire that all the rest of my property of whatsoever description to be sold by my executors and the money arising from the sale thereof to be applied in the first place to the payment of my Just debts, and in the next place my son George is to be paid two hundred dollars to enable him to build himself a Barn on the lands I have given, and to cover his House, and the balance if any equally divided among all my children.
And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my two sons Adam and Jacob Price the Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made, ratifying this and no other. In Witness wheeof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 11th day of June 1828.
Adam Price his X mark SEAL
Signed Seald and acknowledge in the presents of us
James T. Graves
I Adam Price do hereby make the following addition to my last Will herein contained, having forgotten three small tracts of land I obtained Patents for I do hereby give to my son Adam one of them containing twenty one acres three rood and nine poles, to him his heirs and assigns forever--I give to my son Jacob a tract of three acres and three quarters for which I also obtained a patent, to him and his heirs and assigns forever, together with all that part of another tract of 110 acres which lies between the lands I have herein before given him and a big Gate thence along the fence to Shulers line, and all the balance of said 110 acres tract I hereby give to my son George and his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and said the day and year aforesaid.
signed and witnessed "Mauzy"
Rockingham County, Virginia--September Court, 1828.
The last Will and Testament of Adam Price, deceased, was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Joseph Alen- and Joseph T. Graves and ordered to be recorded on motion of Adam Price and Jacob Price, who made oath thereto and entered into bond with security in the penalty of $6000 a certificate is granted for obtaining a probate thereto in due form.
Test by J.. H. Gambile C.K. C. (Seal)
State of Virginia
Rockingham Countyh I, Henry J. Cambile, Clerk of the Court of said County, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and fair copy of the last Will and Testament of Adam Price, and that the same has been regularly proved and admitted to record in my said office. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal of my said County, this 13th day of October, 1828.
Test. H.. C. Gambile C.P.C. (Seal)
1867--Order of Court to record the above Will.
Minutes, Vol. 15, page 507, Feb Term 1867
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