Farthing Family Will
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Will of John Watson of Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Written 22 October 1794
Proved 19 April 1802

In the name of God Amen: I, John Watson of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, being of perfect health, body, and mind and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make, constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I recommend my soul unto the hands of God who gave it to me and as for my body, I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the direction of my executors, hereafter named, and as for my worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and bequeath, devise and dispose of in the manner and form as following:

Item: It is my Will and I do order in the first place all my just debts be paid and burial charges paid and settled.

Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son, William and his heirs forever my dwelling plantation and all the land thereto belonging and as for my moveable estate, I also give and bequeath the whole I possess to my son William whom I constitute and ordain to be my only sole executor of this my last Will and Testament.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Thomas and to my son John and to my daughter Grisell Farthing to my daughter Ceziah Hughes and to my daughter Anphilda Tounsend and to their heirs forever one shilling sterling to each of them their full share of all my whole estate to be paid out of my estate by my executor as witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this day and year. October 22, 1794

/s/ John Watson

Witnesses: John Hammond, Josiah Ferguson and Elisha Burton

Teste Will Tunstall

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