Re: Thomas Bailes/Montgomery Co. Va.
Will Of John Bails 1st Nicholas County W.Va. Note Bailes is spelled Bails and Bail on this will.
Nicholas County Willbook 1 Page 31 Will of John Bails
In the name of God Amen --- I John Bails of the County of Nicholas being Sick and weak of Body but of a Sound Mind and Disposing Memory (for which I Thank God) and Calling to Mind the uncertainity of human life, and being Desirous to Dispose of My Wordly Estate as it hath please God to Bless Me with. I give Bequeath The Same in the manner following that is to say ---1st After the payment of my Debts and funeral Expenses I give to my wife Polly Bails one third of My Esate Real and personal for and During the Term of her natural life, and after her desease I Give the same to my Children herein after Mentioned Equally to be Divided among Them and to be enjoyed by Them Forever ---2nd I Give to My Sons John Bail, Solomon Bail, Jabez L. Bail & George Bail My Land in Nicholas County on the Waters of McKee's Creek Containing seventy three acres to be Equally Divided among Them, to them and Thier heirs forever ---3rd All the rest of My Perishable Estate not heretofor Mentionedor Dispose of I desire May be divided, Equally divided among My four Daughters Polly Bail, Sally Bail, Lucretia Bail and Peggy Bail, Which I Give to Them, Thier Heirs, Excautors administrators and afsigns Forever and Lastly I hereby Constitute and Appoint Mt Friends William Carnifex, Edward Nicholas and John Campbell Senr. Exceautors of My Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former will or Testament by the heretofor made and Witness Whereof I also haveunto set My hand and affix My Seal This 12th day of September in the Year of our Lord Thousand Eight hundred and twenty six.
John Bails Seal
Signed, Sealed, Published and Delivered by John Bails an & as for his last will and testament in the presence and having of us who at his request and in his presence Have inscribed our names as witnesses
Wm. G. Fitzwater
Nicholas County Court March Term 1827
Will of John Bails Proved