John Martin Senr
The last will and testament of
John Martin Senr. of Harrison County Virginia
In the name of god.
I John Martin senr considdering the uncertantry of this
Mortul life and being of sound mind and memory. blessed
be God for the same do make and publish this my last
will and testament in manner and form.
That is to say first of all. I give and
bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Martin all of any
property, both real and personal to use at her pleasure as
long as she lives after payying my debts and funeral expenses.
I appoint Moses Shinn my sole executor at
The death of Mary Martin to sell all the property both
real and personal and to make an eaqual distribution
among all the heirs namely Joseph Martin, Daniel Martin
Elijah Martin, John Martin the 4th Micheal Martin, Eliott
Martin, Elias Martin, Mary Odle, Elizabeth Heflin, Deborah
Glover, John Martin and Martha Martin children of
Dorcas Martin decd the two children to have one share and
all the other heirs to him to have an eaqual share.
This is my last will and testament hereby
revoking all former wills made by me.
In witness whereof I have set my
hand and seal the twentyeth day of August one thousand eight
hundred and fifty three.
John Martin Senr
Signed and published and delivered by the above
named John Martin Senr to be his last will and
testament in the presants of whom at his request and
in his presence have subscribed our names as witness
thereunto attests Caleb Nuzum
Harrison County Court March 20th 1854
The last will and testament of John Martin
Senr was produced in Court and duly proven by the oaths
witnesses thereto and the same is admitted to full probate
& ordered to be recorded.
P. Chapin Clk
[Presented grammatically in the form in which it was written.]