WILL OF JOHN CLAYPOOL
I, John CLAYPOOL of Hardy County and State of Virginia, hereby my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following that is to say it is my Will and desire that my Executors here after named immediately after my death do take charge of my estate both real and personal and make sale thereof to the best advantage in the following manner, vizi
The landed part of my estate to be sold as soon as convenient, either by public sale or private contract at the discretion of my Executors and conveyance made for the same–the moveable part of my estate to be sold at public sale, except one feather bed and furniture which I give to my wife, Nancy Claypool…… after all my just debts and funeral charges are paid–I allow and it is my will that it be equally divided amongst all my sons and daughters, to-wit: James CLAYPOOL, John CLAYPOOL, David CLAYPOOL, Stephen CLAYPOOL, Mary METCALF, Elenor SLATER, Jane OSBURN, Margaret OSBURN, Sarah SLATER, Rachel BAKER, Hannah GREY, Elizabeth BRADIGUM, Geo. CLAYPOOL, Leah CRISMAN, William CLAYPOOL, Aaron CLAYPOOL, Philip CLAYPOOL, Nancy SINNATE and Priscilla CHICOTT….
It is my Will and I do order that one half of the legasie left to my daughter Sarah SLATER…. be given to my grand-son James, son of said Sarah SLATER..
Also I give unto my grand-daughter Mehala, daughter of the above Elizabeth BRADIGUM, one of the legacey which falls to the said Elizabeth BRADIGUM….
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Philip CLAYPOOL and son-in-law Isaac CHRISMAN, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament….
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this tenth day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen,
JOHN CLAYPOOL
Signed, sealed, published and ‘declared by the said John CLAYPOOL as his Last Will and Testament, who in his presence have hereunto subscribed ouri.namess Jacob MILLER Anthony Miller
CODICIL
I, John CLAYPOOL do make this Codicil to and as a part of the foregoing Will- as followeth: I nominate, constitute and appoint my friends Geo.- CLAYPOOL and Jacob MILLER, Executors of this 69 my Last Will and Testament in addition to those therein constituted and appointed.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 2nd day of October in the year of our Lord, One Thousand- Eight Hundred and Nineteen. JOHN CLAYPOOL Signed, sealed and delivered by the said John CLAYPOOL as. a. part of his Last Will and. Testament in the presence of us: Anthony MILLER, Wm McDONALD, Eben CHILCOTT.

At a Court held for Hardy County the 9th day of Sept-1823, this Last Will and Testament of John CLAYPOOL, dead with the Codicil thereto annexed, was presented in. Court by Jacob MILLER, one of the Executors therein named, and.-the said Will was proved by the oaths of Anthony MILLER and Jacob MfLLER….and the. said Will and Codicil ordered to be recorded….. Ed WILLIAMS Clerk

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