Written March 23, 1843 Floyd Co., VA; March Term, 1844 Floyd Co., VA (Will Book A, p. 243)
Last Will and Testament of Mathew Sandefur
In the name of God Amen: I, Mathew Sandefur of the County of Floyd and State of Virginia being in delicate health but of sound disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First I desire that my Executors herein after named to sell my two tracts of land in the County of Patrick for the best price they can get on a reasonable credit and amt. Of the proceed thereof first pay my just debts and the surplus if any put out at lawful interest for the benefit of my wife and daughter Elizabeth Jane.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my wife Mary all the balance of my estate both real & personal during her life or widowhood and after her death I give the same to my daughter Elizabeth Jane and also one hundred dollars to my daughter America H. Goodon because she was the only one of my first children who was not opposed to my second marriage and in case my wife shall die I then desire that my estate go to my said daughter Elizabeth Jane and after the death of my wife then her moity(?) of the estate revert back to my said daughter Elizabeth Jane so that her second husband shall have no control over the same as to payment of his debts or others, and lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my friends Cole Joseph Howard & Cole A. Staples and my wife Mary Executors and (Executrix?) to this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all other Will or Wills heretofore by me made.
In Testimony whereof I do hereby sign seal and publish and declare this my last Will and Testament this 23rdday of March in the Year of Christ 1843.
Signed Sealed Published x And declared in the presence of x Arch Stuart,
M. Sandefur Seal
At a Chancery quarterly ? held for the County of Floyd March Term 1844
This last Will and Testament of M Sandefur decd was produced in court by the oaths of a Stuart & James Goodon witnesses thereto subscribed & ordered to be recorded. Lester ? D.C.
M. Sandefur Will March Term 1844 Recorded in book A page 243 Exd.
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