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WILL OF THOMAS ALFORD

In the name of God amen I Thomas Alford of the County of Wythe state of Virginia being sick and indisposed in Body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in the following manner to wit

Imprimis I will that all my Just debts and funeral expenses be discharged out of my personal estate, the residue after paying my Just debts I leave and bequeath to my son Moses Alford who is to maintain his mother Elizabeth Alford during her natural life and to pay his Brothers and Sisters and to the Representatives of those who may be dead One dollar Currency to each of them hereby making void all former Wills by me made declaring and publishing this to be my Last Will and Testament. Lastly I do constitute and appoint Elizabeth Alford my wife and Moses [The name Thomas was originally written here and is scratched through, and the name Moses written above.] Alford my son Executor to this my will with full power and Authority to Execute every thing that may appear after my decease necessary.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 14th day of November 1805.

Thomas Alford (Seal)

In Presence of

Thomas Boyd

Humphrey Ellis

John Fiely

Henry Christly

Wythe County December Court 1805

This the last Will and Testament of Thomas Alford Deceased was proven in Court by the Oaths of Thomas Boyd, Humphrey Ellis and Henry Christly, Witnesses thereto and the same is Ordered to be Recorded.

Test. John P. Matthews D. C.

This Will is recorded in Wythe County, Virginia in Will Book No. 1, Page 338.



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