Note: In the name of God Amen I James Wheeler of Washington County and State of Virginia being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit, First my will and desire is that all my just debts be legally discharged by my executord and after decease my funeral expenses paid, my will and desire is as follows to wit. First I give and bequeath to my two sons Stephen and Oliver Wheeler a Tract of land in this County known by name of the Temple Tract purchased by Edward Morgain, the Title of which they are to obtain from said Morgain; to be equally divided in quantity and quality between them; containing by survey one hundred and twenty six acres with this condition that each of them the said Stephen and Oliver Wheeler shall pay to my son Jesse Wheeler two years after my decease three cows and calves each for the consideration of his portion of the above mentioned land. 2nd. I give to my grandsons, Oliver Wheeler Junr., son of Jesse, and James Cole, son of Sampson Cole two hundred acres of land, lying and being in the County of Washington and State of Tennessee and on a Creek known and mentioned in the patent for said land Beaver Dam Creek waters which patent is in the name of my son Stephen Wheeler who my will and desire is shall legally convey this and two hundred acres to this Oliver Wheeler Junr. and James Cole, aforesaid equally in quantity and quality they paying all expenses for conveyance and dividing the same. 3rd. I give to my two daughters Abigail Jayne and Lyda Cole wives of Henry Jayne and Sampson Cole to be sold and equally divided between them my part of the following Tracts of land in the State of Tennessee to wit one hundred acres of land, lying and being in Washington County and the State aforesaid on Beaver Dam Creek the survey including the place known on said creek by the name of the little Bottoms; patented to my son Stephen Wheeler who has never conveyed the titles to me, also fifty acres in another patent to him and his name bearing Date 2nd Day of December 179six the former patent bearing Date 27th Day of February 179six the land of the latter patent lying and being in the County of Sullivan on the said Beaver Dam Creek each of which parcels of land my will and desire is that my son Stephen do convey or cause to be conveyed to them or their order; whenever called on after my decease they paying all necessary and legal expenses in dividing and conveying the same-- 4th. All the rest of my personal estate I lend to my loving wife Abigail Wheeler during her natural life and after her decease my will and desire is that the household furniture of which she may die in possession of be equally divided between my two daughters Abigail Jayne and Lida Cole wives of Henry Jayne and Sampson Cole all the rest of my personal estate of whatsoever kind it may be I give and bequeath to my three sons to wit, Jesse, Oliver and Stephen Wheeler after said wife's decease to be sold and equally divided between them; and in order to more fully explain the land given to my two daughters as above stated the patent wherin I give them one hundred acres out of and dated as above contains four hundred acres and the other wherin I give them fifty acres out of one hundred acres-- And 5th and lastly. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Stephen Wheeler and Sampson Cole my Executers of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former Wills and Testaments by me made. In witness wherof I have here unto Sett my hand and affixed my seal this 28th day of Feby one thousand eight hundred and four-- James (X) Wheeler (Seal) Signed Sealed published and declared as of last Will and Testament of the above named James Wheeler In the presence of us John Byers David Martin Stephen Wheeler Jun. Will Book 2, page 437 At a Court held for Washington County the 21st day of February 1804. The last will and Testament of James Wheeler deceased was proven in court by oaths of David Martin and Stephen Wheeler junr. two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Stephen Wheeler and Sampson Cole the Executors therein named who took the oath of executor prescribed by law and together with David Martin, Oliver Wheeler and Joel Hubble their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in sum of fifteen hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs a certificate is therefore granted them in due form. Attest D. Campbell D.C.
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