The Will of Samuel Kilman - April 11, 1864
Transcribed by Wayne Stith

I Samuel Kilman of John do make and ordain this my last Will and testament in manner and form following that is to say.

1st I Loan all my property both real and personal unto my wife during the time she may live my widow. then at her death or marriage. I give my land where I now live unto all of my children to be equeally divided between them but I give Amanda Susan her portion where the hous Stands and all the buldings on the land and an equeal number of acres with the others and the privilige of taking her land on the North or South Side of the buildings.

2d. I leave my land where I formerly lived to be sold at the highest bidder by my Executor as soon after my decease as he may think practicable.

3d I also leave all of my Moore land to be Sold in the Same manner and on the Same terms as the other, together with my Riley land to be sold with the Moore land, the proceeds of which is to be applied by my executor to pay my debts. And if their should be any over I leave it in the same way and manner as the above, but if said land Should fail to bring enough to pay my debts my will is that Such of my personal property be sold as can best be Spared,

Lastly I nominate and appoint John Y. Fitchett executor to this my last will and testament. in testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal, this the 11th. Day of April 1864.

Signed and acknowledged in the presence of us.

John Y. Fitchett             his
                                         Samuel X Kilman of John {Seal}

Wm C. Northam
Wm. S. Mills.

{$3.00 U. S.     } At a Court held for the County of Accomack, on the 30th day of
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{Int: Rev: Stamp } December, 1871. This Last Will and Testament of Samuel Killman (of
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{Cancelled       } John), deceased, was proved by the Oaths of John Y. Fitchett and William
                   S. Mills, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And thereupon Nancy Killman, widow of the said decedent, appeared in Court in her proper person and renounced the provisions made for her by the said Will. Whereupon, on the motion of John Y. Fitchett, the Executor in the said Will named, taking Oath and giving bond according to law in the penalty of Twenty five hundred Dollars ($2,500.00), with George Bloxom (of G.) and Benjamin T. Gunter, sureties thereto, who justified their sufficiency on Oath, - Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form. And the said bond having been acknowledged by the several obligors therein, it is ordered that the same be recorded.

       Test: M. Oldham, Dy: }
for Wm H. B. Custis C. A. C.}


Accomack County Will Book 1846-82: 482f.]

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