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~Will of William R. Conner~

Last Will and Testament of William R. Conner

          In the name of God Amen:  I William R. Conner of the County of Floyd and
          State of Virginia being of sound mind and body to make this to be my last
          will and testament that is to say I desire in the first place that all my
          just debts is to be paid as soon after my desease as may be convenient out
          of my estate.  In the second place I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife
          Elizabeth Conner all my real and personal estate of which she is to have
          and to make use of during her life.  It is also my will that my son Jacob
          R. Conner to have a certain boundary of land is all the land that I have on
          the south side of a road known as the old saw log road which I value at six
          dollars per acre.  It is also my will that my son Peter Conner to have a
          certain boundary of land that is a boundary that has been survayed and
          plated which land I also value at six dollars per acre.  It is allso my
          will that my son Albert Conner to have a certain boundary of land.
          Beginning at the crop roads and running with the road Eastward to my
          outside line Which adjoins Fleming Poff and with my line to the road at the
          meeting house and with the road to a branch thus leaving the road running
          up a lane to the top of a hill near an old barn to a crop fence and with
          the fence at the Pine Spur road and with road to the beginning which land I
          also value at six dollars per acre.
          It is also my will that my son Samuel S. Conner to have a certain boundary
          of land I have between the boundarys I gave to my two sons Peter and Albert
          Conner which land I also value at six dollars per acre.  I also give to my
          said son Samuel one other peace of land beginning at the top of the hill at
          the crop fence near an old barn and running with the land with road to my
          outside which joins John O. Conner.  All the land I have on the south side
          of the above named road to the above named crop fence which I also value at
          six dollars per acre.  It is also my will that my daughter Mary Poff, wife
          of Peter Poff, to have a certain boundary of land beginning at the old barn
          at the top of the hill and running with the road to the meeting house line
          and with my line _____ above the meeting house to a new fence and down the
          same to a Branch and down said Branch to my outside line and with it to the
          road leading to the above named Barn which land I also value at six dollars
          per acre.  It is also my will that my grandson Zachariah Carr to have one
          hundred dollars out of my estate provided he lives to be twenty one years
          of age.  It is also my will that all the above parcels of land to be
          surveyed and plats made out so as to ascertain the number of acres to each
          of the above named sons and daughters so they may calculate the amount of
          my real estate.  It is also my will that the foregoing named sons and
          daughters pay in money to my son Jonathan Conner and my daughter, Julina
          Carr, wife of John Carr, _____
          to make them equal with the foregoing named sons and daughters.  The amount
          of estate to be equally divided between all.  It is also my desire that my
          three sons Peter, Albert, and Samuel S. Conner to be my executors and
          guardian for my grandson Zachariah Carr.  It is also my will that my
          several sons and daughters to have five years to pay my son Jonathan and
          daughter Julina their part of the estate to be paid yearly equal
          installments and I do hereby declear these presents to be my last will and
          testament in witness whereof I the said William R. Conner Haver to this my
          last will and testament affixed my hand and seal this thirtieth day of
          December, 1865.
          Signed sealed and delivered
          in the presence of
          Robert W. Knoff                                         (Signed)  William
          (x) R. Conner
          William P. Conner
          Fleming Poff

          Contributed by Barb Stanley