In the name of God Amen.
I Adam Clement of the County
of Campbell and the State of Virginia, being of sound mind and despairing
memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and testament.
First. I desire all my all my just debts to be paid.
Second. I desire that my estate be equally divided among all my children
they to account for the advances heretofore received by them.
Thirdly. I direct my daughters' portions shall be held by my Executors
in trust for their sole and separate use, not liable for the debts or
contracts of their husbands in any manner whatever, and at their death,
to be divided equally among their children, and in the event of their
or either of them dying without any heirs of their body, to revert back
to my Estate.
Fourthly. I desire Julia and her children, Virginia and Nancy, a girl
Alcey now hired to and in possession of George W. Jennings, together with
their increase be included in my daughter Mary C. A. Jennings' portion
to be held in trust by my executors as directed in the third clause of
this my will, at the price I have fixed upon them.
Fifthly I desire that Walker and Lucy shall select a master from among
my children - that whomsoever they may select shall take care of them
until their death, the right of property remaining in my Executors. should
they select separate masters then I order my executors to provide for
a reasonable maintenance of Walker out of my Estate.
Sixthly. I hereby appoint my sons George W. Clement and Adam Clement Jr.
Executors to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other
or former wills by me made. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and
affixed my seal this 16th day of December Eighteen hundred and fifty seven.
Samuel D Rice.
The word in the 23rd line
and the word my in the 23rd line, underlined before signing.
S. D. Rice
At a Court held for Campbell
County January 11, 1858
The last will and testament of Adam
Clement Sr., deceased, was this day produced in Court, proven by the
oaths of Thomas Cocke and Richard Morgan, two of the subscribing witnesses
thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Geo. W. Clement
and Adam Clement Jr. the Executors therein named, who made oath, and together
with Thomas Cocke, Boler Cocke and Ro. O. Doss their securities, who were
sworn as to sufficiency, executed a bond in the penalty of twenty thousand
dollars, they are permitted to qualify as such