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Last Will and Testament of Peter Gideon



In the name of God, Amen.  I Peter Gideon of the County of Loudoun and 
State of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory and having
now nearly reached my eighty-fifth year and being aware of the uncertainty 
of life do make the following my last will and testament, that is to
say:  I give to my wife Catherine one third of my farm , or the profits
of my farm during her life; I also give to my said wife one half of my
household and kitchen furniture to be chosen by her at the appraisement
price.  I also give her two cows and five hogs to be chosen by her.

At the death of my wife, I desire my Executors hereinafter named to sell
my farm at public sale to the highest and I should be glad if my son 
William would purchase it if he thinks himself able to become the 
purchaser.  I give to Mahlon Morris, my  son-in-law the sum of four-hundred
dollars which is to be deducted  the sum of eighty dollars which he 
owes me.  I also give my daughter Elizabeth Gore four hundred dollars
from which is to be deducted the some of ninety four which her husband 
Mark Gore owes me.   I also give to each of my daughters, Mary Evans 
and Sarah Blue four hundred dollars.  I desire my Executors to put the
money I design for Elizabeth Gore at interest during the life of her 
husband, and at his death be paid to his widow, if living, or to her 
heirs, the interest to be paid annually.  I give Mark Gore five dollars
after the payment and just debts and funeral expenses.  I desire the 
proceeds of the sales of my personal and real estate to be equally
divided between my sons William, George and Henry.  I charge my son 
George with the sum of four hundred and eighty dollars, and as George
owes William one hundred and fifty dollars I wish George to be charged 
with his latter sum making together six hundred and thirty dollars which
debt I require William to reburse, as I hereby give to him William the 
sum of six hundred and thirty before any division is made between my
three sons.  I have advanced to Henry and I wish him to be charged
with the sum of six hundred and twenty dollars but upon all the 
advances which I have made to my children I desire no interest to be
charged nor upon the debts due to me by Mahlon Morris and Mark Gore, 
which I regard as advances to them, do I wish any interest to be
charged.  I wish it to to be distinctly understood that my son William 
is to be allowed interest from the date of this my last will and 
testament upon the aforesaid sum of seven hundred and thirty dollars 
as he has received nothing in possession as yet from me.  I give to 
James Blackburn the sum of fifty dollars out of my personal estate to
be paid to him (when) he arrives at twenty one years of age, I wish my
Executor to have him bound out to a trade.
I wish my coloured girl Rosannah to be free at the death of my wife if
she outlives me to have a bed, the one she occupies.  I appoint my son
William and Mahlon Morris my Executors--witness my hand this 30 Nov 1835.

                                     his 
                                Peter X Gideon
                                     mark

   Jas. McIlhany
   Wm. Clendening
   Edward Follin
     Witnesses

At the Court held for Loudoun County March 11 1844.  This writing purporting
to be the last will and testament of Peter Gideon dec'd and was this 
day presented to the Court and being proved by the oaths of Jas. McIlhaney
and Wm. Clendening two of the subscribing with pen thereto and ordered
to be recorded.  And on the motion of Mahlon Morris one of the Executors,
therein and who made oath as such and together with James McIlhaney 
and Wm. Clendening his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond 
in penalty of seven thousand dollars, conditions as the law directs-
certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Will Book 2 B's Folio 6
                                   Test; Chas. Eskridge, Clk
                                   A Copy Test: E.O. Russell, C.C.
                       


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