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Father of Matilda Hurst Ashworth

Presented by Deborah Shelton Wood

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Will of John Hurst, 1854/55

I John Hurst of the County of Pulaski State of Virginia do hereby make
constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament.

1st I direct that my executor hereinafter named shall after my decease
sell all of my lands and my negro man James to the highest bidder on a
credit of twelve months.

2nd I give to my daughter Delila Nunn and her heirs for the exclusive
benefit of her the sd. Delila and her heirs the sum of two hundred
dollars.

3rd. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Herrell and her heirs for the
exclusive benefit of her the sd. Elizabeth and her heirs the sum of two
hundred dollars.

4th The ballance of my Estate (after paying my just debts, expenses of
administration &c.) I direct to be equally divided between my other
seven children..or between the survivors and the heirs of those who may
be deceased to wit. William Hurst, the heirs of Thomas Hurst decd.,
Mark Hurst, the heirs of Jesse Hurst Decd., John Hurst, the heirs of
Catharine Halley Decd. and Hilliary G. Ashworth, the husband of my
daughter Matilda.

Lastly I hereby appoint William B. Carnahan executor of this my last
Will and Testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my
seal this 22nd day of August in the year of our lord 1854.

John Hurst (seal)

In presence of
J. Calfee
Crockett (his x mark) Quisenberry
William C. Southern

Virginia. At a Court held for the County of Pulaski on Thursday the 9th
day of August 1855:
The last Will and Testament of John Hurst deceased was presented in
Court and was proved by John Calfee and William [blank/missing]

Codicil to the within Will
I do hereby appoint William C. Southern as an additional Executor to the
within my last Will and Testament.

Witness my hand and seal this 24th day of April 1855.

John (his X mark) Hurst
In presence of
J. Calfee
Wm. B. Carnahan

(Pulaski Co., Virginia Wills I:363).

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