This is a transcription of the will of Sarah Cave Rollings of Warren County, VA. A few changes in spelling and capitalization have been made, and punctuation has been added to facilitate reading, but the grammar and syntax of the document are original.
Warren County Will Book A page 11
In the name of God, Amen. I Sarah Rollings of the County of Warren and Commonwealth of Virginia, being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and disposing memory, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I dispose of in the following manner, to wit
My desire is that the other moiety or half of my estate arising from the above named sale shall descend and go to my three relations, namely John Cave, Samuel Cave, and Sarah Cave, to be equally divided among them and to be enjoyed by them and their heirs forever.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Abner Smith executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 24th day of February 1837.
Signed, sealed, published, and ordered by Sarah Rollings
Sarah (her X mark) Rollings
At a court held for the county of Warren on the 4th Thursday in April 1837 being the 27th day of the month
This last will and testament of Sarah Rollings deceased was produced in court and proved by the oaths of Abraham Brown and Samuel McDougle, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded as the last will and testament of the said Sarah Rollings deceased and on the motion of Abner Smith the executor therein named, who was sworn and entered into bond with William Woodward and George Jones his securities in the penalty of one thousand dollars conditioned according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said will in due form.
Teste Robt Turner Clerk