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WILL OF H.L. NAPIER

WILL OF H.L. NAPIER

Know all men by these present that I H.L. Napier being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this which I declare to be my last will and testament here by revoking all testimony documented, which I may here to fore have written or signed.  I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter Nancy a certain tract of land lying on the head of Trace Fork and Short Creek; this is to be hers in addition to what I may here after bequeath to her.  I give my son William a tract of land lying on the Trace fork of Mintsey ??  Creek on Sugar Camp Branch containing about one hundred acres and I hereby require my son William to pay to my wife or in the event of her death to my five girls the sum of fifty dollars, which sum of fifty dollars is to go towards paying what I owe on the house place. I give to my son A.B. Napier a certain tract of land laying on Minstey Creek below where he now lives and I require him to pay fifty dollars in the same manner and way as I required William to do.  I give my son Lincoln Napier a certain tract of land laying on Mintsey Creek and adjoining that which I give to my son A.B. Napier requiring my son Lincoln to pay fifty dollars in the same way and manner as I have required of my two sons William and A.B.   I desire and give to my three, William, A.B. and Lincoln to have a lot of Poplar Timbers that I own on the lands of R.E. Smith.  I give to my wife Kissie all of my home farm and other effects to have and enjoy the same during her life and at her death to be equally divided between my five girls, Nancy Napier, Sarah Jane Napier, Mourning Woods, Mollie Napier, and Rebecca Napier.  In witness where of I have set my hand 31st. day of September 1885.
H.L. Napier
E. Hubbard
Carr Couch
James Woods
(Notes on side)
All signed June 18, 1890 (except a Catherine Napier signed instead of Nancy Napier)
This is to certify that the above was procured in open court and is being stated that this was the will of H.L. Napier, the original having been lost or destroyed.

****  Transcribers note– H.L. Napier was married to Kissie Sizemore (daughter of John “Rockhouse” Sizemore and Nancy Bowling)
***  H.L. Napier and Kissie had one more child, not mentioned in his will.  His name was James Napier  (he was killed by William Sizemore, prior to the death of H.L. Napier)

submitted by Phyllis Sizemore Hefelfinger

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