Will of Jacob Sowder
(c. 1734-1819)

In the Name of God ____ Amen I Jacob Sowder of Montgomery County and state of Virginia Do hereby Make my last will and testament In the manner and form Following that is to say --- -----------
1st I Desire all my just Debts to be paid
2dly after all my Debts and funeral Expences are paid I give and Bequeath to my wife Anna Sowder all my Estate Both Real personal duren her Natural Life if She Remains a widow and if She marries again after My Death My will is that she shall only have the Third part of my Estate During her natural life and then to be Divided among my Chidren hereafter Directed
3rdly I give to son Adam Sowder one dollar
4thly I give to my son Jacob Sowder one Dollar
5thly I give to my son Christian Sowder one Dollar
6thly I give to my Daughter Polly Deweese one dollar
7thly I give to my Daughter Berbary Beckett one dollar
8thly I give to my son Micheal Sowder fifty Dollars after my wife's death or marie again

9thly I give to my Daughter Betsy Bond to have ten pounds cash after my Wife's death or marriage again
10thly I give to my son Anthony Sowder one Dollar
11thly I give to my son Daniel Sowder, two hundred Dollars
12thly I give to my Daughter Sally Poff one Dollar
13thly I give to my Daughter Anna Terry one Dollar
14thly I give to my Daughter Caty Sowder one Dollar
15thly I give to my Daughter Cina Sowder one Hundred Dollars
16thly I give to my son John Sowder two Hundred Dollars
17thly I give to my Daughter Rebeckah Sowder one Hundred Dollars
18thly I give to my Son Joseph Sowder two hundred Dollars
For them to Have and to Hold them their Heirs forever and my will is that my Executors shall make a Right to my Land sold ___ or is to sell one hundred acres to ___   and all or any Land or Lands is sold or is to sell it is my will that my Executors may make a right to said land or lands if it lawful And my will is that if any money or property left after my wife's death That it shall be divided amongst all my Children and I do appoint my wife Anna and my son Michael Sowder to be my Executors and I do hereby Disannul all and Every will or wills gifts ___ of ____ Date ___ this
my Last will and testament and I do revoke all other wills and testaments and By me any other them  This only to stand forever In witness whereof I do here by set my hand and seal this 25th day of November one hundred eight hundred and eighteen

Jacob Sowder  

Signed sealed and delivered
In presents of us
___ Daniel Sowder (his mark)
Anthony Sowder
Henry Shekey (?)