First, I recommend my soul into the hand of God, who gave it in hope that He will receive it, and my Body I commend to the dust to be Buried in a decent Christian manner, that at the Resarrection of the Just it may be Reunited to my soul that I may obtain Eternal Happiness.
As touching such worldly Estate as it has pleased God to intrust me with, I do hereby devise and dispose of in manner and form following Viz--
Item 1st: I devise and ordain that my son George Verner receive one hundred and fifty acres of the tract of land on which I now live, to be measured off the lower end next to the river including my Mill, and also the Fishery adjoining said land on that part thereof that is my own. I do devise to be his the said George Verner but not until after the decease of my beloved Wife Mary Verner.
Secondly: I devise and desire that the other part of my land remain in the possession of my Wife Mary Verner until her death and then after the decease of to be the property of my son Charles Verner.
Thirdly: I do devise and ordain that my Beloved Wife Mary Verner keep in her possession my Negro man Jo, during her life and at her death, the aforesaid Negro Jo is to be the property of my son Charles Verner.
Fourthly: I devise and ordain that my son Samuel Verner does receive one hundred and fifty dollars.
Fifthly: I desire and ordain that my sons David and John Verner receive that tract or parcel of land lying on Rocky River containing two hundred acres, known by the name of Nochmaroon tract.
Sixthly: I desire and ordain, that my Wife Mary Verner, have at her own disposal all my household furniture and after the decease of my Wife Mary Verner, all my stock of stores, cows, sheep, and hogs must be equally divided between my daughters, Jenny, and Nancy Verner.
Seventhly: I devise that my daughter Diannah Wakefield receive twenty dollars.
Eightly: I do devise that my daughters Sarah Montgomery and Mary Ewing shall receive if demanded each the sum of one dollar.
Lastly: I ordain my beloved Wife Mary Verner and my son David Verner to be my Executors, to this my last will and testament renouncing every former will, do establish this to be in full force and virtue, and do hereby this tenth day of February set my hand and affix my seal in the Year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
Attest: Thomas Morrow, William Stephenson.
Examined Pr. Geo. W. Earle, Dept. C. C.