WILL OF JANE (WATSON) WARD Wythe County, Virginia Bk. 5, pg. 233 categorization I, Jane Ward, of Wythe County, in the State of Virginia, being frail in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, have thought proper to make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit: First it is, my executor, here after to be mentioned, shall pay out of my estate all my just debts and funeral expenses. Second: I will and bequeath to my son, Ephraim Ward, my negro woman Pheba and her increase, and three of her children - Levina, Susan and Isaac, which he is to have at my decease; also, it is my will that Ephraim Ward is to have my cubboard and Chest of Drawers. Third: I will and bequeath to my daughter, Betsy Ward, my negro girl child named Harriet. Conditionally that is, proved that if my daughter, Betsy Ward, never marrys. At her decease the said Negro girl, Harriet, shall go, with all her increase, to my son Ephraim Ward or his heirs. I also will and bequeath to my daughter, Betsy Ward, all my household furniture - she is to have at my decease. And I also constitute my son, Ephraim Ward, my executor to execute this my last will and testament after revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. Signed, sealed ft acknowledged the 14 February 1827. (The word Pheba & her increase interlined before signed.) Jane (X) Ward Attest. Geo. W. Davis William Fugate Died 1836. Will probated 9 Sept. 1839.