WILL OF CHRISTIAN BOWERS, SR. OF SHENNANDOAH, VIRGINIA, AUG. 11, 1810. In the name of God, Amen. I, Christian Bower, of the county of Shennandoah and Commonwealth Of Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in manner following, that is to say, First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth, two feather beds with the furniture and bedsteads and one cow to her choice, and then one full third of the remainder of my personal estate, after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, and the remaining two-thirds of my personal estate, the perishable part thereof to be sold by my executor here-in-after named. It is my will shall be divided among all my children, to wit: My sons, Ludwig Bower, Christian Bower, John Bower, Augustin Bower and Philip Bower, and my daughters Elizabeth , the wife of John Ruppert; Catherine, the wife of John Zerkel; Margaret, the wife of Nathanael Zwecker; and Mary, the wife of Peter Ferasler; and the children of my daughter Ana Mary Sauerwine, deceased, to have their mother's share, that is the same as my other daughters. But it is my will and I do direct that the said two-thirds of my personal estate shall be divided that each of my said sons shall have ten pounds current money of Virginia more than each one of my daughters. I give and bequeath to my said beloved wife, Elizabeth, all my lands and plantations whereon I now live in Shennandoah County aforesaid with the appurtenances thereunto belonging for and during her natural life, add after her decease, I will and do direct that all my said lands and plantation with the appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold by my executor at public auction or otherwise as my said executor shall think most advantageous, and my said executor is to make a good title for the same to the purchaser or purchasers, as I myself have, and the money arising from the sale thereof to be divided into ten equal shares, and then each of the above named children or their heirs shall have one share and the children of my said daughter Ann Mary, late, the wife of Peter Sauerwine, deceased, shall have the remaining share to be equally divided among them or the devises of them. Lastley: I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Jacob Pinker Bole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills or testaments by me heretofore made, in witness whereof I have here-unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 11 day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten. Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the abouve named Christian Bower in the presence of Christian Bower John Comer George Felty (Felts) Jr. Jacob Noel At a Court continued and held for the County of Shennandoah on Tuesday the 9th of April, l816, the last will and testament of Christian Bower, deceased, was produced to the court and proved by the oath of John Comer, a witness thereunto and ordered to be certified; and on the motion of Jacob Pinker, the executor therein named, who made oath according to law and entered into bond with George Huddle and Jacob Rinker, Jr., his security in the present sum of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs. A certificate for obtaining the probate of the said will, in and for me is granted him. Teste J. Williams Co. CIk At a court held for the County of Shenandoah on Monday the 10th day of June, 1816, the last will and testament of Christian Bower, deceased, was further proved by the oath of Jacob Noel, a witness thereunto and ordered to be recorded. Teste J. WILLIAMS Co. Clk.