Jeff, This is quite a typing challange for me but here goes:
The folowing is from pages 40 & 41, in the book "A GENEALOGY OF THE SCHLOSSER, SLUSSER & SLUSHER FAMILIES OF AMERICA 1605-1994", compiled, edited and published by Patricia S. Fraffier, Kettering, Ohio:
101. Jacob Slusher b. 02-Sep-1797, Fredereick County, VA, REF: 51, m. 5-Nov-1818 in Floyd County, VA, m.Lic. 3-Nov-1818 Floyd County, VA, Teithe Hylton, b. 8-Feb-1800, d. 26-Mar.1875, Floyd County, VA, bu. Jacob Slusher Cemetery, Floyd County. Jacob died 03-Oct-1871, Floyd County, VA, bu. Jacob Slusher Cemetery, Floyd County, probate: 10-Oct-1871, Floyd County, VA.
Following is the will of Jacob Slusher as recorded in Will Book D. pg 329 in the Clerk's office, Floyd County, VA-
In the name of God Amen I Jacob Slusher of Floyd County, Va., being of sound and disposing mind and memory in boyly (sic?) health do make this to be my last wull and testament as follows,first I desire that my body be decently buried and all my funeral expenses and just debts be paid second I give and devise unto my two sons Jeremiah Slusher and Francis M. Slusher all myland lying south of the following described line, Beginning at a locust and hickory on the bank of the west fork of Little river at or near the foot log and just above the fence thence a strat (sic) line to a corner of a fence in a branch one rod north of a double maple marked for pointers in side of T. M. Slusher's line and I give and devise unto my son Oliver P. Slusher all of the lower and of my land in cluden (sic) my saw mill up to a large red oak now dead near the saw mill pond supposed to contain about fifteen acres fourth I give and devise unto my Executor hear after mentioned one acre of land in cluding (sic) my school house sade arce to be lade (sic) of in a square lot for school purpose and Publich (sic) worship my said Executor to have full controls of said house and lot Fifth I give and devise unto my beloved wife Telithe Slusher all the remainder of my home tract or parcel of land not hear to fore devised to my three sons duron (sic) her natural life. I also give and bequeath unto my sade (sic) beloved wife Telithe all my house hold and kitchen furniture all so (sic) two milk cows the choyes (sic) out of my stock five head of sheep four hogs and my executor hear after (sic) names shall sell all my property both real and peranel (sic) ot given or devised to others and after paying debts and charges devide the proceeds between my one (sic - own?) children and grand children, it is my will and deseir (sic) that after the decease of my beloved wife Telith (sic) that my Exectutor hear after named do sell the land or real estate given and devised to my said wife Telithe duron (sic) life and convey title to the purchaser by proper deed and out of the proceeds of the sad sale pay to my three grandchildren the children of George W. Slusher deceased namely Analiza, Lucinda, Catherine, Sarah Lovina Slusher two hundred fifty dollras and the remainder of the proceeds of sade (sic) last mentioned sale be made and devided between my three sons Jememiah Slusher, Francis M. Slusher, Oliver P. Slusher each taken one shear (sic) and my grandchildren the heirs of John P. Slusher one shear (sic) and my grandchildren the heirs of George W. Slusher, namely Analiza SLusher, Lucinda Catherine Slusher and Sarah Levina Slusher shall hav (sic) one shear (sic) in adetitions (sic) to the two hunbdred and fift dollars hear to fore given in this will and I do hear by (sic) nominate and appoint my two sons Jeremiah Slusher and Francis M. Slusher to be the Exectutors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other will by me at any time ot times here to fore made and do here by declare these presents to be and contain my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said testator Jacob Slusher hav (sic) this my sai last will sent my hand and seal this 9th day of August 1871.
s/Jacob Slusher (seal) Witt: Asa Bishop, Lewis H. SLusher, Robert Weeks
This will was entered into probate in Floyd County, VA on 10 Oct 1871
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