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I want this to be as complete and correct as possible. My father's family was mostly in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania and the panhandle of West Virginia. My mother's family was in western Virginia and southern West Virginia! Thanks for checking out my family.

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  • ID: I0272
  • Name: William Faris
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1734 in County Down, Ireland 1 2
  • Death: 1 AUG 1818 in Elm Grove, Ohio County, VA 3 4
  • MISC: Emigrated between 1761 and 1763
  • Burial: Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove, WV 1
  • Reference Number: 272
  • Note:

    Will of William Faris

    Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.

    Ohio County Will Book 2, Page 150

    In the name of God Amen I William Faris of the County of Ohio and State of Virginia being weak in body but sound in Mind and Memory, call to Mind my Mortality, and that it is appointed for all men once to die and come to Judgment - do make and ordain this my last will and testament in way and manner following, and first I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God that gave it me trusting that (through the merits and intercession of Jesus Christ) I shall receive the same again and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried with Christian decent burial and so to such worldly substance as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me,

    My will is that all my Just debts and funeral charges be fully paid, out of my moveable estate, and as to my Real estate my will is that my land be sold to the best advantage as soon as may be convenient, or as it can be sold at its value, and for that purpose I allow the space of three years if it cannot be done sooner or longer time if it cannot be sold in Said time to advantage and the rent after my Executors hereafter named is satisfied for their trouble to be equally divided among my four children hereafter to be named, and when my land is sold my will is that the price of it together with my Moveable estate that will not be hereafter mentioned, be equally divided between my children John, Adam, Mary and William, with this exception that John and Adam shall have one hundred dollars each of them more than my other two children and to be paid before any distribution of my estate be made and the remainder to be divided as above stated.

    Lastly my will is that my sons John and Adam Faris be Joint Executors of this my last will and testament, renouncing and making void all former wills and testaments confirming this and this only to be my last will and testament,

    In witness whereof I hereunto Subscribe my name and affix my seal this 4th day of October eighteen hundred and fourteen

    William Faris Seal
    Signed sealed andAcknowledged in the presence of
    William Faris
    David Faris
    Samuel D. Faris

    I do certify that the above will is a true Copy from the original which was proven in Court at September Term 1818 by the oaths of David Faris and Samuel D. Faris subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Teste Wm Chapline Jr C.O.C

    Marriage 1 Dorratha Johnson b: ABT 1735 in County Down, Ireland
    • Married: in Ireland 1
    1. Has Children John Faris b: 17 MAY 1759 in County Down, Ireland
    2. Has No Children David Faris b: ABT 1761 in County Down, Ireland
    3. Has Children Adam Faris b: 6 NOV 1763 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, VA
    4. Has No Children Mary Faris b: 24 SEP 1768 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, VA
    5. Has Children William Faris b: 22 MAY 1772 in Berkeley County, VA

    1. Title: Topoly, Jane Carson (
      Note: Information from her family files
    2. Title: Gravestone at Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove WV
      Note: Revisited August 26, 2008
      Text: "departed this life Aug 1, 1818, aged 84 years"
    3. Title: Stone Church Cemetery Records
      Author: Wheeling Area Genealogical Society
      Publication: Wheeling: Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, 1973
      Note: "... copied by the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society ... [from] the ledger kept by the custodian at the cemetery."
    4. Title: Gravestone at Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove WV
      Note: Revisited August 26, 2008
      Text: "departed this life Aug 1, 1818"

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