Will Book 1, Pg.'s 199, 200
In the name of God Amen I George W. Lane, of the State & County afore said being of sound mind, & disposing memory although sick in body, do ordain & publish this my last will & Testament, revoking all others.
Item 1st I commit my body to the dust, with the rites of Christian burial, & my soul to God, through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom I believe & trust for salvation.
Item 2nd I will that all my just debts be paid.
Item 3 After paying my debts, I will that the balance of my Estate be kept together for the support & maintenance of my wife & children & for the education of my children. Should my wife inter marry again, then I will that she have from my estate one equal share. (regarding the numbers of shares is made up of hers & each child that then be alive).
Item 4 I appoint Lucus L. Mittick Executor of this last will & testament, & on his death I appoint Lovie__ S. Mittick my Executor, & I hereby insist my acting Executor with full power to sell any portion of my estate, or buy any other property with the assets of said estate, in in any & every manner to change by purchase or sale, the nature of my estate, whenever in his judgement it will _____ the ______ of the same. Signed, sealed & published in presence of this 23 August 1848.
J. C. Simmons
John A. H. Harper
Personally appeared in open court John C. Simmons & John A. H. Harper and after being duly sworn deposeth & saith that they saw Geo. W. Lane sign seal & publish the within instrument to be & contain his last will & testament that they signed the same as witnesses together with Alexander Means in the presence of the testor & of each other & saw Alexander Means do the same, that he was of sound disposing mind & memory at the time of signing the same & that he executed the same freely & without any compulsion so far as we know or believe.
Sworn to & subscribed in open court the 6th day of November 1848.
Wm D. Luckie C.C.O.
Ordered to record November Term 1848
Wm. D. Luckie C.C.O.
The above was transcribed by Heather W. Bowers