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Brown, John: Petition, Grayson County

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Grayson April Court 1815, This last will and Testament of John Brown Decd. was proven in Court by the subscribing Witnesses and ordered to be Recorded; and John Brown and James Anderson Exors tharein named came into court and refused to accept the executorship. on motion of John Kelly and with the consent of the said John Brown and James Anderson a certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of Administration with this will annexed in the Estate of the said John Brown Decd whareupon he entered into bond in the penalty of $6000 with George Cuesin and Arthur Parker his securities and qualifyed according to law. Copied from Record Test M. Dickenson C.C. John Browns Will A Copy

Virginia At a Court begun and held for Grayson County on Tuesday the 22d day of November 1825. John Brown Manufactorer a Native of Englang [England] having more than three years previous to the date hereof declared on oath in this Justices Court of the City of New york his intention to become a citizen of the United States. This day proved to the satisfaction of the Court that he have resided within the United States five years and within this State more than one year and during that time has behaved as a man of good moral Caracter [character] attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same and having take the oath in such case required by the act of Congress is admitted a citizen of the United States. A Copy Test Martin Dickenson C.C.