Black Phillips
Will dated 1896

Barbour County, VA Will Book 2


Will of Black Phillips
Dated: April 15, 1896
Source: Barbour County, WV Will Book 2, Page 134-135
Transcribed by Sandra Fields on August 19, 2004

I, Black Phillips a resident and a farmer of the County of Barbour and State of West Virginia make this my last Will. I give devise and bequeath my personal estate and property as follows, that is to say,

First, I give to my son Jacob Phillips, One Cow or it's value and one bed to be held in trust and given to my granddaughter May Delawder when she is married or Twenty One years of age and lives with him until that time, and if she should die or leave his house before said time all said property reverts to his own use.

Secondly-: I give to my son Jacob Phillips, One black Mare, or any other good horse that I now have, and all of my farming utensils and also all the remainder of my household and kitchen furniture, the residue of my personal property after paying all my debts is to be sold and equally divided between my 8 children that are now living vis, Albert G. Phillips, Emiline Phillips, wife of A.S. Phillips, Jesse J. Phillips, Henry C. Phillips, Jacob Phillips, Virginia Mineer wife of John I. Mineer, Marietta Phillips and Jemima Phillips. I desire that my son Jacob Phillips hold in trust the Interests of my two daughters, Marietta and Jemima in my personal estate for their use and at their death revert the same to his own use. I appoint my son Jacob Phillips a farmer and resident of the County and I take aforesaid Executor of this my will in witness whereof. I have signed sealed and published and declared this instrument as my last will at place aforesaid on this the 15th day of April 1896.

Black "X" (his mark) Phillips

The said Black Phillips at his residence and in the County and State aforesaid and on the day aforesaidsigned and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament, and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto written our names as witnesses.

W.S. Lang
G.S. Hymes

State of West Virginia
Barbour County Court Clerk's Office, April 22nd, 1896.

The last will and testament of Black Phillips deceased was this day presented in said office for probate by Jacob Phillips the Executor therein named, and the same being duly proved before me by the oaths of W.S. Lang and G.S. Hymes the subscribing witnesses thereto was approved and ordered to be recorded, and a record thereof was made accordingly. And upon the motion of the said Jacob Phillips he is hereby appointed Executor of the said last will and testament and thereupon be together with W.S. Lang and G.S. Hymes as his sureties entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Six Hundred dollars conditioned according to law and took the oath prescribed by law as such Executor, and upon the further motion of the said Jacob Phillips Executor as aforesaid W.S. Lang, G.S. Hymes and Jacob H. Bennett are hereby appointed appraisers of the personal estate of said decedent to be administered.

Attest: Granville E.Taft, Clerk
By Chas. H. Knapp his Deputy



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