Delita Anne Sturm
Will dated 1897

Barbour County, VA Will Book 2

Last Will & Testament of Delita Anne Sturm
Will Dated February 11, 1897
Source: Barbour County, WV Will Book 2, Page 147-148
Transcribed by Sandra Fields on August 19, 2004

In the name of God, Amen I, Delita Ann Sturm, of Barbour County, West Virginia, being of sound mind and memory do hereby make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

First - I order and direct my Executor as soon after my decease as practicable to pay off and discharge all the debts, dues and liabilities that may exist against me at the time of my decease.

Second I give and bequeath unto my husband, Jesse Sturm all of my estate both real and personal, to keep to hold and use for his maintenance and support during his natural life, subject to the following provisions, that is to say, after his death he shall give to Arminda, my daughter, the wife of Willis Lantz, One Dollar. To my daughter, Matilda Elizabeth, the wife of Jacob Lance, One Dollar. To Louisa Ellen, my daughter, the wife of Edmund Lance, One Dollar, unto my daughter, Affa Susen, the wife of B.F. Wood, five dollars, unto Andrew J. Sturm, the son of Henry Sturm, my adopted child, he shall give one bed with the usual bedding, and the remainder of my estate, both real and personal that may be remaining after the death of my husband, I give and bequeath unto my son, Draper Jasper Sturm.

Third I hereby nominate and appoint Jesse Sturm Executor. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name, this 11th day of February, 1897.

Delita Ann "X" (her mark) Sturm

The above and foregoing instrument was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Delita Ann Sturm as and for her last will and testament in presence of us, who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.

Wm. J. Bartlett
R.B. Carder

The State of West Virginia,
Barbour County Court Clerk's Office March 16, 1897.

The Last Will and Testament of Delita Ann Sturm, Deceased, was this day presented in said office for probate, and the same being duly proved before me by the oaths of William J. Bartlett and R.B. Corder, the subscribing witnesses hereto was ordered to be recorded and a record thereof was made accordingly. Said Will was presented for probate we of the subscribing witnesses thereto.

Attest: Granville E. Taft, Clk.

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