John C. McGee
Will dated 1854

Barbour County, VA Will Book 1, Page 84

John C. McGee
Will Dated May 8, 1854
Source: Barbour County, WV Will Book 1, Page 84
Transcribed by Barbara Stenberg

In the name of God Amen.  I John C McGee of the County of Barbour VA being sick and weak in body but  of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank
God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all  such worldly estate as it has pleased god to bless me with.  I give
and bequeath the same in the manner following. That is to say:

1st. I desire that as much of my personal property and real estate that may best suit, be sold to pay my personal expenses and just debts.
2nd, I desire that my wife should have the rest to support herself on and educate the children after enough is paid out to make those children who are minors when they come of age equal with those who are already of age. And if at any time a surplus exists above what is necessary for her support and the children let it be equally divided among the children.
3rdly It is my desire that she shal(sic) have the property so in control as long as she remains my widow but if she should choose to marry then she shall have the one third of all the property at that time remaining.
4th. If she should marry or when she departs this life the remaining property both real and personal at that time shall be equally divided among all my children taking in consideration the amount some may have received previous to that time.
Lastly it is my will that Mary McGee. my wife shall be the administrator of my estate.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eight (sic) day of May 1854. signed, sealed, published, and declared John C McGee as and for his last will and testament in the presence and hearing of us who at his request and in his presentes (sic) have subscribed our names as witnesses Thomas Proudfoot John C McGee Thomas T Bartlett Virginia Barbour County Court August Term 1854 The last will and testament of John C McGee dec. was this day presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Thomas Proudfoot and Thomas T Bartlett subscribing witnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded., Teste L D Morrall atty