James Swick
Will dated September 20, 1873

State of West Virginia
Barbour County S.S.

Submitted by Sandra Fields, transcribed from the courthouse copies.
I James Swick of said County and State aforesaid do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former will and testaments, heretofore made by me, being in sound mind and disposing memory, do dispose of my property as follows to wit:

First -- I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal property.

2nd -- I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Swick, one hundred dollars to be paid out of the personal property and the residue of my personal property after paying my debts and funeral expenses and the one hundred dollars already bequeathed to Mary Ann Swick, to be divided equally between my two daughters Sarah Rebecca Robinson and Delila Ann Lanham.

3rd -- I will and bequeath to my son George W. Swick, fifteen acres of land adjoining the lands of Robert Talbott and Miner Clevinger by George W. Swick paying to Mary Ann Swick the sum of fifty dollars in one year after my decease.

4th -- I will and bequeath to my son Elam D. Swick, thirty acres of land adjoining the 15 acres bequeathed to George W. Swick, including the house and orchard, where I now live, by he the said Elam Swick paying to Sarah Rebecca Robinson, the sum of fifty dollars in one year after my decease. The residue of the land I will and bequeath to Granville Swick, being 18 acres adjoining lands of Samuel J. Heatherly by he Granville Swick, paying to Delila Ann Lanham, the sum of Fifty dollars in one year after my decease.

I desire that Richard T. Talbott, Miner Clevinger and John Corder or any two of them, lay off and divide the land bequeathed to my three sons in as good as shape as they can, so as not to injure the value of either tract having regard to the quantity of acres and not to the value.

Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my friend John W. Corder, Executor of this my last will and testament.

Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of September AD 1873.

James (X) Swick (Seal)
His Mark
Lewis Wilson
J.P. Thompson
J.L. Fridley

West Virginia
Barbour County Court in the Clerk?s Office thereof on the 26th day of September, 1879. The last will and testament of James Swick deceased was this day presented in said office and duly proved by the oaths of J.P Thompson and J.L. Fridley two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded.

A Copy,
L. C. Elliott, Clerk

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