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
Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of September AD 1873.
James (X) Swick (Seal)
Barbour County Court in the Clerk?s Office thereof on the 26th day of September,
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.