Submitted by Sandra Fields, transcribed from the courthouse copies.
I, Susan Sturm of Glade District in the County of Barbour, State of West Virginia, make this my
last will. I bequeath my Estate as followeth to wit: All that I may have left at the time of my
death after my funeral expenses is paid unto James Sturm, my son. One feather tick with dead
feathers in it and one Feather Tick with live feathers in it, both striped ticks, one pillar and case,
one Blue and Red Coverlet. L.D. Sturm and Thomas A. Sturm is to have one dead feather bed,
the feathers to be equall divided between them Lair to have the tick. Lair is to have one red and
White Coverlet and one pillar. Thomas A. Sturm is to have one white counterpane with fringes
around the edge, & one pillow. Samuel Sturm the son of James Sturm is to have one blue and
white coverlet and one sheet. Susan Sturm the daughter of L.D. Sturm is to have one white
counterpane with netting around the edge. The remainder of my personal property that I may
have if any is to be sold. The proceeds thereof with what money I may have if any is to be
disposed of as followeth: James Sturm is to have one half of the whole amount. The remainder
to be equally divided between my three sons John Sturm Lair D Sturm & Thomas A Sturm. I
appoint William Stalnaker as executor of this my will, In witness whereof I have signed and
sealed and published and declared this instrument as my last will on this 4th day of
Susan ( X) Sturm (Seal)
The said Susan Sturm on this 4th day of September 1885 -- signed and sealed this
published and declared the same as and for her last will and we at her request and we her presents
and in the presents of each other have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
A. B. Vannoy
State of West Virginia
Barbour County Court Clerk's Office December 31st 1890.
The last will and testament of Susan Sturm, deceased was this day presented in said office for
probate by A. B. Vannoy, the same being duly proved before me by the oaths of A.B. Vannoy and
Marion Gainer the subscribing witnesses thereto was ordered to be recorded, and a record thereof
was made accordingly.