THE WILL OF R. J. CHENOWETH

Will Book II, page 7

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     I, R. J. Chenoweth, of the district of Washington, County of Calhoun and State of West Virginia, make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

1st I give, devise and bequeath my pattent harrow no 628.761 dated July the eleventh 1899, one fourth to the heirs of W. W. Chenoweth, one fourth to J. W. Chenoweth, one fourth to C. K. Chenoweth and one fourth to E. W. Chenoweth.

2. I give devise and bequeath all my other efficts, let them consist of money, debts, property, land or other things not heretofore disposed of to be divided equally between Gemima Corder, Prudence Stalnaker, Louverna Stalnaker, Aleice Riddle, Eva Robinson, Florence West, Massalona Springston and E. Dona Chenoweth.

3. It is to be distinctly understood that the foregoing will is not in any manner to affect the interest of Elizabeth Jane Chenoweth, the wife of R. J. Chenoweth but her said interest is to remain the same as if no will had been made, neither is this will to affect or have anything to do with the pianno & furnature and other goods of E. Dond. Chenoweth, neither is it to affect or in any wise interfere with the property that now belongs to E. Wheeler Chenoweth or any property that he may acquire untill he becomes of age. Neither is it to affect the property of C. K. Chenoweth, but it is to remain in his own just the same as if he was already 21 years of age.

4. It is my will theat parties named in the foregoing will as beneficiaries are to be executors of this my will and to arrange this business amongst themselves in peace and harmony. Witness my signature and seal this the 23rd day of Sept. 1901.

R. J. Chenoweth (Seal)

Signed, published and declared by R. J. Chenoweth as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of one another have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

C. R. Greathouse (Seal)
F. M. King (Seal)

     Aprile the 14, 1905. Louvernie and W. A. Salnaker, has all ready got their part or interest in this will showing on pages of day book 34-43-45 and in notes I hold all or total, about $300 three hundred dollars, so you all can see that Doneys interest and Louverney Stalnakers interest is going to the other five girls & I desier it so to go and Mother I want you to try to make the children as near equal as possibel.

R. J. Chenoweth

West Virginia to-wit:
In vacation of the County Court of Calhoun County in the Clerk's office of said Court at the Court house thereof on Tuesday July 17, 1906. A paper writing, bearing date the 23 day of September, 1901, purporting to be the last will and testament of R. J. Chenoweth, deceased, who had a known place of residence in said County, wherein he died, was this day presented for probate to the undersigned clerk of said court, in vacation of said Court, and thereupon came C. R. Greathouse and F. M. King, the subscribing witnesses to the said paper writing, and who after being duly sworn, proved at the time of the execution of said will, the said R. J. Chenoweth, was of sound mind and disposing memory, and over the age of 21 years, that he signed the said will in their presence and published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament, and that they at the time at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names to the said will as witnesses, whereupon the said will is hereby duly admitted to probate, as the true last will and testament of the said R. J. Chenoweth, deceased.

Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk

A copy Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk

West Virginia, to-wit:

In vacation of the County Court of Calhoun County, in the Clerk's office of said Court, at the Court house thereof on Tuesday, July 17, 1906. This day Mrs. E. J. Chenoweth, laid before the undersigned Clerk, a paper writing signed by the devisees and beneficiaries, who was named as executors and executrices, in the last will and testament of R. J. Chenoweth, deceased, thereby waiving their rights to act as such executors, and executrics, add in their stead, nominated the said E. J. Chenoweth as such executrix. Whereupon the said E. J. Chenoweth, is by me the undersigned clerk appointed executrix of the last will and testament of the said R. J. Chenoweth, deceased, thereupon came the said E. J. Chenoweth together with J. W. Chenoweth, J. A. Corder, and C. F. West, her sureties also here present, and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $1000, conditioned according to law, and payable to the state of West Virginia, which bond is deemed sufficient, and the said E. J. Chenoweth took the oath required by law as such executrix. It is further ordered that J. W. Chenoweth, J. A. Corder and C. F. West, be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the said estate, who after being duly sworn shall appraise the said estate as required by law.

Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk

A copy Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk