THE WILL OF LYDIA DINSMORE

Will Book I, page 80

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

December 2 day 1894
     I Lydia Dinsmore of the County of Calhoun and State of West Virginia, being of sound mind, memory and understanding Do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time, heretofore made.

First. I direct that my body be decently interred corresponding with my estate and situation in life and as to such estate as it hath pleased God to witness me with-. I dispose of the same as follows.

Second, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph M. C. Dinsmore the sum of three hundred Dollars to be paid as follows. one hundred to be paid one year after my death and one hundred yearly untill the three hundred dollars is paid, this money is not to be on interest untill it is all due.

Third. I give and queath to my Daughter Mary Jane Funk the sum of Five hundred Dollars to be paid as folows one hundred dollars one year after my Death and one hundred Dollars yearly until five the five hundred Dollars is paid. this money is not to be on interest untill it is all due. Fourth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Manthy Ann Boyles my half of the farme I now live on and whatever other property I may have at the time of my decease, whether rele personal or mixed, or money. I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Manthy Ann Boyles and lastly I appoint my Daughter Manthy Ann Boyles to be the Executor of this my last Will and testament.

Lydia Dinsmore

Witness:
I. D. Bond
Wm Crawford.

In vacation of the County Court of Calhoun County, at the clerks Office of said court, on this 24 day of August 1895.

A paper writing purported to be last will and testament of Lydia Dinsmore deceased, who had a known place of residence in the County of Calhoun, wherein she died, was this day presented to the undersigned clerk of the county court at the clerks office of the said court by I. D. Bond and Wm Crawford the subscribing witnesses, with whom the same was left by the testatrix for safe keeping and thereupon came I. D. Bond and Wm Crawford the subscribing witnesses to said writing and after being duly sworn say at the time of the execution of said writing, the said Lydia Dinsmore was of sound mind and disposing memory and over the age of 21 years. That she signed the said writing in their presence and published and declared the same as and for her last will and testament and that they at the same time at the request of the testator and in her presence and the presence of each other subscribed the said writing as witnesses. Whereupon the said last will and testament of the said Lydia Dinsmore is admitted to record.

Teste: L. H. Trippett


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