Will Book I, pages 83-84
Typed by Larry Heffner.
(Hard copy provided by Linda Fluharty.)
In the name of God, Amen.
I, E. A. McCoy do make this my last will and testament as follows:
I direct that my body be decently buried in a manner corresponding to my estate and situation in life, but with as little expense as may be, consistently therewith. And as to such Worldly estate as I may die seized or possessed of, I dispose of the same as follows:
First, it is my desire that my husband have his maintenance and support therefore so long as he may live, and the same may be used for that purpose by him and for no other purpose, and the remainder if any at my death I desire shall be divided among the heirs of my body then living and the heirs of any such as may be dead, said division to be made in quantity and kind as my husband may direct at the time of his death, and should no such direction be given by him, the distribution shal be made equally among them. After taking from R.H. and Carie the amount heretofore given them.
Second, I appoint my husband, S. M. McCoy as my executor of this my last will and desire that no security shall be required of him as much. And he may sell the lands and invest the money for the heirs as he thinks best. Witness my hand this 9th day of Oct. 1897.
E. A. McCoy (seal)
Signed and acknowledged by E. A. McCoy as and for her last will in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other, at her request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
West Virginia, To-wit:
In vacation of the County Court, of Calhoun County, in the clerk’s office of said county, at the court-house thereof on Wednesday, November 10th, 1897.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of E. A. McCoy 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 said Court by C. Connally and Malissa Morgan the subscribing witnesses to said writing and after being duly sworn by me, say that at the time of the execution of said writing, the said E. A. McCoy 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 testatrix and in her presence and in the presence of each other, subscribed the said writing as witnesses. Whereupon the said last will and testament of the said E. A. McCoy deceased, is admitted to probate.
Teste: L. H. Trippett clerk