Will Book II, page 25
Typed by Larry Heffner.
(Hard copy provided by Linda Fluharty.)
F. B. DOUGLASS TO WILL
I, F. B. Douglass, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make this my last will and testament, as follows: - I direct that my body be decently burried, and that out of my personal estate my funeral expenses and debts be first paid. I give and devise to my wife, Minnie Douglass upon condition and so long as she shall remain my widow, one-fourth (1/4) of my farm containing about two hundred and fifty acres, (250) situate in Jackson County, West Virginia, on the waters of the Ohio river and Mill Creek, to my sister Lula D. Holliday, one-fourth (1/4) of my said farm, to my sister Lorena Merrill one-fourth (1/4) of my said farm, and to my brother H. A. Douglass, one-fourth (1/4) of my said farm. And in the event my wife, Minnie Douglass, shall remary, then the one-fourth (1/4) of said farm herein given and devised to her shall go to my said brother, H. A. Douglass and two sisters, Lula D. Holliday and Lorena Merrill, to be equally divided between them. I give and devise to my said brother H. A. Douglass and my two sisters, Lula D. Holliday and Lorena Merrill all of my real estate situate in Calhoun County, West Virginia, to be equally divided between them. The proceeds of my life insurance policy of five thousand dollars ($5000.00), I give and bequeath as follows: - To my mother, Mary Douglass, twenty five hundred dollars, ($2500.00) thereof, to my sister Fannie Douglass, fifteen hundred dollars thereof, ($1500.00) to my Nephew Floyd Douglass Merrill, one thousand dollars, ($1000.00) thereof, and I hereby constitute and appoint the Huntington Title & Trust Company, of Huntington, West Virginia, the trustee of said one thousand dollars, and direct that the said sum be by it invested and that the interest on the said one thousand dollars as it accrues shall be re-invested and shall accumulate, and that the said one thousand dollars, with its accrued interest and the proceeds of the investment thereof, shall be paid to my said Nephew, Floyd Douglass Merrill, when he shall have attained the age of twenty two years. I also give and bequeath to my said Nephew, Floyd Douglass Merrill, my folding bed, my diamond ring and my watch. All of my other personal property, most of which is now located upon my farm in Jackson County, I give and bequeath to my wife, Minnie Douglass, to my sister, Lula D. Holliday and Lorena Merrill, and to my brother, H. A. Douglass, to be equally divided between them. I do constitute and appoint my brother, H. A. Douglass and my sister, Lula D. Holliday Executors of this my will and desire that no security be required of them. I hereby revoke all previous wills and codicils made by me. Witness my hand, this 4th day of March, 1905.
F. B. Douglass
A Copy from the record.
Teste: G. B. Crow, Clk,, of Co., Ct.
WEST VIRGINIA, CALHOUN COUNTY COURT CLERK’S OFFICE, October 24th, 1907. This copy of will was this day received by me in the said office, and thereupon duly admitted to record.
Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk.