Will Book I, pages 94-95

Typed by Larry Heffner.
(Hard copy provided by Linda Fluharty.)

I, William H. Haverty, of the District of Washington and of the County of Calhoun & State of West Va. being of sound mind & memmory do make, pubish, and declare this to be my last Will and testament, to wit:

First All my Just debts and funeral expenses shall be first fully paid.

Second I give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residul and remainder of my estate, both real & personal to my beloved sone Henry Haverty to have to hoald to him my said sone and to his heirs any assigns forever.

Third I nominate and appoint my said sone Henry Haverty to be the Executor of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made, by the said Henry Haverty, giving me, the said William H. Haverty my support in full of what even I might want to render me comfortable during the remainder of my life.

First, Codicile I, William H. Haverty have bequeith to Sarah Jane Haverty deceast my belaiving daugher, one cow & calf & { } where maried, and I bequeath to heirs of heir bodey one dolar apice.

Second, - I, William H. Haverty have deeded to my sone Patrick C. Haverty deceased & his hirs one hundred & 75 achars more or less it bring all that I intend fore his heirs.

Third, I, William H. Havert - have bequeath to Mary Magdalene Haverty my daughter a sertain dowery of land for which my sone Henry Haverty has paid hur in full, it being all that I intend for hur.

Fourth, I, William H. Haverty have bequeathed to my sone Michal J. Haverty my sone three hundred dollars in cash, paid - it bering all that I William H. Haverty intend for hur.

Fifth I, William H. Haverty have bequeathed my daughter { } Ellian Haverty a sertaine dowery of land & my son Henry Haverty has paid hur in full for it, it being all that I intend for hur.

Sixth I, William H. Haverty, have bequeathed to my daughter Lisey Machiney Haverty a sertaine dowery of land a-joining Patrick Havertys { } land.

Seventh I William H. Haverty, dos hereby reserve the right of my personal property and the right of my { } manchan till I am deceased and then this will to be of full force & virtue.

Eight, I William H. Haverty does this and hoping that my childrns will be content, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sit my hand and seal this 4th day of January A.D. 1898.

William H. (his X mark) Haverty (seal)

W.S. Starcher
Joseph (his X mark) Wayne

West Virginia to wit:
In vacation of the County Court of Calhoun County, in the Clerks office of said Court, at the Court house thereof, are on Tuesday Aug 1, 1899.

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William H. Haverty deceased, who had a known place of residence in the County of Calhoun, wherein he died, was this day presented to the undersigned Clerk of the County Court, in the Clerks office of said Court by W. S. Starcher and Joseph Wayne, the subscribing Witnesses to said writing, with whom the same was left by the testator for safe keeping and there upon came the said W. S. Starcher and Joseph Wayne, the subscribing witnesses to said writing and after being duly sworn, say that at the time of the executions of said writing the said William H. Haverty was of sound mind and disposing memory and over the age of 21 years, that he signed the said writing in their presence and published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament and that they at the same time, at the request of the testator and in his presence and in the presence of each other, subscribed the said writing as witnesses. Whereupon it is ordered that the said paper writing be admitted to probate and recorded as and for the last Will and testament of William H. Haverty deceased, and it appearing from said will that Henry Haverty is named as executor thereof and being required to file his bond, this day appeared before the undersigned clerk in said clerks office, together with Joseph Wayne and W. S. Starcher his sureties also here pursuant and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500. Conditions according to law and payable to the state of West Virginia, which bond is accepted and ordered to be recorded as required by law, Whereupon the said Henry Haverty took the oath prescribed by law as such executor, And it is further ordered that Geo. Jackson, G. W. Griffin and Jas. Boothe be appointed appraisers of the personal estate of said William H. Haverty, deceased, who after being duly sworn shall appraise the said personal estate as required by law.

Teste: L. H. Trippett, clerk