Will Book I, pages 82-83
Typed by Larry Heffner.
(Hard copy provided by Linda Fluharty.)
The last will and Testament of George W. Hicks of the District of Washington, in the County of Calhoun and State of West Virginia, made and published the sixth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred and ninety seven.
In the name of God, Amen.
I, George W. Hicks of the District of Washington, County of Calhoun, State of West Virginia of the age of seventy three years and being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare to be my last will and testament in manner following, That is to say.
First it is my will that my funerell expence and all my just debts be fully paid.
Second, I Give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Hicks ninety-Eighty and one half acres of Land 98 ½, known and described as follows. Bounded on the north by J. H. Moss, on the East by J.O. _oation on the south by M. J. Metz and on the west by the P. Hays land.
Third, I, also bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Hicks, Thirty (30) head of sheep Two sorrel Horses, 3 head of Cows, one calf, ten, 10 head of Hogs, one road wagon, one saddle and 2 pairs of geese?, also, my house hold goods. My wife Elizabeth Hicks shall have the use of my Homestead farm of Ninety eight and one half 98 ½ acres and all other property, personal and real left after the above provisions of my will are satisfied and of the benefits and procedes of all the Stock grain and other produce or personal property which may be thereon at my death, all the grain, chattles or other personal property upon said Estate not otherwise provided for shall be under her full Controle and devoted solely to her own use and disposition.
lastly I hereby nominate and appoint John N. Vincent to be the Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills ay me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 26th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and ninety seven 1897.
George W. Hicks (his mark) (seal)
The above instrument consisting of one sheet - was now here subscribed by George W. Hicks the testator in the presents of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names hereto in his presents as attesting witnesses.
J. N. Vincent, Minnora, WVa
H. G. Lamb, Minnora, WVa
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, on Monday the 11th day of 1897.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of George W. Hicks, 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 at the clerks office of the said court by J. N. Vincent and H. C. Lamb the subscribing witnesses with whom the same was left by the testator for safe keeping and thereupon came J. N. Vincent and H.G. Lamb the subscribing witnesses to said writing and after being duly sworn say that at the time of the execution of said writing the said George W. Hicks 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 the said last will and testament of the said George W. Hicks, deceased is admitted to probate.
Teste: L. H. Trippett, Clerk