THE WILL OF JACOB R. DOUGLASS

Will Book II, page 28

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

Jacob R. Douglass TO Will

I, Jacob R. Douglass of Milo, County of Calhoun, State of W. Va., make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made and direct the payment of my just debts. I give, devise and bequeath to Martha Jane Douglass all my rights, title and interest in a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on Marys fork of Fink fork of Beech, in Washington District, County and State aforesaid, it being the land deeded by W. W. Bailey and Lucinda Bailey, his wife, of date of first day of Oct., 1889, and deed recorded in County Clerk’s office in Deed Book No. 15, page 181-182, and Deed to Jacob R. Douglass and Martha J. Douglass, his wife. I give, devise and bequeath to each one of the heirs of my body $1.00 to be paid as they become 21 years of age out of my personal property, the residue, I give, devise and bequeath to Martha Jane Douglass, my wife. I appoint Martha J. Douglass my executor of this my will. Witness my signature this 19 day of Sept., 1906.

Jacob R. Douglass

Signed, published and declared by Jacob R. Douglass as and for his last will and testament in the presents of us, whom in his presence at his request and in the presence of one another have subscribed our names as witnesses.

George Jackson
A. J. Bailey

WEST VIRGINIA, TO-WIT:
In vacation of the County Court of Calhoun County, in the Clerk’s office of said Court, at the court house thereof on Tuesday, April 21st, 1908.

A paper writing bearing date the 19th day of September, 1906, purporting to be the last will and testament of Jacob R. Douglass, deceased, who had a known place of residence in said County, wherein he died, was this day presented for probate to the undersigned Clerk of said Court, in vacation of said Court by A. J. Bailey, one of the subscribing witnesses to said will, in whose custody the said will was left by the said decedent, and thereupon came the said A. J. Bailey and George Jackson, the subscribing witnesses to the said paper writing, and who after being duly sworn, proved at the time of the execution of said will, the said Jacob R. Douglas was of sound mind and disposing memory, and over the age of 21 years, that he signed the said will 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 his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names to the said will as witnesses, whereupon the said will is hereby duly admitted to probate, as the true will and testament of the said Jacob R. Douglas, deceased.

Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk.
A copy Teste: S. W. McClung (signed), Clerk

WEST VIRGINIA, TO-WIT:
In vacation of the County Court of Calhoun County, in the Clerk’s office of said Court at the curt house thereof on Tuesday, April 21st, 1908.

Martha J. Douglass, who was named as executrix in the last will and testament of Jacob R. Douglass, deceased, this day appeared in the said Clerk’s office, before the undersigned Clerk, together with A. J. Bailey and Bee Hopkins, her sureties also here present and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $100. conditioned according to law, and payable to the State of West Virginia, which bond is deemed sufficient and thereupon the said Martha J. Douglass took the oath required by law as such executrix.

Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk.
A Copy Teste” S. W. McClung (signed), Clerk.


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