THE WILL OF W. T. KEENER

Will Book I, page 89

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     I, W. T. Keener, of Grantsville, West Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and testament.

1st. I desire a decent and christian burial.

2d. I desire all of my real estate to be sold at private sale by my executor and in the manner and on the terms that may bring the best results, to be decided by him.

3d. Out of the proceeds of said sale I desire all my just debts to be paid.

4th. After the payment of all my just debts and liabilities I give to my beloved Wife, Emma L. Keener one-third of the residue and the remaining two-thirds to be divided equally between my four children to-wit: Della M. Swentzel, M. C. Keener, Stella G. Keener and Ella C. Keener.

5th. I hereby Nominate and appoint W. S. Blizzard, Executor of this My last Will and testament.

In Witness whereof I sign and publish, this instrument as my last will and testament at Grantsville, W.Va. this 22 day of January, 1898.

W. T. Keener (Seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by W. T. Keener the testator at Grantsville, W.Va. this 22" day of January, 1898, in our presence and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.

I. C. Barr
A. G. Mathews 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 Monday February 7, 1898.

     A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of W. T. Keener, 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 Clerk's office of said Court by A. G. Matthews and I. C. Barr, the subscribing witnesses to said writing, with whom the same was left by the testator for safe keeping and thereupon cause the said A. G. Mathews and I. C. Barr, the subscribing witnesses to said writing and after duly sworn, say that at the time of the execution of said writing the said W. T. Keener, 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 act 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 that W. S. Blizzard, is named as Executor thereof, and being required to file his bond; this day appeared before the undersigned clerk in said Clerk's Offive, together with J. P. Swentzel, his surety, also here present and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $1,000, conditioned 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 W. S. Blizzard took the oath required by law as such executor.

Given under my hand this Febry. 7, 1898. Teste: L. H. Trippett, Clerk.


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