Will Book II, page 27
Typed by Larry Heffner.
(Hard copy provided by Linda Fluharty.)
Amanda Kelly TO Will
I, Amanda Kelley, of Calhoun County, West Virginia, do make and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoaking all former wills by me heretofore made. I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter, Samilda Starcher, one feather bed, which however is to remain in the care of her Aunt Samilda Smith, until she is married and has use for the same. I give and bequeath to my daughter, Samilda Smith, my side saddle and one feather bed, in addition to her share of my general property hereinafter provided for. I give and bequeath unto my daughters, Blain Rogers and Effie Westfall and to my sons William Kelley, Levi Kelley and Jefferson Kelley and also to my grand son, Arthur Boyles, and to the children of my deceased daughter Mary Elliott, the sum of one dollar each, that is to say to each one dollar, except the said children of Mary Elliott, and to them jointly one dollar, this provision being made, because the said children and grand children, have been already provided for out of the estate of my late husband, Soloman Kelley, all the rest and residue of my estate, I give and bequeath to my five daughters, Rachel Stevens, Vashti Hershman, Virginia Johnson, Matilda Johnson and Samilda Smith, to be divided between them equally or in such proportion as they may see proper, after my death. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the law office of Linn & Hamilton, at Grantsville, in the said County, on this first day of August, 1895.
Amanda (her mark) Kelley, (Seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testatrix, Amanda Kelley, as and for her last will and testament, in our presence at the law office of Linn & Hamilton, at Grantsville, West Virginia, and we at her request, and in her presence, and in the presence of each other on this first day of August, 1895, do hereby subscribe our names as witnesses.
Cordelia B. Barr.
R. W. Hall.
J. M. Hamilton
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, Dec., 31, 1907.
A paper writing pyrporting to be the last will and testament of Amanda Kelley, who had a known place of residence in the County of Calhoun, and died therein on the 28th day of December, 1907, was this day presented in this office for probate by Cordelia B. Barr, the widow of A. J. Barr, deceased, in the custody of which decedent the said paper was left by the testatrix for safe keeping, which said writing bears date on the 1st day of August, 1895, and thereupon came Cordelia B. Barr and J. M. Hamilton, two of the subscribing witnesses to the said writing, who being duly sworn, proved that on the said 1st day of August, 1895, the said Amanda Kelley signed, sealed, published and declared the said writing as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of the said witnesses and of R. W. Hall, the other subscribing witness thereto, and that they and the said R. W. Hall, at the request of the said testatrix, and in her presence, and in the presence of each other on the day aforesaid, at the office of Linn & Hamilton, at Grantsville, West Virginia, subscribed their names as witnesses, and at the time said testatrix signed, sealed, and published the said writing as her will, she was of sound mind and disposing memory, and over the age of 21 years, and it being further proven that the said testatrix is dead, and at the time of her death she had a known place of residence in this County. The said writing is now admitted to probate as and for her last will and testament.
Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk.
A Copy Teste: S. W. McClung (signed), Clerk.