THE WILL OF GEORGE W. PRICE

Will Book II, pages 3-4

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     Whereas, I, George W. Price, a resident of Calhoun County, and State of West Virginia, being in my 47th year of age and while in my right or sound mind, but in poor health do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills unto my beloved wife, Hannah Price, all my property, both real and personal (except) one light bey horse named Maud and one dark bey horse named Fred, to have and to hold unto the said Hannah Price, during the time she shall remain as my widow, and if the said Hannah Price should again remarry, then she is to release all that part of my lands of which I may die siezed, except that part & parcel lying on the North side of the Turn Pike where my residence now is, on Millstone, in Lee District, of said Calhoun County, and the other lands lying on the South side of the said turn Pike and opposite my said dwelling house, at the death of the said Hannah Price, or at the time she shall cease to be my widow, then I do will and bequeath the last described real estate to my beloved children, Howard Price and Lizzie Price, to be divided among them equally.

Secondly. If the said Hannah Price should again marry, then she is to have full control of that tract of land lying upon the North side of the Turn Pike upon which my dwelling house now stands, during her life time, at which time of her death it is to revert to my above named children, Howard Price and Lizzie Price, and to be shared by them equally. Of my personal property that was excepted from my wife Hannah Price being one light bey horse named Maud and one dark bey horse named Fred, which excepted property I will and bequeath as follows: The light bey horse is to go to my son, Howard Price as his share of the personal property of which I may die seized and the dark bey horse is to go to my daughter, Lizzie Price, as her share of the personal property of which I may die seized. And I George W. Price do hereby appoint and constitute my wife, Hannah Price, first pay all debts that may be unsettled and outstanding against me at the time of my death, to pay all my burial expenses and all debts against me out of the personal property of which I may die possessed, except the horses which were given to my children Howard Price and Lizzie Price, these are in no wise to be effected by my said creditors so long as other property can be found out of which said debts can be made. It is my desire when I shall died to be burried in the cemetary on Sand Ridge and near the residence of Benjamin Evans or where the said Evans now lives. In witness I hereto attach my signature and seal this 27 day of December, 1898.

Geo. W. Price (seal)

Witnessed by W. E. Powell, Arnoldsburg, W.Va., A. W. Wilson, Arnoldsburg, W.Va., this 27th day of Dec., 1898. This will was signed by the aforesaid Geo. W. Price in our presence.

W. E. Powell
A. W. Wilson

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 Saturday, Feby., 10, 1906.
     A paper writing, bearing the date the 27th day of December, 1898, purporting to be the last will and testament of Geo. W. Price, 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 Hannah Price, the widow of the said George W. Price and one of the devisees named in said will and thereupon came W. E. Powell and A. W. Wilson, the subscribing witnesses to the said paper writing and who after being duly sworn proved that at the time of the execution of said will, the said Geo. W. Price, the testator 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 her last will and testament, and that they at the same time at her request and in her 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 last will and testament of the said Geo. W. Price, deceased.

A COPY Teste: S. W. McClung Clerk

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 Saturday, Feby., 10, 1906.
     Hannah Price who is named as Executrix in the last will and testament of Geo. W. Price, deceased and being required to file her bond as such Executrix, this day appeared before the undersigned Clerk, in said Clerk's office in vacation of said Court together with W. E. Powell, R. W. Hall and Howard Price, her sureties also here present, entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $800 conditioned according to law, and payable to the State of West Virginia, which bond is accepted as sufficient and hereby approved, whereupon the said Hannah Price took the oath prescribed by law as such Executrix.

A COPY Teste: S. W. McClung Clerk


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