Will Book I, pages 91-92

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

I Wm L. Stevenson being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and testament. I give after the payment of all my debts, to my blind wife two-thirds of all my property and to my good mother one third of all my personal property. I desire my library and office fixtures to be sold to the best advantage by private sale and all the personal property if any to be disposed of as best thought by my wife and mother. I desire my library and any claims notes or dividends if due me to pay my debts if sufficient and my life insurance to be collected and paid as before directed, if other property will pay out. I appoint J. M. Hamilton to carry out this will and my Executor. Written at Grantsville, W.Va. on the 30th day of May 1898.

Wm. L. Stevenson

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 Tuesday the 2nd day of August, 1898.

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William L. Stevenson deceased who had a known place of residence in this County and died therein on the 29th day of July, 1898, was this day presented in this office for probate, by Hagan Barr, Esq. in whose custody the same was left by the testator and thereupon came J. M. Hamilton the Executor therein named and Minnie Stevenson the widow and Elizabeth H. Stevenson the mother of the of the testator and who are referred to in said will desirous and moved that the same be admitted to Probate. And it being fully proven that the said will including the signature thereto is wholly in the handwriting of the testator and that at the time the same { } to { } data the testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory which proof was made by oaths of Hagan Barr A. G. Mathews and J. M. Hamilton witnesses sworn upon the inquiry. It is ordered that the said paper writing be admitted to Probate as and for the last will and testament of the said decedent; whereupon the said J. M. Hamilton the executor therein named appeared and took the oath required by law and with L. M. {M }, and Hagan Barr as his sureties entered into a bond in the penalty of $2000. Conditioned according to law. And in the motion of said Executor Alfred E. Kenney, Hagan Barr and S. C. Barr are appointed appraisers of the personal estate of the said testator which said appraisers appeared and took the oath required by law.

Teste: L. H. Trippett Clerk