Will Book I, page 48
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
In the name of God Amen. I, Elija Swiger of the County of Calhoun and State of West Virginia being of sound mind do make this to be my last will and testament as fowlers I giv devise and bequeath to my Exexiter herinafter named his airs Executers administrators all my personal property one bed and one sheep to be exempt and the said exexiter is to sell and applie the said proseads to the paying off my land debt and others and remainder of any eaqulity divided amonst all my childern except my sun Lot O. Swiger and he is to have $5.00 when the property is sold and money clected . And the $5 is all he is to have out of my estate and the said exexiter is to after selling and colecting the money pay of my land debt and get a deed to same it being one hundred acers the I bout of Perygreen Hase and in the county of Calhoun and State of West Va on the pike leading from Arnolsburg to Spencer on Luther Bark and the said hundred acers of land to be eagley divided betine my six children namly Mariah T. Susonah Freeman S. Live S Herman H Artemesia Molisia Sealy and the said Exexiter is to cut the farm and the proceads to be divided eaquel betwine the six last named children and if the personly prepity shud not pay my indetnesses the proceads of the rent to be applied till it is paid and then a division of the rest amunst the said last named six children. Sind seald and delivered by the testator Elija Swiger as his last will and testament and I hereby appoint George Downs Exexter of this my last will this 11th day of Feb 1880.
Elijah (his X mark) Swiger (Seal)
Sind in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
W. W. Bailey