THE WILL OF ELIZABETH WALLBROWN

Will Book II, page 30

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

Elizabeth Wallbrown TO Will

I, Elizabeth Wallbrown, residing near the Beech Post Office, in Lee District, County of Calhoun, and State of West Virginia, make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made, and direct the payment of my just debts. I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved husband, Henry Wallbrown, a certain tract of one hundred and eighty five acres of land, more or less, situated on Beech Fork, being the same land on which I now reside and which was conveyed to me by Henry Wallbrown on the 21st day of August, 1888, by deed recorded in the office of the Clerk of the county Court of Calhoun County, in Deed Book number 18, page 135. I hereby appoint Henry Wallbrown, my executor, without bond of this my will. Witness my signature this 16th day of February, 1897.

Elizabeth (her mark) Wallbrown.

Signed, published and declared by Elizabeth Wallbrown, as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in her presence, at her request, and in the presence of one another, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

F. M. Houchin.
Amos Kenney.

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, July 4th, 1908.

A paper writing bearing date the 16th day of February, 1897, purporting to be the last will and testament of Elizabeth Wallbrown, deceased, who had a known place of residence in said County, wherein she died, was this day presented for probate to the undersigned Clerk of said Court, in vacation of said Court by Amos Kenney, one of the subscribing witnesses to said will, in whose custody the said will was left by the said decedent, and thereupon came the said Amos Kenney and F. M. Houchin, the subscribing witnesses to the said paper writing, and who after being duly sworn, proved at the time of the execution of said will, the said Elizabeth Wallbrown, was of sound mind and disposing memory, and over the age of 21 years, that she 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 admitted to probate as the true last will and testament of the said Elizabeth Wallbrown, deceased.

Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk
A Copy Teste: S. W. McClung (signed), 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, July 4th, 1908.

Henry Wallbrown, who was named as Executor in the last will and testament of Elizabeth Wallbrown, deceased, this day appeared in the said Clerk’s office before the undersigned Clerk, together with F. M. Houchin Sr., and Amos Kenney, his sureties also here present, and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $100. conditioned according to law, and payable to the State of West Virginia, which bond is deemed sufficient, and thereupon the said Henry Wallbrown took the oath required by law as such Executor. It is further ordered that F. M. Houchin Sr., J. H. Roberts and James Lynch, be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the said estate, who shall after being duly sworn appraise the same according to law.

Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk.
A Copy Teste: S. W. McClung (signed), Clerk.


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