Will of Daniel M. Buckley, dated July 31, 1876. Hardy Co., WV. Know all men by these presents that I Daniel Buckley of Hardy County, West Virginia, being in ill health but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. And as to my worldly estate and all the personal property of which I shall die seized and possessed, and to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following, to wit: First: My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executor Rueben S. Davis be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient. I give and bequeath to Lavina Oats, the wife of Robert Oats, as her own separate estate, all my bees & hives now in the possession of the said Lavina Oats. I give and bequeath to Ezekiel Bean all my bees & hives now in his possession. I give and bequeath to Peter M. Bean all my bees & hives now in his possession. I give and bequeath to William W. Bean all my bees & hives now in his possession. I also give and bequeath to him whatever amount of indebtedness might be due me from him. I also give and bequeath to him a note of hand that I hold against John J. Chipley of Thirty-one dollars more or less. I give and bequeath to Reuben S. Davis all my bees & bee stands now in the possession of Henry H. Riggleman. I also give to him my account on Thomas Burch of Twelve dollars. I give and bequeath unto George W. Bean and my bees & hives now in his possession. I also give him my account on Frederick W. Bean. I also give him the balance of my account of Seven dollars & seventy-five cents due from the estate of Samuel Marshall, dec'd, after paying my indebtedness to A.S. Snider out of said amount. I also give him all my wearing apparel. I give and bequeath to George W. Bean my account on Peter M. Bean of Fourteen dollars loaned to him. I give and bequeath to William J. and Charles C. Bean, children of George W. Bean, my tool chest and whole set of carpenter tools. I also give them my whole set of wagon makers tools. I give and bequeath to Mary A.L. and William J. Bean, children of George W. Bean, my trunk & fixtures and all its contents. I give and bequeath unto Joseph Garrett the whole amount of all claims of indebtedness due me from the said Joseph Garrett. I give and bequeath to Hannah E. Bean, the wife of George W. Bean, my bed and all my bedding. And lastly I do nominate and appoint Rueben S. Davis to be the executor of this my last will and testament contained on one sheet of paper. I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 31st day of July 1876. D.M. Buckley Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Daniel M. Buckley as for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. Erasmus M. Tucker Silas Hull This will was presented in court on August 30, 1876 and proved by the oaths of the two witnesses and ordered to be recorded. Rueben S. Davis posted a bond of $100 as administrator. Erasmus Tucker, John Hawse and Jacob Tusing were appointed appraisers of the estate of Daniel M. Buckley.
Transcribed and submitted by Glenn Smith,
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