Submitted by Bobby Jones.
Marshall County Will Book 2, page 28 I Samuel Jones of the County of Marshall and State of West Virginia do make this my last will and testament in manner following that this is to say 1st my will is that the expenses of my last sickness and funeral be first paid. 2nd I give and devise to my sister Lydia Howard one hundred dollars 3rd I give and devise to Joseph H. Maple and Mary his wife two hundred dollars to be paid when my real estate is sold and proceeds received. 4th The proceeds of my estate after the above named amounts and necessary expenses in executing this my last will testament are fully paid. I give and devise as follows to (wit:)1st one third to the American Bible Society. 2nd one third to the Missionary Society of the M E Church to China. 3rd and the remaining third to the Superannuated or wornout preachers of the M E Church north. I do hereby Constitute and appoint James B. McClanaban of the County of Marshall and State of West Virginia to be the executor of this my last will and testament and I hereby authorize him to sell my real estate in Union District Marshall County West Virginia for ready cash within one year of my decease and make a lawful deed for the same and pay the proceeds as received in order as named in this my last will and testament, and I will that said that executor remain on said real estate during one year from the time of my decease to settle up the business free of rent a reasonable compensation as excutor of said estate. In testimony I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of September 1873. Samuel Jones Seal Signed sealed published and declared by Samuel Jones the above named testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Attest William McHenry James McHenry West Virginia Marshall County court Nov. term 1873 A paper writing purporting to be the last and will and testament of Samuel Jones late of this county Dec. was this day fully proven in open court by Willam McHenry and James McHenry the subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded and James B. McClanaban excutor therein named. Who made oath thereto and together with Nicholas Dowbr his Serenity who qualified as to his sufficiancy Extend into ans acknowledged thier bond in the penalty of $3000.00 conditions and payable as the law directs. Certificate is granted the said James B. McClanaban for obtaining a probate of said will in due form and Nicolas Dowbr James McHenry and Alex Eskey are appointed appraisors of said estate A. copy teste Thos. Finn clk.