Will of John S. Riggs.

Submitted by Bobby Jones.


Marshall County Will Book 2, page 27

In the name of God amen I John S. Riggs in view of the uncertianty
of life and the certianty of death, and being of sound mind
and disposing memory do make and publish this my last will
ands testament. I devise and bequeath my property real and
personal as follows: I desire that my farm be sold two
years after my death. either private or public sale as my executor
hereinafter named may elect. The proceeds of the sale of the
farm to be used and distributed as follows: I desire that my wife
Mary Riggs shall have one hundred per year up to the
sale of the farm. after the sale farm she shall receive two
hundred and twenty five dollars per year during her natural
life.  The payments to be made to her ??? to her
in the sale of the farm. She shall have the use of the house
free of rent up the time of the sale of farm, and shall have
her bed, meat fruit and pastureage and shelter for one cow and
my interest and title in my cottage and Lot on the camp mound
I make the foregoing bequests in in lien of her legal dower in
the farm: I desire that my three sons William H. Riggs. Wesley
C. Riggs and Hanson Riggs shall have the balance of the
proceeds of the sale of my farm to be equally divided between
them. and also desire that all notes and receipts now in my-
possesion given for money paid to my three sons William H.
Riggs Wesley C. Riggs and Hanson Riggs to be paid and returned to
them. In addition to other bequests I desire that my wife Mary
Riggs shall have one sewing machine. one dressing stand
one bed stand and one half of the remainder of my household
goods one half of the poultry owned one cow. I desire that
the remainder of my personal property be sold after paying all
my legal liabilities the balance to be equally divided between my
sons heretofore named in this will. I appoint Wesley C. Riggs
and Hanson Riggs me executors of this will. In witness whereof
I have set my hand and seal this 17th day of January 1888
J.S. Riggs (seal)

Signed in the presence of us by John S Riggs the above testor in
our precense and attested by us at his request and in the presence
of each other this day and date above written.
Lemuel Riggs
Geo. Edwards

West Virginia Clerks Office Marshall County Court May 5th 1888
A paper writing bearing date on the 17th day of January 1888
purporting to be the last will and testament of J S Riggs late of this
Conty deceased was this day fully proved before me in my office by
the oaths of Lemuel Riggs and Geo. Edwards the subscribing witnesses
thereto and is ordered to be recorded and Leave is given W.C. Riggs
and Hanson Riggs the executors in said will named to some future
day to qualify and give bond as such.
Teste:
Thos. Finn clrk, County Court
Marshall County W. Va.


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