Submitted by Bobby Jones.
Marshall County Will Book 2, page 180 Marshall County State of Wes. Va. This my last will made this 12 day of October in the year of our lord One Thousand eight hundred and eighty one. I Mahlon Riggs I give divide bequeath my estate and property Real and Personal as follows to Wyley Montcalm Riggs I give my farm on the following conditions Wyley pay to Thoma G. Riggs five hundred dollars within one year after my death. and to William D. Riggs five hundred dollars within two years after my death. and to Mary Buchanon three hundred dollars at any time within five years and to Olivia Columbia Adair three hundred dollars at any time within six years. Sarah C. Riggs and Emma Riggs are to retain their shares so long as they remain single but and if they marry. Then Wyley is to have their shares and to pay each of them three hundred dollars. Sarah C. Riggs and Emma Riggs are to have all the house hold goods and kitchen goods. except William and Wyley is to have each of them one feather bed apiece. Sarah C. Riggs and Emma is to have the house or as much as may be for their ??? comfort and convenience they so long as they remain single and at home and to have yard orchard and garden and to have one cow apiece and one horse only and fowls and all the comforts the farm afords so long as they remain single. and if they marry they take their share three hundred dollars each and Wyley to have full and peasible possesion. I Mahlon Riggs this day appoint Wyley Mt. C. Riggs executor of this my last and only will. Signed this 12 day of October 1881 Mahlon Riggs West Virginia Clerks Office Marshall County Court. July 25th 1883 A paper writing bearing date Oct. 12th 1881 purporrting to be the last will and testament of Mahlon Riggs late of this County deceased was this day proved by the oaths of H.W. Hunter and David Levi to be wholly in the hand writing of the testor as well as the signature thereto affixed. The sworn statement of which witnesses sworn to and subscribed by them is filed herewith. Thereupon the said paper writing is this day admitted to probate as and for the last will and testament of Mahlon Riggs late of this County decd. and leave is given to Wyley M. Riggs the executor therein named to some future day to give the bond and qualify as such executor. Teste: Thos. Finn, Clrk