Submitted by Bobby Jones.
Marshall County Will Book 2, page 421 I Mary B. Riggs of Moundsville Marshall County W. Va. being of sound and disposing mind and beliving in the uncertanity of human life. Make this my last will. I give devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal as follows: That is to say: After all my legal debts are paid. First - I wish all my household property of whatever kind to be equally divided between my three sisters - viz: Kate Hagar Martha Grimes and Maggie Parkinson, second all the rest of my property both real and personal to be divided equally between my three sisters above named, the children of my deceased sister - Elizabeth Walker, my two brothers viz: Adolphuis Burley and John A. Burley constituting six shares, all to have share and share alike. For the purpose of carring out the provisions of the above will I hereby appoint J.L. Parkinson my sole executor residence of same Moundsville, W. Va. In witness of which I have sigen and sealed and published and declared this instrument as my last will at Moundsville, W. Va. this 20-day of February 1891 Mary B. Riggs (seal) The said Mary B. Riggs as place and on said day signed and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for her last will and we at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses. Witnesses: Mary Parkinson G. W. Bruce West Virginia Clerks Office, Marshall County. April 3rd 1891 A paper writing bearing date on the 20th day of Feby. 1891 purporting to be the last will and testament of Mary B. Riggs late of this County dec'd way this day fully proved before me in my office upon the oath of Mary B. Parkinson and Geo. W. Bruce the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. and J. L. Parkinson the executor in said will named declining to act, upon motion of J. L. Parkinson. W. O. Grimes is appointed administrator with the will annexed of Mary B. Riggs dec'd. Thereupon the said W.O. Grimes took the oath as required by law and together with J. B. Hicks his surety who first qualified as to his sufficuncy entered into and acknoledged their bond in the ?? sum of $1000.00 conditioned and payable as the law directs. Thereupon certificate is granted the said W. O. Grimes for obtaining a probate of said will in due form. Teste: E. M. Lewis, clerk County Court, Marshall Co. West Va.