Will of Elijah Griffith

Submitted by Mickie Griffith.


Marshall County West Virginia Will Book #2 

Elijah Griffith - Will probated 1886 - page 254 
February 11th 1878 

Know all men by these present: That I Elijah Griffith being of sound mind and
body do make this my last will and testament. 

1st: I give to my wife Annie all my property both personal and real should she be
living at my decease and after all just debts are paid to have and to hold during
her life time. 

2nd: I give to my son Joesph the farm upon which he now resides paying to Nancy A.
Jones my daughter the sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.) 

3rd: I give to my daughter Phebe M. one third of the Home farm and one third of all
of the stock on the home farm. She has the privilege of a House in the House in
which I now own. 

4th: I give to my son George S. T. all the balance of my property both personal and real,
he paying to my daughter Nancy Ann Jones the sum of one thousand dollars ($1000.) as
follows: Two hundred dollars the first year after my decease and the balance in two years.
Also George S. T. Griffith bearing my funeral expenses giving me a decent burial.
 
5th: I give to Samuel Griffiths son William the sum of fifty dollars ($50.) to be paid by
George S. T. Griffith. 

6th: I give to Samuel Griffiths daughter West Virginia the sum of fifty dollars to be paid
by Phebe M. Griffith. 

(?) my hand seal: Elijah Griffith 
attest H. C. Sanford 
T. B. Weekly 

West Virginia Clerks office Marshall County April 17th 1886. 
A paper writing bearing date on the 11th day of February 1878 purporting to be the last will
and testament of Elijah Griffith late of this County died? Was this day proved by the oath of
H. S. Sanford one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto before me in my office and continued as
to T. B. Weekly the other subscribing witness. 

Teste of 
Thos Finn Clk 
County Court 

West Virginia Clerks office Marshall County Court July 9th 1886. 
A paper writing bearing date February 11th 1878 purporting to be the last will and testament of
Elijah Griffith late of this County Died was this day fully proved by the oath of T. B. Weekley one
of the subscribing witnesses then to and is ordered to be recorded. 

Teste 
Thos Finn Clk 
County Court 

[Elijah Griffith last found in the 1880 census Washington Dist. Marshall County West Virginia.] 


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