Will of George McHenry

Submitted by B. Carlisle Bowling.

Will Book #2, Pages 189 & 190

In the name of God Amen. I, George McHenry of the County of Marshall, State of West Virginia, being in good health of body and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and being desirous of settleing my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and testament. That is to say:
First: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Anne McHenry, all my property both real and personal for and during her natural life.
Second: To my two Sons John McHenry and George P. McHenry I give and devise equally all my property both real and personal after the death of my said wife; to them and their heirs forever. My Son John is to have that part of my real estate upon which the House now stands in which I now live, it being the south east end of my real estate.
Third: To my Daughter Martha now the wife of James McCullough which I give and bequeath the sum of Two Hundred Dollars, which is to be paid to her or her legal heirs by my two said Sons or their legal representatives in two Equal payments. The first payment to be made within one year after the decease of my said wife, and the second payment to be made within two years thereafter.
Fourth: To my daughter, Aliva, I give and bequeath the sum of Four Hundred Dollars which is to be paid to her or her legal heirs by my two Sons or their legal representatives in two Equal payments. The first payment to be made within three years after the decease of my said wife--and the second payment to be made within four years thereafter.
Fifth: To my Daughter Ann Rebecca, now the wife of John Mason, I give and bequeath the sum of Ten Dollars which is to be paid to her or her legal heirs by my two Said Sons or their legal representatives Equally within one year after the death of my said wife.
Sixth: I have given to my Daughter Melvina, now deceased, who was the wife of Oliver G. Mason prior to the making of this my last will and testament, and prior to her Decease all she was to have or her legal heirs are to have. And lastly, I do hereby appoint my son John McHenry Sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this First day of December, Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-five.

Signed by the mark of George McHenry, witnessed by M. R. Crouse & T. Perry Jacobs.

Will admitted to probate of Marshall County Court on December 6, 1883.



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