HARD COPY OF WILL submitted by Janet Reinhold, March 2014.
Transcription submitted by Harry Steele.
Will of Henry Conkle
Marshall County WV
Will Book 2, Page 215
December 4, 1876
In the name of God Amen. I Henry Conkle a citizen of Marshall County West Virginia for many years and being of sound mind and memory do make ordain and publish this my last will and testament as follows to wit:
1st I will and devise that my wife Elizabeth Conkle have a comfortable living out of my estate both real and personal so long as she may live.
2nd I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter named out of my personal estate if there be sufficient for that purpose.
3rd I will and devise to my son Richard Asbury Conkle all my estate both real and personal including my home farm, where I now live to be his own in fee simple forever upon this condition however that my said son Richard Asbury out of my said personal and real estate pay all my just debts and funeral expenses & further that he support his mother in a comfortable manner so long as she shall live further that out of my said real & personal estate my said son Richard Asbury shall pay to my sons & daughters the following legacies which I do here bequeath to them as follows to wit: them as follows to wit: To my daughter Martha Ward five ($5) dollars: to my son Benjamin Conkle five ($5) dollars: To my daughter Margaret Warll [Warrell] five ($5) dollars: To my son Peter Conkle five ($5) dollars: To my daughter Angeline Lutes fifty ($50) dollars: To my son Henry Conkle five ($5) dollars: To my son James K. P. Conkle two hundred ($200) dollars & to my son Silas Wright Conkle two hundred ($200) dollars none of the foregoing legacies are however to be paid by my son Richard Asbury for two years after my death.
4th I do hereby appoint my son Richard Asbury Conkle Executor of my last will & testament hereby revoking any & all wills by me heretofore & any time made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this fourth day of December in the year AD 1876.
Henry Conkle (SEAL)
Signed sealed published and declared by Henry Conkle the testator as & for his last will & testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this fourth day of December 1876.
L. J. Helms
West Virginia Marshall County Court. September 16th 1884. A paper writing bearing date on the 4th day of December 1876, purporting to be the last will & testament of Henry Conkle late of this County, Dec'd. was this day fully proved by the oaths of Thomas F???? & L. J. Helms the two subscribing witnesses thereto & is ordered to be recorded. And R. A. Conkle the executor in said will named who made oath thereto & together with J. W. Gallaher his surety who qualified as to his sufficiency entered into & acknowledged their bond in the penal sum of one thousand dollars conditioned & payable as the law directs. Therefore certificate is granted the said R. A. Conkle for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.
A Copy Teste
Thos Finn, esq