Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.
In the name of God amen. I James Bonar of Ohio County State of Virginia considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same. Do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say; First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Nancy Bonar all of my possessions as long as she remains my widow for the maintenance of these my eight youngest chidren and then to be equally divided among each of them also I appoint my beloved wife Nancy Bonar sole Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the thirty first day of January One thousand eight hundred and twentyseven. signed JAMES BONAR
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named James Bonar to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witness in the presence of the testator. signed; George Hubbs, Samuel Manning, Johnson Oneil.
Codicil; I James Bonar of Ohio County Virginia do this thirty first day of January make and publish this codicil to my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give to my eldest son William Bonar the sum of one dollar, to my eldest daughter Nancy Anderson one dollar and to my second daughter Elizabeth Sims one dollar, to my second son James Bonar one dollar, to my third daughter Sarah Bonar one dollar, to my third son David Bonar one dollar, to my fourth son Mathew Bonar one dollar. And lastly it is my desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament to all intents and purposes.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set mly hand and seal this thirty first day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenseven............Signed, James Bonar
Signed sealed and published and declared by the above named James Bonar as a codicil to be annexed to his last will and testament in the presence of ; George hubbs, Samuel Manning, Johnson Oneil.
Marshall county court, February term 1841; The last will and testament of James Bonar deceased was proved according to law by the oaths of George Hubbs and Johnson Oneil, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded.....A Copy Teste, James D. Morris CLK.
The original will of James Bonar is at the Marshall County Courthouse, Moundsville, W.Va.; a copy is recorded in Will Book 1, page 35. This will was written when Marshall Co. was still a part of Ohio Co, and was probated after the formation of Marshall.
Note, in the above codicil the date is written one thousand eight hundred and twenseven. Not an error ......