Will of Joshua Covalt

Submitted by Charlene Smith.


Woodward County 

                       Last Will and Testament of Joshua Covalt

     Joshua Covalt of Woodward, County of Woodward Territory of Oklahoma, being
in poor health, but of sound mind and sensible of the uncertainty of life, and
desiring to make deposition of my property and while in sufficient health and
strength do hereby make, publish and declare the following to be my last will
and testament, hereby revoking and cancelling all other former wills by me at
any time made.
     First: I direct the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses.
     Second: I give and devise to my son, Price Covalt, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
     Third: To my son Fleet Covalt, I give the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
     Fourth: To my son Lee V. Covalt, I give the sum of One Dollar ($1.00)
     Fifth: To my son William S. Covalt, I give the sum of One Dollar ($1.00)
     Sixth: To my son James L. Covalt, I give the sum of One Dollar ($1.00)
     Seventh: To my son John B. Covalt, I give the sum of One Dollar ($1.00)
     Eighth: To my daughter Floanna Hathaway, I give the sum of One Dollar ($1.00)
     Ninth:  To my daughter, Mollie Huffman, I give the sum of One Dollar ($1.00)
     Tenth: To my daughter Dora Hunt, I give the sum of One Dollar ($1.00)
     Eleventh: All the rest residue and remainter, I give real property consisting
of a lease on the North-half (N1/2) of the School Section Thirty-Six (36) Township
Twenty-five (25) North of Range Twenty-one (21) W.I.M. in Woodward County, Oklahoma
Territory and all the rest residue and remainder of my personal property consisting
of Nine (9) horses, Fourteen (14) cattle together with all farm implements, tools,
crops, supplies, equipment and all goods and chattels of whatsoever nature belonging
to me, I wish to have divided equally among my wife, Martha Covalt, and my three
minor children, Zella Covalt, Everett Covalt and Jessie Covalt.  I direct that my
personal property and real property above described and such other additional
property as may come into my possession up to the time of my death be kept in tact
until my smallest child, Jessie Covalt, becomes of age and then my executors are
hereby directed to sell said property and divide the proceeds equally among my said
wife, Martha Covalt, and my said three children, Zella Covalt, Everett Covalt and
Jessie Covalt, each to receive one-fourth of said property.  Provided my executors
are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to sell such of said property as may
be necessary to pay my just debts promptly after my death.  Provided, further, that
in case my said wife, Martha Covalt, shall remarry or cease to be a widow at any
time prior to my youngest child becoming of age, then and in that event she shall
forfeit her right to said inheritance and I direct that said property be divided
equally among my said three children, at the time and and under the circumstances
above stated.
     Twelfth: I hereby appoint  and assign my sons, Fleet Covalt and Price Covalt
as joint executors without bond of this my last will and testament.

     In witness Whereof: I, Joshua Covalt, have to this my last willand testament,
consisting of two sheets of paper, subscribe my name to this 17th day of June, A.D.
1907
                                    Joshua Covalt

Subscribed by Joshua Covalt in the presence of each of us, the undersigned, and
in the presence of each other and at the same time declared by him to us to be
his last will and testament; and we thereupon at the request of Joshua Covalt in
his presence, and in the presence of each other signed our names hereto as witnesses
this 17th day of June,A.D. 1907, at the residence of said Joshua Covalt on Section
(36) Thirty-six, Township Twenty-five (25) North of Range Twenty-one (21) Woodward
County, Oklahoma Territory.

        Wittnesses             William H. Hedrick
                                      Geordie Jiniden
                                      B. F. Barnett
Endorsed, Filed July 20, 1908
                                       J. L. Griffitts   Co. Judge


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