Will of Joshua Blake

Submitted by Gary Timmons.

Marshall County Will Book 2-A, p. 11


I joshua Blake of Sandhill District County of Marshall County State of West Virginia, being of sound mind and considering the uncertainity of this frail and _________ life do make and declare this to be my last will and testament that is to say after all my just andlawful debts are paid, I will & bequest my property both real and personal as follows. To my daughter Anne Sheets I will one hundred dollars ($100) and to her sons Ellsworth & David one hundred dollars ($100) each, to my daughter Jennie Baird I will three hundred dollars ($300) to my daughter Bulah Winters I will three hundred ($300) dollars & to my daughter Mary Roneys, heirs, I will three hundred ($300) dollars, to my Grand daughter Lizzie May I will a bed and bedding. The balance of my house hold &kitchen furnature I will to be equally divided between my three daughters Anne Jennie & Beulah and it is my will and request that they divide the same equally amoung themselves in g ood feeling & Christian love & fellowship. The balance of my estate boath real and personal, I will to be equally divided between my three sons James John G. and Robert, and I hereby constitute my sons James and John G. as my legal administrators, of this my last will and testament.

On witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 19th day of August 1881.

Joshua Blake (seal)
Witnessed: D. Dague Jr. & J. G. Vannatta

State of West Virginia, Marshall County Circuit Court November 8th 1881. The last will and Testament of Joshua Blake deceased was proved by the oath of D. Dague Jr. and J. G. Vannatta witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of James Blake and John G. Blake two of the executors therein named, who made oath thereto, and together with Christian White their security entered into and acknowledge their bond in the penalty of Four Thousand ($4,000) Dollars conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted there for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.

A copy _____. O. Baker, Clerk