Submitted by Karen Hucko.
MARSHALL COUNTY WILL BOOK 2, Page 320
The last will and testament of John Richmond of the County of Marshall and State of West Virginia. In the name of God, I John Richmond considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being in sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following ( that is to say)
1st I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Nancy Richmond the use of all my household and kitchen furniture and household and kitchen utensils of whatever kind and nature to use during her natural life without her giving any further account therefor of same. At the death of my said beloved wife, I will and bequeath unto my son namely, Lutelus L. all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate of whatsoever kind and nature forever and I further bequeath unto my son Lutellas this tract of land on which I now live and bounded as follows adjoining the tract on the north side to C.A. Youngs line, with the same up the hill to the big birch with the same to the Nathan Shepherds line and with same to the corner, consisting of about sixty eight acres of land. Condition that my son Lutellas L. pay to my son Lewis W. four hundred and seventy five dollars of which three hundred was signed for my daughter Sarah to my son Lewis W. also on condition that my son Lutelas L. pay to my daughter Emily, six hundred dollars those two having been pastly previously provided for. The first payment of which is to be two-hundred and fifteen dollars September 1st 1890, of which one hundred dollars to be paid to my son Lewis W. and one hundred dollars to my daughter Emily and one hundred dollars to my son Jacob, and one dollar to my son William and one dollar to my son J.D. and one dollar to my son Marcellas, and one dollar to my son Lemuel and five dollars to Ann Bush and one dollar to my daughter Sarah and one dollar to my daughter Rebecca, these 8 last named children having been fully provided for.The second payment of which is to be 2 hundred dollars payable September the first 1891. One hundred dollars to be paid to my son Lewis W. and one hundred dollars to be paid to my daughter Emily.The third payment of which is to be 2 hundred dollars payable September 1892. One hundred dollars to my daughter Emily. The fifth payment of which is to be one hundred and seventy five dollars to my son Lewis W. and one hundred dollars to my daughter Emily. The sixth and last of which is to be one hundred dollars payable September the first 1895 to my daughter Emily and also on the further consideration that Lutelas L. pay and discharge all my pst debts and funeral expenses on the further condition that my son Lutelas L. furnish for my beloved wife Nancy Richmond good and sufficient clothing and lodging suitable to her age and condition also amitable utensils and nourishment at his own table suited to her age and condition during her natural life also after her decease to give her a decent and reputable burial and pay all expenses of same. I also will and direct that any party named in this instrument objecting to the provisions here before named, that they shall have no benefit of its provisions. I hereby appoint my sons William S. and Marcellas A. sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all forever wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eight six.
John Richmond seal
The above written instrument consisting of one sheet was written and subscribed by John Richmond the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names as attesting witnesses.
Hardesty Long residing in Marshall County
C.E. Young residing in Marshall County
J.D. Travis residing in Marshall County
John Richmond died 2nd day of February 1888.