Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.
Marshall County Will Book No. 6, Pages 488 & 489 [Page 488] Will of J. T. Blake. Mrs. A. F. Knight Andrew Wilkerson. J. T. Blake I, J. T. Blake, of Webster District, Marshall County West Virginia do make this my last will and testament and revoke all other wills and codicils of wills heretofore made by me. I devise to my son Elmer Blake in fee simple a certain parcel of land seventy acres more or less of my home farm and located south and east of a line commencing at certain falls on Elk run near a large beech tree and near where a ravine empties into Elk Run on the boundary line of Wm. Ingersolls farm and said falls are on the corner of the boundary line between the farm said Elmer Blake now owns and my home farm, and running from said Falls on Elk Run to a shell bark hickory tree, which is up the hill from said Falls and stands near the aforesaid ravine, which empties into Elk Run and thence to a walnut tree on the top of the hill near the barn on my home farm said walnut tree being on the boundary line between my home farm and the farm said Elmer Blake now owns, from said walnut tree down the hill to a wild cherry tree on the boundary line between my home farm and Elmer Blakes farm, thence to a rock near the fence below a certain spring near a chestnut tree, thence on a a straight line to a walnut tree standing between two ravines, one from Pole cat springs and one from another stream and near a fence from there to a stone on Granny's Run on the boundary line between my home farm and Elmer Blakes farm and marked with three crosses. I devise and bequeath to my son Garret Blake eight hundred ($800) dollars from my estate. I bequeath to my daughter Mary R. Letta Kimmons the sum of five hundred ($500) dollars. I bequeath to my daughter Lizzie May Scott the sum of one thousand ($1000) dollars I make no bequest to my son William Blake for the reason that I have already given him his share of my property during my lifetime. I devise and bequeath the residue of my estate after paying the bequests heretofore made and setting off the real estate devised to my son Elmer Blake, to all my children equally. I direct my executors to sell the sixty six acres more or less of my home farm, over and above the parcel devised to my son Elmer and apply the proceeds to the payment of my debts, including the expenses of my last illness and my burial and to the payments of the bequests made to my son Garret and my daughters Letta and Lizzie herein. I hereby appoint my sons Elmer Blake and Garrett Blake as my executors, and desire that they shall not be required to give bond. In other words they are to serve without giving bond. I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 18th day of September 1920. J. T. Blake ………… (seal) This is to certify that J. T. Blake, signed the above will in the presence of both and each of us, and who was at the time of signing of sound mind, and that we affixed our names as subscribing witnesses in the presence of the testator and of each other on this the 18th day of Sept 1920. Mrs. A. F. Knight Andrew Wilkerson. IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COUNTY COURT OF MARSHALL COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA. DECEMBER 17th. 1921. In the matter of the probate of the will of J. T. Blake, deceased. A paper writing bearing date on the 18th day of September 1920 purporting to be the last will and testament of J. T. Blake deceased was this day presented for probate.