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Linda Clark Ross, Bonnie Clark Kidd, Wanda Lee Clark Hill.
In the name of God Amen. I J. V. Clark in the County of Marshall State of West Virginia being of Sound mind and memory Blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and testament I give and bequeath to my be beloved Wife Sarah Clark all of my real estate and all So my personal property after paying all just debts aganest the said J. V. Clark As long as She remains my Widow and the rofalty on 47 ackers on Boman Run Joining the Bassett land and Dobbs land and Arthur Chambers land And at her deth this shall be devied a moung the heirs and 3thre Shears of rofalty under the Hanar Crowe farme to be devied a moung the children Silas Clark Albert Clark Edward Clark Spencer Clark is to have two hundred dollars a piece more money than Foster Clark. And Goldie Figley is to have two hundred dollars for her Shear and Jearld Figley is to have twenty five dollars for his Shear and Ernest Figley is to have twenty five dollars for his Shear and the remander, devied a moung the five boys and Albert Clark is to be the Kdmenestrator of this will J. V. Clark Signed. Signed in my presents this 28' day of September 1929 W. P. Richmond Notary Public in and for Marshall Co, W.Va. My Commission Expired No 10th 1929 Witnesses James A. Baker Ella B Richmond ______________________________________________________________ In the office of the Clerk of the County Court of Marshall County, West Virginia October 23rd 1933 Re: Probate of last will and testament of J. V. Clark, deceased. PROBATE ORDER This 23rd day of October, A. D., 1933 before the undersigned clerk of the County of Marshall County, West Virginia, the said County Court of said Marshall County being in vacation, came James A, Baker and W. P. Richmond mentioned as witnesses in that certain paper writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of J. V. Clark, deceased, who died a resident of Marshall County, West Virginia on the 24th day of August A.D. 1933, said paper writing was produced and offered for probate as and for the last true will and testament of the said J. V. Clark, deceased. The aforesaid witnesses, who after having been first duly sworn and after having been shown the aforesaid paper writing, bearing date on the 28th day of September A.D. 1929, deposed and said that the aforesaid J. V. Clark, now deceased, at the time of his signing of said paper writing, declared said paper writing to be his last true will and testament; and the said decedent signed his name to the said paper writing in the presence of the aforesaid witnesses; that the said witnesses were present at the same time; that the said witnesses subscribed their respective names as such witnesses in the presence of the said decese at his request, and in the presence of each other, all three being present at the same time; witnesses further said that, at the time aforesaid, the said decedent was of sound mind and disposing memory; and said witnesses further said that they know of no other will or testament of said decedent. It is therefore ordered that the aforesaid paper writing be and same is hereby admitted to probate and recorded as and for the last true will and testament of said J. V. Clark deceased, late of Marshall County. Whereupon came Albert Clark, who is name and appointed in said will as executor thereof. Thereupon the said Albert Clark, a resident of Marshall County, West Virginia, qualified as executor by taking the required oath and together with S. N. Cole, his surety, entered into a bond in the penal sum of $500.00, conditioned as required by law. Thereupon at the instance of the said executor the following named person were appointed appraisers of said estate; Ray Lough, Alex Reynolds, and Levi Rush, and matter of settlement of said estates is referred to Charles A. Newman, Esq., a commissioner of accounts.