Will of Lydia May

Submitted by Joyce Post.


Will Book 2, pg. 292 & 293, 1887

		Lydia A. May's Will

I, Lydia A. May of Benwood, Marshall County, West Virginia considering
the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and
being desirous to settle my worldly affairs do therefore publish and
make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that
is to be.  To my beloved husband J. W. May I give devise and bequeath
all my estate and property, real and personal, including my undivided
interest in my Father's estate and as devised to me by the last will
and testament of my Father Hiram McMechen decd late of Marshall County
West Virginia.  In witness whereof I the said Lydia A. May have
hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of June AD 1887.

						Lida A. May

The said Lydia A. May at her home in Benwood on said day, signed
sealed and acknowledged this instrument as published and declared the
same as and for her last will and we at her request and in her presence
and in the presence of each other have hereunto written our names as
witnesses.
						James Price
						A. L. Pelley


West Virginia Clerks Office Marshall County Court Sept. 19th 1887.

A paper writing bearing date on the 23rd day of June 1887 purporting
to be the last will and testament of Lydia A. May late of this county
and was this day proved by the oath of A. L. Pelley one of the
subscribing witnesses thereto before me in my office and further
proof thereof continued to some future day.
						Teste
						Thos Finn Clk County Court
						Marshall County WVa

West Virginia Clerks Office Marshall County Court Oct 1st 1887.

A paper writing bearing date on the 23rd day of June 1887 purports to
be the last will and testament of Lydia A. May late of this County decd
was this day proved by the oath of James Price on of the subscribing
witnesses thereto before me in my office and is thereupon considered
fully proved and is ordered to be recorded.
						Teste,  J. W. Manning, Deputy
						For Thomas Finn, Clerk
						County Court, Marshall Co, WVa


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