Submitted by Sara Clayton.
Marshall County Will Book I, Page 338
The Last Will, of James Logsdon of Marshall County and State of West Virginia.
In the name of God Amen. Being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I Thank God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desireous to dispose of what Wordly Estate it hath pleased God to Bless me with. I give and bequeath the same as follows.
First; It is my desire that all my Just debts and Funeral Expenses to be paid.
Second; I leave the whole of my Estate Real and Personal to my Beloved wife Joanna Logsdon for her use and support while she remains my widow. After the death of my wife, my farm to descend to my four children, that is now living; John T. Logsdon, Joseph W. Logsdon, Levi W. Logsdon and Martha J. Harris to be equally devided between them four, by them paying my grandchildren the following sums to wit: James Alexander Logsdon, $50.00, James Allen Logsdon, $50.00, Margaret Eleanor Logsdon, $25.00, Susan Viola Logsdon, $25.00. These Legacies to be paid to my Grandchildren when they attain the age of Twenty-one years.
In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and seal this 1st day of February - One Thousand Eight Hundred and sixty seven, 1867.
James C. Foster James X Logsdon (SEAL)
John F. Earliwine
Marshall County Recorders Court, March Term, March 11th, 1867.
The Last Will and Testament of James Logsdon Deceased was this day fully proved by the oaths of James C. Foster and John F. Earliwine. To of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and James C. Foster on the motion of Logsdon, was duly qualified by taking the oath prescribed by law, and together with John F. Earliwine who qualified as to his sufficiency entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $700.00. Conditioned and payable as the Law directs, therefore Letter of Executorship is grantd the said James C. Foster in due form on the Estate of James Logsdon, Deceased. Ordered that William Stewart Sr., Thomas Allen and John F. Earliwine being first duly sworn by a Justice for that purpose, do Justly and Truly appraise in current money all the personal property of James Logsdon Deceased and return their appraisement under their hands to this office.
Thomas Finn, Recorder