Submitted by Barbara Johnson.
The will of Richard Marsh. According to letters from England he was referred to as Uncle. Depending on which Elizabeth the letters were written to, he was either the brother or uncle of Elizabeth & Mary Marsh Sutton. They settled in Wheeling 1830 with their husbands George & Philip Sutton from Staffordshire England.
I Richard Marsh of the county of Marshall and State of Virginia being of sound mind and memory do therefore make publish and declaim this to be my last will and testament. I give, bequest and .... of as follows. To writ: To my Beloved wife all my real estate and personal property To have and to hold and have the whole control of as long as she lives and after her death I give my real estate to my grand daughter Hanah Rebeca Heartington and her heirs if she has any and also my personal property on her grand mothers death. To my grand son Richard Marsh Heartington five dollars to be paid six months after the death of my wife. and to Harriet McCausland one hundred dollars to be paid in one year after the death of my wife. In (faded) whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this eight day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and sixty.
The above riten (faded out) was subscribed by the said Richard Marsh in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us to be his last will and testament and we as the testators request and in his presants have signed our names as witneses.
William Mardon of Marshall Co VA
William Turner of Marshall Co VA
West Va, Marshall County Recorders Court. Aug 11th, 1868.
A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Richard Marsh Died was this day fully heard by the oaths of William Mardon & William Turner the subscribing witneses thereto and admitted Record.
A Copy Teste
Thomas Finn Recorder