Will of Robert Rosenberger

Submitted by Joyce Post.


Will dated July 26, 1913, Codicil dated Oct. 4, 1915

	I, R. G. Rosenbarger, a citizen and resident of Webster District,
Marshall County, West Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory,
do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament,
hereby revoking and declaring null and of no effect any and all former
wills by me at any time heretofore made.
	First:  I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral
expenses be paid by executor hereinafter named.
	Second:  For my daughter, Martha E. Allen, I have heretofore
made full and ample provision by having given her land and direct that
she take nothing further by this will.
	Third:  To my grand-daughter, Bertie Mull, I will and bequeath
the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars, to be paid by my executor
out of my estate.
	Fourth:  To my daughter, Emma Robinson, I will and bequeath the
sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars, to be paid by my executor out of
my estate.
	Fifth:  To my son, Thomas Rosenbarger, I will and bequeath the
sum of two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars, to be paid by my executor to
the Mercantile Banking and Trust Co., a corporation, of Moundsville,
Marshall County, West Virginia, which said Mercantile Banking and
Trust Co., is hereby appointed as trustee of said fund, and is directed
to care for, and invest and use said fund and the proceeds arising
therefrom for the use and benefit of my said son, Thomas Rosenbarger,
as in its judgment may be deemed best for the interest and welfare of
said Thomas Rosenbarger so live as he shall live.  At his death said
trustee shall pay the expense of his burial, place a suitable monument
to his grave, and then divide the remainder of said fund, if any remains,
equally between my daughter, Emma Robinson, and my grand-daughter,
Georgia Dowler.
	Sixth:  To my grand-son, Jonas L. Taylor, I have heretofore made
full and ample provision by having given him land and direct that he
take nothing by this will.
	Seventh:  I will and devise to my wife, Mary E. Rosenbarger, the
house and all the real estate situate at Pleasant Valley, in Marshall
County, West Virginia, where we now reside, to be her property absolutely
and forever.  And in addition hereto, I will devise and bequeath to my
said wife all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real
and personal, of which I shall die seized and possessed, to be her
absolutely and forever, remaining after the payment of the debts,
expenses and bequests as herein-before directed.
	Eighth:  I hereby nominate and appoint the Mercantile Banking
and Trust co., of Moundsville, West Virginia, a corporation, as executor
of this my last will and testament.
	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the
twenty-sixth day of July, A. D., 1913.
				R. G. Rosenbarger . . . . . . (SEAL)
Witness:
		Charles E. Carrigan
		D. B. Evans

	We, the undersigned, D. B. Evans and Charles E. Carrigan, do
hereby certify the signature to the foregoing writing is the signature
of R. G. Rosenbarger, of the County of Marshall, and State of West
Virginia; that said signature was made by the said R. G. Rosenbarger
in our presence acknowledged the said paper writing to be his last will,
both of us being present at the same when said acknowledgement was so
make; and that we, at the request of the said R. G. Rosenbarger, and in
his presence and in the presence of each other, subscribed said will as
witnesses thereto this the twenty sixty day of July, A. D.
						Charles E. Carrigan
						D. B. Evans

Codicil.

	I, R. G. Rosenbarger, residing in Webster District, Marshall County,
West Virginia do make, publish and declare this as a codicil to my will
made and dated July 26, A. D. 1913.
	First:  I will and direct that item number five (5) of said will be
so modified that the sum of fifteen hundred ($1500.00) be left to said
trustee for the purpose of maintaining my son, Thomas Rosenbarger, in
lieu of the sum set forth in said will.  I further will and direct that
the residue of said sum, if any remain, be divided equally between my
daughter, Emma Robinson, and my grand-children, Georgia Dowler, Robert
Robinson and Lizzie Widdle, otherwise the provisions of said will dated
July A. D. 1913 are hereby ratified and confirmed.
	In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the
fourth day of October, A. D. 1915.
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							R. G. X Rosenbarger   (Seal)
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Witness   )  Thos D. Richmond
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                )  Charles E. Carrigan.

	Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said R. G. Rosenbarger
as and for his codicil to his last will and testament dated July 26,
A. D. 1913, in our presence we, subscribing witnesses thereto, both
present at the same time, at his request, be the matter of the probate
of the will and codicil thereto of R. G. Rosenbarger, deceased.
	It appearing to the Clerk of said County Court of Marshall County,
West Virginia, ___ Emma Robinson, Martha E. Allen, Thomas Rosenbarger,
Bertie Mull, Georgia Dowler, Robert A. Robinson, Lizzie Widdle, and Mary
E. Rosenbarger, who are all the parties interested in the probate of said
paper writing dated July 26, 1913, and an additional proper writing
attached thereto dated October 4, 1915, have been duly notified and
proper return of service showing such notification having been returned
and filed in the office of said Clerk, the said paper writing dated
July 26, 1913, purporting to be the last will and testament of said
R. G. Rosenbarger, deceased, late of the City of Moundsville, West
Virginia, is this day fully proved before the said Clerk, in his
office, upon the evidence of D. B. Evans and Chas. E. Carrigan, the
attesting witnesses hereto; and said codicil attached thereto dated
October 4, 1915, is also fully proved upon the evidence of Chas E.
Carrigan, one of the attesting witnesses thereto, on action of cousel
for the petitioner it is ordered that said paper writing bearing date
July 16, 1913, and the codicil thereto attached bearing date October
4, 1915 be admitted to probate and recorded as and for the true last
will and testament of the said R. G. Rosenbarger, deceased.
	It is further ordered that M. E. McCosh, John W. Crow and J. M.
Smith be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of said estate.
Thereupon came the Mercantile Banking and Trust Co., a corporation,
the executor named in said last will and testament and qualified
as required by law.
					Teste:   J. E. Chase, Clerk


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