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. his R. G. X Rosenbarger (Seal) mark Witness ) Thos D. Richmond to mark ) ) 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