Will of B. F. Standiford
Pleasants County, W. Va.

Submitted by Blaine Standiford.


        LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF B. F. STANDIFORD, DECEASED

Will Book 3, Page 80
Pleasants County, WV 

          I, B. F. Standiford, of the City of St. Marys, County of 
Pleasants and State of West Virginia, being of sound and disposing mind 
and memory, realizing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of 
death, do make, publish and declare this writing as and for my last 
will and testament, hereby revoking, annulling and making absolutely 
void any and all other last wills and testaments by me at any time 
heretofore made.
  
          1.  I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be 
paid by my I Executor hereinafter named as soon after my death as 
possible. 
          2. I direct my Executor hereinafter named to purchase and 
have erected on my burial lot in the Odd Fellows cemetery in the City 
of St. Marys, West Virginia, a Monument to the memory of myself and 
wife, Emma W. Standiford at a price not to exceed One thousand 
($1OOO.OO) dollars, as soon after my death as convenient.
          3. I direct my Executor hereinafter named to purchase with 
funds of my estate, a Monument to the memory of my Aunt Susan 
Standiford Gamble and Vachel Gamble her husband, to cost not over 
$300.00, and have same erected at their graves in the Cemetery at 
Clarington, Ohio. 
          4. I direct that a vault to be lined with brick and cement be 
prepared on my lot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in St. Marys, West 
Virginia, for the reception of my body after my death. Said Vault to be 
built by A. C. Imlay, or some other competent person, the cost thereof 
the cost thereof to be paid by my Executor of this my will. 
          5. I give and bequeath to my cousin J. F. Standiford, of 
Parsons, Kansas, One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars.
          6. I give and bequeath to my cousin, Viney Standiford, of 
Parsons Kansas, One thousand ($1000.00) Dollars. 
          7. I give and bequeath to my cousin, Sylvia Gamble Hyer, of 
Akron, Ohio, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars. 
          8. I give and bequeath to Blanche Gamble and Mack Gamble, of 
Hannibal, Ohio, jointly, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars. 
          9. I give and bequeath to the estate of my cousin, John Q. 
Adams, of Alexander Louisiana, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars. 
         10. I give and bequeath to my cousin, Lee Webster Wayman of 
New Martinsville, West Virginia, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars. 
         11. I give and bequeath to my cousin, Wilber Jones of 
Moundsville, West Virginia, One thousand ($1,000.00) dollars. 
         12. I give and bequeath to my cousin, Willie Griffith, One 
thousand ($1000.00) dollars.  
         13. I give and bequeath to Robert Wentz, son of my niece, 
Lucile B. Wentz, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars. 
         14. I give and bequeath to my niece, Mrs. Gertrude Smith, wife 
of W. H. Smith, of Wheeling. West Virginia, One thousand ($1000.00) 
dollars.
         15. I give and bequeath to my nephew, W. H. Smith, husband of 
my niece, Mrs. Gertrude Smith of Wheeling, West Virginia, One thousand 
($1000.00) dollars.
         16. I give and bequeath to my cousin Fannie Jones, of Racine, 
Ohio, One thousand ($1OOO.OO) dollars.  
         17. I give and bequeath to Frank Wentz, son of my niece, 
Lucille B. Wentz, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars.
         18. I give and bequeath to my niece, Lucile B. Wentz, wife of 
Dr. George W. Wentz, Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
         19. I give and bequeath to Dr. George W. Wentz, husband of my 
niece Lucile B. Wentz, Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.  
         20. I give and bequeath to Emma Louise Wentz, daughter of my 
niece, Lucile B. Wentz, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars.  
         21. I give and bequeath to Clifford C. Baldwin, of Greensburg, 
Pennsylvania, Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
         22. I give and bequeath to my niece, Lelia B. Garrett, of 
Moundsville, West Virginia, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars.
         23. I give and bequeath to William H. Wentz, son of my niece, 
Lucile B. Wentz, Five hundred ($500.00) dollars. 
         24. I give and bequeath to George W. Wentz Junior, son of my 
niece, Lucile B. Wentz, five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
         25. I give and bequeath to Gertrude Elizabeth Wentz, daughter 
of my niece, Lucile B. Wentz Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
         26. I give and bequeath to the Ladies Aid Society of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, of St. Marys, West Virginia, One thousand 
($1000.00) dollars. 
         27. I give and bequeath to the West Virginia Weslyan College 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Buchannan, West Virginia, One 
thousand ($1000.00) dollars. This bequest to be invested permanently by 
the officers of said College and only the interest accruing thereon to 
be expended by said officers, the principal to be permanently invested 
for the interest of said College. 
         28. I give and bequeath to the municipal corporation of the 
City of St. Marys, West Virginia, One thousand ($1 000.00) dollars, to 
be used by the officers of said City for the improvement of the water 
system of said City and for no other purpose.
         29. I give and bequeath to the municipal corporation of the 
City of St. Marys, West Virginia, One thousand ($1000.00) dollars, to 
be used by the officers of said city for the improvement and betterment 
of the fire department of said City, and it may be used by said 
officers to assist in the purchase of a chemical Wagon or Truck for the 
use of said fire department of said City, if in the opinion of my 
Executor hereinafter named said bequest should be so used.
         30. To promote and assist the Deaconess movement and this work 
in the West Virginia, conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in 
and only for the State of West Virginia, I give and bequeath One 
thousand ($1000.00) dollars.
         31. To the Limestone Presbyterian Church located on the 
Waynesburg road near Moundsville, West Virginia, I give and bequeath 
Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars.
         32. To my niece, Jane Taylor, of Charleston, West Virginia, I 
give and bequeath Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars. 
         33. To my cousin, Ellis Jones, of Moundsville, West Virginia, 
I give and bequeath ($500.00) Five hundred dollars. 
         34. To the Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, of the State of West Virginia, I give and bequeath Two hundred 
($200.00) dollars.
         35. I direct my Executor hereinafter named to invest Two 
hundred ($200.00) dollars of the funds of my estate in bonds of the 
government of the United States of America, and to keep said bonds 
perpetually, and to collect the interest as it accrues thereon, and use 
said interest in the proper care and upkeep of the graves of myself and 
wife, Emma W. Standiford. 
         36. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, 
personal or mixed,  vested or contingent, and wherever situated or 
located, I give, grant, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Emma W. 
Standiford, to be hers absolutely.
         37. I hereby nominate and appoint The First National Bank of 
St. Marys, West Virginia, Executor of this my last will and testament 
and direct that no bond be required of my said Executor.
         If any or either of my beneficiaries under this my last will 
and testament should object to any of the terms or provisions hereof, 
all bequests or devises to such beneficiary is withdrawn and cancelled 
permanently.
         IN WITNESS of all of which I have hereunto signed my name and 
affixed my seal, at St. Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia, this 9" 
day of April 1924, in the presence of the witnesses named below.

         B. F. Standiford (SEAL) 

         Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named B. 
F. Standiford, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence 
of us, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each 
other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, this 9" 
day of April 1924.
 
         A. S. Grimn, Witness
         J. A. Schauwecker, Witness
         B. A. Dotson, Witness
 
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, PLEASANTS COUNTY, 
 
COUNTY COURT CLERK'S OFFICE, JUNE 17, 1924.

         We, A. S. Grimn, J. A. Schauwecker and B. A. Dotson, do each 
solemnly swear that in our presence B. F. Standiford signed, sealed, 
published and declared the annexed writing as and for his last will and 
testament, and that we each in his presence at his request, and in the 
presence of each other, signed our names to said writing as subscribing 
witnesses thereto, on the 9th day of April 1924.
         And further, we do each solemnly swear that we believe the 
said I testator was in sound mind and memory at the time of the 
execution of said writing, SO HELP US GOD!

         A. S. Grimm
         J. A. Schauwecker
         B. A. Dotson
         Witnesses 

         Taken, subscribed and sworn to before me, in my office in 
Pleasants County, West Virginia, this the 17th day of June 1924.
         R. L. Griffin
         Clerk of the County Court of Pleasants
         County, West Virginia.
 
WEST VIRGINIA, PLEASANTS COUNTY, COUNTY COURT CLERK'S OFFICE, JUNE 17, 
1924.
 
         The Last Will and Testament of B. F. Standiford, deceased, was 
this day presented in the office aforesaid, and duly proven by the 
oaths of A. S. Grimm, J. A. Schauwecker and B. A. 
Dotson, the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded 
and filed.
 
         TESTE: R. L. GRIFFIN, Clerk:
 
WEST VIRGINIA, PLEASANTS COUNTY, COUNTY COURT CLERK'S OFFICE, JUNE 17, 
1924.
 
         The foregoing Last Will and Testament of B. F. Standiford, 
deceased, having been duly proven by the oaths of the witnesses 
thereto, was this day admitted to record in said office.

        TESTE: R. L. Griffin, CLERK 


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