Submitted by Charlene Smith.
Will of Wm. Covalt In the name of God Amen. I William Covalt being of sound mind but weak of body do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all former wills by me made. I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Reed the grey mare now owned by me. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Maggie J. Covalt daughter of Hiram Covalt five dollars and direct that my son Wm. H. Covalt shall pay here that out of his share of my estate. All the balance of my personal property after the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath to my son Wm. H. Covalt providing however that he shall pay to my daughter Lucinda Howard wife of Menes Howard Five Hundred dollars. Two hundred dollars to be paid within 6 months after my death and the balance three hundred dollars to paid in Two equal annual installments thereafter. I hereby constitute and my son Wm. H. Covalt sole executor of this my last will and testament and hereby direct that he shall not be required to give any bond as such executor but shall be entitled to act as such by simply qualifying as such. Signed and sealed by me this 17th day of May A.D. 1892 Wm. Covalt Signed in our presence by this testator this 17th day of May, 1892, and declared by him to be his last will & testament and signed by us in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other as attending witnesses. J. B. Gray Jas. C. Connelly West Virginia, Marshall County Court, Clerks Office. Febry 24th 1893. A paper uniting bearing date the 17th day of May 1892 and purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Wm. Covalt. decd. late of this county, was this day fully proved before me in my office upon the oaths of J. B. Gray and Jas. C. Connelly the attesting witnesses -------and as admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded as and for the true last will and testament of the said Wm. Covalt decd. Thereupon W. H. Covalt the Executer in said will named took the oath required by law. No bond being required by the term of said will. Therefore certificate is granted the said W. H. Covalt for obtaining a probate of said will in due form. Teste: E. M. Lewis clerk