Will of John Duncan

Submitted by Tiffany Shapiro.

Will of John Duncan (abt 1827/1831 – 19 Aug 1906)

Marshall County, West Virginia Will Book 4, page 360

I, John Duncan of Moundsville in Marshall County West Va make this my last will
revoking all others i give devise bequeath my estate and property real and personal
as follows that is to say:
     1st i direct that that my real estate be sold to the best advantage my personal
and all other expenses and lawfull debts be paid.
     2nd After paying all claims i direct that my Children and grandchildren hereafter
named be paid the sum specified to wit: George Duncan, my son, twenty dollars, Jane
Whitlatch my daughter four dollars, Emeline Myers, my daughter, four dollars, Jackson
Whitlatch (grandson) one dollar, Albert Duncan (grandson) one dollar, Harry Duncan
(grandson) one dollar, Oney Duncan (granddaughter) one dollar, Lila E Hartsell, my
Daughter who has been a faithfull and good daughter in keeping house and caring for
me is to have the remainder of the money devised from the sale of my real estate, with
all my personal property, Household and kitchen furnishings.
     I appoint my daughter Lila E. Harsell of Moundsville, West Va my executrix without
bond of this my will.
     In witness whereof i have signed and sealed published and declared this instrument
as my last will at Moundsville West Va, on this 23 day of June 1906, 
Attest:                                                John X (his mark) Duncan  (seal)
S. F. Earliwine
George Dorsey

The said John Duncan at Moundsville West Va on June 23rd 1906 signed and sealed this
instrument and published and declared the same as and for his last will.  And we at his
request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto written our
names as subscribing witnesses.

S. F Earliwine  (seal)
George Dorsey  (seal)

Office of the Clerk of the County Court of Marshall
County West Virginia
August 29 1906

A paper, writing bearing date June 23 1906 and purporting to be the last will and testament
of John Duncan, deceased, this day fully proved before me on the oaths of S. F. Earliwine
and George Dorsey the two subscribing attesting witnesses thereto, and is admitted to
probate and ordered to be recorded as the true last will and testament of the said John
Duncan, deceased.  

Teste: J C Chase, Clerk