Will of Hanson Davis

Submitted by Elizabeth Davis Swiger.

Will of Hanson Davis, 1808-1876

Written 15 February 1871, Probated 1 Aug 1876
Marshall County WV Will Book 2, pages 60-1

	In the name of God, amen. I, Hanson Davis of the County of Marshall
and State of West Virginia, being of sound and disposing mind and memory
do make and publish this my last will and testament.

	Item First. I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral
expenses be paid out of the first money that shall come into the hands
of my Executor or Administrator as soon after my decease as possible from
any portion of my estate by this will ordered to be sold, real or personal.
[No Item Second.]

	Item Third. I will and bequeath to my son Albert G. Davis the east
half of the farm that I now own and live on by the said Albert G. Davis
paying the following named heirs their portion of any money that I bequeath
unto them, that is to say: My daughter Nancy Craft four hundred dollars; my
daughter Mary Daugherty four hundred dollars; my son Isaac W. Davis four
hundred dollars, and to my daughter Sarah Jane Turner one hundred and fifty
dollars as their portion of my real estate.

	Item 4th. I will and bequeath unto my son John Hudson Davis the west
half of my above said farm by the said Hudson paying the following named
heirs as their portion of money that I bequeath unto them, that is to say:
my daughter Sarah Jane Turner two hundred and fifty dollars as her balance;
to my son  Nelson B. Davis two hundred dollars; to my daughter Ann Rebecca
Rogers three hundred dollars, and to my grandson Charles Daugherty two
hundred dollars when he becomes of age in lieu of his mother's portion, the
above money to be paid one fourth per year beginning one year after my
	The division line of the farms between the said Albert G. Davis and
John H. Davis is to be the road that now is in use from the run up to the
turn of the lane above the barn, and thence west through the nob field over
a stone pile and brier patch to the west line of the farm.

	Item 5th. I will that what little personal property that I may be in
possession of at my decease shall be appraised at fair valuation by three
judicious men and a schedule of the same be made out and signed by them and
given to my Executor, and also the balance of the tract of land east of the
run after my wife's protion is run off to be valued also the same as the
personal property and both to be sold at public sale if not otherwise
disposed of and the money equally divided between the heirs. If any
difficulty or dispute should arise about the division or disposition of any
portion of my estate it is my desire that the same be referred for
settlement to three honest and capable men for adjustment.

	I do make constitute and appoint my sons Albert G. Davis and John H.
Davis hereby revoking any and all former wills by me at any time made. In
witness whereof I, Hanson Davis the Testator have hereunto put my hand and
seal to this my last will and testament written on one sheet of paper this
15th day of February in the year of our Lord 1871.
	Hanson Davis     Seal
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of		Silas R. Davis
					William H. Winters
					Daniel Winters

West Virginia Clerk's Office Marshall County Court Aug 1st 1876
	A paper writing bearing date February 15th 1871 purporting to be the
last will and testament of Hanson Davis late of this county Decd. was this
day fully proved before me Thomas Finn, Clerk of the County Court of
Marshall County W. Va. in my office according to law by S. R. Davis, Wm. H.
Winters and  Daniel Winters the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered
to be recorded. Neither the County nor the Circuit Court being in session
and the Clerk having probate jurisdiction & Albert G. Davis & John H. Davis
the Executors in said will named who made oath thereto & together with S. R.
Davis, Wm H. Winters and Daniel Winters their sueties who qualified as to
their sufficience entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penal sum
of one thousand dollars conditioned and payable as the law directs.
Thereupon certificate is granted the said  Albert G. Davis and John H.
Davis for obtaining a probate of said will in due form & it is ordered that
Albert Davis, John Winters & John Mooney together are appoimted appraisers
of the estate of said Decd they being first duly sworn for that purpose. A
copy teste.
	Thos Finn, Clerk