Submitted by William Muller.
Marshall County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 263 In the name of God, Amen. I, Josia Turner of the County of Marshall and the State of West Virginia, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and intending now while in health to dispose of my worldly affairs as to me seems best hereby revoking and annulling all other former wills by me at any time made, and do hereby make **** and constitute this my last will and testament as follows, viz After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, the residue of my real and personal property I give and bequeath and dispose of as follows: 1st, I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Elizabeth, if she should survive me, all my real estate for her own absolute use and benefit, to have and to hold the same during the time of her natural life. I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth all my personal property. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal in the district of Sand Hill in the aformised County and State this eighth day of April A.D 1880. Signed seal Josia Turner Witnesses: Signed, sealed?, published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the testator in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names Witnesses, this eighth day of April A.D. 1880. Alfred Turner J. H. Baird West Virginia, Marshall County Court. October Term: Oct 19, 1886. A written paper being Dated on the 8th day of April 1880 purporting to be the last will and testament of Josia Turner late of this County deceased was this day fully proven in open Court by the oaths of Alfred Turner and J. H. Baird the subscribing witnesses thereto and is approved to be ******. ????????? County Court NOTE: Alfred Turner was Josiah's eldest son. J. H. Baird was Josiah's son-in-law.