Will of Samuel Shook

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.

Marshall County Will Book 2 page 85

Samuel Shook Will

Whereas I Samuel Shook of the County of Marshall & State of West Virginia
being feeble health but of sound mind & memory do hereby make this my last
will & testament in the following form & manner as follows:
First:  That all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
2nd:  I will and order that my wife Margaret E Shook shall have her
maintenance out of the proceeds of my farm so long as she remains my widow.
I also order that my said wife be allowed one Horse her choice & one cow.
3rd:  I will and order that when my youngest child arrives at the age of
twenty one years that my real estate be equally divided between my children.
4th:  I will and order that my daughter Martha J. Shook have one cow and
lastly I hereby constitute & appoint William Cook Executor of this my last
will & testament.  Witness my hand and seal this 15th day of April AD 1878.
 Samuel Shook
Attest by:  Joseph Turner, Henry Shook
West Virginia Marshall County Court April Term April 25th, 1878.
     A paper writing bearing date April 15th, 1878 purporting to be the last
will & testament of Samuel Shook late of this county Dec'd was this day fully
proved in open court by the oaths of Joseph Turner & Henry Shook the two
Subscribing witnesses thereto & is ordered to be recorded.  Wm. Cook the
Executor therein named who made oath thereto together with E B Francis his
security who Qualified as to his sufficiency extend into & acknowledged their
bond in the penal sum of Five Hundred Dollars conditioned and payable as the
law directs. Thereupon Certificate is granted the said Wm. Cook for obtaining
a probate of said will in due form and on motion of said Wm. Cook it is ordered
that Isaac Shepherd, Joseph Turner & E B Francis be & they are appointed
appraisors of said Dec'd personal estate they being first duly sworn for that
purpose which is ???? in open court.