Submitted by Elizabeth D. Swiger.
Will of William Turner, died 26 April 1871 Marshall County Wills, Bk 2, p 35 Written 26 Dec 1866; Probated 1 June 1874 (He died 26 April 1871, his wife 11 Feb 1867.) In the name of God Amen- I, William Turner of Sand Hill Marshall Co. West Va. being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this to be my last will and testament as follows: First - I give and bequeath unto my dear wife, Sarah E. (if she should survive me) in testimony of my sincere regard and affection for her, all my estate both real and personal for her own absolute use and benefit to have and to hold same during the term of her natural life. Upon the decease of my said wife, Sarah E. (if she should survive me) or at my death if I should survive my said wife my will and desire is that my property shall be disposed of as follows: Second - I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Sarah Price an interest in the lot known as the "John W. Gill" lot in the City of Wheeling Ohio County West Virginia when sold- Third - I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Josiah the largest half of my farm at Fish Creek Marshall County West Va. viz - I want it divided from the main road adjoining McFries - Josiah shall get at least 130 or 135 acres for his protion according as the case may be when divided by the County Surveyor. Fourth - I give and bequeath unto my second daughter Eliza Carr (for her own sole and separate use and benefit) an interest in the lot known as the John W. Gill lot in the City of Wheeling Ohio County West Virginia when sold. Fifth - I give and bequeath to my second son Alfred one half of the old homestead at Sand Hill Marshall County West Virginia with all the appurtenances thereon. I also will and bequeath to my son Alfred (in fee simple title) my half of lot 261 situated situated on the South side at the east end of 35 Street in the City of Wheeling Ohio County West Va reserving 16 feet square for a stable for the use of the Homestead at South East End of the lot known as the Daniel Warr(?) lot. Sixth - I give and bequeath unto my third son Samuel one half of the old Homestead at Sand Hill in Marshall County West Virginia with all the appurtenances thereon. Equally divided between them my two sons. Seventh - I give and bequeath to my youngest daughter Louisa E. Baird I give to her sole use of the balance of the Fish Creek Farm in Marshall County West Va which is to be 105 acres more or less. Eighth - I give and bequeath to my niece Louisa Price the eldest daughter of my daughter Sarah an interest in the lot known as the John W. Gill lot in the City of Wheeling Ohio County West Virginia when sold. If any of my said heirs to whom I have bequeathed my property shall die before my decease my will and desire is thta the protion bequeathed to them shall go to their legal heirs or representatives. I constitute and appoint my son Alfred Turner to be the Executor of this my last will and testament without fee or reward for the benefit of all. In witness thereof I the said testator William Turner have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 26 day of December 1866. William Turner - Seal Signed sealed published and declared by the testator William Turner as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each of us and in the presence of each other have hereinto subscribed our names. Witnesses Daniel Winters John W. Winters J. H. Baird [The will of William Turner Deceased was probated by the June term of court 1874 in Marshall County, Daniel Winters, John W. Winters and Joseph H. Baird were all present. Robert B. Woods was clerk.]