TRANSCRIPT OF WILL OF JOHN M. WAGGONER

 

(First part is missing) "4th to my sons Jacob Waggoner and Joseph Waggoner and my daughters Rosanna, Mary, Hannah, Rachael, and Nancy I will and bequeath the balance (unclear) tract of land, 200 acres to be equally divided among them during their natural life and then to their heirs. 5th: I will and bequeath to my son Henry and to my three daughters Elizabeth, Sally, and Catherine all my horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and farming utensils (crack in page, words unclear) except one horse, saddle and bridle, one milch cow, one bed and bedding to be equally divided among them, together with all the grain on the place. To my granddaughter Ruth I will and bequeath the excepted horse, saddle, bridle, cow, bed, and bedding. All wearing apparel to be delivered to her by my executors immediately after my death. (Several unclear words) no sale of my property but it is to be divided among them in peace."
 Dated May 22, 1837; probated June 26, 1837

(Note: "Early Records of Hampshire County Va., now West Virginia" compiled by Clara McCormack Sage and Laura Sage Jones; 1976; p 137; lists daughter Elizabeth as Executrix, and lists a son Frederick. It also lists Thomas Dunn, Jacob Adams, and James Lawson. The will was witnessed by Ephraim Dunn.)

SUBMITTED JULY 17, 2001 BY SHARON KNOTTS
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