Last will and testament, Mineral County Courthouse

In the name of God Amen, I Peter Umstot, of Mineral County, and the state of W Va, considering the continuity of death and the uncertainty of the time of it do make ordain and constitute and appoint and decree this my last will and tesatment in the manner and from the following towit:

Firstly, it is my will and desire that all my just debts be duly paid and my body decently interred.

Secondly, I will and bequeath all my real and personal estate that I possess in this world after my death to be freely possessed and enjoyed by my children and to them and their heirs at law for ever, to be equally divided by them, share and share alike. I shall here name them, to my son Solomon Umstot, dead, to his children, to my daughter, Sarah E Biser, to my son Simon, to my son Amos, to my step daughter Sarah Elizabeth Daniels.

Thirdly, it is my will that my step daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Daniels, sahll have with my children, share and share alike.

This I do revoking all other wills hitherto made by me in witness of. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven.

Peter Umstot

Prev and declared by the said Peter Umstot as his last will and testament in the presence of us.

Zimri Umstot
William D. Fleek
Peter E Hartman
State of W Va

Be it remembered on that on this 8th day of July, AD, 1881, in the clerk's office of the county court of the aforesaid coutny, neither the county nor circuitt court being in session, the last will and testament of Peter Umstot, dead, was presented before the clerk of the said court and proven by the oaths of Zimri Umstot and William D Fleek, two of the subscribing witensses thereto, and was admitted to record.

W T Head, Clerk

Transcribed July 17, 2001 by Patti McDonald