WILL OF JOHN McCULLY
Submitted by Dawnee McCulley (Puyallup, WA)
Ohio County, WV Will Book 4, page 230
In the name of God, Amen. I , John McCully of the County of Ohio and State of Virginia, aged about eighty four years, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament--hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
Item 1st. I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid by my executor out of the ready monies on hand.
Item 2'. I will and bequeth to my sons, Gilbert, James, John, Robert and Thomas the sum of Two hundred (200$) dollars each, to be paid to them or their heirs--one fifth thereof within one year after my death, the residue in four equal annual payments.
Item 3'. I will and devise to my son Alexander McCully my home farm, on which I now reside upon, situate on the waters of Wheeling Creek in the County and State aforesaid, together with all and singular the improvements to same belonging, unto my said son Alexander McCully, his heirs and assigns forever, upon conditions that he, my said son Alexander will well and truly pay to my said sons Gilbert, James, John, Robert and Thomas or their heirs the sum of one thousand dollars to be paid to them share and share alike in the payments above mentioned.
Item 4'. I hereby constitute my friend Mathew Greenlee my executor of this my last will and testament.
Item 5'. I will and direct my executor to divide any personal estate or monies between my grandchildren, the children of my son Alexander McCully, to be divided between them share and share alike.
Item 6'. In testimony whereof I, John McCully, the testator do hereunto set my hand and seal to this my last will and testament, written on this one sheet of paper this 23rd day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine. his markX, John McCully
Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of us. J. Gooding, Hugh McAnall, James McCully
Virginia , Ohio County Court
November 4, 1861
The last will and testament of John McCully was this day produced in Court for Probate, and proved by the oath of Hugh McAnall one of the subscribing witnesses thereto; and Jacob Gooding, another subscribing witness to said will being deceased, the genuinen of his signature as such subscribing witness was proved by the oath of Andrew P. Woods. And the due execution of the said will being proved according to law, it is ordered that the same be recorded.
Teste Jno McColloch. Clk