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I Sarah Denning, of the city of Pennsboro,
County of Ritchie, and State of West Virginia, Being of sound and disposing
mind and memory and desiring to make such disposition of my worldly estate
as I deem best, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and
testament, hereby revoking any and all former wills and codicils whatsoever
by me made.
C. O. Bibbee
State of West Virginia, Ritchie County Clerk's Office, February 3rd, 1927
A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Sarah Denning,
deceased, was this day produced before me in my said office, with the request
that the same be admitted to probate.
State of West Virginia, Ritchie County Court Clerk's Office, February 3rd, 1927
The foregoing will of Sarah Denning, deceased, together with the order admitting the same to probate, was this day admitted to record in said office.
In the name of God Amen. I Peter Simmons of the State of West Virginia
and County of Ritchie being of sound mind and memory do hereby make publish
and declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making
void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made.
The above and foregoing instrument was at the date thereof signed sealed published and declared by the said Peter Simmons as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses.
State of West Virginia County Court of Ritchie County April Term 1884 (April 14 1884) "A writing purported to be the last Will and Testament of Peter Simmons deceased was this day produced in open court and James Moyers and Charles Moyers the subscribing witnesses to said Will appeared in open court and being duly Sworn testified that they were present and saw the said Peter Simmons sign his name to said Will by mark and they in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other signed their names as Witnesses thereto. Whereupon said Will is duly proven and ordered to be recorded A copy from the minutes of said Court.
The following will is taken from Minnie Kendall Lowther's History of Ritchie County. It can be found on pages 130-132.
In the name of God, Amen. I John Haymond, of Frederick county, Carpenter, being in good health of body & of sound mind & perfect mind & memory, praise be threfore given to Almighty God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First.
First and principally, I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the merits, Death and passion of my Savior Jesus Christ, to have full pardon & forgiveness of all my sins & inherit everlasting life, and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently burried &C.
First Item. I give and bequeath unto my well-beloved wife Margaret Haymond, a tract of land called the "Constant Friendship," with the Plantation that I now live on, the tract of land containing one hundred fifty acres during her natural life, then the said Plantation & land to my dear son William Haymond's forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife, Margaret Haymond, a negro man named Sam, and also a negro man Cesar, and also a negro woman, named Jenny & also a negro woman named Poll, and also a negro girl named Nell & also a negro Girl named Fillas and also a negro girl named Lucy, and also a negro firl named Cate & also a negro boy named Robin & also a negro boy named Sampson and also a gegro firl named Sall & also a negro girl named Dyner. Ye, said negroes my well-beloved wife, to enjoy during her natural life, then the said negroes to be divided between my children, my dear son Nicholas Haymond to have negro Poll & also a negro boy named Robin, forever. My dear son Calder Haymond to have a negro man named Sam, and a negro woman named Jenny & a negro girl named Dyner, forever. My dear daughter Hannah to have a negro man named Cesar and a negro girl named Lucy & a negro girl named Alice forever. My dear son William Haymond to have a negro boy named Sampson & a negro girl named Cate & a negro girl named Sall, forever. My dear daughter Ann Haymond to have a negro firl named Fillis and a negro girl named Nell, forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my dear son, Nicholas Haymond, all that tract of land called Constant Friendship, containing one hundred fifty acres, being the other part of the tract of land that I now live on, to be the said Nicholas Haymond's and his heirs forever, as soon as the said tract of land is made over by Mr. Thomas Lucas and wife, which land is now in the prosecion of will the said Thomas Lucas' wife is at age, to make the land over and I also give my dear son Nicholas Haymond a negro man named Will forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my dear daughter, Mary haymond a negro boy named Nacy, and one negro girl named Candeth.
Item. I give and bequeath a negro girl named Alice to my dear daughter, Hannah Jones, forever, the said negro is now in the possession of her husband, John Jones.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear son, Calder Haymond, a part of that tract of land called Haymond's addition, beginning at the end of the first line of Constant Friendship, forever. Calder to have that part that lies next my own Plantation and to go with the main Road by Lawrence Owens, and to the Church Road.
And my dear daughter, Ann Haymond, to have the other part that lies above Mr. Lawrence Owens, next to Mr. Alexander Barricks, running right up to the main road, to join with Mr. Owen's line.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear and well-beloved wife, all my household goods, and all ye stock of everything, Cattle, Sheep Horses Hoggs, during her natural life and then the stock and household goods to be divided alike between my dear sons, Nicholas Haymond, Calder Haymond, and William during their lives and their heirs forever, and each son to have as good a part as the other.
Septr. 27, 1750.
In the name of God, Amen. I, H.H. Goodwin, of the town of Berea, in Union District, County of Ritchie, State of West Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory but of feeble heath, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
First: I will that all my debts shall be paid by beloved wife Casander after my death.
Second: I will and bequeath to by beloved wife Casander Goodwin all my property both real and personal, notes and accounts after the payments of my debts to be used and enjoyed by her during natural life.
Third: I further will and bequeath that after my wife's death, that my executor here in after named, or other proper person appointed by proper authority to fill his place if he refuse to act or be dead. Do sell my real estate and personal property at public auction after giving due notice thereof upon a credit of two, three and four years, bonds bearing interest from date of sale and a lien to be retained on this property until the same is paid for.
Fourth: I will that my personal property be sold at public auction upon a credit of one year from date of sale excepting all sums of five dollars and under, shall be paid in hand on the day of sale.
Fifth: I further empower my executor here in after named or other person appointed in his stead to make a good and sufficient deed for my said real estate to purchaser or purchasers thereof.
Sixth: After all necessary expenses are paid I will and bequeath my daughter Mary L. Davis the sum of $500.00 to be paid by my executor as soon as collected from the proceeds of the sale of property. And further, I will and bequeath the remainder of my estate to Mary L. Davis' children the money to be kept on interest by my executor and to be paid to them as they become of age.
I request that John W. Troy of the town of Berea, West Virginia do act as my executor of this my last will and testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal in the presence of the two subscribing witnesses here to at my request and in the presence of each other this 5th day of August A.D. 1872.
Signed and Sealed
Josiah Bee Jr.
State of West Virginia
A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of H.H. Goodwin was presented to the court and duly proven by Josiah Bee Jr., and Charles W. Leggett, the subscribing witnesses thereto appointed in open court and being duly sworn testified and said that they were present and saw the said H.H. Goodwin sign his name to said will and they at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other signed their names as witnesses thereto when upon said will is fully proven and ordered to be recorded.
A copy from the minutes of said court.
State of West Virginia
I, Hugh Pribble, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make my last will and testament as follows, revoking all wills by me heretofore made.
First: I direct that my
just debts, if any, and my funeral expenses be paid.
Third: In addition to the sums to be so paid to them by my son, sherman, I give to each of my three daughters, Daisy, Lelia and Mabel, the sum of two hundred dollars.
Fourth: I give to each of my sons, Charley, Wilford, Carl, Shirley, Forest and John, the sum of seven hundred dollars.
Fifth: I give to my son, Moses, one dollar, and I give to Lena Pribble, Gladys Pribble, Glenna Kinsinger and Bernice Pribble, wife and daughters of my son Moses, the sum of one hundred and seventy-five dollars each.
Sixth: I give to Edna Pribble,
Kathryn Bates and Theodore Pribble, widow and children of my deceased son,
Van B. Pribble, the sum of two hundred and thirty-three and one-third dollars
Seventh: All of the rest and residue of my estate I give to my daughter Mabel and she is to have the right to keep the livestock on my farm, rent free, until the same is ready for market and can be sold to the best advantage, at private sale.
It is my wish and desire that
no part of my estate be sold at public auction.
Witness my hand this 16th day
of January, 1929.
Signed, published and declared by Hugh Pribble as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other, have signed our names as witnesses.
Admitted to probate and recorded on January 28th, 1933, in Will Book
No. 4, at page 429, of Ritchie County Court Clerk's Office.