Joseph McCormick, Will
submitted by Mary Summers <summernan at>

 Tyler County Will Book 3 Page 114 and 115

 Joseph McCormick’s  Will                                                    

 In the name of God amen

 I, Joseph McCormick of McElroy Township, Tyler County, in the

State of West Virginia, being weak in body but of strong and natural mind; and feeling that in the course of nature, I must soon go the way of all the earth, do now make this my last will and testament as follows


First I give and bequeath all of my lands lying on the waters of Indian run, a branch of Indian Creek in Tyler County in the State of West Virginia to my two eldest sons, William and Jesse, excepting one hundred and fifty acres of said lands which I have heretofore sold to my son Jesse and to which I am to make him a good title.  The balance of said lands are to be equally divided between my two sons, William and Jesse.


Secondly, I will that all the remainder of my property both real and personal shall be divided among my four sons Joseph, James, Wesley and Thomas.  Joseph and James to have each three hundred dollars more than Wesley and Thomas, and the said four sons are to pay all my funeral expenses and debts if any and keep their mother as long as she lives.


Thirdly, I desire and require my four sons Joseph, James, Wesley and Thomas to pay to my three daughters the following sums of money within five years from the fifth day of June 1871, without interest ?ig, to my daughter Mary four hundred dollars, to my daughter Margaret Lantz two hundred dollars, and to my daughter Sarah Ann Smith two hundred dollars; also they must give to my daughter Mary one good bed, bedstead and bedding.

            All of my property being in Tyler County, in the State of West Virginia.


Lastly, I do hereby appoint my son James McCormick to be the Executor of this my last will this 23 day of June 1871.

 Signed and acknowledged,                     Joseph McCormick

In the presence of

            Francis M. Lemasters

                G. W. McIntire


  State of West Virginia, County of Tyler

Recorders office, August 22nd, 1871

             This Last Will and Testament of Joseph McCormick late of Tyler County deceased was this day presented in the Recorder’s office for probate and no person appearing to require that process be issued to summon the parties interested in the probate of said will to show cause why the same should not be admitted to record the execution of the said will by the said Joseph McCormick was fully proven by the oaths of Francis M. Lemasters and George W. McIntire subscribing witnesses to the same; and thereupon the said will was admitted to record as and for the last will and testament of the said Joseph McCormick deceased.

                                                                         Teste D. Hickman Recorder



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