Peter Williamson's Last Will          

In the name of God I, Peter Williamson do make this my last Will and Testament this the 26th day of August, A.D. 1867. After all my lawful debts are paid, I bequeath to Maria, my wife, all of my real estate during her lifetime and at her death to be divided between my two sons. My son Thomas Jefferson to have one third of said real estate and my son Friend Everett to have the two thirds of my real estate. I give also all of my personal property to Maria, my wife, and I appoint Maria, my wife, as my Executrix, to settle and pay all just claims against my estate and also to collect all just and lawful claims coming to my estate.

In Testimony whereof I affix the following signature.

Attest Peter Williamson
J.W. Williamson
Andrew Smith
William Williamson

Recorder's Office of Tyler County December 13, 1869.

On motion is ordered that process be directed to the Sheriff of Tyler County requiring him to summon Maria Williamson widow of Peter Williamson, deceased, Thomas Jefferson Williamson and William Williamson, guardian ad litem to Friend Everett Williamson, infant child of the said Peter Williamson, deceased, and all other persons interested, to appear in the Recorder's Office of Tyler County, on Monday the 10th day of January, 1870 to show cause why a paper writing bearing date the 26th day of August, 1867 purporting to be the Will of Peter Williamson, deceased, offered for Probate by Maria Williamson, Executrix, should not be admitted to record.

Testee - D. Hickman Recorder

 

Recorder's Office of Tyler County January 10th, 1870.

The process issued directed to the Sheriff of Tyler County requiring him to summon Maria Williamson, widow of Peter Williamson, deceased, Thomas Jefferson Williamson, and William Williamson, guardian ad litem to Friend Everett Williamson, infant child of the said Peter Williamson, deceased, and all other persons interested, to appear in the Recorder's Office of Tyler County, on the present day to show cause why a paper writing bearing date the 26th day of August, 1867 purporting to be the Will of Peter Williamson, deceased, offered for Probate by Maria Williamson, Executrix, should not be admitted to record, having been returned by the said Sheriff duly executed and no person appearing to show cause against the said Will and the persons subscribing the same as witnesses failing to appear, it is therefore ordered that the matter of the Probate of said Will be continued until such time as the persons subscribing the same as witnesses can be brought in to make oath thereto.

Testee - D. Hickman Recorder

 

Recorder's Office of Tyler County January 20th, 1871.

The last Will of Peter Williamson, deceased was proved by the oath of Andrew Smith, one of the subscribing witnesses to the same, and the said Will was continued for other and further proof.

Testee - D. Hickman Recorder

 

Clerk's Office of the County Court of Tyler County, West Virginia
April 11th, 1888.

The last Will of Peter Williamson, deceased, was this day fully proved by the oath of William Williamson, another attesting witness to the same, and thereupon the said Will was admitted to record as and for the Last Will and Testament of the said Peter Williamson, deceased.

Testee - D. Hickman Clerk

Tyler County Will Book 3 pages 289 and 290

Source Mary Summers


 

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