Will of Ralph Smith Senr. 

I, Ralph Smith Senr. of the County of Tyler and State of West Virginia being
of sound mind and disposing memory, do make my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I give and bequeath to my son Charles W. Smith the farm on which I now live containing 190 a. with it's appurtenances together with all my personal property of every description and kind, upon condition however that he takes care of and maintains my wife, Margaret Smith, during her natural life, in a comfortable manner, shall pay all my just debts and funeral expenses and the bequest hereinafter made which I hereby make charges upon my said real and personal property. I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy K. Ash, the wife of Daniel W. Ash, Three hundred and forty six dollars to be paid by my son Charles W. Smith within five years from the date of my death without interest, but should my son fail to pay the said sum at that time then the said sum of $346. shall bear interest. I hereby appoint my son Charles W. Smith and my son-in-law Daniel W. Ash executors of this my Last Will and Testament herby revoking all other or former wills by me heretofore made.

In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of July 1867.

Signed sealed and published and his
declared by Ralph Smith Senr. Ralph X Smith Seal
as and for his Last Will and mark
Testament & who signed and
acknowledged the same in
our presence, who in his pres
ance & at his request and in
the presence of each other have
signed the same as witnesses.

Kenner S. Smith
Delilah Williamson


Recorders office of Tyler County, August 18th, 1869

A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Ralph Smith Senr., deceased, having been presented in the Recorders office for probate on the 13th day of August, 1869 by Charles W. Smith, one of the Executors named therein and process having been issued, directed to the Sheriff of Tyler County, requiring him to summon every person interested in said probate, to appear here on this present day to show cause why the said Will should not be admitted to record and the said summons having been returned duly executed and no person appearing to show cause against the said Will, the execution thereof by the said Ralph Smith Senr. was duly process by the oaths of Kenner S. Smith and Delilah Williamson subscribing witnesses thereto whereupon said Will was admitted to record as and for the Last Will and Testament of the said Ralph Smith Senr., deceased.

Teste D. Hickman Recorder

Tyler County Will Book 3 Page 53



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