Will of Thornton James Buck--1913

Will submitted by David Gillespie Buck, grandson of Thornton J. Buck. From: Tyler County Wills, Volume 5, pages 130,131 & 132

I, T.J.Buck, of Tyler County, W. Va. do hereby make and publish this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and executed by me.

1st:- I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my Executrix hereinafter named as soon after my decease as may be practicable.

2nd:- To my daughter Loma Z. Bowers I give, devise and bequeath to her the sum of Eight Hundred dollars in money to be paid to her by her four brothrs as follows, at my death five hundred dollars and at the death of my wife and the mother of Loma the further sum of three hundred dollars and I make this bequest a lien on my real estate hereinafter mentioned and devised to my sons, until the said eight hundred dollars is paid as aforesaid.

3rd- I give, in addition to the other bequests hereinafter set forth to my son Delta D. Buck one, 1 year old colt and to J.H.Buck, my son, one 2 year old colt.

4th- Having hereto-fore given to my son Onward Buck the sume of thirteen hundred dollars and having given my son Luster F Buck the sum of one thousand dollars as an advancement, it is my wish and desire to make my four sons equal in the division of my estate, therefore I devise and bequeath and will to my son Luster F. Buck $300; and to my two sons John H. and Delta D. the sum of thirteen hundred dollars each, which sums will make them equal with the amount I have given and advanced to my son Onward; then, after making my sons equal and after my four sons pay to their sister the $800 hereinbefore set forth in item 2 of this my last will I direct, devise, and bequeath to my said four sons after being made equal as aforesaid all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate both, real, personal and mixed share and share alike after being made equal as set forth in this will. If I do not die possessed of sufficient money to pay my sons and daughter the sums devised to them as hereinbefore set forth then it is my will that out of the proceeds of the sale of my real estate, before any division is made of the proceeds from the sale, that my daughter Loma Z. Bowers be paid $800, Luster F. my son $300, and my two sons Delta D. and John H. $1300 each. If I have enough cash on hand at my death to pay these legacies then it is my wish and I so devise and request my executrix to pay said sums of money to my said three named sons and daughter as aforesaid out of my personal estate, otherwise to pay them out of my real estate and after being made equal to divide the rest, residue and remainder of my estate between my said four sons share and share alike so that they will all receive an equal sum of money.

5th- I make these bequests all subject to my wife Maggie E. Bucks dower interest in my estate; I also nominate and appoint my wife Maggie E. Executrix of this my last will and testament and request and desire that she be allowed to qualify and administer my extate without giving any bond.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal to this my last will and testament typewritten on two sheets of paper this the Sixteenth day of July A.D. 1913.
T J Buck (Seal)

Signed, sealed, and published and declared by the said T.J.Buck, as and for his last will and Testament, in the presence of us who, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
John H. McCoy
Arlen G Swiger



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