William McCormick, Will
submitted by Mary Summers <summernan at ohiohills.com>

 Tyler County Will Book 3 Page 120 – 122

 William McCormick’s Will                           

 In the name of God Amen

  I, William McCormic of McElroy Township, Tyler County, in the

State of West Virginia, being of sound mind and memory; do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say,

First I will and direct that my just and funeral expenses be paid as soon as conveniently be after my decease by my executors hereinafter named out of my estate.

Secondly, I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Jane all my real and personal estate for and during her life time unless she shall sooner consent in writing and direct my said Executors to sell my land – and it is my wish that my said wife shall unite the proceeds of her land with my property, retaining out of the same what she may wish for her own support during her life in case of a sale of the land before her death – and then at the death of my said wife or after the sale of the property aforesaid, I give and bequeath the proceeds of said property to my children as follows, To my son John A. McCormick three hundred dollars, to my daughter Sarah Ann Morris three hundred dollars, to my son Robert McCormick three hundred dollars, to my son James McCormick five hundred dollars, to my son Samuel C. McCormick seven hundred dollars, to my daughter Sarah Jane McCormick one thousand dollars in case she shall remain unmarried at the time of the death of my wife or when the distribution of my property shall be made under this will – But in case she shall marry before either event, then instead one thousand dollars I give her five hundred dollars, To my son William A. McCormick five hundred dollars and to my son Cyrus C. McCormick five hundred dollars – If my wife should depart this life before uniting the proceeds of her land with mine – it is then my will that the proceeds of my property be divided among my aforesaid children in proportion to the several sums above given to them.

Thirdly, I will and direct that the residue of my estate after the payments of debts, expenses and legacies as aforesaid be divided equally among my children share and share alike.

Lastly, I hereby appoint William Corbett and Charles Morris Executors of this my last will and testament with power and authority to sell and convey my aforesaid land whenever my said wife shall direct them in writing so to do – or as soon after the death of my said wife as they can do for the benefit and interest of my estate hereby revoking all other wills by me made.

             In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 26th day of June, 1872.


In presence of                                       William McCormick

            A. D. Saper

            R. S. Corbitt

 State of West Virginia, County of Tyler, Recorders office, September 21st, 1872


            This Last Will and Testament of William McCormick late of Tyler County deceased was this day presented in the Recorder’s office for probate and no person appearing to ask that process be issued to summon the parties interested in the probate of said Will to show cause why the said Will should not be admitted to record, the execution  thereof by the said William McCormick was fully proven by the oaths of Abraham D. Saper and Robert S. Corbitt 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 William McCormick, deceased.


                                                                        Teste D. Hickman Recorder


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