Submitted by: Sandra Fields of Kansas City, MO
AQUILLA OSBORNE SR. WILL DATED March 16, 1885
I Aquilla Osborne Sen. of the County of Upshur and State of West Virginia feeling that my health is declining and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs I do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following to wit: First in principal I commit my soul to God and my body to the earth, to be decently burryed at the discretion of my administrator.
First And I hereby will and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Osborne, one gray mare of the age of six years old, and one "milch" cow of the age of three years old and I will that Margaret Osborne have all my household & kitchen firniture during her natural lifetime and at the death of Margaret Osborne, the household furniture shall go to Sarah E. Osborne my daughter-in-law with the exception of such a part as Margaret Osborne my wife may divide with the other children namely: Wilson Osborne, my son, John Osborne my son, and Susan C. Lanham my daughter and I will that Sarah E. Osborne my daughter-in-law have one Sorrel horse, thirteen years old and one Red Milk cow and one yearling heifer and eight head of sheep: & I will that Sarah E. Osborne have the increase of the property this day willed to Margaret Osborne, that is to say the increase of the gray mare and also the cow and the said property is to be taken cear of by Sarah E. Osborne.
In testamony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal on the 16th day of March, in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight-Hundred anf Eighty-Five.
Aquilla (X) Osborne Sen. (Seal)
In Upshur County Court Clerk Office April 28, 1885, a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Aquilla Osborne Sen. deceased, was this day presented in said office and the due execution thereof partly proven by the oath of Edward Osborne, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto in this, that the said Aquilla Osborne in the presence of said Edward Osborne and James Gooden the subscribing witnesses.