The text of Philip's will:


Pend Co Courthouse
County Clerks Office
State of WV
Wills-volume 4
Years 1815-1858
pgs. 38 & 39

In the name of God amen I Philip Ekert of the County of Pendleton and State of Virginia being in good health and sound mind but knowing it is appointed for all men once to die have thought proper to make my last will and Testament; after my decease I wish to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors and friends and as touching my worldly Estate wherewith I am ---- in this life I will and dispose of the same in the following manner. 1st It is my will and I order accordingly that all my just debts be punctually paid. 2nd I will all my Estate of whatsoever kind to my three sons namely Philip Ekert Abraham Ekert and John Ekert to be equally divided amongst them or if they cannot agree among themselves to the division they may sell the property both real and personal but they are to pay to their sisters two hundred dollars each and in case of the death of Either of them before they receive the two hundred dollars the same is to be paid to their Children and in case my youngest daughter should marry and go off the place after my decease my said sons are to give her a cow and calf and two sheep in addition to the aforesaid sum of two hundred dollars and in case my said sons after my decease should think proper to sell the Land they are to pay my said daughters one hundred dollars each out of the first payment and the other hundred out of the second payment but the whole must be paid within the time of three years from and after my decease. In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 5th day of March 1816

Signed sealed published
produced and declared by
The Testator as and for his
Last will and Testament
in presence of us
Th Jones
Z Dyer




his
Philip X Ekert seal
mark

At a Court held for Pendleton County the 8th day of April 1820 This last will and Testament of Philip Ekert dec'd was presented in Court proved by the oast of Thomas Jones and Z Dyer the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded

Teste       
Z. Dyer C.P.C.

The text of Philip's will:
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Pend Co Courthouse
County Clerks Office
State of WV
Wills-volume 4
Years 1815-1858
pgs. 38 & 39
In the name of God amen I Philip Ekert of the County of Pendleton
and State of  Virginia being in good health and sound mind but
knowing it is appointed for all men once to die have thought proper
to make my last will and Testament; after my decease I wish to be
buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors and
friends and as touching my worldly Estate wherewith I am ---- in this
life I will and dispose of the same in the following manner. 1st It
is my will and I order accordingly that all my just debts be
punctually paid. 2nd I will all my Estate of whatsoever kind to my
three sons namely Philip Ekert Abraham Ekert and John Ekert to be
equally divided amongst them or if they cannot agree among themselves
to the division they may sell the property both real and personal but
they are to pay to their sisters two hundred dollars each and in
case of the death of Either of them before they receive the two
hundred dollars the same is to be paid to their Children and in case
my youngest daughter should marry and go off the place after my
decease my said sons are to give her a cow and calf and two sheep in
addition to the aforesaid sum of two hundred dollars and in case my
said sons after my decease should think proper to sell the Land they
are to pay my said daughters one hundred dollars each out of the
first payment and the other hundred out of the second payment but the
whole must be paid within the time of three years from and after my
decease. In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and
affixed my seal the 5th day of March 1816
Signed sealed published                                                  
produced and declared by                    his                          
The Testator as and for his           Philip X Ekert  seal               
Last will and Testament                      mark                        
in presence of us                                                        
Th Jones                                                                 
Z Dyer                                                                   
                                                                         
At a Court held for Pendleton County the 8th day of April 1820           
This last will and Testament of Philip Ekert dec'd was presented in
Court proved by the oast of Thomas Jones and Z Dyer the subscribing
witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded                                      
                                   Teste                                
                                    Z. Dyer C.P.C.