Last Will and Testament of Jacob Smith

Source: "West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 June 2016), Pendleton > image 30 of 300; county courthouses, West Virginia.

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My transcription:

In the Name of God, Amen
			I Jacob Smith of the County of 
Pendleton and State of West Virginia, do hereby make
my last Will and Testament in manner and form
following that is to say, 
	1st, I desire all my Just debts and funeral ex-
-penses to be paid out of my personal Estate by my
Executor herein after named.
	2nd, after the payment of all my just debts and 
funeral expenses, I give to my wife Barbra Smith
one cow tow beds and so much of household and
Kitchen furniture as she may nead during her nat-
-ural life and after her decease, the same is to fall
to my son Henry Smith to be enjoyed by him and 
his heirs forever.
	3rd, I give to my Son Johnathan one dollar
and unto the heirs of my Son Jacob one dollar, 
and unto the heirs of my Son John one dollar, and
unto my Son Daniel one dollar, and to my Daugh-
-ter Fanny the wife of John Eckard one dollar, 
Three years after my decease to be paid by my Exec-
-utor herein after named. 
	4 - I give unto my Son Henry Smith all the
land that I may have in possession at my decease
and all the personal property that I a may possess at
my desease to be enjoyed by him and his heirs forever
and my Son Henry Smith is to keep and maintain
me and my wife Barbra comfortably so long as 
we Both may live. 
	5th I hereby constitute and appoint Henry Smith
Executor of my last Will and Testament and 
I hereby revoke all other or former wills or 
Testaments by me hereto for made. 
	Signed Sealed and acknowledged this 30th day of 
July 1866. In the presence of 
testi Samuel Puffenbarger
Benjamin Mitchell
				Jacob X Smith {seal}
As a Recorders Court held for Pendleton County July 12th 1869
This last Will and Testament of Jacob Smith so deceased 
was thus presented in Court and proven by the oaths
of Samuel Puffenbarger and Benjamin Mitchell the 
Subscribing Witnesses thereto and the same is admitted to 
					Isaac P. Boggs, R.P.C.

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