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SIDNEY CATHERIN (FISHER )DERRICK 1859-1879
In the name of the Lord God, Amen, knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, I being weak in body but strong in mind, I make this my last will and testament.
First: I will and bequeath to M. D. Clinton and Roxalana P. Clinton, all my goods, clothing, beding and all things they gave me. One stove, one trunk, one side saddle one feather bed, two pillows, one bolster, one straw bed, six quilts and three un-quilted Quilts, one sheet, nine dresses, one shawl, two under-dresses, one pair of shoes, one lady basket, nine fruit cans and all dishes that I took with me when I married. All the above property was given my by my parents which is now in possession of Elmore M. Derrick.
I will to my Father an Mother my child Addison Clark to raise.
Second: And to my child Addison Clark if he lives to the age of twenty one years I will and bequeath any and all lands rights titles and interests, bonds, accounts or money or anything that would become mine by will, deed or gift, but if my child should not survive that age, then to my brothers and sisters that may survive me.
And I hereby appoint Henry F. Aultz my Executor of this my will. In Testimony where of I affix my signature.
Sidney C. Derrick
Witness: D. W. Fisher
In Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House there of on the 26th day of May A. D. 1880.
The last will and testament of Sidney C. Derrick deceased was this day proved by the oaths of D. W. Fisher and John Perey witnesses thereto and is ordered to recorded.
Thomas Swinburn Clerk
L. L. Saunders Dept. Clk.
Submitted by Marieda DERRICK EDENS MDEroots@aol.com