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WILL OF GEORGE FISHER
I the name of God Amen
I George Fisher of the County of Kanawha and the State of West Virginia being infirm in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I hereby make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. This is to say
1st I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal estate
2nd I bequeath to my wife Frances her feather beds and bedsteads with all the bedding she may want, one bureau, one cubbard, one clock, one cow, one horse, one womans saddle and her own money and the notes she has for money she has lent and they who in their deeds is bound to pay to me and my wife so long as we both shall live after my death their to pay my widow half the amount they paid both of us should this be more than she wants they are not to pay more than she needs and if they should not be sufficient for her support at my children to be equally bound for her support during her life
3rd I bequeath to my grand daughter Sarah Frances Goff my land on Hains branch on which Elbon Gans now lives on also the lot in Sifanville, I bought of William Slater known as the Arthur lot also the young mare hers also the heifer known as hers one feather bed, five quilts, two cover lids, one counterpin, two blankets, two sheets, two pillows and one bedstead. I appoint Burwell S Fisher as her guardian to hold her property and land that I have bequeathed her to rent her lands receive the rents, take care of her property, keep it in his possession until he think proper to give to her till she becomes of lawful age though should I during my life make use of any of the property I have bequeathed her it is to be made give to her in the same kind or as money.
4th I desire that at my death that my personal not disposed of in this Will be sold and the money with that money is on hand or as in any way coming to be equally divided between my children and my grand daughter Sarah Frances Goff and lastly I appoint my son David W Fisher and Emberson Fisher as my Executors of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of August, 1874.
George His mark Fisher
Signed sealed and delivered as the Last Will and Testament of the above named George Fisher in the presents of the under named subscribers.
A D Tolley
At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House thereof on the 14th day of December, 1876.
This last Will and Testament of George Fisher decd was proved by the oaths of A D Tolley & Edmond Newhouse witnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of David W. Fisher & Emberson Fisher the Executors therein named who made oaths thereto according to laws and together with Edmund Newhouse and Franklin Fisher this securities entered in.. & acknowledged this bond in the penalty of $2,000, conditioned according to Law certificate is granted them for obtaining probate of the said Will in due form.
And it is further Ordered that A D Tolley, John Fisher, Zana Shirkey, Franklin Williams & Henry A Fisher or any three of them after being first duly sworn for the purpose, do appraise the personal Estate of the said decedent, current money, and make report thereof this Court.
Teste John Dryden D for
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