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WILL OF LEVI WOODYARD
In the name of God Amen
I Levi Woodyard do hereby make my last Will and Testament after the payment of just debts and funeral expenses
I give and devise and bequeath all my estate both real and personal to Maria Ann Snyder, my faithful servant, as a token of my appreciation for her faithful services to me in my declining years, to be held by her as her sole and separate property.
I hereby nominate and appoint my friend Charles C Lewis, Executor of this Will, and request the Court to allow him to qualify without security.
Witness my hand and Seal
Levi J Woodyard
Signed, sealed & acknowledged by Levi J. Woodyard as his last Will in our presence and in the presence or each other
Geo. S. Couch
Wm. A. Quarrier
At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House thereof on the 29th day of May, A.D. 1877.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Levi J. Woodyard a resident of this County was this day presented in Court, for probate, and thereupon William Dickinson, George S. Couch, and William A. Quarrier subscribing Witnesses to the same having sworn, did depose and say that on the28th day of May, 1877, the said Levi Woodyard did sign and acknowledge said paper as and for the last Will & Testament in the presence and in the presence of each of them, and that at the request of said Woodyard .. and each of them did subscribe said paper in the presence of said Woodyard and in the presence of each other and thereupon the said paper writing is admitted to probate and for the true last Will & Testament Charles C Lewis who is named as Executor in said Will took the oaths required by law and executed his bond in the penalty of $20,000. Conditioned according to law, security having been dispensed with by said Will and thereupon certificate is granted to said Executor in due form for obtaining probate of said Will.
And on motion of said Executor Wesley Mollohan, George S. Couch, Peter Fontaine, James F. Lewis & W. E. Q. Gillison, any there of whom any act are appointed appraisers to apparise the personal estate of said decedent.
And the said Will is ordered to be recorded in this Court and by the Clerk of the County Court of Kanawha County.
W E G Gillison, Clerk
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