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Will of Hugh Dingess
Logan County, W. Va. July 10th, 1888
In the name of God Amen, I Hugh Dingess of the county of Logan state of West Virginia being weak of body but sound in memory do hereby make this my last will and testament revoking all other former wills heretofore completed or made by me. First it is my desire that all my liabilities and funeral expenses shall be paid by my executor here and after named. Second- I give and bequeath unto my mother Rhoda L. Dingess all my real estate on the Guyandotto River and King Shoal Branch, Pigeon Roost Branch, and Rockey Branch during her natural lifetime and at her death, I give the above described real estate to my brother Thomas Dingess.
I give and bequeath to my brother James I. Dingess and Thomas Dingess my part of the real estate on Smoke House Fork and White Oak Fork of Harts so that my brother James I. Dingess will have and own half the land owned by me.
I give and bequeath to my brother Peter M. Dingess all my real estate in Boone County, West Virginia
I give and bequeath to my mother Rhoda L. Dingess all my house hold and kitchen furniture.
I give and bequeath to my brother Peter M. Dingess one 9th of my part of the personal estate thats in the hands of Joseph Peck, admin' of my father Estate
I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Henderson the balance what ever it may be All the balance of my fathers personal estate thats in the hands of Joseph Peck admin' of Guy Dingess deed
I give and bequeath to my brother James I. Dingess all the personal estate thats due to me from my sister Mary Dingess deed
I give and bequeath to my brother Thomas Dingess all my horses all my work oxen's or team cattle all my person stock of every kind and description
I give and bequeath to my brother Thomas Dingess all the balance of my personal estate not hereby underlined all my manly debts two refits of Walnut timber which is lying at the mouth of the Guyandotto River if sold or not sold any thing thats not underlined in the above list of personal estate
I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Dingess all my part of a lot of poplar trees on the north fork of Big creek which was bought of Jacob D. Ellis
And I hereby appoint Peter M. Dingess and Thomas Dingess my executive in witness where of I have set my name and seal this the 10th day of July 1888
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Hugh Dingess            {Seal}     
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Witnesses Present:
Hugh Toney
W. H. Whitman

John R. Jeffrey

Logan County Court July Term 1888
This day the last will and testament of Hugh Dingess Deceased was presented to me for record and there upon came Hugh Toney, W. H. Whitman, and John R. Jeffrey the said on being witnesses therefore who being duly sworn proved to the court that the said Hugh Dingess in his lifetime witness on the 10th day of July 1888 made published and signed the said will as above written, and in his that they signed the same as witnesses of each other at the request of him they said Hugh Dingess and there being no objection that to the same duly admitted to probate and record and Peter M. Dingess and Thomas Dingess the Executers named there in appeared in court and took the service oath required by law and together with Hugh Toney, James I. Dingess, and John R. Chapman as their sureties entered into all acknowledged above in the ******* of 3000 over conditioned according to law.        
Given under my hand this 28th day of July 1888
Teste S. S. Altizer Clerk

West Virginia
In Logan County Court Clerks Office July 28th 1888 the ******** will of Hugh Dingess deceased together with the order of the County Court approving the admission of the same to probate in said office was this day duly admitted to record
Teste S. S. Altizer clerk
Source: Will Book 1873-1913 Vol 1  Page 35-37  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst


Will of Sallie Dingess
In the name of God Amen. I Sallie Dingess widow of john Dingess deceased of the County of Logan and State of West Virginia, being of sound mind and retentive memory and far advance in years, do hereby make this my last will and testament.

1st I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid by my Executrix herein after.

2nd I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Sarah Dingess all my household and kitchen furniture and all my hogs sheep and cattle (cows) and all my interest in the Real estate which I revived from my son Z. C. Ingest after taking out $500.00 worth of said land which is having bequeathed to Robert Dingess, Harriet Y. Chambers, to wit; $250.00 each. 

3rd I give and bequeath to Robert Dingess $250.00 to be paid him out of my undivided interest in the real estate revived from my son Z. C. Dingess deceased, which I mention in my bequeath to Sarah Dingess. 

4th I give and bequeath  Harriet y. Chambers $250.00 to be paid her out of my interest in the real estate I revived from my said son J. C. Ingest deceased in which is mentioned also in my bequeath to my daughter Sarah Ingest

5th I hereby nominate and appoint my daughter Sarah Dingess my Executrix of this my last will and testament and direct that the Court not to require her to give any bond, but request that she shall  enter upon the full discharge of the duties of her office as fully in respects as if she had given bond. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of February 1896.

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Witnesses
S. S. Altizer
S. B. Lawson

West Virginia
Logan County Court, June 8th, 1896
This day a paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Sallie Dingess deceased, was presented in Court, and there upon came S. B. Lawson  and S. S. Altizer the subset in being witnesses thereto, and being first duly sworn, proved to the Court that the said paper writing was the last Will and Testament of said Sallie Dingess deceased, and the Court doth order the same to be recorded as and for the last Will and Testament of said Sallie Dingess, deceased. A Copy. Teste:- J. Cary Alderson, Deputy for S. S. Altizer, Clerk.
Source: Will Book 1873-1913 Vol 1  Page 115  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst



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