Upshur County West Virginia


In the Name of God, Amen
I John Hurst of the town of Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia, being in very feeble health, but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, do make this my last will and testament, as follows that is to say. First- I give and bequeathes all my personal estate of every description whatsoever, to my wife, Mary G. Hurst to be absolutely hers.
Second-I give and desire the house and lot where I now live lying at the West end of Buckhannon town fronting on the Staunton and Parkersburg pike- to my wife, Mary G. Hurst- during her natural life- and at her death to go equally to my children. Third- It is my will and desire and I so direct that my house and lot situated an Locust street in said town adjoining lots of N. C. Loudin, John L. Smith and others shall be sold as soon after my death as may be convenient, by my herein after named executrix, at public or private sale, an such time as she may deem advisable, and that my wife shall have the proceeds of said sale, for the purpose of supporting herself and my daughter Lucy and my son Charles, and also for the purpose of making such repairs to the dwelling house at lot where I now live as she may wish to make. Lastly- I hereby appoint my wife Mary G. Hurst executrix of this my last will and testament, with full power to sell my house and lot on Locust street and to execute a deed to the purchaser for the same, and to collect and use the proceeds as aforesaid, but it is my desire that my executrix, shall not be required to execute bond. In writing whereof I said testator John Hurst, have to this my last will, set my hand and seal this the 12th day of March in the year of our Lord 1867.
John Hurst
Signed Sealed Published and declared in the presents of Jackman Cooper, Joseph Ward

Upshur County
State of West Virginia
Recorder's Office
May 15,1867

The last will and testament of John Hurst, deceased, was this day presented in said office and the due execution thereof was fully proven by the oaths of Jackman Cooper and Joseph Ward the subscribing witness thereto in due form the law, and the said will being duly stamped according, to law, was therefrom admitted to record.
J. M. Bennett  Recorder
A Copy Teste

Source:Will Book A, 1852-1885  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst


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