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Will of John Harrison, Sr.
of Putnam Co., WV


Repository ID: 31984

Details in the Will:


The last will and testament of John Harrison, Sr. considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my 1st will and testament, in manner and form following (that is to say): First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Francis C. Harrison, the following personal property: viz. one cow, one lot of hogs, one bureau, two bedsteads & bedding, one clock including all of my household and kitchen furniture, and all other effects, except that it will take to cover my liabilities, to have and to hold unto said Francis C. Harrison during her natural life. Item, at the death of my wife it is my will, that my son Josiah C. Harrison shall be my sole possessor of what is remaining of the above named property and effects. Item I also bequeath to my son John W. Harrison and my daughter Harriet Koontz the sum of one dollar to each one of them and lastly, I hereby appoint my wife sole executor of this my last will and testament; hereby revoking all former wills made by me. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my & seal the Eleventh day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven.

I, J. M Henson clerk of the county court of Putnam Count do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the will of John Harrison as transcribed by me from original will book, No. 1, page 38
John Harrison Sr. (seal)
Teste: J. M. Henson, Clerk

The within instrument consisting of one sheet was here subscribed by John Harrison Sr., the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request signed our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
Zachriah Priddy
Samuel V. Hartley
Witnesses: John Knopp x mark

West Virginia Putnam County Circuit Court May 10th 1867. The fact will and testament of John Harrison Sr. deed, was proven this day in open court by the oaths of Zachriah Priddy and Samuel V. Hartley two of the witnesses thereto and in is ordered to be recorded.
G. W. Cargill clk.

Putnam County Records office May 10th 1867. The last will and testament of John Harrison Sr. decd., was this day presented to me in my office and thereupon admitted to record.
Teste: G. W. Cargill, Recorder

West Virginia, Putnam County Court Clerk's Office: October 29, 1915
I, J. M. Henson, clerk of the county court of Putnam County do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the will of John Harrison as transcribed by me from original will book, No. 1, page 38
Teste: J. M. Henson, Clerk
John Harrison Last Will and Testament


Submitted by Steve Morrison <srmorris@inw.net>, descendant of Harriet Harrison Koontz.
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