I, Charles F. Flanagan, of the County of Jefferson, State of West Virginia, do make this my last-Will.
First: I direct that all my just debts be paid.
Second: I give, devise and bequeath to my mother, F. M. Flanagan all the property both real and personal that I may [?] seized or possessed of to have and to hold during her natural life.
Third: I give to my brother Jno. G. Flanagan all that tract of land which descended to him the said John G. Flanagan from his father Jas. Flanagan’s estate, consisting of his own and another share purchased of one of his sisters making forty or more acres of land which was conveyed to me by deed bearing date the 16th day of October 1876 and recorded in Deed Book D, page 464, in the Clerk’s Office of Jefferson County, West Virginia, together with all the personal property named in said Deed to have and to hold during his life and at his death to go to his legal representatives. I also give to my two brothers Jno. G. and James S. Flanagan which is to take of f[?]r at the death of my mother my interest in the lime stone quarry known as Flanagan’s Quarry to them and their legal representatives. The bequest above of real and personal property to John G. Flanagan I desire and direct shall take effect at my death. At the death of my mother I give to my sister Alice L. Hooper the homestead upon which I now reside containing about thirty-one acres of land during her life and then to go to her legal representatives upon the following conditions, that is to say she shall have it for six years and at the end of that time she is to pay to each one of her sisters, Laura F. Moler and Mary C. Licklider the sum of three hundred and thirty three dollars each and should she the said Alice L. Harper fail to make such payment to her sisters and the further sum of one hundred dollars to each of her brothers John G. and James S. Flanagan, then upon such failure to pay said legacies I desire and direct that my sister Laura F. Moler shall have the above named specified property by complying with this my will as stated above and it divided[?] and understood by these presents that the above named property is to go to her Alice L. Harper her life and at her death to go to her legal representatives, should it become necessary at the expiration of six years for Laura F. Moler to take said property as above stated I direct that she Laura F. Moler and Mary C. Licklider pay to Alice L. Harper the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
In witness to hereof I have hereunto sil my hand and seal this first day of October 1880.
Charles F. Flanagan (Seal)
Withnesses J.G. Cockrell Dennis M. Daniels
State of West Virginia, County of Jefferson, Sct.: Clerk’s Office of the County-Court November 15th 1880.
A writing purporting to the last Will and Testament of Charles F. Flanagan, deceased, this day offered for Probate in said office, proved by the oaths of John G. Cockrell and Dennis M. Daniels, subscribing witnesses thereto, who made oath that the said Charles F. Flanagan, in their presence published and declared the said writing as and for his last Will and Testament, that they believe he was of perfect sense and memory at the time of so doing, that they subscribed their names as witnesses thereto in the presence of said Charles F. Flanagan, and at his request, and in the presence of each other, and thereupon the said writing is admitted to record as the last Will and Testament of said Charles F. Flanagan, deceased.
And on the same day in said Office, there being no Executor named in the said Will of Charles F. Flanagan, deceased, On motion of George W. Moler, who made oath as the law requires and with John G. Cockrell, his surity, executed and acknowledged a bond in the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, with condition according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining Litters of Administration with the Will [annexed?] of said Charles F. Flanagan, deceased, in due form.
Teste, Thomas A. More, Clerk of said Court.
Ordered that Wm. J. Moler, Dennis M. Daniels, Jacob Moler and Wm. Engle, or any three of them, having first sworn appraise the personal estate of Charles F. Flanagan, dec’d. and make report thereof according to law.
Teste, Thomas A. Moore, Clerk
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