#1. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN M. MOORE, DECEASED.
I, John M. Moore, of Jefferson County, West Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory, and realizing the uncertanties of life, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills heretofore made by me.
FIRST. I hereby direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executrices hereinafter appointed as soon after my death as is convenient for them to do so.
SECOND. After the payment of all my just debts, funeral expenses, and proper costs of administration of my estate, I will, devise, and bequeath to my wife, Mary J. Moore, one third of my real estate for and during her natural life, and one third of my personal property, same being the interest in all of my said estate as she would be entitled to under the statute of West Virginia, and to be in lieu of her dower interest in my real estate and as a distributee of my personal property.
THIRD. All the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal and mixed, I will, devise and bequeath to my eight children, namely, Bertha M. Bailey, Laura B. Mytinger, Katie M. Kernan, Nannie L. Neal, Elsie M. Riesley, Jane S. Davis, Garland J. Moore, Jaunita S. Horn, to share and share alike, the children of any of such dying to receive said parent’s share. In the event, however, that any one or more of my said children, should die and not be living at my death, and such deceased child or children having at the time no issue or children, then said share or shares to to be equally divided among my children so living at my said death.
FOURTH. I hereby appoint my two daughters, Juanita S. Horn, and Nannie L. Neal, Executrices of this my last will and testament, and direct that they be allowed to qualify and administer on my said estate without giving security. If for any reason, either of my said daughters, can not act, or declines to act as my personal representative, in that event I direct that the one surviving act as my sole executrix of my said estate, on the same terms and conditions.
WITNESS my signature and seal, this 8th. day of June, 1931. John M. Moore (SEAL)
ATTESTATION CLAUSE: Signed, sealed, published and declared by John M. Moore, testator, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, two competent witnesses, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of one another, all at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names attesting witnesses.
WITNESSES J. Frank Mason F. L. Bushong
State of West Virginia, County of Jefferson, Sct.: IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COURT: JANUARY 2nd, 1934
A paper writing bearing date of June 8th, 1931, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of John M. Moore, late of Jefferson County, West Virginia, was this day, January 2nd, 1934, offered for probate in said office, and on same day in said office, said writing was fully proved by J. Frank Mason and F. L. Bushong, the subscribing witnesses thereto, who made oath in due form of law that the aforesaid testator, in their presence, published and declared said writing as and for his Last Will and Testament, that they subscribed their names as witnesses thereto at the request of the testator, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, all signing at the same time, that they believe said testator was of sound sense and memory at the time of so doing, and over the age of twenty-one years.
Thereupon it is ordered that said writing be recorded as and for the Last Will and Testament of John M. Moore, deceased.
Test, Chas. A. Johnson, Clerk of said Court.
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