JOINT LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN M. WELSH AND CLARA WELSH, BOTH DECEASED.
We- John M. Welsh and Clara Welsh, his wife, of Bakerton W. Virginia, realizing that John M. Welsh owns all the personalty and that Clara Welsh wife of John M. Welsh, owns the House and lot where we now reside, also realizing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time there-of do make and declare this our joint WILL and testament in manner and form as follows.
If I, John M. Welsh, should die before my wife, Clara Welsh, I wish her to have the income from all my personalty of what – ever description I may have at my death, during her natural life and at her death the house-hold effects to be equally divided between my 6 children, namely– Roy M. Welsh, Bessie L. Best, Anna Mary Hetzell, Lawrence H. Welsh, Martha Gary and Pearl V. Welsh. All the money, either in notes, bonds, insurance or in any other shape or form I leave and bequeath to my youngest daughter, Pearl V. Welsh in fee simple.
If I, Clara Welsh, should die before my husband, John M. Welsh, I wish him to have the use of during his natural life the house and lot where we now reside, located in Bakerton W. Va. and at his death the house and lot I leave to my son Roy M. Welsh and daughter Pearl V. Welsh. Should either marry then the single one to have the house and lot for a home or should they both marry then it is to be equally divided between my 6 children, namely Roy M. Welsh, Bessie L. Best, Anna Mary Hetzell, Lawrence H. Welsh, Martha Garry, and Pearl V. Welsh.
I want my son Roy M. Welsh to have TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS $200.00) out of the house and lot. This is for improvements he has made upon the property and paid for himself.
I here-by appoint DR. S. T. KNOTT our executor if this our Last Will and Testament and would request him to see that the above named daughter Pearl V. Welsh, receives the above named bequest.
Witness our signatures this ___ day of April 1923. John M. Welsh Clara Welsh
We the undersigned, at the request of John M. Welsh and Clara ra Welsh, his wife, and in the presence of both of them and in the presence of each other do here-by acknowledge their signature to the above instrument consisting of one Type-written page.
Hugh S. Mohler Witness. Martin D. Welsh May 24, 1923
State of West Virginia, County of Jefferson, Sct.: IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COURT: January 3rd, 1929.
A paper writing bearing date of May 24th, 1923, purporting to the Joint Last Will and Testament of John M. Welsh and Clara Welsh, his wife, both deceased, late of Bakerton, Jefferson County, West Virginia, was this day, January 3rd, 1929, offered for probate in the said office, and on same day in said office said writing was fully proved by Hugh S. Mohler and Martin D. Welsh, the subscribing witnesses thereto, who made oath in due form of law that the aforesaid testator and the aforesaid testatrix in their presence, published and declared said writing as and for their Joint Last Will and Testament, they they subscribed their names as witnesses thereto at the request of the said testator and of the said testatrix, in the presence of the said testator and of the said testatrix and in the presence of each other, all signing at the same time, that they believe said testator and said testatrix were of sound sense and memory at the time of so doing, and that they were over the age of twenty-one years.
Thereupon it is ordered that said writing be recorded as and for the Joint Last Will and Testament of the said John M. Welsh and the said Clara Welsh, deceased.
Test, Chas. A. Johnson, Clerk of said Court By Emily A. M. Stanley, D. C.
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