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The Will
of Henry Shuman

The last will and testament of Henry Shewman of Monongalia County, State of Virginia.

In the name of God, I Henry Shewman considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory, blessed bee Allmighty God for the same, do make & publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say,

First. I give and bequeth unto my beloved wife Sarah Shewman all my Real and personable property (after my debts is paid) so long as she shall live. & the household furniture she is to dispose of as she thinks best, & all the land and property, except the household furniture, that remains after the deth of the said Sarah Shewman, I give and bequeth unto my son Henry Shewman.

Item. I give and bequeth to my son William Shewman, Sixty dollars.

Item. I give & bequeth to my son Levi Shewman Forty dollars.

Item. I give & bequeth unto my daughter Melinda Riggs, Twenty dollars.

Item. I give & bequeth to my daughter Mary hawkins, Twenty dollars.

The other severl soms or legases to be paid one year after the deth of mee and my wife Sarah. In witness whareof I hearunto set my hand an seal, this nineteenth day of April 1841.

N. B. The aforesaid Henry Shewman Junior is to pay the severel soms er legasess to the other heirs.

I acnolage this to bee                                   his mark
my last will and testament.                          Henry  x  Shewman (seal)

John J. Musgrave
David B. Musgrave


At a County Court held in and for Monongalia County
June Term 1857

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Henry Shuman deceased, was this day produced in Court, duly proven by the oaths and examination of John J. Musgrave and David B. Musgrave, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded as and for the last will and testament of said Henry Shuman decd.

                                                    A Copy - Teste
                                                    Marshall M. Dent Clerk.


At a County Court held in and for Monongalia County
July term 1857

On motion of Henry Shuman (the widow having declined in writing and desired him to be appointed) a certificate is granted him to obtain letters of administration with the will annexed, on the estate of Henry Shuman deceased.

Whereupon the said Henry Shuman took the oath prescribed by law and entered into bond in the penalty of Four hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs with William Barb surety therein.

                                                    A Copy - Teste
                                                    Marshall M. Dent Clerk.

 

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