The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Laley Roper

Wife of James Roper

Recorders Will Book
Page 175-176
Jefferson County, WV
Clerk's office
prepared by Jackie Milburn

In the name of God Amen:I Elizabeth Roper of Charlestown County of Jefferson West Virginia being of sound & disposing mind memory & understanding do make & publish this to be my last will & testament.

-- FirstI direct my executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts & funeral expenses as soon as may be after my death.
-- SecondI give and bequeath to my son Washington Albert our feather Bed Bedstead & bedding for Tables half a dozen Windsor chairs, twenty two yards of Carpeting, all which furniture is now in the chamber in my house occupied by my said son.
-- ThirdTo my son W. H. H. Roper I give @ Brass and to Jas. M. Roper my son one Iron kettle.
-- FourthTo my Grand Daughter Louisa Shultz I give one feather Bed and necessary bedding, half @ dozen Windsor Chairs (green) Twenty yards house hold Carpeting. To my grand daughter Elizabeth VanMetre I hereby give and bequeath all the rest & residue of my household & kitchen Furniture together with all debts dew me or to could dew also rents & money on hand. I authorize & direct my executor to rent out my house & lot in Charlestown purchased from Wm. Crow for three years after my death after which he is hereby directed to and the same for the best price he can get pay over the rents & proceeds of sale to my grand Daughter Elizabeth VanMetre to be hers forever.
To my two grand Daughters Louisa Shultz & Elizabeth VanMetre I give and bequeath one dozen silver teaspoons half dozen to each share & share alike.
And last I do hereby nominate & appoint my friend Wm. Ramey Executor of my will.

Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of January 1870

Signed Sealed published and
Declared by Elizabeth Roper as for
Her last will in presences of us
Who in her presences and in the
Presence of each other have hereunto
Subscribed our names as Witnessess
At her request.
W. D. Hedgers And others

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