Will Of 0-1-3 John Plymale
January 23, 1872
Will Book No. 1, Page 424
Wayne County-State of W. Va.
In the name of God, Amen.
I, John Plymale of the county aforesaid being of sound mind do make this my last will and
First: I desire all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my
Second: It is my desire that my wife, Lourana Plymale, have all of my
personal property, except four yoke of oxen which she is to have the choice yoke of oxen
out of five, also, I give to my wife the full benefit of my farm on the side of Twelve
Pole, whereon the house stands, during her natural life. I, also, give to my wife two
hundred dollars in money a year during her natural life. I wish my wife to furnish to
Polly and Jefferson the same; we have furnished the other children.
Third: I give to my four daughters to wit; Virginia, Ann, Indiana and
Polly, two thousand dollars each in money.
Fourth: I give to my son, John, five hundred dollars in money.
Fifth: I give to my son, Millard, five hundred dollars in money.
Sixth: I give to my son, Octavian, five hundred dollars in money.
Seventh: I give my daughter, Sarah, five hundred,dollars in money.
Eighth: I give my daughter, Bethier Grant, five hundred dollars in money.
Ninth: I give my daughter, Rebecca Bromley, five hundred dollars in
Tenth: I give to my son, A. W. Plymale, five hundred dollars in money.
Eleventh: I give to my daughter, Josephine Malcolm, five hundred dollars
Twelfth: I give to my granddaughter, Rebecca, daughter of my daughter,
Clarinda Vaughn, two hundred dollars in money.
Thirteenth: I give to my four sons to wit; Guy, Marion, Hugha and
Jefferson, five hundred dollars in money, also, the same mentioned four sons above, It is
my desire that they shall share an equal division in my lands after the death of my wife.
Fourteenth: It is my wish and desire that my brother, Anthony Plymale,
and William Ferguson to be my executors to this my last will and testament.
Given under my hand and seal this day and date
Codicil to the foregoing will bearing date, January
I have considered since the foregoing that I will make a change in the
disposal of my lands in place of it being equally divided to my four sons to wit; Guy,
Marion, Hugha and Jefferson, it is my desire that it be equally divided amongst my six
sons to wit; Guy, Marion, Hugha, Jefferson, Octavian and Millard at the death of my wife
as in the foregoing.
And article Seventh: I give to my daughter, Sarah, five hundred dollars
in money, It is my desire that my three daughters to wit; Virginia, Ann and Indiana, in
article thirdly in the foregoing be reduced to wit; from Virginia one hundred dollars and
from Indiana two hundred dollars and the balance of my estate to be equally divided
amongst all my children.
Given under my hand and seal this 20th day of July, 1872.
JOHN PLYMALE (SEAL)
Recorders Office, Wayne County,
This 22nd day of August, 1872 the annexed last will and testament of
John Plymale deceased, together with the Order of Probate thereto attached was this day
recorded in the record of wills for the county.
Given under my hand this 22nd day of August, 1872.
G. A. RATCLIFF, Deputy for
H. C. DUNCAN, Recorder
Will Book No. 1, Page 424 Wayne County, West Virginia
It is interesting to note that in the above will $14,000 was
mentioned in gifts besides the $200. per year for his wife for the rest of her life.
0-1-3-11-1-4 John Fred Plymale said that he heard his father and grandfather say
that his great-grandfather 0-1-3 John had a sack of gold and silver coins that he offered
to give to any man that could lift same.
No doubt this money was accumulated over a period of years by selling
virgin timber off of the hundreds of acres of land he owned and from the slaves he sold in
1859, just a short time before the Civil War. He also served in the Virginia
Legislator for one term (1857-1858) before West Virginia became a state.
0-1-3-11-1-4 John Fred Plymale said that he heard through the family
grapevine that Uncle Wayne and Uncle William had quite a time counting the money and
distributing it among the children. There seemed to be a misunderstanding among them about
the part of the will that was changed and there was considerable disagreement and some
hard feelings among them and the Administrators.
|Will Of Lourana Plymale (widow of
0-1-3 John Plymale)
Book No. 2, Page 208
Wayne County, W. Va.
In the name of God, Amen.
I, Lourana Plymale, being of sound mind and deposing memory and recognizing the fact
that my time on earth at most, is but short, considering great age; and desiring before I
go to dispose of my worldly possessions, do make and declare this to be my last Will and
Testament, hereby revoking any and all former wills and testaments which may hereto fore
have been made by me.
Item 1. I give my soul to the God who gave it.
Item 2. I give to the children of my son Guy, now living or which may hereafter be
born, all the land which I bought from the said Guy Plymale, except that portion which I
sold to John M. M. Plymale, with the limitation, the said Guy Plymale shall have his
support and maintenance off of said farm during his natural life if he desires it.
Item 3. I give all of my other children, without mentioning their names, my blessing
and well wishes.
In testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 7th day of May, 1895.
X (Her Mark)
This will was probated while court was in recession and recorded
December 4, 1897.
F. M. Plymale (0-1-3-13 Francis Marion) was her son with whom she
made her home with from the death of her husband in 1872 until her death in 1897.
(0-1-6-12) Joe Plymale was her nephew, son of Anthony Plymale II and Mary (Polly)
Will Of 0-1-6 Anthony Plymale
I, Anthony Plymale, of the County of Wayne, State of West Virginia, do make this my last
will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and codicils made by me. I
hereby appoint my son-in-law, John P. Malcolm, and Henry C. Duncan, Executors of this my
last will and testament, clothing them with full power and authority to make and execute
all conveyances that I would make or legally be required to make if living.
Item 1: I dispose of my estate as follows viz: I desire
my funeral expenses and just debts promptly paid out of my estate remaining at my death.
Item 2: Unto my wife, Sarah, I give all my personal property, except such
items as are mentioned in a bill of sale to her in satisfaction of our marriage contract;
she is to receive nothing more of my estate.
Item 3: I give to the children of my son, Anthony W. Plymale, by his
present wife, my old home farm subject to the following exceptions and restrictions. I
except one acre where the graveyard is now located and desire the same to be kept as a
family burying ground and not to be leased or conveyed from the family in any manner and
further my son, Anthony W., is at his request to have his support from said farm, and in
the event Rebecca, his wife, should survive him, she is likewise to have her support so
long as she lives and continues to be my son's widow. This bequest is also charged with
dollars ($6oo.), which sum is to be paid to my Executors within six months from the date
of the probate of my Will.
Item 4: I give to the children of my son, Joseph, by his present acres of
the Bravo farm including the house where he now lives subject to the following
restriction. My son, Joseph, is to have upon his request and continuing to live there on
his support from said farm, and in the event Nora, his present wife, should survive him,
she is to have her support from said farm as long as she continues to be my son's widow
and resides there on.
Item 5: I give to my granddaughter, Smith Booth, one hundred fifty
Item 6: I give to my grandson, Joseph Ferguson, one hundred fifty dollars
($150.), provided the above named grandchild is living at my death.
Item 7: I give to the daughter, Joanna, three hundred dollars ($300.) in
the event it survives me or to its issue surviving at my death.
Item 8: I give to Polly Donella, late Polly Chadwick two hundred dollars
Item 9: I give to my great granddaughter, Permelia Plymale, daughter of
John Plymale dec. one hundred dollars ($100.) upon her marriage or at arriving at the age
Item 10: I direct all the residue of my lands except the foregoing
bequest to be sold upon a credit of one or two years, the purchaser giving bond with
undoubted security and the legal title to be retained until the purchase money is fully
paid. I hereby clothe my executors with full power and authority to sell as they may think
to the best interest of my estate, and to make conveyances to the above referred lands.
Item 11: All the residue of my estate I give and direct to be equally
divided between my children, including Henry C. Plymale, the youngest child of my wife,
living at my death, with the following exceptions and as I now direct. In the event of the
death of Louray Chadwick or Rebecca Malcolm, I direct my executors to divide and pay to
their children equally the amount their mother would have received if living, upon
arriving at the age of 21 or marriage. As to Elizabeth Haney, I direct my executors to pay
to her one-half of an equal share in my estate and the remaining one-half, I direct my
executors to divide equally between her living children, except Indianna Dillon, the wife
of Zachariah Dillon, and Mary Elkins, the wife of Sanford Elkins, who are to have no share
in my estate. My son, William C. L. Plymale, I direct he receive four hundred dollars
($400.) less than an equal share in my estate. I direct my executors to pay to Rebecca
Plymale, one equal share in my estate, and to Anthony W. Plymale, nothing.
Item 12: 1 direct my executors to pay all of the foregoing bequests in
proportion as the moving is received from the sale of my lands.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of
September, A. D. 1883.
Anthony Plymale (SEAL)
Witnesses: H. C. Duncan James F. Ferguson
I, Anthony Plymale, of the county of Wayne and State of West Virginia, do make this as a
codicil to my last will and testament, said last will and testament bears date September
29, 1883, this codicil is in words and figures as follows: In item 8 of said last will and
testament, I hereby revoke the whole of same in lien of said item of said item to Polly
Donnella, late Polly Chadwick nothing.
In testimony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal, this 7th day of April, 1884.
Anthony Plymale (SEAL)
Witnesses: H. C. Duncan
John G. Drown
Probated and recorded January 11, 1887 -- Chapman Fry,
Will Of 0-1-4-9 John Taylor
(son of 0-1-4 William B. Plymale of Covington, Virginia)
Will Book 5 Page 110
December 16, 1912
Alleghany County, Virginia
I, J. T. Plymale of Alleghany County, Virginia, being of sound and
deposing mind do hereby publish the following as my last Will and Testament to supersede
all others previously made by me, and I do make herewith the following bequests.
First: To Annie M. Plymale, my beloved wife, during her natural life, a
track of seventy-three (73) acres of land, part of my lands lying on Potts Creek,
Alleghany County, Virginia, described in the plat and described hereto attached and marked
"A" and should she leave child or children by me, then to said child or children
share and share alike. Should she die not leaving such child or children, then said land
shall pass absolutely to my grandson, Luther Plymale. I also leave to my said wife
one black mare named Coalie, two cows, her choice of any owned by me at my death,
and six sheep, her choice of any owned by me at my death.
Second: My sons, W. E. Plymale and T. C. Plymale, have already been
provided by deeds of parts of my lands on Potts Creek to them, also, to said T. C.
Plymale, I leave one sorrell mare, named Lady.
Third: To my daughter, Annie D. Evans, wife of R. L Evans, eight sheep,
one of Patsy's calves, and two hundred and seventy ($270.00) dollars in cash to be paid
from my personal estate.
Fourth:To my daughter, Florence Johnson, wife of E. L. Johnson, five
sheep, one of Patsy's calves, and two hundred and seventy-seven dollars and fifty
cents($277.50) to be paid from my personal estate.
Fifth:To my daughter, Martha Etta Griffeth, wife of Anderson Griffeth, I
have at various times in the past years advanced sums of money and their equivalent and
therefore leave her the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) to be paid from my personal estate.
Witness my hand and seal this 16th day of December, 1912.
J. T. Plymale (SEAL)
Witness: George Bower SEAL)
J. H. Helmintoller (SEAL)
C. H. H. Rumbold, N. P.
|Codicil No. 1
December 16, 1912
J.J. Hobbs, Clerk--Alleghany County Court
I J. T. Plymale of
Alleghany County, Virginia, being of sound and deposing mind, do hereby publish this a
codicil to my last Will and Testament of even date. In the deeds above referred to each of
my sons in consideration of said deeds agreed to pay the sum of three hundred dollars
($300.00) to their three sisters, named above, share and share alike. The bequests to my
three daughters as specified in paragraphs 3, 4, and 5 of my will cancel this debt.
J. T. Plymale (SEAL)
Witness: George Boyer (SEAL)
J. H. Helmintoller SEAL)
C. H. H. Rumbold (SEAL)
Will of 0-1-1-1-12-2 Miles Preston Plymale
Item 1 I Miles Plymale, will
that my executor herinafter named, pay my debts and funeral expenses as soon as possible
Item 2 All the rest and residue of my property of every kind and
nature, I will to my children, Mack Plymale, Clarice Plymale Justice, Alice Varney,
Millard Plymale, Woodroe Plymale, Fay Stiltner, Amy Jones, Ballard Plymale,
Rodger Plymale, and Edith Ezell Smith, to be equally divided among them.
Item 3 It is my will that the First National Bank Of Pikesville,
Kentucky qualify and be appointed Executor of my estate.
Witness my hand this 16th day of February,
M. P. Plymale
The Will of 0-2-3 Thomas Plymale
Bedford County Courthouse, Bedford Virginia
November 16, 1853
Recorded In Book 15 Page 77.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Plymale of the County of Bedford and
State of Virginia, being of sound and disposing mind and body, do make this my last Will
and Testament as follows, that is to say, I desire that my body may be buried at the
discretion of my executors herein after named, and I direct that all my just debts paid
out of my personal estate as soon after my decease as may be convenient.
First: I give and bequeath unto my two youngest sons, Thomas Perry and
John Greenberry, my tract of land on which I now reside, containing 146 acres being the
same land which I purchased of William W. Reece, to be equally divided between them but to
remain in the possession of my beloved wife during her natural life and to be a home for
my daughters until they marry and I, also, give to my son, Thomas Perry, my bay horse the
same I bought of Josiah Hudson and my best saddle to have the same at my death. The
balance of my property and monies I bequeath to my dear wife to be used by her as she
think proper her life time without giving any Security for the same and If any property
left at her death to be equally divided amongst my oldest children, namely; Bethena,
Christinia, Samuel, Marthenia, Ardena and Juliana, and I do hereby nominate Wm. C. Kasey
to be Executor of the my last Will and Testament, and do hereby declare these presents to
be and contain my last will and testament. In witness whereof I, the said testator, Thomas
Plymale, have to this my last Will and Testament written upon one sheet of paper set my
hand and seal this 16th day of November, 1853.
Thomas Plymale (his x-mark)
G. G. Saunders
Erwin T. Nance
Samuel J. Ayres
Will of 0-3 John
In the name of the benevolent father of all 1, John Plymell of township
of Deer Creek and County of Madison, Ohio, do make and publish this my last Will and
Item 1. It is my will that the heirs of my son, James, shall have five dollars for their
portion of my property,
Item 2. To my son, Anthony, I bequeath the sum of five dollars.
Item 3. To my daughter, Mathier, I bequeath the sum of ten dollars.
Item 4. To my daughter, Jane Carno, I bequeath the sum of twenty five dollars.
Item 5. To my grandson, Wilson W. Wracy, I bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars.
Item 6. To my daughter, Betsy Furrow, I bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars.
Item 7. To my daughter, Ann Dooly, I bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars.
Item 8. To my daughter, Martha, I bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars.
Item 9. To my two sons, John and William Plymell, and to their heirs, I bequeath all my
real estate Including the farm on which I now reside, and if after my decease they cannot
agree on a division of said farm, it is my will that they leave It to three disinterested
men to decide it equally them as recognize the value thereof and that John and William
Plymell each pay one half of the above items to my other heirs.
Item 10. It is my will that after my decease all my personal property shall be sold and my
debts and funeral expenses be paid and that the balance of the proceeds be equally divided
amongst all my heirs.
And lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my sons, John and William
Plymell, to be the executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this
twenty-seventh day of March A. D. 1846.
John Plymell his x mark
Signed, published, declared by the above named, John Plymell siz. and
for his last Will and Testament, in presence of us who at his request have signed as
witnesses to the same.
John W. Mullein
George G. McDonald
**There are more than 32 wills recorded for the Plymale name in the
general index to wills in Bedford County Courthouse, Bedford, Virginia.
Updated On May 04, 2004 08:46 PM