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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 testament.
First: I desire all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate.
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 money.
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 in money.
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 above written.

JOHN PLYMALE

 
Attest:
ANTHONY PLYMALE
SAMUEL PORTER

Codicil to the foregoing will bearing date, January 25, 1872.

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) 

 
Attest:
ANTHONY PLYMALE
WILLIAM FERGUSON

Recorders Office, Wayne County, West Virginia.

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

 

Of Special Interest...

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.

LOURANA PLYMALE
X (Her Mark)

WITNESSES:
F.M. PLYMALE
JOE PLYMALE

This will was probated while court was in recession and recorded December 4, 1897.

 

 

Of Special Interest...

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) Ferguson.

 

Personal Property of 0-1-4 William B. Plymale
(sold after his death)

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Will Of 0-1-6 Anthony Plymale

9-29-1883/Probated 8-7-1886
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 dollars ($150.).
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 ($200.).
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 of 21.
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

 
Codicil:
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, County Clerk

 

Will Of 0-1-4-9 John Taylor Plymale
(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 after death.
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, 1956.
M. P. Plymale
Miles 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)

Witnesses:
G. G. Saunders
Erwin T. Nance
Samuel J. Ayres

 

Will of 0-3 John Plimell

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 Testament.
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

 

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**There are more than 32 wills recorded for the Plymale name in the general index to wills in Bedford County Courthouse, Bedford, Virginia.

 

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