Washington County Will Records
Vol. 21, Page 545-546
Attest: Probate Judge /s/ Frank A. Fleming

BE IT REMEMBERED, that at a Court of Probate within and for the County of Washington and State of Ohio, holden at the Court House in the city of Marietta, on the 22nd day of July 1930, before the Hon. Frank F. Fleming, Judge of said Court, the following was filed in said court.



I, Udilla Bes, of the township of Belpre, County of Washington, and State of Ohio, being of lawful age, and being of sound and disposing mind and memory, DO MAKE, PUBLISH AND DECLARE THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, HEREBY REVOKING ALL FORMER wills and made by me.

FIRST: - My Will is that all of my just debts and funeral Expenses shall be paid out of my Estate as soon after my decease as shall be found convenient.

SECOND: - I GIVE, DEVISE AND BEQUESTH TO MY GRANDSONS, Robert Dean Bess and Ralph Glenwood Bess, my house and lot situated at Little Hocking, Ohio, in equal shares; my large looking glass to Floyd Dean Bess; One feather bed and pillows to match to Martha Bess; The picture of the seven brothers to Raymond Bess; My gold breast pin to Nellie Mae Bess; My gold watch and chain to Mary Ellen Conley Burnfield; My revolver to Paul Bess; The picture of the dog and girl to Almes Bess; All my birds and bird cages to Nellie Watson; My silver knives and forks to Lena Watson Clark; If there is any money on deposit in the Security Savings Bank in Parkersburg, W. Va., at my decease, it is to be given to Grace Bess; All bed cloths not heretofore mentioned are to be divided between Minnie Pearl Conley and Jessie May Watson; All other household goods and other personal property not heretofore disposed of are to be sold and the money received for same is to be divided equally between my children.

IN TESTAMONY WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AT little Hocking, Ohio, this 5th.Day of October, in the year of the Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty eight (1928).

Udilla Bess

The foregoing instrument was signed by the said Udilla Bess in our presence and by her published and declared as and for her Last Will and testament; and we have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses at her request, and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, this 5th day of October, 1928.

Bertha Travis
P.A. Bond

Said Waiver is in the words and figures following:

We, the undersigned next of kin of the within named testatrix resident of the State of Ohio, hereby waive, further notice and consent to the probate of said Will.

Dated this 22nd day of July, 1930

Floyd D. Bess
Raymond G. Bess
Minnie Conley
Jessie Watson

Contributed by: Judy Kidder

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