The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 5 February 1924 (Page 1)
W. G. Covington Will Probated in Court
The will of W. G. Covington, who died here recently, was proved in the corporation court this morning by B. S. Graves and E. F. Upchurch, of Caswell. Benton R. Covington, one of his sons, was appointed executor in accordance with the request made in the will. The bond set by the court as is usual in such circumstances was $10,000, this amount being given. Mr. Covington, who lived many years in Caswell county, where he was a successful farmer, bequeathed his estate in that county, consisting of 220 acres, to his wife, Mrs. Bettie T. Covington, also all of his personal effects and all other property. The will further provided for his property to be divided among his children at her death. One of the final requests in the will was that his burial be simple, but in accordance with the wishes of the family. The value of the estate was not given or intimated in the will.
William Green Covington (1849-1924) was a son of Edward Green Covington and Lurina Ann Roberts. On 7 December 1875 he married Bettie Taylor Montgomery (1853-1934). They had eleven children, including the Benton Rockwell (1884-1966) mentioned in the above article.