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Transcription: MYERS Will
In the name of God, Amen, I John MYERS senr of Spencer County and state of Kentucky being of sound mind and disposing memory of good health and calling to mind the uncertainty of life do make constitute and ordain this to be my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other and former wills and Testaments by me & heretofore made --
First It is my will and desire that all my just debts & financial expenses be first paid out of my Estate as soon after my death as convenient
Second It is my will and desire that all my Estate real personal and ____ of Whatever nature sources be sold after my death on such credits as my Executor hereinafter appoints may think most to the advange of my Estate & in case I have any real Estate at my death to be sold, my Executor is authorized to convey sd Estate to the purchaser or purchasers by Deed or ____ of conveyance.
Third It is my will and desire that my Executor after my death pay out of my Estate to Thomas COLLINGS, Polly COLLINGS, Nancy COLLINGS and Elizabeth COLLINGS my Grandchildren & children of my Daughter Nancy COLLINGS Dec'd one Dollar each to be their and their heirsforever as I have done for & given to them and their deceased mother before her death as much as I intend them to have.
Fourth It is my will and desire that the balance of my Estate of every kind be equally divided among my following named children.and grandchildren. Towit One share to my daughter Elizabeth HOUGLAND to be hers and her heirs forever; one equal share to Rachel HOUGLAND to be her and her heirs forever. One equal share to Katherine McGEE to be hers & her heirs forever. One equal share to Mararet COOMBS to be hers and her heirs forever. One equal share to William C. MYERS my son to be his and his heirs forever, one equal share to my son Matthias E. E. MYERS to be his and his heirs forever. One equal share to Margaret B. K. R. MYERS my Grand Daughter and daughter of John R. MYERS Jr Dec'd and one equal share to be divided among Polly CANFIELD, Rachel COOMBS, Maria HOUGLAND, Katherine HOUGLAND, Martin HOUGLAND and Moses HOUGLAND my Grandchildren and children of Jane HOUGLAND Dec'd who was my Daughter to be theirs and their heirs forever. And upon a Division and final settlement my Estate Elizabeth HOUGLAND is to be charged with the sum of seventy three Dollars advancements to her; Rachel HOUGLAND is to be charged with a like sum of seventy three Dollars advancement to her. Katherine McGEE is to be charged with Eighty Dollars advancement to her. Margaret COOMBS is to be charged with one hundred Dollars advancements to her. William C. MYERS is to be charged with one hundred and thirty Dollars advancements to him. Matthias E. MYERS is to be charged with one hundred and thirty Dollars advancements to him. Margaret E. K. R. MYERS is to be charged with one hundred & thirty Dollars advancements to her father in his lifetime. And Polly CANFIELD, Rachel COOMBS, Maria HOUGLAND, Katherine HOUGLAND, Martha HOUGLAND and Moses HOUGLAND Heirs of my Deceased daughter Jane HOUGLAND are to be charged in sd settlement as aforesaid with the sum of Seventy three Dollars advancement made to Jane HOUGLAND Dec'd their mother in her lifetime.
And lastly I do hereby nomi te constitute and appoint my son in law Isaac HOUGLAND my sole Executor to carry into effect these my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I John MYERS senr have hereunto in the presence of the subscribing witnesses hereto set my hand an affixed my seal this Twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
Signed & sealed & acknowledged in presence of us
witnesses John MYERS [seal]
James H. BROWN
Wm B. MURPHEY
At a County Court held for Spencer County on Monday the 3rd day of September 1849 This writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of John MYERS Dec'd was proved according to law by the Oaths of James H. BROWN and William B. MURPHEY two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And the Executor named in said will having appeared in Court and refused to take upon himself the _____ of the Execution thereof, on the motion of Miller EASLEY who made oath and together with Joel ALLOWAY and William K. COTTON his securities entered into and acknowledged a Bond in the penalty of $6000 conditioned as the law directs Certificate is grante the said Miller EASLEY for obtaining letters of administration on the said Decedents Estate with his will aforesaid annexed in due form
Attest Raphl LANCASTER CSCC
Transcribed by Patricia O'Connor
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