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Spencer Co. Will Bk B, p 17, 18


I Edward D. Rogers of Spencer County in the state of Kentucky do make and ordain this my last will & Testament.  I constitute my brother in law Henry Cheek my Executor of this my will it is my will and desire that all of my Estate be equally divided between John Rogers who lives in Spencer County my Brother and Sarah M. Cheek and her bodily heirs of the above County it’s my will that my Estate be divided between my brother and aforesaid sister and heirs in the following manner.

First it is my will that all of my part of Robert Douglasses Estate which he willed to me be divided equally between John Rogers and my sister Sarah M. Cheek and heirs before named my guardian Henry Cheek and Executor will account to the County Court for as much of my estate as I have received from Thomas Robertson who is the Executor of my Grandfather Robert Douglasses Estate is three hundred dollars.  I will and desire is that my just Debts and expenses be taken out of the three hundred dollars which I have received and the balance divided between my sister and brother as before directed.  I will and bequeath my interest in a certain negro woman named Marion to my brother and sister Sarah M. Cheek and John Rogers.

I also will my Riding horse and forty dollars to my brother in law Henry Cheek and one to my brother and sister.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal

 The 22nd day of March 1837
Attest I authorize Mr Henry Cheek to set my name & seal

Attest Beverly Prewitt                  Edward D. Rodgers  [seal]
Heartio A. Summers

At a County Court held for Spencer County on Monday the 5th day of  June 1837 This writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Edward D. Rodgers deceased was accordingly proved by the oath of Beverly Prewitt one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.  And on the motion of Henry Cheek the Executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with Nicholas Cheek and John Rodgers his securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of $2000. Conditioned as the Law directs  Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.

                                Attest  Ralph Lancaster SC C C

Transcribed by Patricia O’Connor

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