Will Book 1, Taylor County, KY
p. 57, 20 December 1853

Will of John Smith

I John Smith of the County of Taylor being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make my last will and testament in manner & form following that is to say, I desire that all my estate shall go to my wife Sarah A. Smith both personal and real and she shall sell or convey such as she thinks proper to pay the debts of which I am now owing and that she shall have the right to give to my daughter, Harriet N. Smith, one horse and one hundred dollars in cash, at any time she may think proper to do so. One gray horse now on the place to James O. Smith at any time she may think fit; and all my estate at the time of death of my wife, shall be equally divided amongst all my children now living or to the heirs of their body's and Alice M. Gowdy to inherit her mother's part. And lastly I do hereby appoint my wife my executor of my last will and testament.  In testimony whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of December 1853.

  John Smith.
Signed, sealed in our presence as the last will and testament of John Smith
Grief Bailey, Jefferson A. Murry
Produced: 9 January 1854
Recorded: 25 January 1854


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