Hickman County Wills - Nathaniel Davis

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Submitted by Jane Fagan (fagan@ipa.net)

1852: Will of Nathaniel Davis: 'I, Nathaniel Davis, of the County of Hickman and State of Kentucky, being of sound mind and memory do make and constitute this my last will and testament as follows (to wit): 1st, I wish my burial expenses paid, and (2nd?) my just debts to be paid out of my estate. 3rd, I give and bequeath to my children as follows: to Serina Floyd, Cynthia Jackson, Hilery Davis, Washington Davis, Rebeccah Jane Vaughan and Nathaniel Davis one dollar each and no more. 4th, I give and bequeath to my wife, Jane E. Davis, the balance of my estate, both real personal and mixed during her widowhood and if she should marry, she is to be put to her third and the other two thirds to be used in some way beneficial to my children, which she is the mother of and at her death to be equally divided between her children, which she had by me and Lastly, I hereby appoint Elisha B???? my executor to carry this my last will and testament into effect in testimony whereof I have this day Set my hand and seal this 24th January 1852. Nathaniel Davis
Witnessed by Joseph Smith & Samuel H. Ingram.'

SOURCE: Hickman Co., KY Will Book D, page 203; Note: The will was very hard to read.