Edman Gross  

     Know all men by these present that I Edman B. Gross of the county of Leslie and state of Kentucky, being in ill health and of sound and disposing mind do make and publish this my last will And testimony here by revoking all former wills by me made at any time  here to fore made and as to my worldly estate and all the property real and personal or mixed of which I possess when I die or be entitled to at the time of my death, I divide bequeath and dispose there of in the manor following, first in my will is that all my just debts be paid shall by my executors here in after named, be paid out of my estate as soon after my demise as may be convenient.  I give divide and bequeath to my beloved wife Elanes Gross and infant children my mare bridle and saddle and my perishable property after my debts are paid and after my demise to have and to hold the same to them forever also give my beloved wife Elanes Gross my farm lying on Wolf Creek in Leslie County and its appurtenances to have and to hold the same for her for and during her natural life and after her death the said land and its appurtenances falls to my two William B. gross and George W. Gross to have and to hold the same to them forever and lastly I do nominate and appoint my beloved wife Elanes Gross to be executor of this my last will and testimony.  Testimony where of I the said Edman B. Gross have to this my last will and testament contained on one sheet of paper and to this have subscribed my name and fixed my seal this the 25th day of June 1885.
        Mark  Edman B. Gross
     Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edman B. Gross as for his last will and testimony in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses there to:  William Gross Sr.
           Solomon Buckheart Sr.
           Jacob Gross (his mark) X
 (Recorded December 15, 1885) 

submitted by Phyllis Sizemore Hefelfinger

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