James Napier  

     Know all men by these present that I James B. Napier of the county of Leslie and the state of Kentucky, being in ill health and sound and dispensing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, all former wills made by me at any time here to fore and as to my worldly estate and all the property real, personally as mixed of which I shall die sayed and proposed or to which I shall be entitled to at the time of my demise I divide, bequeath dispense of there of in a manner following to wit:  I do here by will my home farm which consists of one hundred and fifty acres to my wife Sidney Napier during her lifetime for the propose of supporting herself and infant children and after her death it falls to Jacob Napier my youngest son, also I do will the rest of my land lying on the Beech Fork, except the rocky hollow including the eland I bought from Solomon Buckheart, to John Napier my son, also a cow and three calves and one rifle gun that he has claimed here to fore, also I do will Susan Napier my daughter one yearly heifer that she has claimed here to fore, also I have one steer and two bulls and one cow and calf, I do will to my wife Sidney Napier as her own property also my mare and mule colt to her the same and twelve head of hogs.  I do also make William Gross power of attorney to collect all my debts.  In testimony where to I the said James B. Napier have to this my last will and testament contained on sheet of paper there have subscribed my name and fix my seal this the 18th November 1884.  Signed sealed and published and declared by said James B. Napier for his last will and testimony in the presence of who at his request and his proclamation and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness there to.

WM. Gross                                    his 
S.C. Buckheart      X  James B. Napier
George Buckheart            mark 

     I do certify that the fore going will was recorded in my office, given under my hand this the 15th day of December 1884.
        J.M. Howard

submitted by Phyllis Sizemore Hefelfinger

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