Will of Hiram Jones - Harlan County Court
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Will of Hiram Jones©
Harlan County Court records
Will Book 1, pgs 52-53

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In the name of the Lord, Amen, feeling to be of sound mind and disposing memory and viewing the uncertainty of life and the certainty do make this my last will and testament, when my five daughters married off and left me I gave them property such as nigh equal as I could between that time and this each heir received as follows to wit:

Mary Howard, Milton E Howard's first wife, now deceased left these children to wit: Emily GHoward now Emily Lewis, Hampton Lewis' wife; Adaline Howard, Elijah Howard's wife; and Milton Howard Jr., the above named children have received property in real estate I value at fifteen hundred dollars.

Emily Sergent, Allen Sergent's wife received five hundred and fifteen dollars

Sally Turner, James Turner's wife have received six hundred dollars

Louisanna Cawood, John Cawood's wife have received sixteen hundred dollars

Fanny Lewis, Wilson Lewis' wife and her children have received in real estate twenty-seven hundred and fifty dollars

That part of my estate that would be coming to John Cawood's wife if any which I think there will be instead of giving it to her I will it to her four oldest children, to wit: Nancy Carter, Rachel Hensley, Hiram, and Green Cawood. Hiram and Nancy Cawood have each received one hundred and eighty three dollars and 99 cents of their part all that different heirs has received that is not received in the will I hold their receipts for same.

I will make my heirs as nigh equal as I can and any of them that goes to lawing over my estate, my will is that they get nothing and is cut out of any part of my estate whatsoever.

I hereby appoint Jonathan K. Bailey of Mount Pleasant, Kentucky my executor and wind up my business affairs with my legal heirs.

Signed: Hiram Jones

This Sept. 19 1887 Attest:
T.S. Ward, John Jones

State of Kentucky, County of Harlan, SCT:
I, W.C.L. Huff, Clerk of the Harlan County Court do certify that the foregoing will of Hiram Jones was this day produced in open court, and proven by the oath of T.S. Ward and John Jones, two subscribing witnesses to said will of Hiram Jones as being his last will and testament and said will together with this certificate is duly recorded in my office.

Given under my hand this 3rd day of Feb. 1890 W.C.L. Huff, C.H.C.C. by M.G. Bailey D.C.

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