Lee County Kentucky Wills
(Transcribed by Debi Houser Kendrick)

Will of James H. Malear

In The Name of God, Amen:
I, James H. MALEAR, of Beattyville, Lee County, Kentucky, being of sound mind and disposing memory and realizing the uncertainty of this mortal life, do make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, in the manner and form as follows, hereby revoking all wills heretofore made my [sic] me.

Item I.  I desire all my just debts and funeral expenses paid as soon as practicable after my death.

Item II.  I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Belle MALEAR, all of my property and estate of every kind and character real, personal, and mixed, Wheresoever situate, absolutely and if fee simple forever.

Item III.  I hereby nominate my beloved wife, Belle MALEAR, as Executrix of this my last will and testament and request that bond be not required of her.  Insofar as same may be legally done, I bequest that no inventory and appraisement of my estate be made or required.

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name in Beattyville, Kentucky this the 1st day of July 1942.

James H. MALAR

Signed by James H. MALEAR and by him acknowledged to be his Last Will and Testament, in our presence sight and hearing who at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other at Beattyville, Kentucky, this 1st day of July, 1942.

H. P. BEGLEY residing at Beattyville, Lee County, Ky.
Flo W. STAMPER residing at Beattyville, Lee County, Ky.
Christine BRADLEY residing at Beattyville, Lee County, Ky.

State of Kentucky
County of Lee
I, Elizabeth MATTOCKS SIPPLE, Clerk Lee County Court do Certify that the foregoing Will and Testament of James H. MALEAR having been acknowledged in Court to be the Last Will and Testament of James H. MALEAR, deceased, was filed for record in my office whereupon the foregoing and this my certificate have been duly recorded in Will book 1, Page 489.  Given under my hand this 26th day of January 1945.

Clerk Lee County Court
By Jean M. STRONG D. C.

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