Lee County Kentucky Wills
(Transcribed by Debi Houser Kendrick)

Will of John H. Brandenburgh

I John H. BRANDENBURGH of Owsley County Kentucky hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament, hereby revokink [sic] all former wills made by me.

First:  It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Secondly.  It is my will and I hereby devise to my sons Hardin BRANDENBURGH, Elijah BRANDENBURGH, Ansil BRANDENBURGH, Samuel BRANDENBURGH & John BRANDENBURGH and my Daughter Delina BRANDENBURGH, my entire landed estate now owned by me or which I may hereafter own, or acquire;  to be equally divided between them according to quantity and quality;  But there is mineral in some or all my lands and should there be mineral in said land or lands, the division of the land is to be made without taking into consideration the coal or other minerals and whatever coal or mineral is found or may be found in said lands then the mineral or coal is to belong to all my before named children together and each to have access to and equally enjoy the minerals, coal or whatever it may be and to have the right to the necessary ground for shanties and coal or mineral yards to raise deposite load and transport said coal or other mineral to market and they are each to have the necessary timber for the use of pits, props and shanties convenient to said coal or other mineral.

Thirdly.  I will and bequeath to my six before named children all my money and evidence of debt on hand at the time of my death to be equally divided between them.

Fourth.  I also will and direct that all my personalty not named herein be sold at such convenient time after my death by my executor and the proceeds arising therefrom be equally divided between my before named children

Fifth.  It is my intention and I hereby will and desire that my wife and her youngest child a girl now called Susan being her _____ child take nothing and have no share or any part in the division of my estate for reasons best known to myself.

Sixth.  I hereby nominate constitute & appoint John G. MCGUIRE of Owsley County and my son Hardin BRANDENBURGH my Executors to his my last Will & testament, and direct them or any other Executor who may qualify upon my estate to call upon and retain the services of Sidney M. BARNES as Counsel & Attorney in the winding up and settling my estate if his services are to be had or produced.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand this 8th day of April 1857


William J. CLARK

Kentucky Owsley County
I John C. COLE Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that the foregoing Will of John H. BRANDENBURGH deceased was produced to the Court aforesaid on the 11 day of February 1861 and proved by the oaths of Sidney M. BARNES and William J. CLARK to be the last will & testament of John H. BRANDENBURGH deceased and the same was ordered to be recorded which is accordingly done.

Given under my hand February 13th 1861

John c. COLE C.O.C.C.

A Copy Attest
John C. COLE Clk O.C.C.

State of Kentucky
County of Lee
I, Thomas C. PRYSE, Clerk Lee County Court, do hereby certify that the foregoing attested copy of the will of John H. BRANDENBURGH, deceased, was on this day lodged in my office for record;  whereupon the same with the foregoing and this my certificate have been duly recorded in my said office in Will Book 1, page 291. 

Given under my hand this the 30th day of November, 1932.

Thomas C. PRYSE Clerk
by Elizabeth MATTOCKS, D.C.

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