Lee County Kentucky Wills
(Transcribed by Debi Houser Kendrick)

Will of Joseph Thomas

I Joseph THOMAS of Lee County Kentucky being of lawful age and of sound and dispoing memory realizing upon the uncertainty of human life and desireing to make suitable disposition of all his Real Estate and personal property in such away as to insure to him and his wife Elizabeth THOMAS a suitable maintanance and support during their natural lives and in consideration of the love and affection he has for his son Joseph S. THOMAS he said Joseph THOMAS by this his last will and testament doth hereby give and bequeath to his son Josen S. THOMAS all of that tract of land lying in Lee County KY on Loges Island branch the waters of the South Fork of the Kentucky River and known as his home tract of land and embraced in a deed from G. W. DANIEL Commissioner of the Owsley Circuit Court to him and he hereby gives and bequeaths to his following named children Lucy HALL, Harvy THOMAS, George THOMAS, William THOMAS, Millard THOMAS, Sarah EVE, Joseph S. THOMAS and Cornelius THOMAS all of his household and kitchen furniture and all other personal property owned by him at his death to be divided equally between them but it is his will that should his wife Elizabeth THOMAS survive him she is to have the use control and rents of all the aforesaid lands and personal property her natural life.  It is also my will and desire that at my death all my cash and cash notes be equally divided between my aforesaid named children subject to their use by my wife Elizabeth should she survive me.  and at the death of my self and wife I will and desire that my son Joseph S. THOMAS give to each of us a decent and suitable burrial and that should I be owing my debts that he is to pay them without any charge to my other children.
And it is my desire that my son Joseph S. THOMAS care for and support myself and wife during our natural lives.
Given under my hand this the 1st day of March 1901


Witnessed by

An Instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Joseph S. THOMAS deceased was this day produced in open Court and proved by the affidavit of Theo. B. BLAKEY.  Whereupon it is ordered that said insturment of writing be and the same is allowed and is established as the last will and Testament of said Joseph S. THOMAS deceased and as such is duly admitted to record.
State of Kentucky
County of Lee
I, D. R.? PENDERGRASS Clerk of the Lee County Court do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Joseph S. THOMAS ith an order of Court admitting same to Record was this day produced in my office and lodged for record.  Whereupon the same and this my Certificate have been duly recorded in my said office.
Given under my hand this the 22nd day of Jan 1906

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