Lee County Kentucky Wills
(Transcribed by Debi Houser Kendrick)

Will of John W. Jameson

I, John W. JAMESON, of Beattyville, Ky., do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows:

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

Second.  I give and bequeath to my brother Walker JAMESON all my property, real, personal, and mixed of every kind and character wherever situated, to be his absolutely.

Third.  I give and bequeath to my sister Mrs. G. E. DORMAN the sum of Fifty Dollars, to be paid to her in money from my Executor hereinafter named.

Fourth.  I hereby appoint and constitute my said brother, Walker JAMESON, my sole Executor of this my last will and testament with power to sell and convey by proper deed any and all of said property he may see proper, and I hereby request the Judge or Court before whom this will is offered for probate to allow said Walker JAMESON to act as my Executor aforesaid without security or bond.

J. W. JAMESON

Signed, executed and acknowledged October 26, 1898, in the presence of us.

Logan THOMAS
Milo BEATTY

At a Regular Term of the Lee County Court begun and held in and for Lee County at the Court House thereof in Beattyville, Ky., on July 14th 1919.  Present Hon. Green KILBURN, Judge

In the matter of probating the last will and testament of John W. JAMESON, deceased, Walker JAMESON, custodian of said will, produced and filed same, and moved the Court to admit said Will to probate.  Thereupon, Walker JAMESON, Milo BEATTY Sr. and Logan THOMAS as witnesses on the trial of said motion, Walker JAMESON proved that the Testator John W. JAMESON is dead, that about the date of said will the decedent John W. JAMESON delivered said will to him which is signed by him and attested by Milo BEATTY, Sr. and Logan THOMAS, attesting witnesses as their names now appear on said will;  that he does not know of any other will of said JAMESON.  That Milo BEATTY, Sr. proved that decedent John W. JAMESON called to him and Logan THOMAS about the date the will bears and asked witness to attest his signature in the presence of Logan THOMAS, as witnesses to said Will;  that testator, he and Logan THOMAS in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other each signed said will, and Logan THOMAS and Witness signed it as witnesses.
That Logan THOMAS proved that decedent, John W. JAMESON called to him and Milo BEATTY, Sr. about the date the will bears and asked witness to attest said Will as witness;  that testator, he, witness and Milo BEATTY, Sr. in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other, each signed said will, and Milo BEATTY, Sr. and witness signed it as witnesses.
And the Court being advised, orders and adjudges that said last will and Testament of John W. JAMESON, deceased, be admitted to record as the last Will and Testament of John W. JAMESON, which is now probated and the clerk of this Court will record and certify said will to record, together with this order probating same.
Thereupon Walker JAMESON, the person named in said Will as executor, appeared in Court and withou executing bond, took the oath and qualified as executor under said Will as provided by law, and the parties are hence dismissed.

State of Kentucky
County of Lee
I, J. B. HIERONYMUS, Clerk of the Lee County Court certify that the foregoing Will of John W. JAMESON, deceased, was the 14th day of July, 1919, the same being the first day of the Regular July Term, 1919, of the Lee County Court, proved by the two subscribing witnesses to same, and was duly probated and ordered to record by said Court.  Whereupon the same, together with the Court Order probating same, and this my certificate have been duly recorded in my office in Will Book No. 1, pages 168 to 170
Given under my hand this the 29th day of July 1919
J. B. HIERONYMUS, Clerk
 
 

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