Lee County Kentucky Wills
(Transcribed by Debi Houser Kendrick)

Will of L. B. Smith

I, L. B. SMITH of Bourbon County Ky, Do make and publish the following as my last Will and testament, hereby revoking any and all former Wills made by me.

1st.  Reposing full confidence in my beloved wife Effie SMITH and knowing that the welfare of our three children can be safely entrusted to her.  I give and bequeath unto her all my estate real personal and mixed, in the Counties of Owsley, Lee and Bourbon.  All the real estate I now own same through and by me except my wife owns Five thousand dollars equity interest in my farm known as the Perry Ward farm which was purchased from W. C. CLAY and wife of Mt. Sterling, Ky. by deed dated June 28th, 1924 and recorded in Bourbon County Clerks Office in deed 111 at page 152. she having paid in cash at the time of making deed Four Thousand Dollars and One Thousand Dollars equity interest in another peice of property traded in on said farm.

2nd.  I hereby nominate and appoint my said wife, Effie SMITH the executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering my said executrix to compound, compromise, settle and adjust any and all debts or claims that justly against the estate or which may be due the estate.  To seel at private or public sale any or all of my real estate at any time she deems it necessary for her own use and or benefit of the estate, and to execute, acknowledge and deliver deeds or other proper instruments of conveyance thereof to the purchaser or purchasers.  I direct that no bond be required of my said executrix.

Witness my signature this the 6th day of June 1931 in the presences of Blaine BRIERLY and William BRIERLY



State of Kentucky
County of Lee
I, Elizabeth MATTOCKS, Clerk Lee County Court, do hereby certify that the foregoing Will of L. B. SMYTH, was on this day filed in open Court and proven to be the last will and testament of L. Bm. SMITH, deceased;  whereupon the same has been duly recorded in my said office in Will Book NO. 1, page 383.
Given under my hand this December 12, 1938

Elizabeth MATTOCKS
Clerk Lee County Court

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