Lee County Kentucky Wills
(Transcribed by Debi Houser Kendrick)

Will of Margaret Thomas

I, Margaret THOMAS as being feeble in health but sound in mind and of a disposing disposition, do make this my last will and testament of all my property, towit:

1st:  I will to meet my God in peace, Amen!

2nd:  I will that after my decease that my body be interred by the side of my husband in the family grave yard.

3rd:  I will that my Executer have suitable grave stones put up at my head & feet.

4:  I will and bequeath to my beloved grand daughter, Margaret SMITH, the remainder of a note in Hampton FLANERY fer about one hundred and twenty-six dollars.

5:  I will and bequeath to my beloved grand son, James SNOWDEN, all my cash and cash notes, all my house hold and kitchen furniture including bedding & bed clothing and all my perishable property of all descriptions.

6:  I will that if my Grandson, James SNOWDEN, departs this life without any children, I then will and bequeath all that I give him equally between his three brothers, equally, towit, Asa, Archibald and Price SNOWDEN.  I appoint James SNOWDEN Jr & Asa SMITH or either of them, my Executer, this 18 day of Octobert, 1885.

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Margaret X THOMAS
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Witnesses:

John KENDRICK
John E. TEWART

State of Kentucky
Lee County Court
December Term, Dec'r 28th 1885

The Instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Margaret THOMAS, deceased, which was filed in this court at its last term and ordered to lie over one month for exceptions was this day proved by the oaths of John KENDRICK and John E. TEWART, the subscribing witnesses thereto;  Whereupon it is ordered that siad instrument of writing be, and the same is allowed and established as the last will and testament of said decedent, and that as such the same be duly admitted to record.
A Copy- Attest
C. B. HILL, Clerk

State of Kentucky
County of Lee

I, C. B. HILL, Clerk Lee County Court, certify that the foregoing insturment of writing and the copy of the order of Court allowing same as the last will and testament of Margaret THOMAS, deceased, and this certificate have been this day duly recoreded in my office in accordance with said order of probate.  Given under my hand, this 6th day of January, 1886.

C. B. HILL, Clerk
 
 

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