1862 Ezekiel L. Rice Will

Submitted by: Norma Rice Gertzman


This is the will of Ezekiel L. Rice married to Elizabeth Miller.

Ezekiel L. Rice died in Carter Co., KY on May 6, 1862, according to County 
Death Records and his parents were listed as James and Eliner Rice, With 
(Wythe) Co., VA

Will of Ezekiel Rice:  ******Note:  This is Ezekiel L. Rice*****

I, Ezekiel Rice, of the County of Carter and State of Kentucky, knowing the 
uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make, this my last Will 
and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all former wills.  I will and 
bequeath to my Son, William M. Rice, all my real estate situate lying and 
being in the County of Carter and State of Kentucky, on the Little fork with 
all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging, and I will that after 
the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, my personal property shall 
be equally divided between my eleven children to wit:  James M. Rice, Jacob 
Rice, Jeremiah Rice, Cindarilla Rice, Ruth Carter, Sarah Rice, Ezekiel Rice, 
William M. Rice, Eleanor Mullins and Hannah Miller and my grandchildren, who 
are the children of Mary Gollihugh, deceased, each of my said eleven children 
and my said grandchildren to take one twelfth part.  In testimony where of I 
have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this 30th day of April, 1862
   Witness                                  Ezekiel  his   Rice
  Bazel Rucker                                        x
  J. R. Botts                                        mark

         Proven by J. R. Botts and Basil Rucker as to the Ezkiel Rice 
         June 9th, 1862       R. D. Davis for
                                        E. F. Davis, Clerk

State of Kentucky 
Carter County
I Frank P?? Clerk of the Carter County Court do certify that the foregoing 
will of Ezkiel Rice have this day been duly recorded in my office by virtue 
of the above endorsements thereof said will and endorsement.

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