James Henderson Will

Submitted by: Patti Lawson
  Will Book 2 Page 5  Submitted by Patti Lawson   	I, James Henderson, do hereby make this my last will and testament in manner and form  	following.  That is to say, First, I desire all the perishable property or a sufficient  	part thereof to pay my just debts and funeral expenses to immediately sold after my decease  	and applied to that purpose; secondly, after the payments of my debt and funeral expenses,  	I give to my daughter Nancy Bond one dollar; thirdly, I give my daughter Jane Gilbert one  	dollar; fourthly, I give my daughter Esther Ray one dollar; fifthly, I give my son Robert  	J. Henderson one dollar; sixthly, I give my son James Henderson one dollar; seventhly, I  	give my son Alexander M. Henderson one dollar; eighthly, I give my daughter Matilda Taber  	one dollar; ninthly, I give my daughter Melinda Noland one dollar; tenthly, I give Lydia  	Mockahew to have and to hold during her lifetime and after her decease to her two children,  	Martha Ann and William David, to be equally divided between them, the land deeded to them  	by me, but deed not recorded, lying on the upper end of my place, six or seven acres of it  	being improved, the whole being seventy five acres or less.  Eleventhly, I give all the  	residue of my land and personal property of all description to my wife Jane Henderson  	during her natural lifetime, should she survive me, and after her decease the same shall  	go to my daughter Mary Holland, her heirs and assigns forever, and lastly, I do hereby  	appoint and constitute my son-in-law, Oliver P. Holland, executor of this my last will and  	testament, hereby revoking others or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. 	 	In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of  	February (1861) one thousand eight hundred and sixty one. 							James Henderson  (SEAL) 							 	Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above  	named James Henderson in presence of us all. 							/s/ W. C. Grier 							/s/ Harvey Henderson  State of Kentucky Carter County 	I, J. W. Thornton, Clerk of the Carter County Court, certify that the foregoing instrument  	of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James Henderson, deceased, was  	on the ninth day of July 1866 produced in said court by O. P. Holland, the executor  	thereof, and duly proved by the oath of Harvey Henderson, one of the subscribing witnesses  	thereso to be the last will and testament of said James Henderson, and said Harvey  	Henderson also proved the signatures and attestation of W. C. Crier, the other subscribing  	witness and that said Crier was then absent from the state of Kentucky.  Whereupon said  	instrument was admitted to probate as the true last will and testament of said James  	Henderson, deceased, as appears from endorsements on said will and the orders of said  	court in obedience to which I have recorded in my office. 				Given under my hand this 4th day of July 1887 						/s/ J. W. Thornton 						     Clerk, Carter County Court   

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