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Woodford Co. Kentucky Will Book B page.108
I know all men by these presents that I, Joseph Wilson of Woodford County and State of Kentucky being of sound judgment this thirteenth of January One Thousand Eight Hundred One do constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament to wit:
First, I leave unto my beloved wife Sarah the one Equitable Third part of the profits of the plantation on which I live during her natural life—and if the plantation should be sold as hereafter shall be directed in that case she is to be entitled to the one third of interest of the money so got or benefits of the third of the property so purchased with the said money.
Also I leave unto my aforesaid wife the one third of all my personal estate after my just debts are paid and twenty pound taken out of it as I shall hereafter bequeath.
Secondly, I leave unto my step daughter Peggy Sterett alias Peggy McCleland ten pounds.
Thirdly, I leave unto my step daughter Polly McCleland ten pounds.
Fourthly, I leave unto my two sons John and Samuel a gentle suit of clothes each to be purchased out of the money now owing to me.
Fifthly, I leave the balance of my Estate, let it consist of what it will equally between each of my children, that is to say Joseph, Peggy, John, Samuel, and Sarah. Except thirty pounds which is to be deducted out of Joseph’s part which he has heretofore got in two mares.
Sixthly, I authorize my Executor hereafter mentioned to sell and convey the land which I have in Mason County. Also authorize my executors as above to make the dividing line with Mr. Thomas Young and convey to him agreeable to contract and take his conveyance for the part that falls to me in the name of my heirs.
Seventhly, I appoint and constitute my wife Sarah and my son in law John Sterett executors of this my Will and Testament. Witness my hand and seal this day above written. Joseph Wilson
Teste: Samuel Wilson Adam McConnell Sam Logan Leonard F. Fleming
Further I give the sole power to my brother Samuel Wilson to settle, sale, and convey all my part of my father John Wilson, Deceased estate in any manner he may think fit and it is my wish that this clause be added to my will made on the same day. Joseph Wilson.
Teste: Leonard F Fleming Adam McConnell John Dickerson
At a Court held for Woodford County on this 6th day of April 1801.
This will of Joseph Wilson, Deceased was brought unto Court and proven by the oaths of Samuel Wilson, Adam McConnell, Sam’l Logan, and John Dickerson and ordered to be Recorded. Teste: George Brook CLK.
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