HARDIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY [Extracted from microfilm of the original by Sally DeMar Music] I Mary Earhart widow of Philip Earhart of Hardin County and State of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound memory, do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament. In the first place, I do will and bequeath my Soul to God for mercies that he has shewn towards me. Secondly, after my death, I would wish to be decently buried in some convient burying place and after all expences are paid for the Same. I do thirdly will and bequeath unto my Sons, Jacob, John & Philip Earhart, one dollar each to be paid them after my death within one year. To my Daughter, Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia & Rachel, I do will and bequeath one dollar each to be paid in like manner of my Sons and to the heirs of my daughter Nancy, now deceased, I do will and bequeath the sum of one dollar to be paid as my other Sons and Daughters. Fourthly, I do will and bequeat to Elizabeth Frederick, the daughter of my daughter, Susannah Frederick, deceased, all of my property that is left after buring expences and just debts and above mentioned children of mine are paid the amount of my estate, both real and personal. I do wish my Executor to hold under their control the above property for Elizabeth Frederick, until she arrives to the age of Eighteen years, excepting so much as they may deem necessary to appropriate towards Schooling and clothes. I do likewise will and request that in case, Elizabeth Frederick, [Interlined before signed], should die without heirs, that her legacy may go to the benefit of my daughters or their heirs. Placing my great confidence in John Arnold and James Castleman, Sen’r., of Hardin County, State of Kentucky, I do hereby appoint and nominate them for my Executors to see that my Last Will is just and truly distributed fulfilled for their labour and trouble, I like wish for them to be paid. Sealed and delivered in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty one. Test, James G. Singleton her William Wadley Mary[X]Earheart Mark
At a Court began and held for Hardin County at the Court house in Elizabethtown on Monday the 7th day of August, 1826; the within instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Mary Earheart, deceased, was produced in court and proven by the oaths of James Singleton and William Wadly, to be the last Will and Testament of the said Mary Earheart, and that she signed sealed and published and pronounced the same as such in their presence and that they subscribed the same as witnesses thereto in her presence & in the presence of each other, and that they believed the said Mary Earheart, to have been in her perfect mind & memory at the time of Publishing the same & thereupon the same was ordered to record and same accordingly done. Attest,Saml. Haycraft, Clk.