After reading the following Will of J P NUCKOLS, would anyone have any clues
as to his children, Lulie N. Watkins and Joe P. NUCKOLS (I believe his
father was referring to Joe P as Jodie in this writing)who was already in
Dallas,Texas? I believe we have established he was married two times. Anyone
have a clue if these children were by his first wife, Linda Carr m.abt.1859
or the second,Caron Donaldson m.abt.1870.I believe J P was born 02, April
1826 and d. 30 March 1896.
J P names two of his brothers in the will, B (Benjamin) W NUCKOLS and H
(Hezekiah) F Nuckols that seems to be the children of Hezekiah F Nuckols and
Susan J FOSTER. This still leaves us with a Mary Murrell Nuckols of whom I
have not found any further documentation as of now. I would welcome any
comments or corrections you may have.
Thanks, Judy Lowe
Transcribed from the original to the best of my ability this 30th day of
Judy Nuckols Lowe
Will Book 5, pages 231,232,233,
Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. I, J.P. Nuckols, a citizen of the town and
county and state above named, do make and constitute this writing to be my
last will and testament, hereby revoking all and every other will by me
I wish my three children, Viz: Lulie N.Watkins of Dallas Texas, Joe P.
Nuckols now of Dallas, Texas, and Mary Murrell Nuckols - at present with me
shall share my estate equally in a final settlement. But first, I wish my
little daughter Mary to be provided with some funds immediately after my
death and as soon as my executor can qualify. I will probably leave but
little, if any, real money,and in that case I direct my executor to sell for
cash such personal property as I may leave, having something like a standard
value such as gathered crops of any kind, any fat stock, milk cattle, bacon,
lard and the like. I wish him to raise Three Hundred Dollars in this way,
after having the property inventoried, advancing to Mary Two Hundred Dollars
and to Jodie One Hundred,with which they must be charged in a final
settlement. If he cannot realize as much as the amount named above by this
means then he must raise whatever
less sum he can, and divide between them accordingly.
I make the following special devises.Jodie is to have the mare Fay, and
her increase. And my executor will dispose of them for him as he, Jodie, may
direct. Also my gold watch now at Delvaux. Also all of my wearing apparel.
Mary must have her mothers watch and all her other jewelry, also the piano,
whatever else there is of their mother's they will divide or keep together
as they may choose, but I favor keeping in common. They must not be charged
with these things, as Lulie has had an equivalent heretofore.
My Executor must take charge of my real estate and sell, or lease, as the
case may be, selling so soon as he can get what, to him shall be the best
prices obtainable, either at private or public sale, as to him shall seem
best for the interest of my children, and convey the same with clause of
General Warranty, as my Executor.
All such things as pictures, books, and the like my children must take and
divide or keep together, as they may wish to do. Provided, that some of the
most valuable books have been given to me by Lulie, and such must be
restored to her.
All such things as they don't wish to keep,must be sold.
I give to my brother B. W. Nuckols One Hundred dollars, to be paid by my
I appoint my friend W. W. Smith executor of this will with full power to
carry out all its provisions.
I wish my executor to place at the head of my wife's grave a small and not
expensive monument, my children to furnish the inscriptions.Also I would
like to have at the grave of my old Mother a small slab of marble,
commeration ofher long life and many Virtues.
I do not mean by directing my Executor to sell somethings for cash that
there shall be no sale of personal property,as the Court may B? wish a close
inventory and appraisement made and a sale both here and at the farm of
everything of value. It is (great place)hard to read? for a sale and
My Executor must pay all just debts against me so soon as he can, being
careful that everything is right and correct.
I can only leave my love to my brother H.F. Nuckols, although it would be a
great pleasure to remember him by some bequest.
And now, with God's blessing upon my children, I am about ready.
This January 7th, 1896
J. P. Nuckols
Witnesses: Elisha Dickey.
J. L. Bryan.
I make the following acodical to my foregoing will, and part of the same.
1st. In selling my real estate, I direct my Executor to have it appraised by
two competent, disinterested men. He may have either place appraised in
parcels or as a whole, as to him seems best.He must not accept any bid or
offer that is not as much as two thirds of the appraised value.
2nd. I hereby revoke and cause the devise of One Hundred Dollars to my
brother B. W. Nuckols.This I do because I am his surety on two separate
notes for about that amount in the aggregate owe to Trigg & Co. and owe to
the First National Bank. I give him the mare called :"Brown Bess". Written
by me and signed with my own hand this 28 February 1896.
J. P. Nuckols
Barren County Court
April Term, April 20, 1896
The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and
testament of J. P. Nuckols, dec'd, was produced and filed, (together with a
codicil thereto annexed) and proved in full by the oaths of Elisha Dickey
and J. L. Bryan, the subscribing witnesses thereto, and allowed and
established as read for the true last will and testament of said decedent
and admitted to record as such, which is now done.
Witness my hand this 21st. day ofApril 1896.
N. S? Terry. C.B.C.C.