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Will of Joseph Roper, deceased
Will Book A pg 318
Hickman Co, KY
In the name of God, Amen.I, Joseph Roper, being weak in body but of sound and disposable memory, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I therefore, make this my last will and testament in manner following.My desire is that my loving wife, Mildred, have all of my estate, both real & personal to use and enjoy by her and my children during her state of widowhood, except such as I may dispose of in this my will, to other members of my family, and that my loving wife keep and raise my heirs and have them schooled in the common extent of learning, and defray the expenses of the same out of the said property by me put into her hands.Also, my desire is that my wife gives out of said property to each heir under her care, as they arrive at lawful age, or may marry, one horse, saddle and bridle up to the value of one hundred dollars and also, one hundred and twenty dollars in money to make them equal with those of my children that are now married and left me.And in case of my wife changing her state by marriage, in that case, my desire so, she my wife, then have a child's part only, and the remainder part of my property be equally divided with and amongst all my children by sale or valuation as may be thought best by my Executor.I bequeath to my daughter, Martha Polsgrove, one quarter section of land on which she now lives to be enjoyed by her and her bodily heirs, forever.3rd, I bequeath to my daughter, Clemina Scarce, one hundred and twenty dollars to be used and applied to her benefit and her family.4th, I bequeath to my son, Dittoway Roper, one hundred and twenty dollars, all of which I am said son, has received except twenty dollars.5th, I bequeath to my son, Samuel Roper, one held quarter section of land in which said son has commissioned an improvement.In addition to that, a horse, saddle, bridle, which he knows hold in possession.6th, I bequeath to my son, Joseph Roper, one horse, saddle and bridle which property he knows holds in possession, and for the true and faithful execution of this, my last will, I ordain and appoint my two sons, Dittoway and Samuel, to be and act as my Executors, to perform all my will and bequests named above and all matters relative to my estate.In testimony, hereunto, I have set my hand this 14th day of January 1836.
W. C. Asburn
J. B. Clark
Will of Joseph Roper, deceased, was produced in open court, proven by witness and ordered to be recorded this 10th day of March 1836.
H. L. Edrington, Clerk