Will of James Thomas Douglas
"I James T. Douglas of the County of Warren and the state of Kentucky, being in ill health but of sound and disposing mind and memory calling to mind the fraility and uncertany of human life, and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and directing how the estates with which it pleased God to Bless me, shall be disposed of after my decease, while I have the strength and capacity to do so, do make and publish this my last will and testament and first I commend my immortal being to him who gave it, and my body to the Earth, to be buried with but expense or ostentatiopn by my executor here in after named, and as to my wordly estate, and all my property, real , personal, or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my deceasde.I devise , bequeath, and dispose of in the manner following, to wit:
Imprimis. My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges shall by my executor hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate, as soon after my decease, as shall by them shall be found convenient.Item. I give and devise and bequeath to my wife Celia Francis Douglas, all my real and personal estate including moneys, notes, rents and income, of all kinds whatsoever during her natural life, and at the death of my wife, all the said property remaining on hand, shall be divided equally among my children, to-wit: Harison Greely Douglas, Lottie Bell Norris and George W. Douglas, deceased, whose share shall be divided equally among his heirs at the time of my wifes demise.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint my said wife Celia Francis Douglas to be the executor of this my last will and testament contained on Oposite sides of this one sheet of paper and to this side thereof I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this ninth day December one thousand nine hundred and twenty.
J.T. Douglas (Seal.)
The above instrument containing of one sheet was here subscribed by James T. Douglas the testor, in the presence of us, and at the same time described by him to be his last will and testament and we, at his request sign our names hereto, as attesting wittnesses.
State of Kentucky
County of Warren Sct.May Term 1922
The forgoing will of James T. Douglas was on this day produced in open court and offered for probate and proven by the oaths of J.H. Douglas and B.F. Miller, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded which is done.
Given under my hand this 22 day of May, 1922
H. Lee Kelley, Clerk"
Will on file, Warren County, Kentucky , Will Book No. 6, p-415