William Armstrong

Fleming Co. Will Book I, 1849, page 395

I William Armstrong of the County of Fleming and State of Kentucky now in my  64th  year of my age and at times greatly afflicted with ___ make and confident that my remaining days on earth are but few and as I am now of _____ have determined to dispose of all the estate ____ real and personal that it has pleased almighty God to bless me with therefore do make this my last will and testament. _____ _____ will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid. I ____ and bequeath to my wife Justina two hundred dollars to be put out on interest for ______ by my executors herein after named ____ ____ ____ saddle and bridle and so much ___ ____ ____ as she may select to hold ___ ___ ___ at which time the same to be ____ ____ my children or their heirs. ___ ___ ___ ____ balance of my property to my children..... Lucinda Darnell, James, John, Lydia Barnes, William and Nancy Pitts each to share and share alike. And it is also my will thatmy executors shall see  _____ own time to sell my property as he is to dispose of at to the best advantage and all of my blacks I desire shall be sold to my heirs as that they may not go out of the family. It is also my will that my negro boy Hame? shall belong to my son William provided he will pay to my heirs $50.00. I do hereby appoint my son William Armstrong executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 21st day of January 1848. Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of attest.

S.E. Armstrong, O.A. Kendall, William Armstrong

At a court held for Fleming County on the 27th day of March 1854, this writing purported to be the last will and testament of William  Armstrong, dec'd was produced in court and proved by the oath of S.E. Armstrong and O.A. Kendall. Subscribed ___- and ordered to be recorded which is done.

Attest: W. Dudley, Clerk

Submitted by Renee Schaeffer