Will of Ilaf Tully White

Will submitted by Vanessa Hyatt Farnsworth


In the name of God amen.  I Ilaf White, Senr. Of the county of Fleming and the state of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, thanks be to the Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following.  I first give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary White on bed and bedding and one milk cow, and the cupboard furniture and one flax spring wheel.  I next give and bequeath to my son Joseph White, 3 head of hogs that has been selected for him and three dollars that Eli Hinton owes me, and Joseph is to look to him for it and get it when he can.

I next appoint and direct that my Execution to this my last will and testament shall sell all my property both real and personal for money and then to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses out of it and the balance to be put to interest and the interest to be paid to my beloved wife while she lives and the balance of the money after my wife’s death that is left after carrying this my last will and testament into affect to be equally divided between my children, that is, Reason White, John White, Lehemiah White, Milley Hinton, Archibald White, Cassia Fitzgerald, Mary Burress, Nelson White, Ilaf White and Joseph White, to each of them share and share alike.  I direct that my executor collect all my debts.  Which $5.00 Benjamin Hinton, $14.75 cents and last I nominate and appoint William Burress Senr. Executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In testimony whereof the said Ilaf hat set his hand and seal this 25th day of June in the year of our Lord 1828.


Ilaf    x   White  (Seal)


Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of us who in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.


William   x   Burress


Joseph Morrison

At court held for Fleming County on the 7th day of July 1828.  This writing purporting to the last will and testament of Ilaf White and was produced in court, proved by the oath of William Burress and Joseph Morrison the witnesses thereto

And ordered to be recorded which is done.

Joshua Stockton, Clerk

This will was obtained at the Fleming County, Kentucky courthouse.  It is in Will Book C, page 488.