Will of John Summerville, Fleming County, Kentucky

Probate Book, p. 93

In the name of God Amen.

I John Summerville Senr of the county of Fleming State of Kentucky being afflicted in boddy but of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make this my last will and testament revoking all others heretofore by me made in manner and form following to wit

That all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid. and in the first place it is my wish and desire that my son Alexander at my decease shall have the farm and track of land on which I now live to him and his legal heirs forever upon this special condition that he the said Alexander is to support his two sisters to wit Mary and Nancy on the place and them to live with him so long as they may all remain single and if at any time that when Mary or Nancy should see cause to marry then and in that case the said Alexander is to give Nancy a good horse or mare and cow and calf and also to Mary a good horse or mare and cows with calfe as allso one feather bed and furniture and bureau to each Nancy and Mary as they now claim as theirs and all the ballance of household furniture and Farming utentials and stock of every description I give to my son Alexander to him and his legal heirs for ever and it is my further wish and designs that in case Alexander should die without lawful issue that then in that case it is my wish that the land and farm that I now live on with all the stock that then may be on the place and farming utentials and household furniture not otherwise disposed of shall be equally divided between Nancy and Mary and if in case that Alexander, Mary and Nancy should all die without lawful issue then in that case I will the whole of my estate to my grandson John Summerville the son of my son John both real and personal to him and his heirs forever. Whereas my son John, Joseph and Daughter Dame Catherine each of them have married and have received from me what I deem right for them at this time. I now give to each of them the sum of one dollar each and it is my wish and desire that William P. Flemming so long as he lives that he would attend to my concerns that may be necessary in the full and final arrangement of this my last will.

In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of September 1829

John Summerville his mark

Atteste Willis D. Lee, Taspley Taylor, John Findley

At a court held for Flemming County on the 4 of April 1830 This writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Summerville, Senior, deceased was produced in court

Submitted by Cindy Hanson