In the Knox County, Kentucky Will Book " C" on page 545 is found the will of Thomas J. Scalf dated 21 November 1905. It reads:
In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas J. Scalf, having lived to a good old age and knowing the uncertainty of life and the assurance of death do this November 8, 1904, make and publish this, my last will and testament.
I will bequeath unto my children, namely: Mary Stone, Elizabeth Gray, Henry S. Scalf, and J.W. (James) Scalf, the infant heirs of E.S. (Elijah) Scalf, D.W. (Dawrity) Scalf, Ellen Davis, Sarah Farley, Lee Scalf, Ashia (Axie) Crowder, and Johnny Scalf. After my burial expenses and what little debts I owe which is just is paid, then the remainder of my real and personal property which I request to be equally divided with my eleven children herein mentioned. My real estate composes of dwellings house and lot, butcher shop in Flat Lick, Knox County, Kentucky in the forks of the road all of which may be fully described by my deed to same.
I further desire that my said children put same to best use and benefit and that this division I here make may satisfy all of them.
Done by me at Flat Lick, Knox County, Kentucky, on the day and date above written in the presence of Andrew Short.
Signed, Thomas J. Scalf
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