Metcalfe County Genealogy


April 21, 1890


I Matthew Williams of the above named County and State being of sound mind and disposing memory and knowing the uncertainty of human life do make this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other will or wills heretofore made by me, First I desire that after my death that my body be decently buried and that all my debts be paid including my funeral expenses. Second I will to my son, Thomas A. Williams one dollar, to my son, Alexander Williams one dollar, to my son Robert J. Williams one dollar, to my son William Williams one dollar, to my son Joseph M. Williams one dollar, to my daughter Lauretta Flemming ten dollars, to my son Matthew Williams five dollars, to my son Marian Williams to have one acre of land in an oblong square around a new house he is now building to begin in Cassady's line about 30 or 40 feet from said house and to run eastwardly with a fence about 20 poles then northwardly about 8 poles then westwardly to said Cassady's line thence southwardly with Cassady's line to the beginning, said Marion Williams to have and hold the right to use and occupy said house and land so long as he lives, if he stays there and makes it his home, but at his death or his forsaking it as his house, the same is to revert back to my daughter Myram Williams if she is living and if she is dead then to my grandson James Harvey Williams. All the remainder of my estate both real and personal I will and bequeath to my daughter Myram Williams for her use and benefit as long as she lives and then the land and whatever personal property may remain to my grandson James Harvey Williams, but it is my will that the land and premises is not to be sold or leased but for a home for my daughter, Myram Williams and at her death to descend to my grandson James Harvey Williams. I hereby nominate and appoint my friends T. G. Shuffett and David Faulkner my Executors as my Executors in the event one of them should die before this Will is proven and carried into effect then the one that may be living is to have the sole executorships. Given under my hand this 21st day of April 1890.


David Faulkner
T. G. Shuffett
G. W. Scott

Metcalfe County SCT

I J. S. Kinnaird Clerk of the Metcalfe County Court do certify that he foregoing instrument of writing was on the 26th day of January 1891 produced in an open court and proven and allowed and established as the last will and testament of Matthew Williams deceased and as such the same is admitted to record in my office, given under my hand this 4th day of February 1891.

J. S. Kinnaird, Clerk

The original Last Will and Testament of Matthew Williams is found in the Metcalfe County, KY, Courthouse, it is translated here by Jeanette Douglas Denton, 1999.

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