Will of Thomas M. Doolin of Pulaski County, Kentucky
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I, THOS. M. DOOLIN of the County of Pulaski and State of Kentucky, bring of sound mind and disposing memory and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (to wit),
First, I Bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body to its mother earth to be decently interned in manner and form, as my friends may think proper.
Secondly, I Will and Bequeath to my niece NANNIE L. PERKINS of the Town of Somerset, Kentucky, and daughter of Dr. J.M. and E.A. PERKINS, the one undivided half of my interest in the Sulphur (?) Springs property in the City of Nashville, State of Tennessee, known as lot No. 46, on Bulch & Whitesides plat and the same deeded to me by FIELDING P. COOK on the 29th day of May, 1866, to have and to hold the same during her natural life, and at her death to descend to the issue of her body, but should she have no issue, then it is my Will that her mother E.A. PERKINS should she survive her daughter, Nannie L. Perkins, have the use, benefit and control of the same during her natural life, and at her death the same to descend to my heirs, according to the State laws of Kentucky, should my said niece Nannie L. Perkins survive her mother, E.A. Perkins, and die without issue of her body, then it is my Will that the same descend to my heirs as above identified.
Thirdly, I hereby Will and Bequeath to my illegitimate son MILFORD E. DOOLIN of the County of Pulaski and State of Kentucky, the remaining undivided half of my interest in said Sulpher Springs property in the City of Nashville, State of Tennessee, to have and to hold the same, during his natural life and at his death, the same to descend to the issue of his body, if any, but should he die, without issue of his body, then the same to descend to my heir, my half sister E.A. Perkins, to share equally with my other heirs the same as if she were my full sister. I also Will and Bequeath to my said illegitimate son, Milford E. Doolin, my gold watch, now in the possession of Dr. Thos. Doolin, with a request that he keep the same during his natural life.
Fourthly, I hereby Will and Bequeath to my nephew LEROY D. GARNER of the County of Pulaski and State of Kentucky, all my interest being one undivided half in and to one hundred acres of Coal Land situate on the north side of Cumberland River on Little Lick Branch in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Patented to NORFLEET and OWSLEY. Also all my interest in and to two fifty acre surveys, said interest being one undivided twelfth part each joining to above hundred acre survey.
Fifthly, I hereby Will and Bequeath to my nephew E. THOMPSON GARNER of the County of Pulaski and State of Kentucky the undivided half of one thousand acres of land situate in the County of Pulaski and State of Kentucky on the waters of Cumberland River and patented to C. DOOLIN on 30 December, 1846, which land said E. Thompson Garner is to accept in full discharge of all claims which he may have against my brother C. DOOLIN as his guardian, should my said nephew E. Thompson Garner refuse to accept the same in full discharge of said liabilities of my brother C. Doolin as his guardian aforesaid, then the interest hereby bequeathed is to become a part and treated as a part of my estates.
Sixthly, It is my Will that all my just debts be paid out of my property not herein disposed of and the residue if any to be equally divided among my heirs, my half sister Mrs. E.A. Perkins to share equally with the others, the same as if she was my full sister.
I hereby appoint JAMES DOOLIN and V.P. MOORE of the County of Pulaski and State of Kentucky as executors of this my Last Will and Testament, giving them full power to sell and convey any of my lands not herein disposed of which may be necessary for the payments of my just debts.
Signed and acknowledged in the presence of R. H. Beatie and S.G. Cundiff, this the 28th day of November, 1868.
Witnesses T.M. Doolin
State of Kentucky
Pulaski County, SS.
I, E.D. Porch, Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing writing purporting to be the Will and Testament of Thos. M. Doolin, deceased, was produced to the Court at a Called Term held for said County on Monday, the 27th day November, 1871, at the Clerks Office of said Court and proven by the oath of R.F. Beatie one of the subscribing witnesses to said writing to be the act and deed of the said Thomas M. Doolin, deceased and that S.G. Cundiff the other subscribing witness to said paper subscribed the same as a witness in his presence and in the presence of the Testator and that the Testator subscribed his name in the presence of himself and the witness S. G. Cundiff, and that at the December Term of said Court held at the Courthouse in Somerset, Ky., on March the 19th day of December 1871, said writing was again produced to the Court and ordered to be admitted to record as the true Last Will and Testament of the said Thomas M. Doolin, deceased, and that I have recorded it and this certificate in my office.
Witness my hand as Clerk of Pulaski County Court, this 24th day of December, 1871.
E.D. Porch, Clerk.
On motion of James Doolin, a paper dated 28th November, 1868, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Thomas M. Doolin, deceased, was produced to the Court, and R.F. Beatie and S.G. Cundiff, the subscribing witnesses to said Will, made oath in due form of law that said T.M. Doolin, subscribed said appear in their presence and acknowledged the same as his Last Will and Testament, and that they at the request of said Doolin signed and subscribed said paper as Witnesses in the presence of said T.M. Doolin and in presence of each other. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said paper be admitted to record as the True Last Will and Testament of said T.M. Doolin, deceased, which together with this Certificate has been accordingly done.
Attest, E.D. Porch, Clerk, Pulaski County Court.
Pulaski Book 7, Pages 17 19.
Pulaski Book 7, Pages 17 19.
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