Transcribed By: Jim W. Drew-Whitaker, 11/18/01
Elizabeth Thompkins' Will
I Elizabeth Thompkins of Laurel County being of feeble health and advanced in years and being of sound mind and disposing memory and desiring to make such disposition of my estate as seems to me justice do make and constitute this my last will and testament.

1. It is my will and desire that my daughter Nancy Morgan have one bee hive.

2. This my desire that my daughter Malinda Adams have one beehive.

3. This my desire that my daughter Mary Thompkins have one beehive.

4. This my desire that my grandson W. S. Turner have my red heifer calf and bed clothing, bed stead.

5. It is my desire that my daughter Burnetta Turner have one beehive and all the rest of my estate consisting of household and kitchen furniture and one brown milk cow 2 years old heifer, two head of sheep, and five head of hogs.

This is my will and desire that Robert Early be appointed Executor of this my last will and testament.  It is my desire that this instrument be placed upon record in the Laurel County Court.

Witness my mark and signature this 25 of Aug, 1873.
Witness: W. E. Smith Elizabeth Thompkins mark

John Sparks

State of Kentucky

Laurel County Court, Oct. two 1873, a paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Betty Thompkins was produced to court and by the oath of W.E. Smith subscribing who also attended the signature of John Sparks. Whereupon the same to record this day by:  L.Ewell, W. E. Smith.


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