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The Will of John Milton Weddle, Sr.
23 June 1842 Pulaski County, Kentucky
Book 3 Page 556

In the name of God, Amen. I John Weddle of the county of Pulaski being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following - that is to say:

First - I give and bequeath unto my wife Polly Weddle all my estate both real and personal, to use, live on and dispose of as she may think proper for during her natural life, and I do hereby request that my said wife Polly Weddle be and she is hereby empowered to collect all my credits of all and every kind, and to have, keep and use the same as she may think proper.

Second - I desire that my son Galen have a(n) equal or proportional part with he balance of my sons - that is to make him equal with them in what they have heretofore received.

Thirdly - I desire that at the death of my said wife, all my estate both real and personal which may remain shall be sold and the proceeds of the same to be divided among my several children as follows: I give to my two daughters Margaret and Polly fifty dollars each over and above my other heirs and the balance on the remaining part after the said $100 to be equally divided among my several children hereinafter married. To wit, Spencer Weddle, John M. Weddle, Margaret Cornell, George Weddle, William Weddle, Daniel Weddle, James Weddle, Solomon Weddle, Polly Eastham and Galen Weddle to have and enjoy, them and their heirs forever. And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In writing whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd day of June 1842.

Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for this last will and testament of John Weddle in the presence of us:
J.W. Duck
William Weddle
John McDaniel

Kentucky Pulaski County Seat
At a County Court held for Pulaski County at the courthouse in the town of Somerset on Monday the 19th day of September 1842. This writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Weddle deceased was surrendered to the court and proven by the oaths of Josiah W. Duck and William Weddle to be the last will and testament of John Weddle and ordered to be recorded. And the same is done accordingly.

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