Contributed by Jim Garner, Apr 2000

The Will of John M. Weddle
30 April 1891, Pulaski County, Kentucky
Will Book 7, pages 195-197

In the naim of God, Amen. I, John M. Weddle, of the County of Pulaski & State of Kentucky, was born 12 day of Dec'r 1807, now being of sound mind & disposing memory for which I thank God & calling to mind the unceartinty of human life & besirous [sic] to dispose of all such worly property as hath pleased God to bless me with & I do hearby revoking all other former wills by me heartofore maid & do maik publish & declar this to be my last will and testament.

I will and beqeath [sic] to my beloved wife Julia Weddle the farm upon which I now live upon including all my farm some 160 or 70 acres be the same more or less with the improvements to hav & to hold, during hir life together with all the household property & kichen [sic] furature also one horse sadle & bridele & one cow & calf & all the plows & gearing & equipage thereto & all the meet //corn// corn & hogs & wheat & one wagon owned by me also one hundred Dollars in cash ----- I want Joseph to live with his mother & if he marries still live with her do rite & help her & take her counsel. I want Julia to hav full controle & management of the farm & property and after Joseph gets twenty [page 196] years old I want his mother to give Joseph half the profets maid on the farm & send him to scool & do a good part by him till he gets twenty years old.

I give to my son Ruben Weddle the farm he now lives upon the boundary I bot [sic] of L.B. Weddle excepting 3 orn 4 acres I sold J.C. Weddle balance some 61 acres at the price of six hundred dollars, which is to be counted out of his part of my estate.

I give my daughter Sopha Marsee F. Marsee wife the land he now lives upon which sho the boundary by a bond he holds on me for three hundred & thirty five dollars to be counted out of hir [sic] part of my estate.

Having five children by my wife Julia Weddle Mary Brown Davason Browns wife & Ruben Weddle & Sopha Marsee H.F. Marsee wife & Cloda Weddle & Joseph Weddle the youngest I want my estate equally divided among mine and Julia's 5 children so the above named five children will be maid equal according to the provisions maid in this will[. Y]ou will find an account in my papers what each one has got want you to settle by it & at the death of my wife Julia Weddle I want my farm equaly devided between our five children.

I give and bequeath to Emelia Dunbar wider of Ruben Dunbar, des't. Two Hundred dollars. I have paid her one hundred and thirty five dollars balance due her $65, I want paid out of estate. See her acct. Margaret Wilson Jo Wilsons wife I hav give one mule at $75 & peace of land at $60 other property & money over $150 & I give Martha Sharp J.G. Sharps wife some 75 acres land wher [sic] L.B. Weddle lives worth over $150. I give Charlote McWilliams John M Williams [sic] wife ther children lives in Missouri ten dollars each.

I have give and bequeath to my other seven children which is my first children one hundred and fifty dollars each & has paid them in land & other property and nots I hold on them - besides what I gave them before as I took great cear to [give them a start] fix them up so they they [sic] could live. I feel that I have done them all equal justice. I have paid Jas. S. Weddle one mar at $60 & notes I hold on him over $150. I have paid or gave Wm. H. Weddle in the land I let him hav [sic] his wife sold Miss Cambell $150. I have paid or give Perry Weddle $150 in the price of the land he lives on. I paid or give J.C. Weddle one nag at $75 & other property or money $150 & a good deal more he has got cense & I further give and bequeath Jas. S. Weddle & Wm. H. Weddle & Perry Weddle & J.C. Weddle five dollars mor to each one.

I further give and bequeath to Margaret Wilsons children the forth part of the McDaniel land nobs hus claim I bot [sic] & Martha Sharp $10 to be paid out of my estate [page 197] & I do hearby constitute & appoint my son Ruben Weddle & my two sunen laws Davson Brown & H.F. Marsee exectors of this my last will and testament empowering them to make deeds to any & all lands that I hav sold acording to the face of the bonds they hold on me & further to see & make deeds to any lands or peaces of lands now possest by me if it's best for the heirs except my house tract which I leave in possession & in the hands of my wife Julia Weddle & I want you to counsel with Julia & direct her & Joseph how to manage & all counsel together for the best & all do rite & live in peace & the God of peace will bless you & your children & posterity. I exort you all to seek & serve the lord while you live on earth that we may all meet again in the brite [?]mantions in heaven thar to live throughout eternity neaver to part no more. This 15th day Dec'r 1889.
/s/ John M Weddle
Witnesseth: /s/ A.W. Cain M.D., /s/ C.C. Gossett Jun'r

State of Kentucky, County of Pulaski Court I, N.L. Barnett, Clerk Pulaski County Court, do certify that the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John M. Weddle, dec'd, was at the April Term 1891 of said Court produced in open Court and proven according to law to be wholly in the handwriting of the testator by the oaths of A.W. Cain M.D. and C.C. Gossett Jun'r the two subscribing witnesses thereto and same was adjudged by the Court to be the true last will and testament of said John M. Weddle, dec'd and ordered to be admitted to record as such, which is now done accordingly.
Given under my hand this 30th day of April 1891.
Att: N.L. Barnett, Clerk

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