Contributed by Jim Drew-Whitaker

The Will of James Harvey Whitaker
28 Apr 1849, Pulaski County, Kentucky

In the name of God amen.
I James H. Whiteaker of the Cty of Pulaski Being not verry well in body but of sound mind and disposeing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human nature or life and living desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath the same as foloweth that is to say I give & be queath after my funeral expenses and just debts is pd to Dicy mine own daughter the some of one dollar then the balance of all my personal property & land to be devided equal amongst the other children after the widows dowry to wit L. M. Whiteaker & John R. Whiteaker & Alexander Whiteaker & Jas H. Whiteaker Jr. all mine own sons & Maryann Whiteaker & Mehaly Whiteaker there 4 sons and 2 daughters to have anhold to their & their heirs equaly and lastly I do here constitute my friend _________ (long blank, not named) exectator of this my last will and testament here by remaking all other (striken) former wills or testaments by me here to fore made in witness where of I have here unto set my hand & affixed my seal this the 28th Aprile 1849
James H. Whiteaker * SL

Alfred Warren
Tillman Duncan
Giles Whiteaker
Charles Warren

State of Kentucky
Pulaski County Sct

At a County Court held for the County afsd at the courthouse thereof in the Town of Somerset on Monday the 16th day of July 1849 A writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of James H. Whitaker Sr Decd was this day produced to the Court and Proven by the Oath of Charles Warren and Tilman Duncan Subscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and the same is done accordingly.

Att: Will M. Fox Clerk

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