will of Hiram C Whitis transcribed by Kim Downing, taken
from Will Book in Pulaski County, KY.
I, Hiram C Whitis, Acorn of Pulaski County,
Kentucky, at the age of 83 years, being of sound mind and
memory, make and publish this my last will and testament:
First: My home place consisting of house,
barn and various outbuildings located on lands described
in two deeds, one from N.L. Barnett and wife under date
of August 15, 1890, the other from B.S. DeVault, Nov. 22,
1878. It is my will that Maranda Parkey have this
said home place, necessary furniture, farming implements,
tools for running this said home place so long as she may
live and remain single, after which the said home place,
etc, to revert to my heirs after her death.
It is my desire that my sister, Amanda Bullock who has
lived in my household for the past several years be
permitted to live with the said Maranda Parkey in the
home place as long as she desires. Should she survive the
said Maranda Parkey, there shall be no disposit of the
home place until the said sister, Amanda Bullock shall
die or by choice move elsewhere.
Second: After payment of my just
debts, funeral expenses etc, I devise and bequeath the
remainder as follows:
Third: I direct the balance of my estate
consisting of real estate, surplus farming implements,
live stock, bank stocknotes, bank deposits and any other
property to be despoised of at a reasonable time and
proceeds be divided equally among the following, after
1/6 of a child part be given to my grandson Adolph
Whitis, and after retaining one dollar to be divided
among the other five heirs of Ivin Whitis as follows,
Romeo Whitis, Lincoln Whitis, Menifee Whitis, Garfield
Whitis, and Florida Hargis and after retaining one dollar
to be divided equally to the heirs of my daughter Susie
Rainey as follows: Melvin, Elmer and Thomas Rainey;
to my daughter Delia Lovins, Bolton, KY., Rebecca
Gastineau, Bobtown, KY., C.C. Whitis, Somerset, KY., Hamp
Whitis, Liberty, Indiana and Mrand Parkey, Acorn, KY.
I desire that the buring ground owned by me never be
sold, but kept as long as possible in possession of my
heirs. I appoint my son C.C. Whitis to look after same:
My coal and timber off the home place be divided among
the above mentioned heirs.
My son C.C. Whitis, executor:
signed Hiram C. Whitis
Witnessed by: W.O. Whitaker, Acorn, KY.
Henry H. Whitis, Acorn KY
Dorthy D. Whitis Acorn, KY