The 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:

March 9, 1936
                           signed Hiram C. Whitis

Witnessed by: W.O. Whitaker, Acorn, KY.
                       Henry H. Whitis,   Acorn KY
                        Dorthy D. Whitis   Acorn, KY


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