Will of Separate Case – 1790 to 1844 – Anderson County, Kentucky

In the name of God, amen, I Separate Case of the County of Anderson and State of Kentucky, being sick and weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory for which I thank God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and the certainty of death, and being desirous to dispose of all such wordly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in manner following. I ----- to say I give ---Article 1st I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Case all my estate perishable and personal of every description subject to her controll (sic) to use and manage and dispose of it as she may think proper during her natural life.

Article 2 It is my wish and desire that at her death the said estate shall be disposed of by my wife as she may think proper. I further desire that she divide it equally amongst my legal heirs.

Article 3 It is my wish and desire that no appraisment or sale shall take place after my decease unless my wife may think proper, and when she may deem it necessary, she can do so at her will and pleasure.

And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife and my son John Case and my son James Case Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other former wills or Testaments by me heretofore made.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 26th day of October in the year of our Lord 1844, signed sealed published and declared as for the last will and Testament of the above named Separate Case in presence of us the undersigned

Attest his

Separate X Case

Elizabeth Wash mark

John Wash

State of Kentucky, Anderson County

I Jordan Walker, Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid, do certify, that at a court house held for the County aforesaid at the courthouse in Lawrenceburg on Monday the 10th day of February 1845, this writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Separate Case was produce in hand and examined and proved by the oaths of John /Wash and Elizabeth Wash the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the said Separate Case, and the same was ordered to be recorded and filed, given under my hand this 10th day of February 1845.

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