WILL OF SIMEON CURKENDALL
I, Simeon Curkendall being weak in body but of a sound mind do make this my last will and testament and do hereby set aside and revoke all former wills. First, I appoint my beloved wife Pruda ** sole executrix of this my last will and testament. I also will and bequeath to my Beloved wife Pruda all my real and personal property during her natural live and if necessary, for her support to make a final disposal of it. However the above is not to prevent my sons from working the farm on which I live provided they make by beloved wife Pruda an ample support and should there be left either real or personal property at the decease of my wife Pruda I will and bequeath it to my children equally with the exception of my two sons Levi and Noah(?) I have paid in money twelve dollars for my son Levi which is all I intend for him. I have given to my son Noah one mare and other property which is all I intend for him.
In testimony I affix my hand and seal this thirtieth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty-six:
Simeon x Curkendal (his mark)
Done in the presence of
Barbour County circuit and Superior Court of law and chancery. Spring, Tenn., 1846.
The foregoing last will and testament of Simeon Curkendall deceased, was presented in court, proved by the oath of Oliver Shurtliff and Isaac Hillyard and admitted to record. Teste. E. D. Wilson, Clerk
**Transcriber's note: Prudence Graham, married 1817
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WILL OF ISAAC PHILLIPS (1769-1843)
In the name of God, amen. I, Isaac Phillips, son of the county of Barbour and State of Virginia, hereby sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God: and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous of disposing of all such worldly estate as it hath please God to help me with. First, I desire my funeral expenses, all of my just debts paid out of the perishable part of my property. Secondly, after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give to my daughter Ruth Phillips all use of my perishable property with all debt that is owing to me after the executor pays the following sums to my several children. To wit: I give to my son Jacob Phillips one dollar. I give to my son, Thomas M. Phillips one dollar. I give to my son George Phillips one dollar. I give to my son Levi Phillips one dollar. I give to my son Benjamin Phillips one dollar. I give to Nancy Smith, my daughter, one dollar. I give to my daughter Mary Gainer one dollar. I give to my daughter Elisabeth Smith one dollar. I give to my daughter Jane Poling one dollar. I give to my daughter Rebecca R_____ one dollar. I give to my son Jesse Phillips and Ruth Phillips my daughter the plantation I now live upon to be equally divided according to quantity and quality between the said Jesse Phillips, my son, and Ruth Phillips, my daughter which I give to them, their heirs, executors administrators and assigns forever. And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend, Martin D. Little executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former wills or testaments by me heretofore. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 22nd day of March in the year 1843.
Signed, sealed, delivered and published by Isaac Phillips as and for his last will and testament in the presence of and hearing of us who at his request have subscribed our names I. Phillips, Abraham Phillips at a circuit ________ court of law and chancery held for this county of Barbour on this 10 May 1843 the foregoing last will and testament of Isaac Phillips. The forgoing last will and testament of Isaac Phillips was presented in court, proved by the oath of I. Phillips and Abraham Phillips witnesses hereto and ordered to be recorded.
E. D. Wilson
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