Shared Photo: Last Will & Testament of Elijah Willingham

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I wanted to share this last will and testament of Elijah Willingham with the community. Location: Henderson, Kentucky. Date: 17 Jun 1851.
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WikiTree profile: Elijah Willingham
asked in Photos by Kenneth Willingham G2G6 Mach 1 (13.3k points)

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Hi Kenneth, thank you for sharing the last will & testament of Elijah, wow an awesome document you have and full of valuable information within it, including names. It is a true treasure.
answered by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (212k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Thanks. I have several more wills, with inventories & dispositions. Also court records appointing guardianships, directing road building, payment for services, allowing a tavern in one's home, just to mention a few that come to mind. I also have some old church records and then some address books that list the residents and their occupations. All these from the 1800 to early 1900s. Some of this, I have shared before, but not on WikiTree. I love WikiTree as it is free and I feel it will reach out and benefit more people with the same objective. All these documents illustrate the lives of our ancestors and once assembled read like a biography.
I absolutely agree with you Kenneth, and that sounds like an awesome collection you have there you are very Lucky to have all that in hand.

And yes Wikitree is a wonderful place to be, with friendly collaboration and help from the community and yes everyone has the same goal and that is to add to and enhance our shared family tree.
Thank you for the star Susan, most appreciated!

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