Location: Jessamine, Kentucky, United States
1837 Joel W. Singleton Will. Kentucky, Union County, Will Book D, pp. 395-396, County Court. 25 June 1837, Digital image 218-219 of 234, FamilySearch (: accessed 21 July 2021)
Know all men by these presents that I Joel W. Singleton of the county of Jessamine and State of Kentucky being of sound mind do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament. First that all my just debts be faithfully paid. And of the residue of my Estate after my debts shall have been paid, I give to my beloved wife Martha two thirds of every thing as her own to have and to do with as she pleases. The ballance of one third I give to my Daughter Sarah Ellen Singleton to be left in the hands of my wife until she is of age or married, but in case of the death of my daughter before her marriage then my said wife to inherit all my Estate and in case of the death of my wife then my daughter to be sole heir, but in case they should both dye without heirs I wish the residue which may not have been disposed off to go to my wifes Brothers & to my Brothers & Sisters, one half of the remaining Estate to he Brother and the other half to my Brothers & Sisters. And I ordain and appoint my wife Martha M. Singleton W C Hughes & Jeremy Singleton to be my Executors to ??y this said will into effect. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 25 day of June in the year of our Lord 1837.
Joel W. Singleton
Test E. O. Bannon, James F. Barkley, W. E. Waller, H. F. Price
Jessamine County Sct. August Court 1837 I Daniel B. Price clerk of the county court for the County af’d do certify that the foregoing las will and testament of Joel W. Singleton dec’d was this day produced in court and proved by the oaths E. O. Bannon James F. Barkley W. E. Waller and K. F. Price the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the said Joel W. Singleton whereupon the same was ordered to be recorded which is done.
Test Danl B. Price clk
By A. M. Pouge D.C.