Location: Union, Kentucky, United States
- 1837 Leonard Hagan Will. Kentucky, Union County, Will Book A, p. 522, County Court. Digital image 351 of 363, FamilySearch (: accessed 13 May 2021)
L. Hagan Will
I Leonard Hagan of the County of Union State of Kentucky being a low state of health but of sound memory and mind do make this my last will and testament and dispose of my property as follows viz
First- My wish and desire is that my property both real and personal shall remain in the hands of my wife Elizabeth Hagan for the purpose of raising the family.
Second- It is my will that no more of my property shall be sold than will be sufficient to pay all my just debts and that my wife Elizabeth Hagan and my son Henderson Hagan select property as they think they may best spare for the purpose of paying my debts.
Third- It is my will that each of my children as the become of age shall have a portion of property given them to be divided by two or more disinterested neighbors, but in awarding this portion I wish it to be valued and a surplus to remain in the possession of my said wife for the purpose of maintaining my said wife young children and for the purpose of educating my young children.
Fourth- It is my will and desire ___ wife Elizabeth Hagand and my son Henderson Hagan shall be my sole Executrix and Executor and it is my further will & desire that the County Court will require no security upon their qualification
Fifth- I wish it understood as they may deem necessary to pay my debt either at public or private sales they may think proper. And I wish it to be understood that the children as they become of age or marry are not to receive a full and equal portion, but something less and that such property as they do ??? receive at that time is to be valued and charged to them. And at the death of my wife there must be a division of the remainder of my property each child an equal portion taking into consideration that which has been received before.
In witness to this my last will and Testament I have affixed my hand and seal this 9th day of March 1837.
Signed and acknowledged in the presence of
Gibson B. Taylor
E. L. Given
At a County Court holden for Union County at the courthouse in Morganfield on the 17th day of April 1837. This last will and Testament of Leonard Hagan deceased was produced in Court and proven as such by the oaths of Aaron Waller & E. L. Givens two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and was by the court ordered to be recorded.
And in the motion of Elizabeth Hagan & Henderson Hagan the Executrix and Executor therein named who made oath as the law directs and executed and acknowledged bond on the penalty of Eight Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs a certificate is granted them to obtain a probate thereof in due form of Law.
Attest James R. Hughes clerk