Location: Union, Kentucky, United States
Surname/tag: Rapier, Drury, Stewart
1915 Sam Rapier Will. Kentucky, Union County, Deeds, Vol. G, pp. 448-449, County Clerk. 14 August 1915, Digital image 515 of 615, FamilySearch.org, (: accessed 1 June 2021)
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The last Will and Testament of Sam Rapier
I, Sam, Rapier, a widower, a resident of Uniontown, in Union County, Kentucky, being of full age and of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills or codicils, if any, by me heretofore made.
Item I. It is my will, and I so direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid out of my estate as soon as practicable after the time of my death.
Item II. I now own and am possessed of two mules, wagon, plows, harrow, drill, roller and other farming implements, and my household and kitchen furniture; I also own, and in fee simple, my homestead being a house and lot situated in the City of Uniontown, Union County, Kentucky, and being in that part of said Uniontown formerly known as Francisburg, and two vacant lots in Girard, Crawford County, Kansas.
Item III. I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved sister, Caroline Drury, wife of Frank Drury, of Henderson, Kentucky, absolutely and in fee simple all the property both real and personal mentioned in item II of this will, being all my personal property, and my said homestead situated in Uniontown, Kentucky, and two vacant lots in Girard, Crawford County, Kansas.
Item IV. I will, give, bequeath and devise to my said beloved sister, Caroline Drury, absolutely and in fee simple, all the propery real and personal or mixed, of every kind and description, wheresoever situate, which I may own or have the right to dispose of at the time of my death.
Item V. I have the following brother, and sisters, named, Will Rapier, of Chicago, Ill., Vick Stewart, of Evansville, Ind. And Allie Rapier of detroit, Michigan, and remember them as such, but I have given, willed and devised all my estate to my said beloved sister, Caroline Drury, wife of Frank Drury, of Henderson, Kentucky, because of her devotion to me, she having nursed me with un-remitting care and kindness during my sickness, and has done every thing for my comfort at all times during my illness, and I make her the bequests herein in appreciation for her kindness to me, and as far as I can to repay her for her time and services to me. My beloved wife, eliza Rapier, having died, and there having been no child or children born to us, and my said sister, Caroline Drury, has become as dear to me as any child could, she having cared for and watched me in my illness I have made her my beneficiary herein, and given her all my property.
Item VI. It is my will and I so direct that my said sister, Caroline Drury, cause to be placed an appropriate monument at my grave.
Item VII. I make, nominate and appoint my brother-in-law, Frank Drury, of Henderson, Kentucky, to be the executor of this my last will and testament, and I request that he qualify as such, and request no bond be required of him. I further request that no inventory of my personal estate be made or taken in so far as the same may be lawfully omitted. Dated at Uniontown, Kentucky, this 14th, day of August, 1915.
Sam (his –X- mark) Rapier
Attest; C. Z. Cambron,
T. B. Rolins
At a County Court held in and for Union County at the court house in Morganfield, Ky. on September 7th, 1915. A paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Sam Rapier, deceased, was produced in open court and offered for probate, and after having been proven by oaths of C. Z. Cambron, T. B. Rollins, the two subscribing witnesses thereto, who made oath that the said Sam Rapier signed, by a mark, in their presents and they attest the same in his presents and in the presents of each other. And the Court being, otherwise, sufficiently advised now orders the said instrument probated, established, and recorded as the last will and Testament of Sam Rapier, deceased. Which is done accordingly.
Witness my hand as Clerk of the Union County Court this September 7th, 1915.
John Bingham, Clerk