Location: Union, Kentucky, United States
1881 Susan Wathen Will. Kentucky, Union County, Will Book F, pp. 504-505, County Court. Digital imags 256 of 281, FamilySearch (: accessed 17 May 2021)
I Susan Wathen widow of Theodocius Wathen deceased of Union County Ky being somewhat advanced in years but of sound & disposing mind, being desirous of disposing of the property I now possess and in doing so to assist my youngest son Ignatius for the reason that he is the youngest & for the reason he has not had the experience in business nor the advantage of as good an education as the rest of my children do make this my last will & testament. I will and bequeath to my Son Ignatius in fee simple the tract of land I inherited by me from my deceased grand daughter Mary Wellington. Now I hold several notes on my son Ignatius among them is one for seventy-five dollars even dated March 22nd 1879 given me for hogs bought at my sale, which hogs nearly all died after he had fed a good deal of corn to them. Now it is my will that if that note is in existence after my death he shall not be charged with it in the settlement of my estate in other words it shall be given up to him & no account taken of it. I hold other notes on my son Ignatius besides this one and it is my will that they shall be divided equally between all my children includin Ignatius who shall have his equal share of them but with this condition that he shall not pay nay interest on these notes which my by due at my death, nor any that may accrue after my death, until he has had time to pay off all the notes at the rate of one hundred & fifty Dollars per annum of the principal & which I hope he will try & do promptly.
In making the above provisions for my son Ignatius I am solely influenced by the reasons above given & not for want of any love & affection for my other children whose interest & welfare are all equally dear to me. Done this 16th December 1881.
Witnesses R H. Spalding
Wm K. Yates
This March 28th 1884—I make this codicil to the forgoing. It is my will that my sons James A & William T Wathen shall act as my executors in carrying out this my will and I want them not to fail to give as may be best – one hundred & fifty dollars to have masses said for the repose of my soul. It is my will further that not more than six percent interest shall be collected on the notes which I hold against any of my children.
Witnesses Wm K. Yates
R. A. Spalding
May 23rd 1884- I make this further addition & change to my above will. I will & bequeath to my son Ignatius the land inherited by me from my daughter Julia, who married Wm C. McAtee & the land inherited by from Mary Wellington. I hereby give up and cancel all notes, accounts, & evidences of debt which I have against my son Ignatius – and he is to have no interest in any estate I may leave at my death.
Susan her X mark Wathen
Test R. A. Spalding
Wm K. Yates
At a County Court held for Union County at the Courthouse in Morganfield Ky on the 7th day of July 1884. The foregoing Instrument purporting to be the last will and Testament and Codicils of Mrs. Susan Wathen Deceased, having been duly proven by the oaths of R. A. Spalding an Wm K. Yates the attesting witnesses thereto in open Court and the Court being satisfied orders the same be recorded as the last will and Codicils of said Decedent which is done accordingly
Attest Jno. H. Wall clerk
By J. J. Conn DC