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Will of Isham Kendrick

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Will of Isham Kendrick 25th of April 1864, Probate Court[1]

The State of Texas} County of Smith}

Know all men by this presents that I, Isham Kendrick of said County and State, being of sound mind and disposing mind and memory, and knowing too that is appointed unto man that he must die, do make and constitute this is my last will and testament hereby revoking all other [?] made.

Item 1, 1st I give and bequeath my soul unto him who gave it.

Item 2, That it is my desire that all my debts, if any, be paid out of my estate.

Item 3, I bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Ann Kendrick, one negro woman named Mariah and her oldest son by the name of Bob. Also my house hold and kitchen furniture of every [?], also I desire that she have enough provisions consisting of corn, meat [?] to supply her during the year of my decease and also two cows & calves, two sows & pigs and six pork hogs, and also one horse or mule or such as she may select out of this kind of stock such as I may have on hand at that time of my decease, also the houses and plantation and all the timber land on the place I now live or may have lived at the time of my decease, however I change my opinion as above expressed as to the [?] and land believing that I have a larger portion of land then is necessary for her, therefore I give her one hundred acres including all the houses, forty or fifty acres of cleared land and the following in timber land such as this may [?]; The above item of property I bequeath to my said wife during her natural life, provided she be the longest live, At the decease of my said wife the above named property so bequeathed is to become a part of my estate, and to be equally divided among my children [for some reason my children have been xed out], the following named children [?} my daughters, Mary Ann "Kendrick" Moore, Catherine Mildred Kennedy, Sarah T.E. Perry, Mariah Louisa Jackson, and to my sons , James Frances, William Kendrick

Item 4, I give and bequeath to my daughter in law upon my deceased son Drury Kendrick in addition to what she had received [ink spot] my said son Drury the sum of five hundred dollars.

Item5, [?]is [?] that all of the property which I may disposed of, of every description, be equally divided among all my children as above described with the exception of my said deceased son Drury’s wife and that part at designated and set apart to my beloved wife.

Item 6, I hereby appoint under this my last will and testament this following named persons to Mr. Bushrod W Sanford, James B [ink spot], Josiah Agburas[ not sure about spelling of last name], my friends to much together and appraise and [?] in kind or otherwise according to the [?] named in this above and forgoing will and that they record these proceedings in the County of the County & State of my decease,

In testimony [?] of [?] hereto of my hand and [?] [?] to this my last will and testament this 25th day of April,1864. Signed Isham Kendrick

In presence of: John Blackman Bushrod W Sanford Filed in office August 28th1865.

Probate, September,1865.

State of Texas} County of Smith}

I Sam L Earle Chief Justice of Smith County- Ex Officers Judge of Probate.

Bushrod W Sanford a resident-citizen of Smith County and state afore said respectively State that Isham Kendrick a resident-citizen of said county and state died in said county and state on or about the___ day of August A.D. 1865 leaving his last will and testament dated 25th day of April A.D. 1865 appointing your applicant James B Hall and Josiah [? last name} as his executors of said Isham Kendrick your applicant - makes this his application for the probate of said will on the last Monday in September A.D. 1865.

Signed: Bushrod W Sanford Filed in office August 28,1865 Ed Sharp, cccs.c

Affidavit The State of Texas} County of Smith}

Personally appeared before me John L Blackman who makes his affidavit in writing that he saw Isham Kendrick sign date paper dated April ___ A.D. 1865 and that he declared the same to be his last will and testament, and requested him to sign the same as a witness and that he did sign the same as a witness

Signed John B Blackman Sworn to and subscribed before me - in witness whereof I hereunto sign my name and affix the official seal of the county this December 2 A.D. 1865. Sam L Earle County Justice S. Co. Filed December 4th, 1865. Ed Sharp, cccs.c


  • I looked at actual will, Mary Ann last name is Moore not Mary Ann Moon as translated.


  1. Texas, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974 - https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/782376:2115

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