Know all men by these presents. In the name of God, Amen. I, Henry Bramblett of Bourbon Co. and State of Kentucky being sound in mind and memory and knowing the certainty of death make and order this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all others made. In the first place I command my soul to God that gave it and my body to be decently deposited in its Mother Earth. 2nd I give to my beloved wife Gladys all my household and kitchen furniture with the farm and farming tools and her chice of 4 of my Negroes during her natural life and as much of my stock as she sees fit to take.
3rd It is my will that all the extra charges that I have got charged against all my heirs shall be taken out of their part of my estate in the division among them. 4th It is my will that Arthur Everman to have the place he now lives on at $500.00.
5th It is my will that my son Henry shall have no part or lot of my land as he previously sold his interest. 6th It is also my will that black man Daniel be set free to do for himself after the death of my wife
7th It is my will that John Smalley and his son Joshua be and is hereby constituted my executors to carry my will into execution in of the above.
I set my hand and affixed my seal this 19th day of May 1844
Henry BramblettJames Hampton (his mark)
At the March term of court of Bourbon County, Kentucky on the 1st day of March 1847 the Last Will and Testament of Henry Bramblett, deceased was this day produced and proven in open court by the oath of James Hampton and Jacob Smalley the attesting witnesses thereto and being sworn to by John and Joshua Smalley the executors herein named was ordered to record. Witness Thomas P. Smith of said court the date above.
Thomas P. Smith, ClkHenry was a son of Reuben (Reuben, Henry Sr, William Sr).
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