|Butler Co., KY, Will Book B, page 242
Will of James Lewis Chapman
To whom it may concern, I, James Lewis Chapman of
the County of Butler
and State of Kentucky, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish
declare this to be my last will and testament to wit:
First, All my just debts and funeral expenses shall
be full paid
Second, I give, desire and bequeath to Bob Chapman
fifty acres of land
adjoining and being in the County and State aforesaid, including my
homestead, and is bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning on a white
oak on the big
road leading to Morgantown running thence with the road N64 poles to
oak, thence N77 W48 poles to a stake, thence S70 W62 poles to a sugar
thence S85 poles to a stake in the division between John Harrelds and
Davis, thence N83 E94 poles to the beginning, containing fifty acres
and one eighth
be the same more or less, including all the personal property of every
description that may be on the place at my death.
Third, I give and bequeath to W. W. Chapman, Thomas
H. Chapman, Isaboomer
Bell Anderson, fifty dollars on Richard Anderson that is due me for
due me for a place formerly owned by me in Logan County.
Fourth, I nominate and appoint Bob Chapman to be
the Executor of this my
last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand
and seal this the 25 day
of August 1896.
(signed) X his mark: James Lewis Chapman
Signed, sealed, published and delivered as and for this his last will
testament by the above named testator, in our presence, who have at
and in his presence and in the presence of each other, signed our names
W. T. Davis
J. V. Graham
J. M. London
State of Kentucky, Butler County
At a County Court held in and for Butler County at the Court House
Morgantown, KY, on the 28 day of November 1898, the will of James Lewis
presented in open Court and proven by the oaths of W. T. David, J.
and J.M. London, three subscribing witnesses thereto, which will as
be filed and recorded as the last will of James Lewis Chapman, whereupon
same, together with this certificate, have been duly recorded in my
Witness my hand this 1st day of Dec 1898.
J. M. Fisher, Clerk