JOHN TEMPLINS WILL
I John Templin do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time made First & direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may did possessed of or may first come into the hands of my executor. Secondly I give and bequeath to my sons Elbert and James A. Templin the farm on which I now live also the thirty acre tract known as the Wolsey tract to be equally theirs on the following conditions. Elbert & James Templin to pay each the following sum. Elbert to pay my son Samuel Templin fifty dollars, James A. Templin to pay him fifty dollars making the sum of one hundred dollars which sum is to make his entire interest in my estate. Also to pay Martha McNeese one hundred dollars, Eliza Estes one hundred dollars, Emaline Lovelace two hundred and twenty five dollars, Malinda Wyan one hundred and fifty dollars, Amanda Loyd two hundred and twenty five dollars and Elizabeth Templin three hundred dollars the above sums to be their entire interest in my estate the above sum make in the aggregate the sum of twelve hundred dollars of which amount Elbert is to pay six hundred dollars and James A. Templin is to pay six hundred dollars. Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint Elbert Templin my executor. In witness whereof I do to this my last will set my hand this 7th day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.
Signed and subscribed in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testator this the 7th day of May 1869. The word be in fourth line from the bottom ____________ before the signing..
The foregoing will was presents to the Court for probate at July term 1869 and proven by the oaths of Ebenezer Booth and E. Armstrong the two subscribing, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and Elbert Templin the executor therein named appeared in open court entered into bond and security as was qualified as the law directs.
J. F Grisham Clerk