WILL OF JOHN TEMPLIN
1808 BOOK D PAGE 355
I, John Templin of Lincoln County and State of Kentucky being now in my perfect senses and understanding but remembering that it is appointed for all men once to die do appoint and constitute this as my last will and Testament revoking and disannulling all Others.
Item 1st: I recommend my Spirit and body to that being from whence I had by Existence and as to what worldly goods it has pleased providence to bless me with I give and bequeath in the following manner, to wit.
Item 2nd: I give to my beloved wife Martha all my household and kitchen furniture, my crop of every king and what ever provisions I may have at my Decease together with Two of her Choice Cows and her Riding mare.
Item 3rd: The balance of all my property, lands and every species or particle of property I may hold in this State or Elsewhere to be sold under the Instruction of my Executors at my Decease and the amount arising from the valve of my property – Lands and when sold to be by my Executors Collected and put into the Kentucky State Bank my wife and my daughter Nancy to receive yearly the Interest arising from the same and said Interest jointly to be used by them as their support during the time of each of their lives and if my Daughter first dies, and leaves no issue then my wife Martha to Enjoy the whole of the Interest during her life and at her decease the one-half of said Stock to descent to the legal Representative or whomsoever she may see cause to will it to, the other half go to my Brothers Children to will (wit?) my Brother Moses Templin and James Templin to be equally divided amongst Each of their children, and if my wife dies and leaves my daughter Nancy alive or any of her issue the whole of my Estate to be drawn at One or at Different times and Given to her or her heirs or my Executors shall direct for her support buy my daughter Nancy never to have the liberty of Drawing or disposing of any part without the Consent of my Executors hereafter named.
Item 4th: Lastly I appoint Thomas Wilson, Jesse Emmerson and George Mc Roberts Executors to this my last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and eight, the words to be drawn, Enterlined before signing.
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Witness present: John Jackson, Joseph Wallace
At a County Court held in the County of Lincoln on Monday the 11th day of April, 1808, The within will of John Templin Deceased was exhibited into Court and proven by John Jackson and Joseph Wallace the Sunscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded. George Mc Roberts and Thomas Wilson two of the Executors named in the will of John Templin, Deceased here in Court Signified their refusal to qualify as such and Satisfactory proof was made of the refusal of Jesse Emmerson the other executor named in the said will and the said will was produced in Court and proved in due form by the solemn affirmation of John Jackson and the Oath of Joseph Wallace the Sunscribing witness thereto and ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of Martha Templin, widow of said John Templin, Deceased, Joseph Hale and Michael Leece her Securities bound in the penalty of $5,000 Conditioned according to Law. A certificate is granted her for the administration of said Deceased estate according to the will annexed.
Teste: Thomas Montgomery, CLC
Will is on record in the Lincoln County Court.