Abraham Coffman Will, 26 August 1849, Hardin County, Kentucky
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In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham COFFMAN of the County of Hardin and State of Ky., being weak and infirm in body, but of a sound and disposing mind and memory, and calling to mind that it is appointed to all men once die, do make, ordain and establish this my last will and testament. In Confirmation, whereof, I command my soul to the Almighty God, who gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors, hereafter to be appointed. And as to the worldly estate that it hath pleased God to bless me with (after my funeral expences and all my just debts are paid), I give, devise and bequeath in the following manner, to wit:
I give to my kind and loving wife, Margaret COFFMAN, all the tract or parcel of land whereon I now live, together with all the household and kitchen furniture, farming utensials, grain and live stock, during her natural life. And after her decease, my further will is that all my estate, both real and personal, be sold on a credit of twelve months, taking bonds and a good security for the purchase money and when the proceeds of my whole estate is collected, it is to be equally divided between my children,
Namely; Mary SCIFERS, Ax. MILLER, Richard Harman COFFMAN, John COFFMAN, Matilda MCGOVERN, Moses COFFMAN and to Margaret Ann COFFMAN, Henry Pendleton COFFMAN and Abraham COFFMAN, Heirs of my son, Aaron COFFMAN, deceased, his equal share divided equally between them. And to my daughters Bethana MORGAN, Lydia CLARK, Sucrecia KENDALL, Eliza Ann ATCHER and Alfred Thomas COFFMAN.
It is, further, directed by me that if my wife, Margaret COFFMAN, shall deem it necessary to reduce the stock for her necessary purposes, she may do so by selling a part on such credits as she may think best and apply the proceeds to any necessary purposes that she may stand in need of. With an intent and for the purpose of carrying into effect this my will and testament, I constitute and appoint my wife, Margaret COFFMAN and John MORRIS, Executrix and Executor of this my last and only will, hereby revoking and declaring all other wills heretofore by me made null and void. And in the presence of these subscribing witnesses, ratify, confirm and pronounce this my last and only will. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set hand and fixed my seal this 26th day of August, 1849.
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Abraham [his](X)[mark] COFFMAN (Seal)
pronounced & signed and sealed in
presence of us we in the presence
each other subscribed our names
James W. NALL
John S. HOBBS
At a County Court began and held for Hardin County at the Courthouse in Elizabethtown on Monday the 8th day of October, 1849, the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Abraham COFFMAN, deceased, was produced in court and proven in due form of law by the oaths of James W. NALL & John S. HOBBS, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, to be the true last will and testament of Abraham COFFMAN, deceased, and the same being examined by the court was established and ordered to be recorded.
Whereupon I have truly recorded the same in my office this 31st day of October, 1849.
Saml. HAYCRAFT, Clerk
From Hardin County, Kentucky Will Book E, Volume 1
Note that Lucrecia is the real name for the Sucrecia listed above.