Nathan Pearman Will – prior to 8 May 1841
This section broken into paragraphs for easier readability.
Plus all surnames in caps for same reason.
In the name of God, Amen. I Nathan PEARMAN knowing the frailty of human Nature & knowing the certainty of death, being sick in body but perfect in mind, blessed be the name of the Lord for his many blessings, do ordain & constitute this to be my Last Will and Testament. I do appoint my son, William PEARMAN, the administrator of this my last will & testament to use the property hereafter mentioned in the paying all my just debts.
The stock of cattle (cannot read) and the stock of hogs twenty dollars (cannot read) mares seventy dollars corn 150 bushels, more or less, the balance to be rented out for the use of my wife and her daughter, Anna. And also, two sorrel mares ______________ (cannot read) Anna & her mother the land containing seventy five acres, lying on the south fork to Anna & her mother during life. Two thirds of the land to fall to Anna at the death of her mother. The other third of the land to (cannot read) at the discretion of my executor. In witness whereof I have signed the same in the presence of us.
James H JENKINS
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Nathan [his](X)[mark] PEARMAN
At a County Court began & held for Hardin County at the courthouse in Elizabethtown on Monday the 8th day of May, 1841, the foregoing Instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will & Testament of Nathan PEARMAN, deceased, was produced in court and proven by the oaths of James H. JENKINS, who also swore that Wm. PEARMAN, the other subscribing witness had signed it in his presence and in the presence of the Testator. Whereupon the said will was established & ordered to be recorded, which is done accordingly this 21st day of May.
Saml. HAYCRAFT, Clk.
I have only one new piece of information since this was originally posted on Anna. However, it has been discarded because it lists date of death as May 21, 1841 – the same date that the County Court handled the Nathan Pearman will. This is how bad information seeps into people’s data. Again, she was not dead on this date since she obviously was alive to receive this notation in her father’s will.