George contested Lewis's will because he only received $50.00. Lewis left Grandchildren more than that. Only the records supporting the will were legible on the microfiche. I would have loved to have read the ones which supported the lunatic plaintiffs. (the word lunatic is actually used in some of the affidavits)
According to one affidavit, the writer went to Lewis to borrow money. Lewis asked George who was living with him to calculate the interest. From this, it would appear that George did help his Dad out. What is not known is how much land Lewis sold to George for $1.00.
Another affidavit speaks to Lewis being a great talker and telling the same story over and over. The writer, a local mill owner, says that he found this common in "talkers." I have as a long term goal to transcribe the affidavits and put them on the internet for everyone to read.
From what I could see from the "lunatic" records, Lewis's daughter Caroline Bodie and her husband also contested the will. Something to do with who built the house.
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