LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
of David C. CARWILE
Breckinridge Co, KY 1854
Know all men by these presents that I, David C. CARWILE of Breckinridge County and State of Kentucky being of sound mind make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament to Wit:
After paying my just debts and funeral expenses, I bequeath to my beloved wife Judith CARWILE all my Estate, both personal and real, to have and to hold the same during her widowhood, & at her death, my property both real and mixed, I wish to be equally divided amongst my children: William, Eliza, John, Samuel, George, Zachariah, and Mary, and my grandchild John C. CARWILE, the son of my daughter Elouise Frances, all debts owing an that may be coming to me from Virginia, I likewise Will to my wife as above directed. If at any time my wife may wish to give to any of my children or my grandchild John C. CARWILE, any of the property, she may do so, after having the same valued by two disinterested persons selected by herself so as to make all of my children, and grandchild aforenamed equal in parsel of property. I further make and appoint my son William D. CARWILE, my Executor in witness whereof I set my hand and Seal this 28th day of October 1854.
Signed in presense of
J. H. THOMAS David C. CARWILE [SEAL}
Thomas G. OWEN
Kentucky Breckinridge County, KY
County Court Monday March 19th 1855
The above writing proposing to be the Last Will and Testament of David CARWILE was produced in Court and Proven by the Oaths of Joshua H. THOMAS, Jesse MOORMAN and Thomas OWEN Subscribing Witnesses thereto to the Last Will and Testament of David CARWILE and ordered by the Court to be Recorded.
John W. ALLEN Clerk
NOTE: David C. CARWILE died 20 Feb 1855. The debt owed from Virginia was from the Estate of his brother Zachariah CARWILE. Zachariah had died in 1851 leaving each sibling approximately $526.00 which was a great sum in those days.
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