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Tabitha Welch, 1865

Monroe Co., KY - Will Book A, pages 258 & 259 - No. 19

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

 (Page 258)

Know all men by these presents that I Tabitha Welch of the County of Monroe and State of Kentucky being in feeble health and of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following:

First - I desire to be decently buried by the side of my Mother in the church yard at Gamaliel.

Second - I will and bequeath to my two brothers Miles B. Welch and John Welch all the cash and cash notes of which I may be possessed at the time of my death to be equally divided between them for and in consideration of their taking care of and waiting on me during my afflictions. I also bequeath to these my two brothers my two feather beds with bolster pillows and bed clothing to be equally divided between them Miles taking the bed that has not been used. I bequeath to them also my four table cloths and ten hand towels to be equally divided between them.

Third - I will and bequeath to my sister-in-law Dicy Ann

(Page 259)

Welch my fine satchel, my tea kettle, my gold finger ring, and my fine kilt sheers. And to my sister-in-law Artemissa Welch I bequeath my trunk, two counter cotton ransal, cloth satchel and chair and my gold finger ring with the head. I also bequeath to them two sisters-in-law all the weaving clothes and two dress patterns bequeathed to me by my mother to be equally divided between them for their kind care of and attention to me during my afflictions.

Fourth - I bequeath to my niece Mary Ellen Welch my saddle bridle, martingals, and saddle blanket, also my fine shawl, my worstead dress with red satin stripes, my bitt and paper fan. And my niece Sarah Heneson Welch is to have my fine checked snip dress. And to my niece Elizabeth P. Welch, I bequeath my red linen dress. And to my niece Prescilla Welch I will my trunkle bed stead with Eclors? clothes brush, silk parasol, checked snip bonnet and delene dress. And to my anonymous nephew, Miles Welch's son, I will my chest. And to my nephew Douglas Welch my fine bedstead and my new calico dress. I further bequeath to Dicy Ann and Artemissa Welch the remainder of my clothes consisting of two calico and two linrey dresses, six underskirts and several pairs of stockings to be equally divided between them.

Lastly - I do nominate and appoint my two brothers Miles B. Welch and John Welch to be Executors of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof, I the said Tabitha Welch have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal this ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four.

Tabitha (her mark) Welch (Seal)

Attesting witnesses:
Isaac T. Numan
Thomas Comer
George D. Reeves

State of Kentucky, Monroe County Court - I as Clerk of said Court certify that this will of Tabitha Welch was filed in open Court & ordered to be recorded Jany 2nd 1865. I have received the same with this certificate Jany 4th 1865. L. A. Smithwick, CLK

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