Will of Claiborne Coffler

 WILL BOOK C, P. 71.

        In the name of God Amen - I Claiborne Collier of the County of Henderson and State of Kentucky, do make and declare this my last will and Testament, in manner and form following --

First. I I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God, hoping and believing in a remission of my sins by merits and mediation of Jesus Christ - And my boddy I committ to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named. And my worldly Estate I give and devise as follows.

1st. I desire all my just debts to be paid out of my Estate.
2nd. I do give and bequeath unto my wife Matilda Collier, one negro man named William and one negro woman called and known by the name of Eliza, one tract or parcel of land containing 50 acres whereon J.C. Collier now
lives, and all the other real property goods and chattels to remain in her hands during her natural life.
3rd. I do give and bequeath unto my son Theodore Collier 50 acres of land whereon I now live at the decd. of my wife, Matilda Collier to have and to hold to his benefit forever.
4th. I do give and bequeath to my daughter Obedience O. Sandefur to be recieved after the decd. of my wife Matilda Collier one hundred dollars.
5th. I do give and bequeath unto my son John G. Collier 25 dollars to be recieved after the decd. of his mother.
6th. I do hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Safrona Risley one hundred dollars to be recieved after the death of her mother.
6th [again]. I do give and bequeathto my son Joseph R. Collier one hundred acres of land, whereon Edward H. Biggs now lives.
7th. I confirm unto Edward H. Biggs and his wife Amanda L. Biggs 50 acres of land which they now have in possession.
8th. I do hereby confirm to my son James C. Collier one hundred acres of land whereon he now resides.
9th. I do give and bequeath to my four children viz. Elizabeth Lewis, Matilda M. Biggs, Washington F. Collier and Martha C. Collier all the remaining property afer the foregoing legacies are paid off at the final close of my estate shall be equally divided between them four.
10th. I do give and bequeath to my son Albert G. Collier one dollar.
11. I do give and bequeath to my daughter Malinda OhNeal [O'Neal] one dollar.
Lastly I do hereby appoint in my last will and testament my wife Matilda Collier executrix to this my last will and Testament. I do also request the County Court not to bind my wife Matilda in Security in her performance and
duty. In witness whereof I hereunti affix my name this September 7th 1846.
                                                Claiborne Colier
                                                   [his mark]

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in presents of us, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto.
                                                                   James Jordan
        Attest                                                  Franklin Brown

State of Kentucky
Henderson County                        October Court 1846
        This last will and Testament of Claiborne Collier decd. was produced in court and proved in open court, according to law, by the oaths of James Jordan and Franklin Brown subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be
                                                        Attest  Will D. Allison  clk

[Claiborne Collier and wife Matilda Duncan came to Henderson Co., Ky. ca. 1820, from Nicholas Co., Ky. I don't have their marriage date. Claiborne was born in Charlotte Co., Va., son of John Collier (will Nicholas Co. 1820) and Hannah Hamlett. Matilda was the dau. of Joseph Duncan, from Fauquier Co., Va.,  (will Harrison Co., Ky 1822).
[Submitter: Ed Dolan, 7403 Flint #205, Shawnee, Kansas 66203; e-mail: arakis54@yahoo.com].

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