James Lusk Will
Livingston Co., Kentucky

James Lusk’s Will
KY, Livingston Co., Will Book, 1803

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, Livingston County.

In the name     of God, amen, I James Lusk, being in a low state of health but of perfect memory and sound mind, in order to settle and regulate my earthly concerns, do ordain and constitute this my last will and Testament.     First, it is my desire that my body should be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and my soul I recommend to God in hope of a glorious resurrection and next it is my will that all my just debts should be paid.        Item. One third of the remainder of my estate I give and bequeath to my loving wife Sary and the remainder to be equally divided among all my children only my wife’s rideding [sic] horse which I give to her extraordinary.
It is my desire that Esther should have her mother’s bed and furniture out of her part.
It is also my will that the ferry, mill and plantation should be rented yearly for five years.
    Item. It is my will that the household and kitchen furniture should be reserved for the benefit of the family.
   Item. It is my will that a part of the profits arising from the rents be applied to the schooling [of] the children.
I further appoint my Trusty friends John Reed and Gershom Clemons my lawfull executors of this my last will and Testament, as witness my hand and seal this Twenty fourth day of September in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and three.
Jas. Lusk (seale)
Joseph Ylie – Margaret Ylie, Robt. Lusk.
Livingston County court, October Term 1803.

The within will was exhibited in court and proven by the Oathes of Joseph Ylie and Margaret Ylie,
two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

      Test. Enoch Prince Chl

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