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Will of Joel Copher Sr.


Copher Sr., Joel
Will: 24 Jul 1843. 
Probate: 4 Sep 1843.
Executrix: Sally Copher, wife. Executor: George Copher, son.
Wit: Anthony K. Brinson, Balous Copher.

Wife -Sally Copher: the farm on which I now live it being the tract of land I purchased of Simpson L. Beckley, containing 165 acres and 500 dollars in notes. Likewise 250 dollars worth of household and kitchen furniture to have and to hold so long as she shall remain my widow.

Two eldest sons -Bales Copher -George Copher: what they have already received of me which amounts to 333 dollars each and after the rest of my heirs, viz. 

Joel L. Copher, Milley Copher, Henry Copher, Jesse Copher, Elin Copher and John Copher received an equal portion with the above named Bayles Copher and George Copher, heirs of the aforesaid Joel Copher, Sr. and after all my just and lawful debts and funeral expenses are paid, the residue of my estate shall be equally divided between my above named children towit: Bayles Copher, George Copher, Joel L. Copher, Mille Copher, Henry Copher, Jesse Copher, Elen Copher and John F. Copher, my heirs.