In the name of God
Amen, I Jane Rash, formerly Jane Guinn, of the town of Stockwell in the
County of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and
and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do
make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and
That is to say, First after all my legal debts are paid and discharged,
I give and bequeath and dispose of as follows To wit, To my brother
Brinkly of Bath County Virginia Three hundred dollars, To my brother
of Gilmon County Virginia Three hundred dollars, To my brother Fleming
Brinkly of Gilmon County Virginia, Three hundred dollars, To my sister
Debora Haywood of Highland County Virginia Three hundred dollars, To my
sister Agnes Smith of Bath County Virginia Three hundred dollars, To my
sister Betsy Rowe of Bath County Virginia, Three hundred dollars, To my
sister Kesiah Carter of Bentonsport Iowa, Eight hundred dollars, To my
brother Christopher Brinkly of Tippecanoe County Indiana Three hundred
dollars, To my Neice Anna Brinkly, for her kind attention in my
Three Hundred dollars, To the children of my sister Mary deceased, of
County Virginia Three hundred dollars, To the children of my brother
Brinkly Two hundred dollars, To the Children of my brother John Brinkly
Two hundred dollars, I hereby authorise and direct my exector to
one thousand dollars of my estate to defray the expenses of funeral,
up a suitable monument, and otherwise improving the place of burial.
residue of my estate, if any, to be divided proportionately among the
legatees and in order to pay the bequests as above directed, I hereby
and authorize my executor to convert all my property real and personal
into cash as soon as it can be done in conformity to law. I hereby
and aver the property and monies out of which the foregoing bequests
to be paid are my own separate property and held in my own right.
In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal, hereby revoking all former wills made by me, and likewise constitute and appoint Samuel A. Cunningham executor of this my last will and testament. Signed this seventeenth day of June One thousand Eight hundred and Eighty five.
Witnesses: Moses Baker, Franklin Mikels, both of Stockwell,
Codicil 16 Nov 1885:
Jane Rash (her mark)Witnesses: Moses Baker, George Storms, and Lewis Osborn, all of Stockwell, Ind.
Note from Holly: Her brothers' residence should be Gilmore county, West Virginia. This will is a typed document, so was probably typed by the clerk from the original handwritten will.
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