Will: Nathan Rice, 1816 :Muhlenberg County, Kentucky **************************************************************************** USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free genealogical information on the Internet, data may be freely used for personal research and by non-commercial entities as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may not be reproduced in any format or presentation by other organizations or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for profit or any form of presentation, must obtain the written consent of the file submitter, or his legal representative and then contact the listed USGENWEB archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access. http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb. Submitted by: Rick Giirtman rickman@worldpath.net Date: November 2, 2000 **************************************************************************** Source: Microfilm copy of Will Book 2, page 70 In the name of God Amen, I Nathan Rice of the County of Muhlenberg and State of Kentucky being in reasonable health and of sound mind and memory and calling to mind mortality of all flesh and knowing that it is appointed for all flesh once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testimony (to wit:) Item 1st I lend to my beloved wife Lavinia Rice during her natural life all and my singular my estate both real and personal and if at any time the stock or any part thereof should so increase as to become cumbersome unto her it shal be discretionary with her as my sole Executive to sell it at a reasonable Credit from time to time and the money arising from such sales to be applied as hereafter mentioned. Item 2nd I gave and bequeath to my son Gabriel Rice the sum of five shillings and no other part of my estate. Item 3rd I gave and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Black five shillings and no other part of my estate. Item 4th I gave and bequeath to my son Jesse Rice the sum of five shillings and no other part of my estate. Item 5th I gave and bequeath to my son Nathan Rice the sum of five shillings and no other part of my estate. Item 6th my will and desire is this that Lettitia Craig and Nancy Tolbert two of my daughters shall be made up out of my estate the some of fifty dollars each before any division is made of any part my estate and then an equal division of my estate with Elizabeth A Black, Sarah Willis and Anne Dudley then after my bequeaths (or in other words), the fifty dollars each are made up to Littitia Craig and Nancy Tolbert and my just debts all punctually paid the balance of my estate shall then be sold & equally divided between my five daughters named in this clause. Item 7th That whereas Matthew Willis and my self have exchanged hands and said Willis is to pay to my estate one hundred and fifty dollars in the exchange which is to be considered part of his dividend agreeable to the above intent and also I gave him one mear at thirty dollars to be considered as part of his dividend agreeable to the above sixth clause of this my will. Item 8th, Whereas Robert Dudley hath received one horse of me at thirty five dollars and part of the price of a mear fifteen dollars which together make fifty which is also to be considered part of his Dividend agreeable to the Sixth clause. I do hereby appoint Lavinia Rice Sole executrix of this my last will and testament, utterly revoking and making void all and every former will or Wills by me before made, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of March and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred & Sixteen Nathan Rice -Seal Signed sealed & pronounced in the presents of us. William Wood Robert Bell James S. Smith Muhlenberg County July County Court 1817 The foregoing last will & Testament of Nathan Rice Deceased was exhibited into court and proved be the oaths of Robert Bell & James S. Smith, two of the subscribing Witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Att. Ch F W i n g