August 31, 2001
Source: Microfilm of Will Book 4, page 32
Laurel County Kentucky March the 17th 1855.
I John May Sr. of the County and State aforesaid being of sound and disposing mind but being afflicted with a disease of which I fear I shall not recover I make this my last will and testament.
1st. I will and bequeath that all my Just debts be paid.
2nd. I will and bequeath all the ballance of my personal property to my wife Jane May for her to have and to hold her lifetime and at her death to be equally divided among my children. To wit. John Sally Hannah Anna(?) Mary Martha James.
Given under my hand this 7th day of March 1855.
John May Sr.
Luke S. Hodges
The words to wit & Nancy??( or Anna?) and the letter "S"
in Witness Hodges name inserted(?) January 20th(?) 1871 which makes the above
_____ _____ _____ of the ___________ which is still in my office which _____
______ _______ of said original will.
_ _ E r n u l l Clk.
Laurel County Court
May Term 1855
A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John May deceased was produced in court and proven by the oaths of Hiram Johnson and Luke Hodges subscribing witnesses thereto which is accordingly done.
Charles B. F a r i s Clk.