About Elijah Lucas
The Last Will and Testament Of Elijah Lucas is recorded in Will Book O, Page 257, Scott County Kentucky.
In the name of God,Amen. I Elijah Lucas of Scott County and State of Kentucky being in loe(sic) State of health but of sound mind in memory and knowing it is appointed unto all men to die doe(sic) make this my last will and testament First I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in decent manner and as it has been please God to bless me with a large family and some property I wish to dispose of it in the following manner. I leave all my property both personal and real estate to my wife Peggy her life time and wish herto give the children as they come of age or marry of such property as she can spare or as she sees that they need and as some of them has married and has received some property say(sic) Malinda has received about one hundred dollars worth Polly Boyce has received about fifty dollars worth Loas(sic) Patterson has received about ten dollars worth Elizabeth Reasor has received about one hundred dollars worth Nancy Perry has received about one hundred dollars worth William received fifty dollars worth Elijah has received fifty dollars worth Stephen has received fifty dollars worth and further it is my will that my wife shall not give securiy for any of her performances but at her death every one of my children jto have an equal part of all that I possess. Given under my hand and seal this 16th May one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
Test Elijah x Lucas
William Moore mark
Whereas all my children having been advanced alike it is my wish so to alter my will that at my wife's death my property sall(sic) be equally divided amongst them without any regard to the charges therein made and it is further my wish that that part that goes to each of my daughters shall goe(sic) to them& their children as witness my hand and seal this 14th January eighteen hundred and forty seven.
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Joseph D. Nelson mark
Scott County Court January Term 1864
A writing purported to be the last will and testament of Elijah Lucas decd was this day produced in open court and the subscribing witnessess thereto J.D. Nelson &John Lucas having departed this life their signatures were proven by the oaths of John Jones and Jos. Lucas. Ordered to be recorded and filed January 18 1864
Att. James F. Beatty Clk SCC