About Catherine McKee
WILL OF CATHARINE MCKEE
In the name of God Amen I Catharine McKee of the County of Franklin & State of Kentucky be ing weak in body but of sound mind & disposing memory Blessed be the Almighty for the Same and being desirous to dispose of such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, Do make & ordain this as my last will & testament to wit
1st I desire to be intered near where my father and two brothers rest, in a Christian like manner.
2d I desire & will after my debts & funeral expense are paid that my Executors will cause to have built a stone wall around the graves of my father my two brothers & my own and cause to have a monument placed near the center with the names of my father Brothers & my own inscribed thereon.
3d I give & bequeath to my mother fifty ($50.00) dollars out of my estate
4th It is my will & desire that the residue of my estate be retained by my Executor and loaned at interest until my nephews Robt M & Samuel Joseph and my niece Frances Zelda children of my brother Robt C McKee arrive at the age of twenty one, then to divide the principal & interest equally among them on such of them as shall arrive at the age of twenty one.
Lastly I do hereby constitute & appoint my friend James M Lancaster Executor to this my last will & testament.
Signed & witnessed in the presence of the Testator this 25 day of September 1860
- Witness Catharine McKee
- W C Sneed
- D Merriwether
- Ben Luckell
Codicil to the within will
I Catharine McKee do hereby make this a codicil to my will signed & acknowledged by me the 25 day of last month as seen on the opposite page
I hereby revoke and declare nul & void all former wills except the one dated the 25th of September 1860 on the opposite page, by me made at any time
It is my will that my mare now in possession of Wm R Campbell be sold by my Executor at public sale to the highest bidder and that the proceeds be applied as the other part of my estate set forth in my will.
Signed & acknowledged in presence of the subscribing witnesses this 25 day of October 1860
- Witness Catharine McKee
- John McKee
- John S Latta
Stae of Kentucky & Franklin County Court November Term 1860
A writing purporting to be the last will & testament & codicil thereon endorsed of Catharin e McKee decd was produced in court and was proved by the oaths of W C Sneed & David Merrriwet her
And the codicil was proved by the oaths of John McKee & Jno Latta and the said Will & Codici l isd ordered to be recorded
Which is done accordingly
A H Rennick ClCC