Clement Parsons II's Will

In the name of God amen.

I, Clement Parsons of the County of Washington and State of Kentucky, being weak in body, but of a sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, by here revoking all other former Wills.

First, I bequeath my soul to God, who gave it, and my body to the earth, to be buried with descent burial, at the discretion of my friends.

2nd I will that all my just debts be paid.

3rd I will that all my estate of every kind, except such as I shall otherwise dispose of, be sold on a credit of Twelve Months except my land which may be sold on such credits, as my Executors, in their discretion, may think best.

4th I will my wife, Elizabeth Parsons, to have as much of my personal Estate, at the appreaisment, as She may think necessay for her use.

5th I will and bequeth to my wife, Elizabeth Parsons all the money arising from the sale of my Estate, except Twenty dollars, which I bequeth to my son Joseph, and one hundred dollars, which I bequeth to my son Edward and one hundred dollars, which I bequeth to my son Robert. This money I bequeth to these my sons in place of a horse, briddle and saddle

I will, at the death of my wife, that fifty dollars be given to each of my children, and the balance to be equally divided between my six children, and the children of my son Henery (sic) deceased, making, in all, Seven shares.

6th I will and bequeth to my wife Elizabeth Parsons one sett of silver Tea spoons, one pair of silver Sugar Tongues and one silver Tea canister, to have and to hold and dispose of, as she may think propper at her death.

I do hereby appoint my wife Executrix, and my son James G. Parsons Executor of this my last Will and Testament, signed this Twenty third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty--

Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presentz of --

Benadict Reighley

Leonard A. Spalding

Clement Parsons jr/sr* (Seal)

At a County Court began and held for Washington County at the courthouse in Springfield 22nd day of March 1830. This last Will and Testament was exhibited in court and proved by the Oaths of Benadict Reighly and Leonard A. Spalding subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded which is accordingly done in book D page 466

atteste John Hughes Jr. CWC

* Clement signed either jr or sr. It's hard to determine which letter it is. It's not his capital S or J and doesn't really look like a small s or j. Either Jr or Sr would apply. He was Jr to his father, Clement I and Sr to his nephew, Clement III. Today, Sr usually means the father and Jr the son, but in those days, they used Sr to show the elder and Jr for the younger man with the same name.

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