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Margaret Jones Cook

Last Will and Testament - Franklin County, Kentucky

Margaret Jones Cook died between 11 March 1797, when she wrote her will, and 15 August 1797 when her estate was inventoried. (Scroggins1-Cook File, p.21)

I Margaret Cook of Franklin county in the State of Kentucky, being very weakly in body but of perfect mind and memory Do constitute and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner and form (after all my lawful debts is paid)

First I give fifteen pounds to William Cook fifteen to Seth Cook sons of my son Jesse Cook Decd and fifteen to Hosea Cook son of my son Hosea Cook Decd to be paid to them when they come to full age to be paid without any Interest

Secondly the remaining part of my Estate both real and personal to be sold and all my bonds bills dues and demands to be collected and the whole amount to be equally Divided among my Nine children viz Rachel Murphy, Bathsheba Dunn, Helin Bohannon, Rhoda Jamison, William Cook, Seth Cook, Margaret Hacket, Abraham Cook and Unice Miles

Tho’ Bathsheba Dunn’s part is to be kept in the hands of the Executors and let to her as in their opinion she may immediately need it for own personal use and at her death the remainder of her part if any to be given to her Children only her husband William Dunn is to have one shilling Rhoda Jamison’s part I give to her and her heirs born of her body Helin Bohannan has received sixteen pounds that is to be counted in her part And I do hereby appoint and Constitute my trusty and beloved sons William Cook, Seth Cook, and Abraham Cook my whole and sole Executors to execute this my last will and testament according to the manner and form herein directed In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th March 1797

In presence of her Joseph Lewis Margaret X Cook (Seal)

John Miles mark his John X Bohannan mark

At a Court held for Franklin County on Tuesday the 20th day of February 1798 the last will and testament of Margaret Cook which was proven in Court before was now fully proven by Joseph Lewis one of the subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered to be recorded

Daniel Weisiger Clerk

source: Charles Cook

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