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John Stone’s Will

The copy of John Stone’s will, which I mentioned in my previous post, is a photocopy of the handwritten original, with capitals in various places, an extra “and” in one place, a strike-out, a couple of insertions (indicated below with carats), and other such writing.  I can probably scan it to make four jpeg files (it’s on two legal-sized pages) in order to make it legible, but for now, I thought I’d just post a transcription of it here.

In the name of God Amen.  I John Stoan
of the County of Caldwell & State of Kentucky
being weak in body- But of sound & perfect
memory and understanding- now calling to mind
the mortality of my Body- and knowing that
it is appointed of God; that all flesh once must
die- do make ordain and declare this my last will
and testament; and desire it to be Recd by all (more…)


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