COPY OF WILL OF JOHN SHANKLAND,
RECORDED IN WILL BOOK "C", PAGE 292,
NICHOLAS COUNTY COURT OF CARLISLE, KENTUCKY.
Know all men by these presents: That I, John Shankland, of the State of
Kentucky and County of Nicholas, being in a reasonable state of health of
body and of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, and
calling to mind the mortality of my body and the necessity of a will to keep
peace and unity amongst my heirs, do make and ordain this my last will and
And first, I recommend my soul to God, that gave it to me, in and through
the merits of Jesus Christ, and my body I desire may be buried in a decent
manner. And as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to endow me
with, all I dispose of in ;the way and manner following, to-wit:
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, Benjamin Shankland, fifty cents.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Polly Stoops, fifty cents.
Item: I give and bequeath unto the Heirs of my daughter, Hetty Blount, dec'd.,
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, David Shankland, fifty cents.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, Robert M. Shankland, fifty cents.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sarah Shankland, all my
personal estate, both in the house and out of doors, during her natural life
and also the use of the farm. At the expiration of which, all my personal
estate is to be equally divided between my sons, James H. and Andrew, and my
grand-daughter, Elizabeth P. Shankland.
Item: I give and bequeath unto James H. Shankland and Andrew Shankland
the farm on which I now reside with all the appurtenances thereunto
belonging, to be equally and evenly divided, to them and their heirs
Given under my hand and seal, this 25th day of July, 1834.
John Shankland (Seal)
And signed in the presence of us:
Attest: Robert West
NICHOLAS COUNTY COURT SCT. OGT. TERM, 1834.
This instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of
John Shankland, dec'd., was on this day produced in open court, and proved
by the oaths of Robert West & Samuel Dinsmore, the subscribing witnesses
thereto. Whereupon said last will & testament is confirmed, established and
ordered to be recorded, which is done.
Attest: J.G.Parks, C.N.C.C.
State of Kentucky,
County of Nicholas.
I, Jno.F.Sugg, Clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid,
certify that the
foregoing is a true, complete and correct copy of the Last Will and
Testament of John Shankland as recorded in my office in Will Book "C", page
Given under my hand and seal of office, this May 7th, 1951.
Jns. F. Sugg ,clerk,
Nicholas County Court, Kentucky.