Monday, January 7, 2013

Amanuensis Monday: Will of Titus Fox

The will of Titus Fox was proven in August 1825 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

In the name of God amen I Titus Fox of the State of
Kentucky Hopkins County being weak of body but of sound
mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my
body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once
to die I make this my last will & Testament in the
manner and form following First I give & recommend
my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave
it and my body to be buried in decent christal 

burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but
I shall receive the same in the morning of the reserrection
and as touching such worldly stuff as it hath pleased
God to bless me with in thie life I give and dispose of
in the following way viz, first I give and bequeath unto my
dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Fox all and every part or
particle of property whatever I now possess it is also to
be understood that she have the full weight and
possession of the land I now live upon during 

her natural life and at her death it is my wice
and wish that fifty acres of the land go to my son
Jesse Fox including the plantation and that the balance
of the land if any to my grand son Madison Fox
I do constitute & appoint Daniel Fox & Charles Bradley
my trusty friends executors of this my last will & Testament
In Testimony where of I have herunto set my hand
and seal this 16th day of Jun 1825.

Titus Fox [his mark]

Attest Saml Meredith
Malinda Fox [her mark]
Hopkins County Augt County Court 1825
The foregoing Instrument of writing was produced
in Court & proven to be the last will & Testament of
Titus Fox deceased by the oaths of Samuel Meredith
& Malinda Fox subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to
be recorded

Att  Sam Woodson clk

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