Will of Henry Baker

Submitted by Roxann Hoover.

Marshall County Will Book 1, Page 239

     I, Henry Baker of Marshall County do make, ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner following towit:
First, I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal estate, first and if necessary then out of my real estate.
Second, I desire that after my debts are all paid, the residue of my personal estate shall go to my wife and children for their support and that when my youngest child comes of age, my Executor may sell my real estate & convey the same and divide the proceeds equally amongst my children then living, after giving my wife if then living, such portion as will be equal to her dower(?) interest therein.
Lastly I appoint Jacob Jefferson my Executor.
Witness my hand and seal Nov 12th 1857.

Henry Baker
Witnesses present:
Robert Tomlinson
W. H. Oldham

Marshall County Court, November Term 1857
     The last will and testament of Henry Baker decd was this day proved by oath of Robert Tomlinson and W. H. oldham, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on motion of Jacob Jefferson the Executor named in said will, who made oath thereto and together with Martin C. Todd, Michael Elder and Bushrod W. Price his sureties, who qualified to their sufficiency, entered into & acknowledged above in the penalty of $5000 - payable on condition as the law directs.
Certificate is granted the said Jefferson for obtaining a probate of said will in due form

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E. H. Caldwell, clk.


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