Will of Smith Richmond

Submitted by Karen Hucko.


In the name of God Amen.

I Smith Richmond, being in ill health but of sound mind Blessed be God. I make this my last will and testament revoking all former wills made by me. I resign my soul into the hands of a just God who doeth things well, and my body I resign to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discristion Executor and friends.

After my debts and funeral expenses are paid, I will and bequeath the balance of my property real and personal as follows to wit.

1st I give and bequeath unto my wife Rebecca Richmond all of my property both real and personal to hold and keep in full possession her natural life time as her own for her personal benefit and that she give Samuel Theodore Richmond at the age of twenty one years a horse saddle and bridle on condition that he stay with her until legal age, if he stays and is obedient, if not then bequest is revoked. And at the death of my said wife, Rebecca Richmond, after her debts and funeral expenses are paid, I wish my property if any to be disposed of in manner and form following to wit. To be divided equal share and share alike among all of my children namely, Henry G. Richmond, James B. Richmond, David S. Richmond, Hannah E. Richmond and Hiram A. Richmond.

And I appoint my wife Rebecca Richmond and my son Hiram A. Richmond sole executors of my property both real and personal. This the 16th day of October A.D. 1879.

Smith Richmond seal

Witness: M. W. Bonar
         W.S. Howard
         Jacob Sivert
         J.W. Bonar