LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
|Will Book 1 Page 140 and 141
I Silas Combs a resident of Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky being of sound mind and memory do hereby constitute this instrument of writing my last will and testament.
First: I will and bequeath to my wife Sylvia Combs all my real and personal property. Said tract of land being my home farm about one half mile to the town of Hindman and boundary by the lands of James Frances, D.(?W?) & Faris Hays, Lucinda Stewart, and C. L. Napier.
Second: I will and devise that if my said wife should sell said land, she is to pay each of my children (9) in number $100 each. Elijah Combs, Anna Jones, Malissa Combs, Maggie Cornett, Ella Combs, Bessie Combs, Grace Combs, Mattie Combs and Hettie Combs.
Witness my hand this June 30th 1922
Silas (his X mark) Combs
Subscribed and attested by us at the request and in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other.
In the matter of probate of the last will and testament of Silas Combs deceased
It appearing to the satisfaction of the court from the evidence of John Sturgill and D. W. Wallen that the deceased Silas Combs departed this life on the -- day of Aug 1922 domiciled at the time of his death in Knott County Ky. Leaving as his last will and testament the foregoing instrument of writing which was this day filed in the court and recorded for probate.
Where upon came John Sturgill and D. W. Wallen two subscribing witnesses thereto and after being sworn attest that the instrument of writing was and is the last will and testament of the deceased, (illeggible) Silas Combs signed acknowledged and declared the said instrument of writing his last will and testament in the presence of the said subscribing witnesses John Sturgill and D. W. Wallen and that they the said subscribing witnesses signed and attested said instrument of writing as witnesses thereto in the presence of Silas Combs and in the presence of each other.
Now therefore, it is ordered that the said instrument of writing is and the same is now adjudged to be the last will and testament of the said Silas Combs and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such and ordered to be recorded and admitted to record as the last will and testament of the said Silas Combs deceased.
This Aug 21st 1922.
WM Roberts Judge
Knott Co. Court
State of Kentucky
I John Sturgill Clerk of the Knott County Court do certify that the above and forgoing will of Silas Combs was this day filed in my office for record and that I have duly recorded the same together with the order of probate in my office in Will Book No 1 Page 137.
Witness my hand this the 21st day of August 1922.
John Sturgill Clerk
Transcribed by Debbie Tamborski
24 Jul 2007