In the name of God, amen, I William Graves of the County of Franklin and the State of Kentucky being very sick but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be glory to Almighty God calling in to mind the morality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the Hands of Almighty God and give my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the direction of my friends and family. Touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following form-Item 1 I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Graves after the pain of all my debts, everything then remaining to her and her heirs forever-I do hereby constitute and ordain John Arnold, Jr. and Mary Graves, my wife executor and executrix of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow_ and discount all and every other form of testament, wills, legacies, bequeaths and executors by me in any wives before made, willed and bequeathed satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witnesseth whereof I have here unto left my hand and seal this 7 th day of August in the year 1804.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, who in His presence and the presence have here unto subscribed our names:
Thomas J. Witters
Jett M Harmon
Signed William Graves
Franklin County, Kentucky Will Book 1 page 37