Greene County, Arkansas ~ Last Will and Testament of Robert R. Miller

Greene County, Arkansas

Guardians' Bonds and Letters Record No.2 Page 409

Last Will and Testament Of Robert R. Miller

In the name of God Amen: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  I, Robert R. Miller, of the County of Greene and the State of Arkansas, being feeble in body and of sound and disposing mind and memory and being fully aware that ere long death will prevent me from settling my worldly affairs, do make and publish this my last will and testament, that is to say:

First. My soul being immortal, I commit it to God who gave it, and my body being mortal, I commit it to Mother Earth from which it came.

Second. I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as practicable after my death.

Third. I will that my beloved wife, Matilda, retain and keep in her possession for the use and benefit of her and the family residing with her during her natural life, all the household and kitchen furniture, provisions, farming utensils, stock, and all other personal property now belonging to me and in my possession.

Fourth. I will that my executor, hereafter named, after paying all my just debts out of the proceeds of any money, notes or accounts belonging to me, appropriate $700.00 for the purpose of purchasing a tract of land for my daughter, Sarah E. Armstrong, the deed to which be made to her and her bodily heirs, with the condition, that should she die without bodily heirs, the same shall revert to the legal heirs of my estate.

Fifth. I make, constitute and appoint James W. Thompson as my executor to settle my estate according to law and the conditions of this will.

Sixth. I have heretofore given in lands and other property to my children the following sums to-wit:  First, to my daughter, Amanda Swank, wife of David Swank $700.00.  Second, to my daughter, Martha Withers, wife of Thomas Withers $700.00. Third, to my daughter, Jane Self, wife of Noble J Self, $400.00. Fourth, to my daughter, Elizabeth Bobo, $1200.00.  Fifth, to my son, Jacob M. Miller $800.00; Sixth, to my daughter, Virginia Thompson, $900.00.  Seventh, to my son, William L. Miller, $800.00;  Eighth, to my granddaughter, Virginia C. Armstrong, daughter of my deceased daughter, Mary Armstrong, former wife of John J. Armstrong, $700.00.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this 12th day of April, A. D. 1876.               
                                         Robert R.   X   Miller
                                                his mark

Signed and Sealed in the presence of William R. White and Robert C. Austin.

State Of Arkansas

County Of Greene

              We, William R. White and Robert C. Austin, attesting witnesses to the above and foregoing will of Robert R. Miller, were present on this 12th day of April, 1876 and saw the above named Robert R. Miller make his mark holding the pen in is right hand, after his name had been written at his request to the same, and after same has been read to him, he declared the same to be his last will and testament and in the presence of him and in the presence of each other at his request, we have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses to the same.                                     
                                            William R. White
                                             Robert C. Austin

I hereby certify that the above and annexed is a true and correct copy of the original of Robert R. Miller, and of the proof of the attesting witnesses thereto, filed on this October 16th, 1876.
                                            D. B. Warren, Clerk
                                            By R. A. Markham, D. C.

(This came from the Abstracts we got when we bought our home. SH)
Transcribed by: Sandy Hardin


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