I Morgan Alford of County of Garrard and State of Kentucky, being advanced in years and
aware of the uncertainty of life do make ordain and publish this instrument of writing
as my last will and testament.
1st, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mayr [Mary ?] Alford all that part of the
farm upon which I now reside, up to the Peyton Alford line which boundry of land is well
understood by all interested and also 1/3 of all slaves, 1/3 of the remainder of all
personal estate to have and to hold during her natural life.
2nd, I give and bequeath the remainder 2/3 of my estate together with that division to
my wife at her death, to my sons, Warren R. Alford and George W. Alford and my daughters
Mary Russell and Elizabeth Stewart, to them and their heirs forever.
3rd, My executors are directed to pay to my grandson, James W. Haley the sum of five
hundred dollars when he shall have attained the age of 21 years, and should he survive
my wife they are to pay to him the further sum of six hundred dollars. The foregoing
bequest however are made upon condition that my said grandson make no charge against
my estate for any service he may have rendered whilst living with me, as I consider
his services have not been worth more than the expense of his education and rearing.
Should be [my?] grandson die before his arrival at the age of 21, the portion devised
to him is to go to my sons and two daughters named above and should he die after he
arrive of full age and before the death of my wife the portion devised at her death
is to go in like manner.
4th, I hereby constitute and appoint my sons, Warren R. Alford and George W. Alford,
executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former
wills heretofore made. In Testamony whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal
the 9th day of April 1853.
[There is no indication of a signature in these papers.]
Will of Morgan Alford found in Will Bk. N, p. 132 Will of Morgan Alford probated Apr. 30, 1854.