Old Wills

1899 Will of Marion Hambleton – Breckinridge County

Mary Jane Hambleton, May 8, 1831 – June 1, 1910.  Marion Hambleton, March 20, 1832 – September 25, 1901.  Cloverport Cemetery, Breckinridge County, Kentucky.

Will of Marion Hambleton

Breckinridge County Will Book 2, Pages 88-91

I, Marion Hambleton, of Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and declare and publish this instrument as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all others.

  1. I give and devise to my beloved wife, Mollie J. Hambleton, my house and lot in Cloverport, Kentucky, now occupied by me as my dwelling, to be used or disposed of by her as she may desire.
  2. My household effects of every description whatever I give and bequeath to my said wife.
  3. My undivided half interest in the storehouse property of Bowmer and Hambleton, inclusive of the warehouse adjoining it, I desire to be treated as follows, viz: my said wife is to have and enjoy the income or rental of the same as long as she lives, but should it become necessary to sell my interest in the same, or it shall be deemed advantageous to sell the same, I direct that it be sold and the proceeds arising from the sale be invested by my executor in good, safe interest bearing securities, and she shall be entitled to and have the interest thereof so long as she shall live.
  4. I give and bequeath to my said wife two certain short line (Louisville and Frankfort and Lexington and Frankfort Railroad) 7% Bonds of $1,000 each; also three certain I.M. and I.R.R. 7% Bonds of $1,000 each; also one City of Louisville 6% Bond of $1,000; also one Henderson Railroad Bridge Bond 7% for $1,000, in all seven thousand dollars which I now have on hand. That is to say she is to enjoy and have the income from the said specific bonds during her life.  My executor shall hold the same in trust for her and pay over to her the interest as it accrues.  Whenever it shall become necessary to reinvest the same my executor shall do so, and she shall continue to enjoy the interest as above directed and principal after her death shall go as hereinafter directed.
  5. I hereby add to the above bonds and to be held for my said wife’s benefit in the manner above directed one other bond for $1,000 Kentucky and Indiana Bridge Bond 5%. The principal likewise to go after her death in the manner hereinafter directed.
  6. I give and bequeath to my nephew whom I have raised, Jefferson D. Hambleton, my undivided half of the stock of goods and merchandise which may be purchased and on hand of all and every nature whatever, at the time of my death, together with all fixtures and appliances pertaining thereto and used in the conduct of the mercantile business of Bowmer and Hambleton, to be his absolutely; also all the assets money, notes, accounts, those in action belonging to me in and of the said partnership of Bowmer and Hambleton. I desire him to take my place and interest in the said partnership and firm, and to own all my interest as above set out and to assume all my liabilities for and on account of the business and affairs of said partnership, and none of my liabilities by reason of same to accrue or be chargeable to my estate.

  1. At the death of my wife, I desire my said nephew, Jefferson D. Hambleton, to take and have the same sum of five thousand dollars of the bonds, or their proceeds herein above set apart to my wife.
  2. I have $2,500 of other bonds in addition to those above described and set apart for my wife’s benefit. I give and bequeath to my brother, Alexander Hambleton, one Louisville city 4% Bond of $1,000.  I give and bequeath to my sister, Mary E. Hambleton, one Louisville City 5% Bond of $1,000.  I give and bequeath to my niece Ruth Hoagland, one Kentucky and Indiana Bridge Bond 5% for $500.00
  3. I also devise to my said niece Ruth Hoagland, my house and lot on Second Street, adjoining John S. Willkerson’s property in Cloverport, Kentucky.
  4. I give and devise to my brother Edward Hambleton, my land known as the Cooper land of about 245 acres in Breckinridge County.
  5. I desire my executor, out of any remaining funds of my estate to pay to Marion Bowmer, Marion Babbage, Marion Hambleton and Marion Montgomery (of Arkansas) four little girls, namesakes of mine, the sum of one hundred dollars each.
  6. I desire my personal debts (not the partnership liabilities above mentioned) to be paid out of the residue of my estate; also, funeral charges, cemetery lot monument and the like.
  7. I direct my executor to pay to the Cloverport Baptist Church for use of the Sunday School, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to be expended in such manner as is deemed by the Church most useful to the children who are taught in said School.
  8. All the residue of my estate, whatever there may be after administering as above directed and paying charges of administration and contingent expenditures out of same, I desire to be divided equally between my said wife and my said nephew, Jefferson D. Hambleton.
  9. In case the stone house property shall be sold as provided for by 3 of this will, the joint signatures of my said wife and my executor to a deed of conveyance shall make complete title to any purchases.
  10. I hereby constitute and appoint my tried and trusted friend, William H. Bowmer, my Executor, to carry into effect the provisions of this will and hereby request that no bond be required of him by any court.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 30th day of January 1889.

Marion Hambleton

Signed sealed and declared by Marion Hambleton in our presence to be his last will and testament and we have signed the same in the presence of each other, being written on two sheets of paper this 30th day of January 1889 – Charles B. Skillman, John Allen Murry

I Marion Hambleton, being this day in full possession of all my mental faculties do make and publish this as a codicil to my will of January 30, 1889.  In article 6 of same I gave and bequeathed to my nephew Jeff D. Hambleton all my interest in the estate and business of Bowmer and Hambleton, having this day given him twenty-five hundred dollars to go into business on his own account I now desire that my executor shall take charge of said interest in said business and dispose of the same as to him seems best and the proceeds thereof he shall invest in good interest bearing securities and shall pay over the interest of same as it arises to my wife, Mollie J. Hambleton, for her own use and benefit so long as she shall live and at her death I desire the principal to go to my nephew Jefferson D. Hambleton.  This December 2, 1890.

Marion Hambleton

Signed and declared by Marion Hambleton in our presence and we have signed same in his presence and in the presence of each other this December 2, 1890.  J. R. Murray, Charles T. Skillman

Kentucky, Breckinridge County Court, Regular Term, October 28, 1901

The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Marion Hambleton, deceased, was this day offered for probate and on this day the body and codicil thereto attached being duly proven by the oaths of C. B. Skillman, O. T. Skillman and W. H. Bowmer and D. H. Severs and was established as and for the last will and testament of said Marion Hambleton, deceased, and as such was ordered to record, whereupon the same and this certificate hath been duly recorded.

ATT:  Clinton P. Hook, Clerk, Breckinridge County Court

2 replies »

  1. What beautiful penmanship. Sad to say it’s a lost art. Harry

    On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM Kentucky Kindred Genealogy wrote:

    > Kentucky Kindred Genealogical Research posted: “Mary Jane Hambleton, May > 8, 1831 – June 1, 1910. Marion Hambleton, March 20, 1832 – September 25, > 1901. Cloverport Cemetery, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Will of Marion > Hambleton Breckinridge County Will Book 2, Pages 88-91 I, Marion Hambleton, > of ” >

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