Will of Stephen B. Akin
Last Will & Testament of|
STEPHEN B. AKIN Dec'd
Proven and established at the
July Term 1864 of Dyer County Court
I STEPHEN B. AKIN do make and publish as my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First - I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any money that I may die possessed or may first come into the hands of my Executor.
Secondly - I give and bequeath to my wife CATHRINE A. AKIN all my property both personal and real during her natural life or widowhood - then to be equally divided among all my children.
Thirdly - It is my will and wish that each of my sons shall have the privilege of raising and Keeping a horse apiece.
Fourthly - It is my will and wish if my wife CATHARINE ANN AKIN should die before my two youngest sons become large enough to support themselves, that they have a reasonable allowance made to support them and school them.
Fifthly, It is my will and wish that there be no public Sale of any of my property by my executor -
Lastly - I nominate and appoint my son ABNER A. AKIN my Executor. In witness whereof I do to this my (will) set my hand and seal - this April 11th 1863
S. D. AKIN (Seal)
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