Last Will & Testament of Jesse Wamack/Womack

Submitted By: Jim Garner



[Note: This Jesse Wamack/Womack (c. 1796 VA - c. 1863) was the son of William Womack and Rachel Gilpin. He married 7 May 1821 in Adair County KY Delila(h) Blair (c. 1802 - after mid-1880), a dau. of James and Nancy Blair. Jesse's estate was finally settled in May 1867; the settlement was recorded July 1867 in Adair County Will Book I, pg. 252.]


(Some punctuation added for clarity; original spelling maintained.)


Adair County KY Will Book H, pp. 204-05.


The last will and testament of Jesse Wamack. I Jesse Wamack being in the fear of God and of perfect Sound mind & recollection, but weak in body, and affected, taking into Consideration the certainty of death and the uncertain of Life, do hearby make my Last will and testament in manner and form, that is to say that first after my Deceas I desire that my Just debts be paid. My Funeral expences be paid out of my esstate. Seccondaly after which I gave to my beloved Wife Delila all of my Esstat Boath Real and Personal of whatsoever nature or kind ther may be to be by hur [?]keped togeather to rais my children on and to be Enjoyed by hur During her natural Life or the time of hur Remaining my widow. thirdly and Lastly I do hearby Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Delila Wamack and my two Sones Wesley and William Wamack Executors and Executrix of this my Last Will and testament. I have helped Five of my Sones or gave them each Fifty Dollars, to viz: John, Wessley, Harrison, William, and Milton; and my Son Morgan I want him to have Fifty Dollars out of my Esstate and my desire is that at the death of my wife Delila Wamack that my Daugter Mehaly Thompson have al_ the Housel Furniture owned by her, Delila Wamack. I then want all the Balance of my Esstate together with my Land, Stock, & Farming tools, equally Divided among all my Children, and in testimony whearof I hearby Set my hand and affix my seal this 12th of February 1859. Signed, Read, and acknowledged to in the presence of us                                                                                                                          

/s/ Arther Bradsaw                                                                                                /s/ Jesse Wamack [seal]

/s/ Milton Wamack                                                                                                [four short lines under Jesse's

/s/ Jerry Leach                                                                                                                      signature which are illegible

/s/ Daniel M. Bryant                                                                                                    on the photocopy from which

                                                                                                                                                I'm transcribing. jdg]


State of Kentucky}

County of Adair   } Sct

At a call County Court began & held for the County of Adair at the Courthouse in Columbia on Wednesday the 29th day of April 1863. An Instrument of writing purporting to be the true last will and testament of Jesse Wamack Deceased was this day produced in open Court and proved by the oaths of Milton Wamack & Jerry Leach, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, to be the true last will and testament of said Jesse Wamack Deceased and said will is ordered to be recorded and further time is given the executors & Executrix to qualify which is done according.

                                Attest                                    /s/ John W. Butler C.A.C.C. [Clerk, Adair County Court]

                                                                                by J. J. Page, D.C.