Zebulon Collings

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Will & Probate: Zebulon Collings
By Dee Pavey (Dee) on Thursday, July 22, 1999 - 12:30 am:


I, Zebulon Collings of the County of Clark and State of Indiana being afflicted in body but of sound mind considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of time therefore being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence. I therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say.

"First and principle I commit my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently buried as is the custom of the county.

"2nd. I do order and allow my funeral expenses and all other of my honest debts to be paid.

"3rd. as to such personal property as God has blessed me with in my lifetime I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah One hundred and fifty dollars worth of her own selection on the appraisement bill or the sale of such property that part of her dower share that is made and provided for by the laws of the State of Indiana for widows made and provided. Also in addition to the aforesaid One hundred and fifty dollars I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah the horse she owned when I married her with the other horse that has been traded for one she owned at the time and the remainder of my personal property that may be left after the aforesaid selection and bequest. I allow to be sold and after my debts are paid I allow to be equally divided between my daughters Rachel who is married to William Edwards and Nancy who is married to Joel H. Grey and Elizabeth who is married to Thomas Prince and Satchel (Sicha) who is married to James Beldon with this exception I will and bequeath to my four grand children Jane M. Combs, Rebekah M. Combs, William M. Combs and Nancy M. Combs ten dollars each out of the proceeds of the sale of my personal estate to be first paid to them after my debts are paid before there is distribution between my heirs first mentioned. Also I will and bequeath to my grand daughter Sarah Guernsey my bed and beding which is not to be sold with the other of my personal property under the exception of the last named four grand children. "

4th. As to my real estate which I possess I do will and bequeath to my daughter Jane Parker five acres of land including the house she now lives in.

"5th. And the remainder of my real estate I do allow to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided between my heirs before mentioned but if such respective share should exceed two hundred dollars after all my debts are paid out of my real and personal estate then in that case I do allow my daughter Phebe Perry to have an equal share of the balance ....... with her and my heirs aforementioned.

"6th. I also will and bequeath to my son George Collings an equal share with my other heirs after they four first mentioned shall recieve three hundred and twentY five dollars each if there should be a remainder after they have first received the said sum ($325).

"7th. I do hereby ordain and appoint my beloved wife Sarah Collings Executrix and Henry Enlow my Executor of this my last will and testament.

"8th. and lastly I do revoke and annull all wills by me heretofore by me and at any time made declaring this my last will and testament written on one sheet of paper this 8th day of Aug 1845.

Test. William O'Hara
Wm. A. Huston
Zabulon Collings

donated to us by Pat Mount

Administer Page