as transcribed by Judy Purcell
Warrick Co., IN
Will of Phillip Miller
dated 16 Oct 1834
In the name of God Amen. I, Phillip Henry Miller of Campbell Township, Warrick Co., and State of IN, being porly in helth but of a sound mind and memory, thanks be to the all mighty God for His mercies, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all other wills that may have bin by me made at any time previous to this date.
Item. I bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body to the dust in the hope of joyful resurrection at the last day.
Item. My will and desire is that all my personal property except such as is hereafter otherwise bequeathed be sold at publick auction amediately after my decease and the proceeds therof be applyed to the payment of all my just debts, funeral expences and after these expences are duly paid the balance of any together with the amount of all notes and book accounts due me be equally divided between my children, viz: John Miller, Benjamin H. Miller, Issac C. Miller, Hiram Miller and William M. Miller each to receive his part at the age of 21 years.
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Anna Miller, one feather bed, bedstead, and the necessary bedding to be taking at her own choise from the beds in my possession, also I bequeath to her one dining table, six chairs, one dinner pot, one oven, one skillet and a teakettle, one set of plates, one set Tcups and saucers, one set of knives and forks, half of the erthen bowls and half of the glassware now in my possession, one bit spinning wheel and two water pails and one trunk, also two milch cows to be chosen by her, also I bequeath her my sorrell mare by the name of Philles provided that my said wife give to Sally Sketo the first colt the mare shall have after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Isaac C. Miller a sorrell filly with a blaze face and glass eyes.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Banjamin H. Miller my rifle gun.
Item. My will and desire is that the farm on which I now live together with the water grist mill be rented out and the rent applyed to the support and education of my three youngest children, namely, Isaac, Hiram and William H. Miller, and to support of my wife Anna Miller and to kepp the said farm and mill in repair until my son Isaac shall attain the age of 21 years at that if the _____________ mill and land to be sold and the proceeds thereof be equally divided between the said named Isaac, Hiram, and William H. Miller my wife however reserving to herself her right of dowry on said premises during her naturil life and at her desease to revert to the said Isaac, Hiram and William H. Miller but should either die before that time the whole to desend to the survivors and should there be any overplus remaining out of the rent it should be put on annuel interst for the benefit of the children.
Item. I give and bequeath to my two sons Benjamin H. and Isaac C. Miller my farm on the west side of Big Pidgeon Creek it being the west half of the southwest quarter of Section No. 10 Township 5 South of range No. 9 west containin 80 acres the said farm to be rented untill my said son Benjamin shall attain the age of 18 years and the proceeds of the rent to be put on interst anuley for the equal benefit of my two sons namely to said Benjamin H. and Isaac C. Miller and when my said son Isaac shall attain the age of 18 years the said land to be equally divided between the said Benjamin and Isaac in any way they may agree on.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Miller all my land lying and situated in Muhlenberg County, in the State of Kentucky with all singular appurtenances thereto belonging containing 200 acres more or less to be taken possession of by said son John immediately after my desease.
Item. I hereby authorize, nominate and appoint William Luce and John G. Jukes executers and administrators of this my last will and testament.
In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 16 day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four.
Signed and sealed by the testatoor: Phillip Henry (X) Miller [his mark]
in the presents of us witnesses: Larkin Bristow and John G. Jukes
State of Indiana, Warrick County: Be it remembered that on this 8th day of November, 1834, the within will was proven before me by the subscribing witnesses thereunto. In testimony I have set my hand this 8th day of November, 1834. J. A. Graham
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