Bullitt County History

Charlie Mike Maraman's 1911 Will

Near the end of his life, Charlie Mike Maraman wrote the following will, devising his estate to his wife, Susan Henderson Maraman and their children. He died 13 Oct 1912.

Bullitt County Will Book J, Page 435

I, C. M. Maraman, being of sound mind, but weak physically, do make and publish this my last will and testament

I want all my just debts, if any, paid.

I desire that my wife, Sue Maraman have the free and uninterrupted use of all my property, whether real, personal or mixed, for and during her natural life, and that she be not required to give any bond of nature in connection with same nor account to any Court or other tribunal.

At her death I desire my property to be divided as follows:

I desire that my land go to my 4 boys, Howard, David, Grove and Jimmie as follows:

David's part to start at a cherry tree south of the house and run with the wire fence that now stands to Wm Buckman's line, and all south of that fence to be his.

Howard's part to begin at the same cherry tree and run north to an elm tree in the wire fence at Jett hill; thence west to G.W. Maraman's line; thence with his line to Wm Buckman's line to the same wire fence making David's line.

Grover's part to include the Buck field and the sheep field as now fenced.

Jimmie's part to include the remainder of my farm including the house and all furniture.

As Willie has had his share of the land I give to him One Hundred Dollars, if he be living at the time of my death, to be paid him out of any personal property at the time of the death of my wife.

I give to David my watch.
I give to Jimmie my silver spoons.

I give to my daughters as follows:
To Ethel - Two Hundred Dollars cash.
To Gertie - Two Hundred Dollars cash.
To Sally - Two Hundred Dollars cash.
To Josie - Two Hundred Dollars cash.
To Josie my organ which was bought for her.

I give to may wife during her natural life the profits derived from my bank stock to use as she pleases; and, if necessary for her comfort or maintenance, she may draw on any part of my estate.

If any of my children die without bodily heirs, it is my desire that any of my estate that they may have go to the other living brothers and sisters of such children, share and share alike.

I mean by the foregoing paragraph that if any of my sons die without bodily heirs that any property said son may have taken from my estate to be divided equally among his brothers living at the time and if only one be living, to him, and if any of my girls, die without bodily heirs, then any property she may have taken from my estate go equally to those girls living at the time of her death, or if only one be living to her.

I desire that O. W. Pearl be the Administrator of my estate.

Witness my hand, this 30th day of December 1911.
C. M. Maraman.

Signed in the presence of us and witnessed by us at the instance and request of the testator.
O. W. Pearl.
G. C. Maraman.

State of Kentucky
County of Bullitt Sct.
I, Lindsay Ridgway, Clerk of the Bullitt County Court, in the State of Kentucky, certify that the foregoing last will and testament of C. M. Maraman, was on the 11th day of November, 1912, produced in open Court and proved by the oaths of O. W. Pearl and G. C. Maraman subscribing, witnesses thereto, to have been signed and acknowledged by C. M. Maraman, to be his last will and testament, in their presence and in the presence of eaoh other - that they attested same at his request - in his presence and in the presence of each other - full capacity of mind of said testator at the time of making said will was also proved and same being fully proved as required by law was admitted to-probate and ordered to be recorded as the last will and testament of C. M. Maraman, deceased which with this certificate I have truly recorded in my office this the 12th day of November, 1912.
Lindsay Ridgway, Clerk.
By E. E. McCormick, Deputy Clerk

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