Bullitt County History

Judge William T. Morrow's 1925 Will

In December 1825, Judge W. T. Morrow made out his last will and testament. He lived until 2 May 1928, and his will was recorded in the will book on 14 May 1928. Morrow was Bullitt County Judge in the 1890's. He never married.

Bullitt County Will Book K, Page 113

I, W. T. Morrow, of Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky., do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills that I may have heretofore made.

1st,- I will to my nephew, W. E. Morrow, the sum of One Dollar, I leave him this small amount because I have heretofore advanced quite a large amount for his education and maintenance; and in buying a home and furnishing it, when he married.

2nd,- I will to my niece, Nell O. Morrow, my clothing, furniture, bedding, watch and chain, jewelry, collection of old coins, pictures and other of my personal effects that may be in my room at my death, to dispose of as She pleases.

3rd,- I will and devise the remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to the children of W. E. Morrow and Nell O. Morrow, that is, to such children as may be living at the time of my death, and including such children as may hereafter be born to them. In the event any of said children should marry, or become twenty-one years of age, then it is my desire that its portion of my estate shal1 be paid over to it.

4th,- Should any of said children die before arriving at the age of twenty-one years, or before marriage, then it is my will that its portion of my estate shall go to the surviving children of said W. E. and Nell O. Morrow.

5th,- I hereby appoint my nephew, W. E. Morrow, the Executor of mr estate and also Trustee of the Children of W. E. and Nell O. Morrow, such as are now living or that may hereafter be born to them, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this will; and I desire said Trustee to have the power and I hereby grant to said Trustee the power to sell and convey any or all of my real estate for the purpose of investment, as it may seem proper to him, and I give to him the same power as as I have myself to convey and transfer same by deed.

It is my further will and desire that said W. E. Morrow shall not be required to execute any bond, either as Executor of this will, or as Trustee of the children of W. E. and Nell O. Morrow. It is my further will that said Trustee may if he desire to do so, use any part or, all of the net income of my estate for the education of the aforesaid children.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this the 8th, day of December, 1925.

W. T. Morrow

Signed by W. T. Morrow in our presence and by each of us in the presence of each other and in his presence, this the 8th day of December, 1925.

J. W. Hardaway
J. L. Williams

State of Kentucky,
County of Bullitt, ...Sct I, Lindsay Ridgway, Clerk of the Bullitt County Court, do hereby certify that on this day the foregoing last will and testament of W. T. Morrow ws produced in open court and proved on the oaths of J. W. Hardaway and J. L. Williams, the subscribing witnesses thereto, to have been signed and acknowledged by the Testator to be his last will and testament in their presence, that they signed the 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 alos proved, and the same being fully proved as required by law was admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded as the last will and testament of W. T. Morrow, deceased, which with this certificate I have truly recorded in my office this the 14th day of May 1928.

Lindsay Ridgway, Clerk.

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