Enos "Enoch" J. Vaughn
Submitted by Edith A. Skarky
In the name of God, Amen,
I, Enos Vaughn, of Clay County and State of Missouri, knowing
the uncertainty of life and being greatly afflicted, but of sound and
perfect memory, do make, declare and publish this as my last will
First, it is my desire and wish that my youngest daughter, SARAH
ANN, should be equally well provided for as the rest of my children
and for that purpose I direct and desire that she shall have one hundred
dollars, thereby making her equal with what each one of the rest have
Second, it is my wish and I direct that THOMAS THORP, JAMES
THORP, and WILLIAM THORP shall heir what is coming to their
mother, my daughter- DOROTHA MARIAH.
Third, it is my desire and I direct as much of the perishable
property as I am possessed of as will be necessary to pay my just debts,
sold for that purpose the whole of my estate, of whatever description,
real as well as personal, I leave to my beloved wife- Patsey, during
her lifetime or widowhood and, at her death, it is my wish and desire
that all my property shall be equally divided between all my children
and the better to carry into effect my wishes, I hereby appoint
CHESLEY WOODWARD and JOSIAH VAUGHN my executors of
this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills and
This 6th day of August, in the year of our Lord 1836.
STATE OF MISSOURI
COUNTY OF CLAY
This day personally came before me, Clerk of the Clay County
Court, Thomas Arnold and William Rice, the subscribing witnesses
to the within last will and testament of ENOS VAUGHN and made
oath that the said ENOS VAUGHN subscribed and published the same-
his Last Will and Testament in their presence, being at the time of
sound and disposing mind and that they subscribed their names to the
said will in the presence of the said Testate and in the presence of each
In testimony whereof
I have here subscribed my name
and official seal of said court and office,
this 23rd day of December 1836.
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