Will of John Beene
[Will Book 1, page 278 (transcribed by David Johnson)]

I John Beene being of sound mind make this my last will and testament hereby revoking any other will that may ever have been made by me.

First. I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Second. I bequeath to my daughter Queen Esther Gilbert the sum of sixty Dollars in cash.

Third. As I taken of the appreciation for the house given me by my niece Janie Hill and her husband James Hill, and the loving care given me during my last days by them, I bequeath to them jointly all the property I may die possessed of both real and personal.

I appoint James Hill as executor of my estate to act without bond.

Witness my hand this December 4th 1922

John Beene

We certify that we personally witnessed the above signature of John Beene with whom we are personally acquainted and at his request hereby sign our names as witnesses to his signature and in the presence of each other

This December 4th 1922

H. A. Griffith
Aron Elledge