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Rhoda Crain
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1784
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1847
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA

Rhoda was born 1784 in Culpeper Co., VA & died April, 18, 1847.
Daughter of Samuel Crain Jr & Eleanor Cluke.

Rhoda Crain was the wife of James Crain.

Will of Rhoda's husband, James Crain.

I James Crain being from the County of Fleming & the State of Kentucky do hereby make
my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say

1st I desire that immediately after any decease onto of any money's that may be on hand or that may be collected thereafter of any estate all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid

2nd After the payment of any debts and funeral expenses I give my wife Rhoda hundred and fifty dollars of any money that may be on hand or hereafter collected due my estate.
I also desire that my son Lewis F Crain shall have one good bed and bedding whenever he sees fit to call for it.
I further desire that my son Hiram P Crain shall have the sorrel colt now known and called the property of my said son Hiram P Crain to be raised on my farm but if any accident should happen said colt so that it would impair its value or should die I then and in that case desire that my said son Hiram P Crain should have a horse t o be worth of at least Seventy five dollars.
I also desire that my son Hiram P Crain shall have when he arrives, to the age of twenty one years, one good bed and bedding and one good plain man's saddle bridle and blanket. Provided however he the said son should continue with his mother until the said age of twenty one years and if he does not continue with his mother he is not to be furnished with the said bed and furniture or saddle and it's furniture provided however she, his said mother
lives until he the said Hiram P Crain is of the age of twenty one. If not, her decease is not to prejudice his interest in any way whatsoever.

3rd I desire immediately after all my just debts and the above bequests to my wife Rhoda Crain be paid, if there remains any surplus money on hand, or if any money may be collected thereafter belonging to my estate that the same money be equally divided between my children, such as are not indebted to me shall share and share alike, and at the same time, those who of my children stand indebted to me or my estate, shall receive a credit on their or each of their obligations to equal the amount paid to each unindebted heirs of my estate, and if the surplus money, so directed to be divided, when equally divided as above directed, that the shares of the unindebted heirs shall equal or exceed any obligations which I hold, or may be holding on my indebted children, there and in that case, I desire that the obligation or obligations to be cancelled and then to share and share alike with my children who are not to me indebted in such a way that all may share equally ,either in their credits upon their own obligations, or a division of the surplus money as above directed.

4th After the payments of the above specified bequests and divisions of surplus money, if any there be, agreeably, to the above directions. I give and bequeath unto my wife, Rhoda Cain all my estate both real and personal for and during the term of her natural life for her
comfort, use and benefit and after her decease I desire and direct ,that all of my estate both real and personal, of what nature and kind soever,, be equally divided among my several children, which I give to them, their heirs and assigns forever .

5th I further desire that if any one of my sons should remain on the farm or reside with my wife. Rhoda Crain, he may be fairly compensated for his labour on hire, out of the proceeds of the farm and other property, and after this is done and my wife, Rhoda Crain, decently supported, the balances of the proceeds of the farm and stock thereon, if any, shall return to my estate as the general fund of my said estate. I further desire that my son Hiram P Crain have six months schooling to be boarded and paid for out of the proceeds, of my said estate.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons, William T Crain and Marshall Crain, executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other, or fomer wills
or testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness thereof, I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 22nd day of August in the year 1844

Signed sealed and declared James Crain
In presence of
Francis R Davis
Henry Shields

Codicil I James Crain of the County of Fleming and the State of Kentucky do hereby make and publish this codicil to be added to my last will and testament in manner following towit:
I give and bequeath to any one of my children the sum of one hundred dollars after the decease of my wife Rhoda Crain for the benefit and maintenance of the old coloured man James. And he is to have his choice among all the children and whomsoever he makes choice of is to receive the above sum of one hundred dollars so soon as he, the said negro man , becomes chargeable to them and not otherwise. And lastly, it is my will and desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament aforesaid.
In witness I hereunto set my hand and seal this 22ndday of August 1844.
James Crain
In presence of
Francis R Davis
Henry Shields

At the Court held for Fleming County on the 25th day of August, 1845 this writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of James Crain deceased was produced in Court and forever by the oaths of Francis R Davis and Henry Shields, subscribing witnesses, thereto to be the will of said James Crain and ordered to be recorded.
Which is duly done.
Attest: W. T. Dudley Clerk

Family links: 
  Samuel Crain (1761 - 1825)
  Eleanor Cluke Crain (1761 - 1819)
  James Crain (1776 - 1845)*
  John F Crain (1802 - 1895)*
  Martha Patsy Crain Shields (1805 - 1876)*
  Marshall Crain (1807 - 1892)*
  William Thornton Crain (1810 - 1891)*
  Lucinda Crain Shields (1820 - 1861)*
  Lewis F. Crain (1824 - 1901)*
  Hiram P. Crain (1827 - 1871)*
  Simeon Crain (1782 - ____)*
  Rhoda Crain (1784 - 1847)
  Lucinda Crain Pearce (1786 - 1813)*
  Sarah Frances Crain Crain (1787 - 1874)*
  Elizabeth Crain (1790 - 1854)*
  Lewis Fisher Crain (1796 - 1833)*
  James Warren Crain (1800 - ____)*
  Thomas M. Crain (1820 - 1862)**
  Loueza Rebecca Crain Riggen (1823 - 1847)**
  Charles A. Crain (1825 - 1846)**
  Samuel W. Crain (1826 - 1849)**
*Calculated relationship
Age 62 years 8 months 15 Days

Foot stone "RC".
Old Crain Graveyard
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Jan Waddell
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66138694
Rhoda Crain
Added by: Jan Waddell
Rhoda Crain
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