The Last Will and Testament of Levi Hoskins
In the name of God. Amen. I Levi Hoskins of the County of Knox and State of Kentucky, knowing that all men have to die and being advanced in years but of sound and disposing mind do hereby make the following as my last will and testament.
To my sons John Hoskins, Levi Hoskins and Abijah Hoskins I give at my death the farm upon which I live to be equally divided between them or at their death between their heirs.
To my daughters Mary Pursifull and her heirs, Rebecca Turner and her heirs, Jane King and her heirs and to the children of Nancy Coffman deceased, I give all the ballance (sic) of my estate of whatever it may consist either money property or debts or dues of any kind whatsoever and I hereby empower my sons John Hoskins and Levi Hoskins to divid (sic) said personal property and money between my said above mentioned daughters as I dont wish any sale of my property after my death, and the death of my wife Sallie Hoskins.
To my two sons James Hoskins and William Hoskins and my daughter Sallie Hinkle I have heretofor (sic) given them what I consider their equal part with the ballance (sic).
I hereby constitute and appoint my sons John Hoskins and Levi my executors to carry this my last will and testament into effect. My sons in law and my daughters in law has no part in my estate. Given under my own hand this 12th day of October 1863.
(signed) Levi Hoskins
Joseph H. Davis