Jemima Buckner Chism Gee, 1936 Will: Monroe County, KY
Jemima Buckner Chism Gee, 1858-1843, was the daughter of Nathan Breed Chism and Zelpha Keys, and the granddaughther of William Belew Chism and Priscilla Breed, and Isaac Keys and Rachel Unknown.
She married in 1880, James Tolbert Gee, son of Sack H. Gee and Mary Harlan Thomas, grandson of Tolbert Thomas and Elizabeth Breed, and James Gee and Lucy Bugg.
JEMIMA BUCKNER CHISM GEE
AUGUST 1, 1936
MONROE COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Will Book ___________
I, Gemima Gee, being of sound mind and disposing memory make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all former wills at any time made by me.
First, I will that all my just debts be paid, including furneral expenses.
Second: I will and desire that my daughter Donnie Conkin, receive ten ($10.00) dollars, and my son Will Gee, to also receive Ten ($10.00) dollars and the remainder of my property of every kind and character I desire that my son, Homer Gee, take, keep, hold and do as he shall see fit with any and all of said property.
Third, I hereby nominate and appoint my son, Homer Gee, executor of this my last will and testament and desire that he qualify as such, and that he be permitted to serve without bond.
Witness my hand this August 1, 1936.
This will consisting of one page has this day been executed acknowledged and declared by the testator herein, and subscribed by her in the presence of these witnessess and by these witnessses in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other:
/s/ Hermon Basket
/s/ Annie A. Denham }Witnessess
STATE OF KENTUCKY} SCT
COUNTY OF MONROE}
I, S.J. Moore, County Court Clerk of the county and state aftersaid. Certify. The forgoing Will ledged for recordd in my office 6 -, 1943 properly certified, was duly recorded in my said office, this 5 day of July 1943. Given under my hand as dated above
/s/ S.J. Moore, Clerk.
by Delphia Tooley, D.C.
NOTE: A contemporary picture of JEMIMA BUCKNER CHISM GEE is given by the Rev. Willie E. Thomas, Methodist evangelist, in a letter he wrote in the 1930s describing the dedication of the Old Mulkey State Park, where many of Jemima Buckner Chism Gee's ancestors are buried or memoralized by markers. (Full text of report by the Rev. Thomas at MONROECO USGEN WEB ARCHIVES, ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/monroe/bible/c250-002...
". . . . January 4, 1932. The old church, the people, pioneers, yes in their road wagons, horse back & afoot.
Cousin Jemima with her long sweeping black dress & black silk sun bonnet to watch. . . "