Will of James A. Hendon

Son of Elisha Hendon and Margaret Powell
12 Apr 1884

In The Name of God, Amen:

I, James A. Hendon of the county of Logan in the state of Arkansas, being of sound mind and memory and having in view the
uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament. It is my first wish that after
death my body receive decent interment; That all my debts if any owing and that my wife, Mattie A. Hendon be the Executrix opf this my Last Will and Testament asnd that she performs all the duties of Executrix without taking out letters of Administration
or in any way getting my estate into the Courts.

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mattie A. Hendon and unto my beloved sister Mary A. Powell, together with my beloved children by said Mattie A. Hendon, the entire control, benefit and _____of my entire estate by real and personal during the widowhood of my said wife and said sister and in the event that they or either of them should again marry, then the right of the parties marrying to cease forever in the use, benefit or behalf forever arrising from my said lawful children to their use, benefit, and behalf forever.

In testamony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal, and publish and decree this to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of the witnesses named below, this 12th day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eighty four.
                                                                                                                                      (signed) James A. Hendon   (SEAL)

Signed, sealed, declared and published by the said James A. Hendon as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us
who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other havwe subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.

                                                                      (signed) J. G. Taylor may of  ___ Logan Co., Arkansas
                                                                      (signed) T. J. Murray