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Gerrard Green

Harrison County, Kentucky

Will Book E,  Pages 284-287

Information given to me by: Georgia Green Stamper   Thanks Georgia!

 

 

 

Page 284-287

In the name of God amen I Gerrard Green of the County of Harrison and state of Kentucky being of a great age and afflicted in body, but of a sound mind and disposing memory (for which I desire to feel profoundly thankful to God) and Calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous of disposing of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say:

Firstly, after my decease as soon as my Executor may deem most proper, I wish him to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses out of any money I may leave or have on hand, at death or if there be none or the amount be insufficient for that purpose then I wish him to sell such and as much perishable property as will be necessary to pay the same or any part thereof having regard to the particular article of property to be sold so far as to accommodate my wife if possible.

Secondly, after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I wish my dear wife Virlinda, the partner of my joys and sorrows for more than half a century, to have, hold, and Keep in possession for the purpose of affording her a comfortable support and the conveniences of life during her natural life all my estate both real and personal not herein after otherwise disposed of.

Thirdly, I wish my son James Green to have the one seventh part of my tract of land which I wish Surveyed to him soon after my death in such a manner and form as to include the house which he now resides, and so as to afford him a proper share of wood land for fire wood and timber, The said one seventh part to be bound as follows namely To commence at the north west corner of my land near an old House formerly occupied by the Steers family there to run with James Bennetts line a southerly direction, and with James Bennetts, William Bennetts, and Covington Colemans line, an Easterly direction each way so far that when laid out in a square oblong or other convenient shape the area may amount to the one seventh part of my tract of land the same to be valued by the Commissioners appointed to lay it out the buildings put upon the premises by James Green not to be considered in the Valuation of the land, the same to be held and owned by the said
James Green and his heirs forever.

Fourthly, I wish my Daughter Mildred to live where she now lives during her mother's life free from rent I wish her to have the right to use during that time as much grain and pasture land, as is on the premises occupied by James Green, her grain land to be the field adjoining the land formerly owned by John Cason deceased, and as much immediately around her dwelling House as will make her even in this particular with James Green the pasture land to be equal in quantity to James Greens pasture and to be in the woods now unfenced, wherever her husband James Holliday may think it best or most convenient to be enclosed except that which may be within James Greens bounds.

Fifthly, after my wife's decease I wish all my land not otherwise disposed of to be subject to one of the three following methods of disposal namely First to be sold in one body or Secondly to be divided into two equal parts and each part sold separately; or thirdly to be divided into six lots and valued, one lot to William Green, one to Fielding Green - one to George Green, one to Mildred Holliday, one to Elizabeth McLoney to them and to their heirs forever & one to the Heirs of Parthena Kenney forever a majority of the above named children shall determine which one of the above methods shall be pursued if the desire of a majority can be ascertained, if it cannot be ascertained then a majority of those who may have spoken shall determine the matter, In case they divide it into lots the lot falling to the heirs of Parthena must be sold and the money legally disposed of for their benefit All my other property I wish to be sold at public sale after my wifes decease upon a suitable credit

Sixthly, as I have already given to my son Lilburn property to the value of Five Hundred and Seventy dollars which he has had and used and disposed of; namely a negro man named Nat at Four hundred dollars a ball faced mare at sixty dollars a bed and bedstead at Forty dollars a cow and calf at twenty dollars; and my note which I have since paid off for Fifty dollars and as I wish to make all my children equal as far as it depends on me, therefore I wish my son Lilburn Green to have thirty dollars out of the sale of my property and then to have no more until all the others have had money or property to the value of six Hundred dollars if the value of my land and other property when valued should make that amount to the heir their being seven shares leaving out Lilburn until the others are made even with him but if there be an overplus after each one has received Six Hundred dollars or its value in property; then Lilburn is to have one eight part of such overplus; In making up the amount of my estate before division the value of that part bequeathed to James Green is to be taken into consideration which must [be] added to the selling or appraised value of all the balance of the estate and the whole amount then to be divided by seven; If the appraised value of James Greens Seventh part of my land be more than his share of all the whole value of all the estate he is to pay the amount more than his share back to the estate but if his be less in value than his equal share of the whole value of all the property including the land bequeathed to him then he is to be made even with the others.

Lastly, I do constitute and appoint my son James Green Executor of this my last will and testament; to act for his mother during her life and to carry into effect after her death all my wish as
expressed in the foregoing lines In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this Twenty third day of March in the year One thousand eight Hundred and forty five.

 

Gerard Green

 

Signed sealed published and declared as & for the last will and Testament of the
above named Gerrard Green in presence of:
Burwell N. Carter
Jacob Renneckar

 

State of Kentucky
Harrison County Court, August term 1845
I Thomas B Woodyard Clerk of the County Court for said County do Certify that this paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Gerrard Green decd was presented to Court at the aforesaid Term & was proven by the Oaths of Burwell N. Carter & Jacob Rennecker the two subscribing witnesses thereto and the same was taken and established as the last will and testament of sd Gerrard Green decd Whereupon the same was ordered to be Recorded which is accordingly done this 14th day of August 1845
Th B. Woodyard Clk

 

 


 

 

The Will of John Hand, Sr.
Pendleton County, Kentucky
Deed Book F, pages 241 & 242

Submitted by Bonnie Snow, Courtesy of Nancy Bray


"In the name of God, Amen. I John Hand of the County of Pendleton, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I thank God), and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate, as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in the manner following, that is to say: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jenny A. Hand all my estate of every kind and description whatsoever to use and dispose of during her life as she may think best and right! And after my said wife's death this will is to be and remain to the following intent and purpose towit
1st. I bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Makimson a negro boy named Nelson which now and has been in her possession for several years, that boy and what she has already received is her full share from me. I 2nd give and bequeath to my daughter Frances N. Hanson a negro woman named Aylse. 3rd I give an bequeath to my son W. R. Hand a negro boy named Tobe and also do also herein release and acquit him of the sum of Three hundred & fifty dollars which he has heretofore owed me. 4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Lydia Hand a negro boy named Peter. 5th I give and bequeath to my daughter, Eleanor Hand a negro boy named Parker, and also a Horse and Saddle. 6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Hand, two negroes, one named Jonny and the other Simon, the first about three years old and the latter, or Simon, about eighteen months old, also a horse and saddle. And where as my three daughter towit: Lydia, Eleanor and Hannah claim by right the following property hereafter mentioned which said property is and of a right ought to be theirs, this Will notwithstanding, towit: To Lydia on sideboard, bead, & furniture and a breakfast table: To Eleanor one bed and furniture and a beauroe (sic). To Hannah one bed & furniture and beauroe (sic). The balance of my household and Kitchen furniture of every description, including my stock which may belong to me in my own right, or that of my afsd wife at her death I hereby will to be appraised and equally divided among my three last mentioned daughters, towit: Lydia, Eleanor and Hannah is specie, or sold and the proceeds thereof divided as they may think proper. Provided that my sons James, Thomas and Henry are to have a bead (sic) and furniture each out of said household furniture. And I further will and bequeath that my two negro women Milly and Nancy are to be divided between my three last mentioned daughters in the same manner as proscribed with my household furniture, Stock etc, to them my said daughters and their heirs forever. And all and every devise hereby made is to be to the respective names mentioned and their heirs forever, except William R. Hand, Note, The devise named? Herein to my son William R. Hand, to wit Tobe is to be and remain in the possession of John R. Hand for the use and benefit of the Wm. R. Hand during his natural life, - at his death to his heirs ? by and their successors forever. And if the said W. R. Hand should die without heirs, then under that case said Tobe is to go and be the property of sd, John R. Hand and heirs forever. I do hereby appoint and nominate my wife, neighbors Thomas L. Garnard And John Childers my executors to carry this my last will and testament in full force and venture agreeably to it's legal and literal import: and if the said Garnard and Childers refuse to serve, or either of them, then in that case I appoint my son John R. Hand and John W. McCann my just and lawful executors. Hereby revoking all and every will or wills heretofore by me made of any kind or nature whatever.

Witness my hand and seal this 19th Sept 1832
"Daughters & _ _sovedly? Interlined before signed." John Hand St. } Seal
Teste John W. McCann, Taylor Ewing"



 



The Will Of Lanty McCann
Original will, found in the Pendleton County, Kentucky Courthouse

Submitted by Nancy Bray


"In the name of God, Amen I Lanty McCann of the County of Pendleton and State of Kentucky being weak of body bout of sound mind and memory do make this my last will in the form following: To wit, I leve to my wife Mary McCann all my house hold and kitchen furniture excepte what is herein after named for my son Patrick. I also leave to my said Wife Mary two Cows, to wit, One Read Muly and one Black and one yearling calf. My Black flag mare and all my hogs except twelve and to have one hundred Bushels of corn yearly from my place for ten years and the cows. I leve to my son Patrick the cubord and falling leaftable, sugar Desk, one nine gallon pot and oven, one Plow and harrow, one sett of gears and one bed. I leve to my daughter Nancy Crook one cow and calf. I leve to my sons Arthur McCan & John McCann my Plantation and land except what my son Patrick holds my bond for by then paying all my debts and the yearly corn to my wife and the are to have the balance of my hogs. One large stear and the balance of my farming utensials. I leve to my son William McCann my old Black mare the flag mare colt one cow with short horns and two calves.
I appoint my son Patrick McCan sole Executor of this my last will to which I set my hand and seal this fifth day of December 1819 in presents of "Elijah McClenachan }
Elizabeth McClenahan}
Lanty X McCann Seal

Pendleton County sct
The forgoing will was produced to the County court of the County aforesaid, at the March Instant Term, proven and ordered to be recorded which has been duly done as above. Given under my hand the 22nd day of March 1820.

Press G. Rules D. C. P. CyC

 

 

 

 

Last Will & Testament Of Gaius Payne
Pendleton County Will Book I, Page 27

Submitted by Bonnie Snow


"In the name of God Amen I Gaius Payne of the County of Pendleton and state of Kentucky being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be unto God calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament (that is to say) principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent burial, at the discretion of my executor and as touching my wordly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life. I have devised and disposed of in the following manner and form, first I will that all my just debts be paid. Secondly, I will that Polly Payne my beloved wife is to live on said plantation where we now live and be supported from the same while she lives my widow ---- Thirdly, I will and bequeath the whole of the farm containing one hundred and seven acres unto my three sons, namely, Uriel S. Payne, James H. Payne & William T. Payne, said land is to be equally divided when they come of age, it is to be further understood they are to live on said plantation with their mother and all the house hold and kitchen furniture and what of the stalk that is left after my debts is paid is to go to my wife & the family for & support that Luisa and Elvira my two youngest, and also each of them is to have one dollar each - Besides also I will and bequeath unto my daughters Elizabeth Porter on dollar and to Lucy Ann Jayne on dollar also to Agnes Roberts on dollar. I do ordain and appoint Urial Payne my ececutor of this my last will and testament. I do confirm and ordain this my will and no other. As witness whereof I have hereonto set my hand and seal this 18th day of May 1846". Gaius Payne (Seal)
Teste Mtn. Fugate
Jonathan Egleston
A. B. Egleston

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Pendleton County Court July Term 1846
The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Gaius Payne, decd was produced in the said Court at the term aforesaid, and proved by the oaths of J. S. Egleston and A. B. Egleston, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, whereupon the said writing was established as the last will and testament of the said Gaius Payne decd, and ordered to be recorded which is hereby done.
Att. Robert McCarty CLK
By Wm. E. Records DC

 

 

 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
BUCKLEY BLASINGAME
Pendleton County Circuit Court Packet 27
Pendleton County, May 6th 1859 (Kentucky)


Submitted by Bonnie Snow


I Buckley Blassingame of the County aforementioned and state of Kentucky, being of sound mind though of feeble health and suffering under the infirmities of age and body afflictions and being of sound mind though of feeble health and suffering under the infirmities of age and body afflictions and being desirous of making for my four Children such portion of my property both real and personal as hereinafter mentioned but reserving to myself as long as it should please God the author of my life and being, and after my decease I bestow all effects of Stocks of all kinds, household furniture, lands of all kinds whatever.
Firstly, I bequeath to my son James Blassingame the Sum of Two hundred dollars out of my estate for Services rendered personally to myself and family and equal portions of all my goods, chattels, Lands and effects and in case of the death of my said son James before the estate is divided his portion as above described, it is my will and pleasure that it be paid over by the administrator to Eliza Blasingame and her heirs and trustee may be appointed in case the said Eliza Blassingame refuses to act.
Secondly, I bequeath to my son William M. Blassingame one hundred dollars out of my estate for services rendered personally to myself and my family and equal proportion of all my goods, chattels including all lands, and in case of the death of my son the said William M. Blasingame before the estate is divided his portion as above described it is my will and pleasure that it be paid over by the administrator to Elvira Blassingame and her children and a trustee may be appointed for the said Elvira Blassingame and her heirs in the case she refuses to act or is incapable of acting.
Thirdly, it is my will and pleasure that my daughter Letty intermarried with William D. Lightfoot be entitled to the proceeds of one fourth of my estate both real and personal to her and her heirs after all the aforementioned legacies are paid off, and in case of her death her proportion is to be paid over to the administrator of the estate of the said aforementioned William D. Lightfoot for the benefit of my said aforementioned daughter Letty's children.
And fourthly it is my will and pleasure and I bequeath to my daughter Elvira T. Chalfont one fourth part of my estate both real and personal after paying off the two first legacies to my within named sons James Blassingame and William M. Blassingame as heretofore mentioned in this my will and testament and in case of the death of my said Daughter the said Elvira Chalfont and the part of portion intended for her and her heirs to be paid over to her husband John Chalfont for the benefit of the said Elvira T. Chalfont and her children.
Fifthly and lastly it is my sincere wish and pleasure that I retain and reserve to myself the full control and possession of all my property of all kinds, including all Lands, houses, tenements and effects, and all my personal property of whatever kind it may be including household furniture and all things in any wise pertaining thereunto; and after my death all necessary expenses of all kinds to be fully paid off and that after they be paid off that all my property both real and personal being to include all chattels, goods and effects together with all the lands and improvements be sold, and the proceeds of the sale of such property as heretofore described be paid over by my administrator as it is my will and pleasure it should be to hose persons who are entitled to receive it at their hands, and it is firmly understood by me that this act makes void and of no effect all wills and bequests of that have heretofore been made, but that this my last will and testament is to remain in full and in confirmation of which I affix my hand seal this 6 th day of May 1859.

Buckley Blassingame
Teste.
A. Stephens, John I. L. Lewis

Nov. 5 1859 It is my will and pleasure that my son James Blassingame be appointed and is appointed by me to carry out fully the bequests of this my will and testament without any security being required of him whatever, and he is required to take possession of all my property both real and personal from the possession of anyone that may have it without any process of law and that all my children be charged with what they may have received prior to this codicil by my administrator as witness my hand and seal and do duly appoint my son James Blassingame my son my Executor and Administrator to do and to act as he thinks best.
Testr Buckley Blasingame
John I. H. Lewis Thomas W. Lewis

Probate was started on the 12th day of December 1863, indicating Buckley had died shortly before that date. 

 

 

 

 Will of Richard Wortman

Submitted by Bonnie Snow

"I Richard Wortman of Campbell County and State of Kentucky being infirm of body, but of sound mind do hereby make this my last will and testament in the manner & form following viz: 1st it is my wish that immediately after my decease after payment of my debts I give unto my belove wife Mary Wortman the whole "Wright" and priviledge of the place I now live on to be her's during her natural life and it is my further wish that my above named wife have to her benefit one third of my personal property during her natural life. 2nd I give unto my beloved children viz: Elizabeth Ashcraft, Richard Wortman, Abraham Wortman, Lydia Kelly, Rachel [Coock], Issac Wortman and Nancy Kelly. It is my wish that Rachel Cook shall have the place she lives on now in Grant County to her benefit and her children forever. It is my further wish that the above named children shall have one equal part of my real personal property. I charge James Ashcraft for a horse forty dollars also another seventy five dollars and twenty five dollars too. I further charge Nancy Kelly with forty five dollars. Lastly I do hereby constitute David Rust and William Stewart executors of this my last will and testament hereby making all other former wills by me revoked. Wherin I have set my hand and affix my seal this 18th day of November 1835."

Teste:
Arron Wayman
Alfred Riley

Source: Campbell County, Kentucky Will Book C, Page 24
Richard Wortman's will was proved by the oath of Aaron Wayman & Alfred Riley on the motion of Abraham Wortman and James Ashcraft at the December Court of Campbell County, 1835.

 


 

 

WILL OF WILLIAM GILLISPIE SR.
Will Book 1, page 101

Submitted by Bonnie Snow


Bracken Co., KY March 6th 1860
"Know all men by these presants that I, Wm Gilaspy doth this day as my last will and testimony, being in my raisonable mind and shortly expects leave this world and having a sesiar to dispose my property to the sadisfaction of my mind Will and bequeath to my dear loving wife Marthy all m personable property also my Real Estate that is my land so long as she loves and at her deth to dispose of as she best thinks and now as I shortly expect to appeare in the presens of almight God, I doth tis day Sancion and declar this my last will and testament. Be it understood in this article the if unersyn Wm Glaspy desier Uter any part of their will while living he shall have power to awlter or amend to to his Sadisfation so long as he liveth."
William X Glaspy
John Gryson
John S Brown

Pendleton Co. June 4, 1860 - proved by oaths of John Gryson and John S. Brown. T E Moore, Clk.

 

 

 

 

Will of Robert McMillian Dec'd
Pendleton County Courthouse
Deed Book 2
Pages 171, 172


Submitted by Nancy Bray

 

Know all men by these present that I, Robert McMillian of the County of Pendleton and State of Kentucky being of sound and disposing mind, my health being tolerable good do make this as my last will and testament hereby revolking any or all wills heretofore by me made.

1st. It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall first be paid by my administrators herein after named.

2nd. It is my will that the heirs of my son William McMillian, decd, shall have the farm on which they now reside together with a fifty dollar note paid off for him by me as his surity for his doctors bill and paid off by me after his death.

3rd. It is my will that the notes paid off by me for J. P. Hopper as his surity to James G. Arnold and others shall be handed over to the heirs of my daughter Clainda Hopper as a settlement of any claim which they might have against my estate at or after my death. 

4th. I do will and bequeath to my beloved wife all of my property real and personal after the above bequests to be held by her and controlled by her during the term of her natural life to do with the same as she shall see fit to do.

5th. It is my will that after the death of my beloved wife Sarah Ann McMillian that the estate shall be equally divided between the heirs of the rest of my children, the heirs of my son William, Charinda Hopper having been provided for, and my son Robert having recd his portions in land having been deeded to him by me and wife in full satisfaction of any share he might hereafter been entitled to.

6th. It is my will that my two sons, G. W. McMillian and R. B. McMillian shall act jointly as administrators to see that the provisions of this is carried out in full

Robert McMillian

7th. We the undersigned wittnesses to this will was written in our presence by the dictation of Robert McMillian and that it was read to him in our presence and signed by him in in presence of us and signed by us in his presence and by his request this 31st. day of August 1886. 
John Cahill
Francis Mann
Thos. L. Thornton



State of Kentucky
Pendleton County Court
December Term Dec. 6, 1886
The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Robert McMillian, deceased, was this day produced to Court and proven by the oaths of Thomas L. Thornton and Francis Mann two of the subscribing witnesses 
thereto who also proved the attestation of John Cahill the other subscribing witness thereto whereupon it is ordered that said instrument be and the same is hereby allowed and established as and for the true last will and testament of said decedent and that as such it be admitted to record which is accordingly done as above.

Attest W. C. Holt
County Clerk

 

 

 

The Will Of Richard Mann
Pendleton County, Kentucky
Will Book 1, Pages 24 & 25

Submitted by Robert Gibson

 

In the name of God, Amen, I Richard Mann of the County of Pendleton and state of Kentucky being weak of the body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of life, and being disirous of disposing of such worldly estates it hath pleased God to bless me with do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other heretofore made by me.

Item the first - It is my will and desire that all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid, and that my executors here after named (after my death) make sale(?) of all my personal property, except such as is hereafter named and disposed of, upon such credit as they in there discretion may think best, and after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses aforesaid, I desire will and bequeath unto my Grand Son James Mann, son of John Mann dec'd One hundred and fifty dollars, to be laid out by my executors in land at such time as they in their discretionary think most advantageous to him, and the money to be saved at interest well secured, until appropriated as directed, the same to be for the use and benefit of him and his heirs, but if he should died without an issue of his body, then the same is to revert to my heirs.  I also will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Lumis, one hundred and fifty dollars.  I except out of my personal property not to be sold, one horse saddle and bridle my Buereau, my rifle gun, one bed bed stead and furniture & cupboard, and all of the farming utensils on the farm which property, thus excepted & not to be sold.  I will and bequeath unto my son Richard, after the delivary of said property, I give him, and the appropriation of the one hundred and fifty dollars to my grand son, and my daughter Elizabeth as afs'd and the payment of my just debts, It is my will and desire that the remainder of the proceeds of the sale of my personal property, together with all the moneys that may be on hand if any, or moneys that may be collected on on debts that may be due or coming to me, be equally divided between my heirs so soon, as the same can be collected.

Item the second I will and bequeath unto my said son Richard Mann, in addition to the personal property above named and excepted the tract of land upon which I now live, supposed to contain two hundred and sixteen acres together with all the appertenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs, and should he die without an heir of his body, the same to revert back to my heirs.

And lastly I do hereby appoint my three sons James, (?) Eli Mann, and Richard Mann my executors, of this my last will and testament, to execute and carry the same into effect.  In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of May 1842.

Signed, Sealed and acknowledged in presence of                                Richard Mann {seal}
John Thornton 
William M. Golden
James Mann

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Pendleton County Court May term 1846

The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Richard Mann dec'd, was produced in Court, at the term aforesaid, and proved by the oaths of John Thornton and James Mann tow of the subsenting witnesses thereto, whereupon the said instrument of writing was established as the last will and testament of the said Richard Mann dec'd, and ordered be recorded, which is hereby done.

                            Att. R. McCarty Clk

                              By W. E. Records D C

 



 

Will of Francis Robinson
Will Book D, Page 365
Harrison Co., Ky.

Submitted by Nancy Bray

 



I, Francis Robinson of Harrison County and State of Kentucky, do hereby make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say:

First, I desire that my son Samuel Robinson have one hundred dollars for which money he holds my bond.

Secondly, I give my son, Benjamin Robinson all the land that he holds my deed for.

Thirdly, I give my son, William Robinson, fifty acres of land lying and being on the South side of the North fork of Raven Creek, adjoining the farm on which I now reside also adjoining the land of James Edwards.

I also give my daughter, Nancy, my negro girl Harriet to her and her children and that the said negro girl shall not be liable to sale for the payment of any debt that may now enlist or may hereafter be created by her said husband nor shall he have any power to sell or convey or mortgage the same.

I give my daughter Sally my negro girl Amanda to her and her children and that her said husband shall have no power to sell, convey, or mortgage the same nor shall said negro be subject to sale for the payment of any debt that may now exist or that may be thereafter created.

I give my daughter Ellen my negro girl Melvina to her and her children and that her said husband shall have no power to sell, convey, or mortgage same nor shall she be liable to sale for payment of debt that may now exist or may hereafter be created.

I give my daughter Polly my negro woman Milly to her and her children but not liable to sale, transfer or mortgage by her said husband nor liable to the payment of any debt that may now exist or may hereafter be created.

I give to my daughter Francis a negro woman Fanny and her child Rankin to her and her children but not to be liable to sale by her husband nor subject to the payment of any debt that may now exist or may hereafter be created.

I give my daughter Jane a certain tract or parcel of land lying on the South side of the North Fork of Raven Creek and bounded by said creek the Leesburgh Road and the land of Benjamin Robinson, also one feather bed and furniture and my negro woman Clara which is now hired to my son William for the term of four years next ensuing at the rate of thirty dollars per annum which payment will and truly be made annually to my said daughter, Jane.

I give to my daughter Agnes two hundred dollars cash.

I give to my daughter Catherine Two hundred dollars cash.

I give to my grandson Thomas Coulson forty dollars to be paid to him when he arrives at the age of twenty one years.

I give to my grandson Samuel Coulson forty dollars to be paid to him when he arrives at the age of twenty one years.

I intend the two last named legacies to my daughter Betsy's two youngest children.

I give my daughter Jane one milch cow.

I give to Leonard Baker two dollars. 

I further desire that all my land not otherwise appropriated be sold and a reasonable credit also all my stock, household, kitchen firniture and farming utensils of every grade and description and after paying my just debts and funeral expenses and I further desire an equal division of the proceeds of said sale together with eight hundred dollars, four of which my son Benjamin is to pay as previously stated and four hundred dollars which my son William is to pay as heretofore stated and after paying all debts and expenses and specific legacies to be equally divided among my children hereafter named, Samuel Robinson, Benjamin Robinson, William T. Robinson, Polly Colyar, Agnes Dunn, Catherine Huffman, Nancy Dunn, Sally McCann, Ellen Readnour, Jane Robinson and after reading the foregoing Will the the Testator he wished that his son, Samuel Robinson pay fifty dollars to his Executors to be divided among the Legatees above name as the proceeds of said sale and lastly I do appoint my son Benjamin Robinson executor of this my Last Will and Testament wherof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this 28th day of December, 1840. 

his 
Francis X Robinson
mark

Harmon Million
W.T. Robinson Probated January Court 1841




Nancy's note: The Leonard Baker that was mentioned in the will was the husband of his daughter Keturah Ann.

 


 

Charles Kieten

From Pendleton County Will Book 2 – Page 231

Submitted by Sherida Dougherty

 

 I Frederick Charles Kieten of Pendleton County Kentucky hereby make declare and publish this my last will and testament.

 

First, I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses by paid.

 

Second, I Will and bequeath to my wife Julia Kieten all the remainder of my property both real and personal in fee simple.

 

Third, I nominate my wife Julia Kieten executrix of this my last will and testament and request that she be not required to execute a bond.

 

In witness whereof I here unto sign my name this 20 day of Feby (sic) 1890.

 

Attest:          Charles Trosh                                   Frederick Kieten

          D. N. Williams                                   (his mark)

 

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of the undersigned who at the request of testator and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses this 20 day of Feby (sic) 1890.

 

                                                                   Charles Trosh

                                                                   D.N. Williams

 

State of Kentucky                                            September Term

Pendleton County Court                               September 1st 1890

 

The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Frederick Kieten deceased was on the 1st day of Sept 1890 filed and proven by the oaths of Charles Trosh and D.N. Williams the subscribing witnesses thereto whereupon it is ordered that said instrument be and the same is hereby allowed and established as and for the last will and testament of said decedent and that as such it be admitted to be recorded which is accordingly done as above.

 

                                                                   Attest W.C. Holt Clerk

                                                                   By E.D. McMath D.C.

 

 


 

 

Philip Lafayette Turner

From Pendleton County Will Book 2 – Page 553

Submitted by Sherida Dougherty

 

Knowing the Certainty of death and the uncertainty of life I, P.L. Turner do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 

1st I devise that my funeral expenses and just debts be first paid.

 

2nd After said payments are made I give and bequeath all of the remainder of my Estate both personal and real to my beloved wife Louvisa Turner the personal estate absolutely to do with it as she pleases and the real estate during her natural life and at her death the real estate to be sold and the proceeds divided between my heirs at law.

 

I hereby made and Constitute my wife the Executor of this my last will without bond and not to account to any one as to how she handles said estate.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 6th day of May 1909.

 

                                                        P.L. Turner

 

Signed and acknowledged in our presence by P.L. Turner and signed by us in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request.

 

                                                        A.E. Howe

                                                        F. B. Jones

 

State of Kentucky

Pendleton County Court

May Term – May 5 – 1913

The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of P.L. Turner deceased was this day filed and proven by the Oath of A E Howe one of the Attesting Witnesses Thereto and who also proved the signature of F.B. Jones the other Attesting Witness whereupon it is ordered that said instrument of writing be and the same is hereby allowed and established as and for the true last will and testament of said testament of said decedent and that as such it be admitted to record.

 

                                                        J.N. Rule Clerk

 

 

 


 

James C. Browning

From Pendleton County Will Book 2 – Page 554

 Submitted by Sherida Dougherty

“Will”

 

I James C. Browning of County of Pendleton and State of Kentucky Being of Sound Mind and Memory do make Publish and declare this to be my last Will and testament to Wit.

 

First All my Just debts and funeral expenses shall first fully be paid.

 

Second. I give devise and bequeath all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my estate both Real and Personal to my beloved Wife and two Children.  Cora Browning wife and Kirby A. and Serena Bell Browning Children to be divided Equally and Severally to Each.

 

Third, I Nominate and appoint my said Wife Cora Browning to be the Executor and Kirby A. Browning Assistance executor of this my last Will and testament Without Bond.

 

Fourth, I appoint my beloved Wife as Guardian of Serena B. Browning until of age.

 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 2nd April 1912.

 

Att R.F. McKenney                                    James C Browning

                                                               {his mark}

 

Signed Sealed Publish and declare as and for his last Will and testament by the above named testator in our Presence who have at his Request and in his Presence of each other signed our names as Witnesses thereto.

 

                                                        O.C. Browning

                                                        Alvin King

 

 

 

 

 

Justinia Francis Ememger

From Pendleton County Will Book 2 – Page 230

Submitted by Sherida Dougherty

 

I Justinia Francis Emenger of the county of Pendleton and State of Kentucky being of sound mind declare this to be my last will and testament.

 

I give and bequeath to my mother Maggie Emenger all the property or money that belongs to me after all expenses have been paid at the time of my death to have and to hold unto her heirs and assigns forever.

 

I hereby appoint my Father Sebastian Emenger to be sole executor of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have set my hand and subscribed my name this fifth day of July one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

 

Witnesses:            JW Hobbs                                                  Justinia x Francis Emenger

O.P. Lancaster                                                                    {her mark}

 

State of Kentucky                                                                                September Term

Pendleton County Court                                                             September 1st 1890

            The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Justinia Francis Emenger deceased was on the 5 day of August 1890 filed and partially proven by the oath of Jno W. Hobba one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and was again this day produced to court and proven by the oath of O P Lancaster the other subscribing witness.  Thereto whereupon it is ordered that said instrument be and the same is hereby allowed and established as and for the true last will and testament of said decedent and that as such it be admitted to be recorded which is accordingly done as above.

                                                                                    Attest W C Holt Clerk

                                                                                    By E D McMath D.C.

                                   

 

 

 

 

Angell, John Will    DB A - 320

Generously transcribed & submitted by Bobby & Amy Hunt.
Thanks!



In the name of God Amen. I John Angell of Pendleton County being in perfect health of body and mind ; thanks be given unto God; calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally said: First of all i give and recommend my soul unto the hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body i recommend to the earth to be burried in descent Christian burial at the descretion of my executors. Nothing doubling but at the general ressurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give demise and despare in the same in the following manner farm.
First i give and bequeth to my loving wife Milly the whole of my possesion which i am now possesed with real and personal during her natural life. I also give and bequeth to Thomas Tillery's children a childs part with the rest of my children that is to say their mothers part. I also give and bequeth to Lucy Angell one bed and furniture. I also give to my son John twenty shillings. The rest of my estate to be equally divided at tthe death of my wife between George Angell, William Angell, Frances Gill, Milly Foster, Sally Tomling, Lucy Angell, anb Caty Barnes. I also give and bequeth to Caty Barnes children Lot No 38 in the town of Falmouth and all the rest of the property which is in the posession of William Barnes which is sold and conveyed to me by said Barnes to be equally divided between them all and i do nominate and appoint George Angell and Joseph Parmer my sole executors. Of this my last will and testament and i do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other former testament and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof i have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of November 1799.
John Angell
Witnesses:
Alvin Montjoy
William Montjoy
James Lanier

No certificate of probate recorded with this will.

 

 

Note: The following was generously transcribed and contributed by Tom Hennessy. Thanks Tom! 

 

 

 

 

Will of Louisa Schillinger Koch Feb 7, 1833 – Feb 23,1897

   I, Louisa Koch, being of sound and disposing mind & memory do hereby make, publish and declare this as my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and testaments hereto made by me.  

First, I direct that all my legal debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate.

 Second, I give fifty dollars for masses to be paid to the pastor of the Catholic Church of Falmouth, Kentucky.

 Third, I give and bequeath to John      ?       and Edward     ?        fifty dollars each, they being grandchildren of my deceased husband.

 Fourth, I give and bequeath Mollie Koch (nee Walter) one hundred dollars.

 Fifth, I give and bequeath to Christ Koch, (the husband of Rose Koch (nee Klingler), five dollars and his wife, Rose, one hundred dollars.

 Sixth, I give and bequeath Clemens Koch one hundred dollars.

Seventh, I give and bequeath Rose Delehanty three hundred dollars.

 Eighth, I give to my son Barney Koch the hotel property and livery stable property which includes all the real estate owned by me with lies between Ferry and Short Streets on the west side of Main Street in Falmouth, Kentucky including the furniture in said hotel.

 Ninth, I give to my daughter, Mary Pope, for and during her natural life, and thru to her children, the following property, the house and lot where I now live which is upon the west side of Main Street and south side of Short Street in Falmouth, Ky., also my farm near Falmouth. Also whatever of my personal estate that remains after paying my debts, funeral expenses and foregoing bequeaths. If I should sell said farm before I die, I direct that the proceeds of same go to my said daughter with the same limitations as the farm is given by this clause of my will.

 Tenth, I direct that the foregoing named bequeathed that be paid six months after my death.

 Eleventh, I hereby appoint my son Barney Koch the executor of this my will and testament.

 Witness my hand this April 2, 1895

 

                                                                                                                        (Signed) Louisa Koch

 

 

 

 

This is a transcript of the will of John Readnour.  It appears in Will Book
No. 1, page 49, Pendleton County records at Falmouth, KY.

Generously transcribed and submitted by Doris Haff, thanks Doris!
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         In the name of God amen, I John Redinhour Senior of the County of Pendleton and State of Kentucky knowing the uncertainty of life and now being of sound mind and memory wishing while in such situation to make such distribution of what property it has pleased the almighty to bless me with do make and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows:
1st - I wish all my just debts paid and my body decently buried.
2nd - I hereby grant and bequeath all my landed estate lying in the County of Pendleton State of Kentucky unto Nancy Redinhour, Rachel Myers formerly Rachel Redinhour, Betsy Rowland formerly Betsy Redinhour, Peggy Biggers
formerly Peggy Redinhour.  To have and to hold for their sole use and benefit the land hereby bequeathed.  It being the farm on which I now live and bounded by the lands of James XXXXXX, Joseph Redinhour, Thomas Dance, Zachariah McCoy decd., Austin and William Dance.
3rd - All my perishable property of whatever description I hereby bequeath unto those my above named children my daughters, Joseph Redinhour, Jacob Redinhour, and John Redinhour each an equal share.
4th - I hereby give and bequeath unto Peggy Biggers my daughter and her heirs my negro man George besides or in addition of her having an equal share of my real and personal estate.
5th - In as much as my negro woman Cicily has demeaned herself toward myself and my deceased wife with all fidelity and trust as a faithful and trustworthy servant now for and in consideration of such faithful service I do hereby give and bequeath unto said negro woman Cicily her freedom or otherwise it is my will & desire for her to have liberty or freedom without
hurt or molestation and I wish it distinctly understood that said Cicily shall be free and none of my heirs or others to have any authority over her otherwise than as the known laws of the land shall have pointed out and defined.
6th - And lastly, I hereby appoint my trust and loving son Joseph Redinhour Executor to this, my last will and testament.  In witness when of I hereunto set my hand and seal January the 11th 1845.


                                                                            his
Testo: Edward
Waller                                                         John x Redinhour
            Green Berry
Redinhour                                                       mark
                   her
           Eliza x Agee
                  mark
State of Kentucky Pendleton County XXXXXXXXXXX 1848.  The foregoing writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Redinhour was this day produced in open court and proven by the oaths of Edward Waller, Greenberry
Redinhour and Eliza Agee the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the said John Redinhour and the same was therefor ordered to be recorded and probate granted the Executor thereof.

X's indicate parts that were hard to read.

 


 

 

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