MARGE'S WILL COLLECTION


MIRICK DAVIS


(Rowan County, NC Will - 2 Mar. 1808, prb. 1808.)
Planter, sick and weak. Wife Marget to have 50 A at lower end of tract. Moveable property to be sold and proceeds divided equally among my 3 grandchildren: Sarah, daughter of my son William Davis; Susannah Davis, dau. of my son Hugh Davis; Henry Yarborough, Jr., son of my dau. Remainder of heirs: Thomas Coyal, Gabriel Davis, Abner Davis, Hugh Silvers, Henry Yarborough, Sr. Exrs: Henry Yarborough, Sr., and son Gabriel Davis. Wit: Henry Boy, S. Davis, Samuel (x) Owen.
[Ed. note: Rowan Co. marriage bonds show Henry Yarbrough to Bridgett Davis, 29 Aug. 1785 with Joseph Hannah bondsman.]

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WILLIAM BENJAMIN HUMPHREY

I, W.B. Humphrey, of Clay, Webster County, Kentucky being of full age, and of sound mind and memory, do hereby make and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.
Item I. I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate as soon as practicable after the time of my decease.
Item II. All the property, real and personal of every kind and description, wheresoever situate, which I may own or have the right to dispose at the time of my decease, I give bequeath and devise to my wife Martha L. Humphrey, absolutely and in fee simple.
Item III. I make nominate and appoint my wife Martha L. Humphrey to be the executrix of this my last will and testament and I request that no bond be required of her as such. I further request that no inventory of my estate be made or taken in so far as the same may be lawfully ommitted.
In testimony whereof witness my hand on this the 9th day of September 1915 in the presence of C.O. Simpson and Carl Humphrey.
W.B. Humphrey

Signed and acknowledged by the said W.B. Humphrey as and for his last will and testament in our presence and by us subscribed as attesting witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request, on this the 9th day of September 1915.
Carl Humphrey, Clay, KY
C. O. Simpson Clay, KY
State of Kentucky
County of Webster (Sct.)
I L.V. Stone, Clerk of the County Court, for the state and county aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing instrument of writing proporting to be the last will and testament of W. B. Humphrey deceased was produced in open court and proven by the sworn testimony of Carl Humphrey and C. O. Simpson the subscribing witnesses thereto who stated that the said instrument was signed by them in his presence and at said decedents request and in the presence of each other, and that said decedent was at the time of the execution of said will of sound mind and capable of disposing of his property; whereupon the same was ordered to probate and record as last will and testament of said decedent, which is acordingly done.
Witness my hand this Mch 19, 1917, L. V. Stone, Clerk

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JAMES KEAR

I James Kear of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia being weak in body but am of opinion I am in the full possession of reason and judgement, believe it duty I owe to my family to make my last Will and Testament. in the first place I desire all my just debts to be paid without delay secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Kear her bed furniture and a comfortable maintainance durring her life and to be paid over to her from time to time by my Executors, thereby to my grandson James Kear Johns son I give and bequeath that tract or parcel of land known by the name of the big meadow adgoining his fathers containing by estimation twenty three acres to him and his hears for ever, but it is to distincly understood his father John Kear is to enjoy the profits of it untill he is twenty one years of age. fourthly to each of my daughters, Elizabeth Givens, Margaret Ramsey, and Jane Leard, I give and bequeath one hundred pounds out of the first money which may be rece'd of sales of my property - fifthly to each of my grand sons which have been named for me (James Kear) I give and bequeath one hundred dollars to be put to interest until they are twenty one years of age and then paid over to them its further my will and desire the plantation on which I reside and all other lands in which I am interested be sold at any time after my decease may think proper and titles made to the same by them its also my desire my negros stock and furniture be sold immediately after my decease the whole money arising from the sale of all my property I desire it to be equally devided among my sons except so much thereof as may necessary for the comfortable support of my wife which is to be retained in the hands of my Executors to this my last Will and Testament I constitute and appoint my son John Kear, Alexander Kear, and John Johnston my Executors Witness my hand and seal this 2nd day of December 1811.
Teste Mathew Robertson James Kear - (Seal) John Trotter Sally Trotter

At a Court held for Augusta County the 24th of February 1812. The last will and testament of James Kerr deceased being presented in court and proved by the oaths of Matthew Robertson and Sally Trotter two witnesses therto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John Kerr and Alexander Kerr two of the Executors named in the said will who made oath thereto and together with Andrew Allison Francis Gilkeson and Jacob Crish his securities entered into and acknowleded their bond in the penalty of $20.000 conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate therof in due form Liberty is reserved for John Johnston the other Executor named in said will to join in the probate whenever he shall think fit
Teste Chester Kenney C.C.

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ALEXANDER KIRKPATRICK

(will abstract). Kirkpatrick, Alexander, 21 Feb 1824 - of Wilson Co., TN. Son James Kirkpatrick land Robert Taylor improved, 6 grandchildren Jane Motherall, Alexander Kirkpatrick, Samuel Kirkpatrick, Ann Kirkpatrick, Hanah Clendenin and Anderson Kirkpatrick, heirs of John Kirkpatrick dec'd, dau. Eliz. Anderson, children Hugh Kirkpatrick, Joseph Kirkpatrick & Margaret Taylor. Deceased children Alexander Kirkpatrick & David Kirkpatrick. Son Samuel Kirkpatrick of NC. Ex: Kirkpatrick, James; Kirkpatrick, Hugh; Kirkpatrick, Joseph. Wt: Hayes, H.; Blalock, Charles; Davis, H. W. (wo, 792)

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REVEREND HUGH ALEXANDER KIRKPATRICK

(will abstract from Sumner Co, TN). Kirkpatrick, Hugh, 1863; Apr 1865 - Burial at Beach Church Cemetery by wife Isabella. Six children of daughter Elizabeth Kirkpatrick dec'd., two children of daughter Isabella Smith deceased, granddaughter Isabella Wicks & her children to be made equal with other children. Note against Hansel Kirkpatrick deducted from Hugh Kirkpatrick his father-in-law. William Kirkpatrick, his daughter Tennessee wife of William R. Price, Lizzie F. Grizzard & John William Grizzard. Notes on William E. Guthrie, his brother J. R. Guthrie. Ann & Tennessee Price, their father William Kirkpatrick. Grandson J. R. Kirkpatrick and nephew Joseph Kirkpatrick. Portion missing, see original. Wt: Matthew, J. C. (wo, 519)

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JAMES KIRKPATRICK

(will abstract from Sumner Co, TN). Kirkpatrick, James, 1 Nov 1852; Dec 1852 - Son Samuel, children of son Stewart dec'd., daughter Issabella Frazor, son Hugh, daughter Mary Rea, son John, daughter Jane Guthrie and James L. Land near Peter Ketring. Ex: Kirkpatrick, Hugh; Kirkpatrick, Samuel. Wt: King, Andrew; Randolph, R. M. (wo, 690)

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KATHERINE BULLER PARKER

RECORDED IN TRURO, COUNTY CORNWALL, ENGLAND

.....In the name of God Amen. The twenty third day of April, 1686, I Katherine Parker, widdow being sick and weak in body but of good memory praifed be God doe make this may laft will and teftament in manner and form following that is to fay, first I recommend my foul to God Almighty beleiving I shall receive full pardon of all my sins by the grevious death of my blefsed savior Christ Jesus my .body to the earth from whence it waf taken to be buried in fuch decent and christian manner of my Executrix hereafter named shall think revoking and renouncing all former wills by me made & declare and appoint this to be my laft will and Teftament. Item I give and bequeath into my daughter Cordelia Father, widdow one shilling. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Lower one shilling. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Parker all the reft of my goods and chattels and do make her my whole and fole Executrix upon the condition fhe fhall pay my debts and legacies. Witness my hand and feale the day and year above written.3
.................................................................................The figne of
.................................................................................Katherine Parker
Figned fealed & delivered
& published in prefents
of John Nance, Dorothy Nance
The figne of Judith Row
The figne of Mary Lucy
__________________
3. The Will of Katherine Parker. Permission was granted by Eleanor Davis
McSwain, letter dated July 27, 1989 to reproduce in full content.

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PETER PARKER

Hopkins County, Kentucky--Will Book, 3, page 383, dated-1836

.....IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Peter Parker of the County of Hopkins and State of Kentucky being in perfect health and sound mind but calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life and the certainty of death do make and ordain this my last wiII and Testament in the manner following (towit).
.....First I do leave to my beloved wife Sarah my roan mare bridle and saddle and two cows and calves vith half my stock of sheep and all my stock of hogs, half my stock of geese, one bedstead, bed and furniture, and all of my household and kitchen furniture also a good and sufficient support of my plantation during her natural life or widowhood. I do give and bequeath to my daughter Mildred and daughter Elizabeth Phillips, and my son Thomas Parker, and daughter Esther Hart my son Richard Parker and my son Wiley Parker and my son Elisha Parker one dollar each and no more of my estate except Richard and to him I give my large Bible.
.....I do give and bequeath to my daughter Bethany Harmon one cow and calf and one bed and furniture the above children is to have no more of my estate as I have heretofore given each of them what I intend.
.....I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Parker the tract of land whereon I now reside by survey one hundred and twenty four acres be the same more or less to.him and his heirs forever all my farming and coopers tools, I also give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Parker all the property that I have loaned to my beloved wife Sarah at her death or widowhood.
.....Also I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin all the balance of my estate that is not all ready disposed of by some other provision. And I do now hereby appoint Benjamin Parker and Wm. H. Arnold Executors to my last will and Testament.
. .....In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.

Attest....W. Wake
............Geo. Givens
............C. M. Owen

Kentucky
Hopkins County Sct...............................................August County Court.....1836
.....This Testament of writing was produced in court and proved to be the last will and Testament of Peter Parker dec'd by the oaths of A. W. Wake, Geo. Givens subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon the same is recorded accordingly.

Sam Woodson Clk.
Hopkins County Court

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RICHARD PARKER

North Carolina Will Book - 23, pages 57-58

....."In the Name of God Amen I Richard Parker of Chowan County in the Province a fore Said Do Make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament In manner and form following that is to Say first I Give My Sole into the hands of God who Gave it and my Body to Be buried at the Discretion of my Executors heare after Named And what worldly Goods I have, I do Dispose there of as followeth Imprimis I give and Bequeath unto My Son Richard Parker My Land and Plantation where I now live Bounded By a Branch from the Mouth there of up the Said Branch to a Markd white Oak thence a Long the Said Branch Side by a line of Markt Trees to a gum thence up the Said Branch to a markt tree Standing in the fork of the Said Branch thence by a line of Markt Trees into a Pocoson a Corner tree Then a long a line to Joseph Hortons Line thence a Long the Said Line to Joseph Hortons Corner Tree thence running a Long William E_____els line to his Corner Tree thence Running a Long a Line of Trees in the gaulberry Pocoson thence Runing a long a line of markt Trees in the fork of the Litell Mare Branch from thence Runing Down the Said Branch to a white oak Standing By the Side of the Mill Pond from thence Crossing the mill pond to the first Station Containing about five Hundred Acres I Say to him and his heirs for ever.
.....Item I give and Bequeath my son Daniel Parker the plantation and Land where he Now Liveth Containing about three Hundred & fifty Acres and Bounded as followeth Vizt Beginning at the Mill Swamp so binding on the East Line of the land already made a Long a line of markt Trees a Corner tree thence Runing a Long John Mores Line thence Runing a Long a Line to John Mores Corner tree thence Runing a long a Line of markt trees Pughs thence Runing a Long a Line of trees In or neare the Contey Line thence Runing a Long a Line of trees to a Corner tree Standing in the gaulberry Pocoson thence to a markt tree Standing in the fork of the Mare Branch So Dovn the Said Branch to the first Station I Say to him and his heirs for ever.
.....Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Francis Parker a parsel of Land containing about Three hundred & fifty acres and Bounded as followeth Beginning At a Markt pine Standing By a pond and near the Contey Line thence a Long the Contey Line to a Markt tree in Charls Russels Line So a Long Russels Line to a markt pine a Corner tree Standing in the head of a Branch So Down the Said Branch as far as the Parcell Extendeth thence Joining on the Land formerly be Longing to John Williamson and Thomas Goff So Binding on John Harris Land to a Corner Tree in his Line thence by a Line of markt Trees to a Corner Tree Standing in the Pocoson thence by Serval Corses to the first Station I Say to him and his heirs for Ever...
.....Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Stephen Parker the Plantation and Land that I Bought of Moses Hall and of PaMikel Jones Containing about Two hundred and Twenty Acres I Say to him and the Said Stephen Parker And his heirs for Ever...
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Francis Parker the Tract of Land I took up & Surveyed Lying on Sommerton Swamp and Containing Eight Two acres I Say to him and his heirs for Ever
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my Said Sons Richard Parker, Peter Parker, Daniel Parker, Stephen Parker, Robert Parker, Francis Parker and to Each of them fifty acres of Land Lying on Mehearon Pocoson Below Pughs Ferry I Say to them and their heirs for Ever
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my sons Richard Parker Stephen Parker, Francis Parker the Land I purchased of John Small Lying on the Timber Pocoson Containing about two hundred Acres I Say to them and their heirs for Ever
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Richard Parker fifty Acres of Land I purchased of H Kittrlin Lying neare the Loosing Swamp I Say to him and his heirs for Ever
.....Item I Give and Bequeath my friend John Benton A Parcel of Land Joyning on Benets Crek and Bentons land and So along the Bay Branch upon the Provision that he Pays forty three and Barrels of Tarr If he Justly Pays the Tarr to me or my for young Sons I Say then Land to him and his heirs for Ever
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my granson Richard Parker five Shilling Currant money of Virginia I Say to him In full for his Part of all my Estate Moveable and unmoveable
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my Granson William Parker five Shilling Currant money of Virginia I Say to him in full for his Part of all my Estate Moveable and unmovable I Say to him and his heirs forever
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my Said Son Robert Parker the Plantation and Land I Bought of James Ellis Containing a bout Sixty acres I Say to him and his heirs for Ever
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my fore Said Son Robert Parker five Shillings Cash to him in full for his Part of my Personalble Estate I Say to him and hls heirs for Ever...
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my Said Son Peter Parker my water Mill Stones and five Shillings Cash to him in full for his Part of my Personable Estate I say to him and his heirs for Ever...
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Daniel Parker five Cows and one Mare named Boney Branded with H formerly Belonging to Joseph Horton to him in full for his Part of my Personable Estate I say to him and his heirs for Ever...
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Jonathan Parker Three Peices of Seven Eights Linnen to him In Full for his part of my Personable Estate I Say to him and his heirs for Ever...
.....Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Jonas Parker my Negro Girl named Doll to him In full for his Part of my Personable Estate I Say to him and his heirs for Ever
.....Item I Give and Bequeath to my three Daughters Elizabeth Hunter and Ann Spivey and Alce Daughtrey Ten Shillings apeice I Say to Each of them In full for thare Sheare of my Personable Estate
.....Item All the Remainder of my Estate of what Natur or Kind So ever I leave to be Equally Divided amongst my five Cheldren Namely Jacob Stephen Francis Richard Patience I Nominate and appoint My Loving Wife and my Son Peter Parker to be Executrix and Executer to this my Last Will and Testament And I do hereby Revoke Diss A Null and make Void all former Wills by me heare to fore made in Witness Where of I have heare Unto Set my hand and fixt my Seal the twenteth Second Day of September in the year of Christ one thousand Seven hundred and forty Nine
Signed Sealed and By the........................................Richard Parker
Teststar Published and Declared
to Be the Last Will and Testament
in Presents of
John Williamon Jurat
Wm. Doughtie Jurat
John Moore Jurat (his mark)
Chowan County.............April Court 1752
Present His Majestys Justices
Then was the will proved in open Court by the oaths of John Williamson William Doughtie and John Moore Three of the subscribing Evidences thereto in Due form of Law.
............................................................Jas. Craven ChJu
Richard Parker's Will
Letters issd the 17th July 1752 as appears on the Bond*

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ANDREW PHILLIPS

In the name of God amen I Andrew Philips of the County of Union and state of Kentucky having thought fit to make and do hereby make this my last will and Testament while in the possession of my mental faculties revoking all and every other wills, Testaments or Councils, heretofore made by me and dispose of the whole of the property and money that I may be in the possession or entittled to either in land or equity at my death - in manner and form following (towit)
1st. I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Ester the whole of my home farm including the mantion house with one years prevision with what of my household kitchen and farming utinsels (untill my son Lee Andrew arrives at the age of twenty one years of age then if he wishes to settle himself on the part of the farm I purchased of Daniel Morrow with part of the old tract adjorning) and stock that may be necessary to carry on the farm also my negro boys Davy and Thomas and negro girl Rachel during her natural life or widowhood and at her death death the property with the interest of the slaves to return to my estate and to be divided between my three younger children the foregoing bequeath to my beloved wife is made that she may have a comfortable support and that she may the better able to keep my three younger children until they arrive at the age to provide and take care of themselves.
2nd. To my grandson Andrew Johnston son of my deceased daughter Sally wife of James Johnston I will and bequeath one dollar in additiion to what I have heretofore given to his father and mother and that my Executors pay the same; having heretofore given to his father and mother and that my Executors pay the same having heretofore given them their slave of my estate.
3rd. To my daughter Angey wife of Benjamin Johnston I will and bequeath one dollar to be paid by my Executors having heretofore given to them all that I intend they shall have of my estate.
4th. To my daughter Thaney wife of Alexander Ramsey I will one hundred dollars in addition to what I have heretofore given them which is all that I intend they shall have of my estate, but to their son Andrew Ramsey I will and bequeath two hundred dollars dollars to be paid to him by my executors when he arrives to the age of twenty one years.
5th. To my daughter Amelia wife of James Wilson I give and bequeath one negro girl named Jenney now in their possession in addition to what I have heretofore given to them which is all that I intend they shall have of my estate but to their son Andrew Wilson I will and bequeath two hundred dollars to be paid by my executors at the time of his arriving at the age of twenty one years of age.
6th. To my son Edmond Philips. I will and bequeath the ballance of the tract of land purchased of B. Wise and the tract purchased of Wm Blackwell and the tract patented in my own name. The three tracts lying adjorning each other on the Crab orchard Creek and its branches also one negro boy named Dale to him and his heirs forever.
7th. To my son Lee Andrew Philips I will and bequeath the tract of land I now live on including the tract I purchased of Daniel Morrow subject to the devise heretofore made to my beloved wife also one negro boy named Bird to him and his heirs forever.
8th. To my daughter Elizabeth wife of Richard Parker I will and bequeath Eight hundred dollars in addition to what I have heretofore given to them to be paid by my Executors.
9th. my will and desire is that all the negros that I may have at my death except those that I have already devised with the surplus on the plantation with the debts that may be owing to me with what money that may be on hand is to be equally divided between Lee Andrew, Marion, and Margett Jane Philips enjoyning on executors to expend sufficient of the interest and time to give to my three last mentioned children a good English Education.
10th. It is my will and desire that my faithful slave Davy shall be free from and after the death of my beloved wife.
11th. I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Ester Philips my Executive and Hiram McElvy my executive and should it be that the Court not act in that case I wish the county Court to choose for me such and in their judgement they may decide compatant to do the business with justice and honesty to the business.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd April 1841
Andrew Philips
(his mark)

Kentucky
Union County April County Court 1844
The last will and Testament of Andrew Phillips decd was this day produced in court and proven as such by the oath of Andrew Thompson a subscribing witness thereto by the court ordered to be recorded. Whereupon the same together (rest unreadable)

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ESTHER PARKER PHILLIPS

I Esther Phillips a resident of the County of Webster and State of Kentucky being of sound mind and discretion and being serious to settle my worldly affairs whilst I have strength and capacity - so I do make this my last will and testament. I give and bequeath to my two grandsons viz: Asa Hart and Thomas C. Hart surviving heirs of my son William Hart deceased fifty dollars each and to my son Solomon Hart fifty dollars and to my daughter Sarah Hall fifty dollars and to my daughter Susan Marvel one promissory note I hold against her husband Eli Marvel for fifty-six dollars and ??? bearing ?? April 23rd 1853 and an interest I owned in a wagon which said Eli Marvel and myself purchased in copartnership and said Marvel carried away and converted to his own use and benefit. And to my son Benjamin F. Hart one hundred dollars. And to my deaceased daughter Mary Martin's children as follows: To Bethany McGrey fifty dollars - and to Jasper Martin sixteen dollars and 66/100 and to Martha Martin sixteen dollars & 66/100 and to Sarah Martin sixteen dollars and 66/100 and to Harvey L. Elder only son of my daughter Alcinda Elder deceased one hundred dollars and to my grand daughter Alcinda Ford fifty dollars as a recompence for her trouble and service rendered in taking care of me. And to my grand daughter Astatius D. Hart fifty dollars and one feather bed and furnature for the reason that she lived with me three years and rendered service to me. The residue and remainder to be disposed of in the following manner First to the defraying of my lawful indebtedness and burial expences and for the lawful fees and allowances of the Court after which the remainder to be equally divided amongst my lawful heirs. I appoint John W. ?? a resident of Crittenden County Kentucky by occupation a farmer executor of this my last will hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have signed and sealed and published and declared this instrument as my will at Wm Ford's at Crittenden County Kentucky on the 30th day of September 1874. Esther Phillips (her mark).

The said Esther Phillips at said William Fords on said 30th day of September 1874 signed and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for her last will and in at her request and in her presents and in the presence of each other have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
William Johnson
R. M. Williams

State of Kentucky
County of Webster
I D.C. Yarbrough Clerk of the Webster County Court do certify that this instrument of writing proporting to be the last will and testament of Esther Phillips deceased was on the 18th Sept 1876 duly proven in open court by the oaths of William Johnson and R. M. Williams and ordered to record whereupon the same together with this certificate hath been duly recorded in my office.
Witness my hand this October 21st 1876.
D. C. Yarbrough
by Chas A. Davis

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ALEXANDER RAMSEY

I Alexander Ramsey of the county of Hopkins and state of Kentucky knowing the uncertainty of all human affairs do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament 1st I desire that all my just debts shall be paid 2nd Having heretofore given to my son in law Green Oakley a portion of my estate I now give him five dollars as his interest in my estate 3rd I give to my three grand children towit Mary E. Oakley Alexander Oakley and Lucinda Oakley children of said Green Oakley and his wife Elizabeth now deceased one hundred and fifty dollars to be equally divided and paid over to them upon their marriage or arrival to the age of twenty one years and should either of said children die before marriage or their arrival to the age of twenty one years that then the money is to go to the survivors of said children 4th I give to my three single daughters Parthula Bethany and Lucinda one hundred dollars each to be paid to them upon their marriage or arrival to the age of twenty one years to make them equal to advancements made to my daughters Margaret Jane Chandler wife of James Chandler Mary A. Crowley wife of Prior Crowley and Sarah Crowley wife of Squire Crowley 5th I give to my two sons James and John three hundred and fifty dollars each to make them equal to the amount advanced to my son Andrew having given to said Andrew one horse saddle and bridle cattle hogs sheep and which I estimate at three hundred and fifty dollars 6th In addition to what I have herein mentioned to give to my daughter Lucinda one hundred dollars in compliance with a request made by the mother of said Lucinda just before her death 7th It is my desire that my son in law James Chandler take control of and educate my son James and daughter Lucinda and that he be allowed what is reasonable for educating and clothing said children out of what is herein willed to them that my son Andrew take care and control of my daughter Bethany until she marries or arrives to the age of twenty one years and that he be allowed for his trouble reasonable compensation out of what is herein willed to her and that my brother James K. Ramsey take my son John raise and educate him and see that he is put to some good trade the black smith and wagon making I think will just him but I leave that to my said brother and desire that he shall be paid for his trouble and expense out of what is herein willed to said John I desire further that my said brother take charge of my daughter Parthula until she marries or arrives to the age of twenty one years and that he be paid for his trouble out of what is herein willed to her 8th I desire that all of my property after my death shall be sold and that after the payment of my debts and the bequest herein made I desire that the remainder shall be equally divided between Andrew Ramsey Margaret J. Chandler Mary A. Crowley Sarah Crowley Parthula Ramsey Bethany Ramsey James Ramsey John Ramsey and Lucinda Ramsey my children as they severally arrive to the age of twenty one years or marry and should any of my said children die before marriage or their arrival to the age of twenty one years then the survivors of my said children are to have their portion or portions 9 I desire my personal property sold on a credit of twelve months and my land and n.... I desire shall be sold on a credit of one and two years 10 I hereby constitute and appoint my said brother James K. Ramsey my executor of this my last Will and Testament and I give him a controlling power over the education and control of all of my children and power to change the arrangements as herein made at any time he may see proper hereby revoking all other wills In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this the 20th day of November 1856.

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ANDREW PHILLIP RAMSEY

I Andrew P. Ramsey of the County of Webster and State of Ky having of sound mind and memory and understanding do make my last will and testament in the following manner. I give and bequeath to my wife Rebecca all my property personal real and mixed, notes, apc, bonds for as long as she shall remain unmarried and my widow, but on her decease or marriage I give and devise to my children and their heirs, respectively equal shares between them. I appoint my wife Rebecca sole executrix of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and decree this to be my last will and testament in presence of the witnesses named below this eighteenth (18th) day of May 1891.

A. P. Ramsey

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

J. D. Langley
J. H. Hoket
John A. Bassett

State of Kentucky
Webster County sct:
I C. A. Doris clerk of the Webster County Court do certify that the foregoing instrument of writing proporting to be the last will and testament of A. P. Ramsey deceased was on July 20, 1891, it being a regular County Court, produced in open court and proven by the oaths of Dr. J. A. Bassett, J. H. Hoket and J. D. Langley three of the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last will and testament of said decedent, in due form of law, and was admitted to probate and record as such. Whereupon the same together with this certificate hath been duly recorded in my office.
Witness my hand this July 29, 1891.
C. A. Doris clerk
By V. D. Dixon DC.

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DANIEL RAMSEY

In the name of God amen I Daniel Ramsey of Augusta County and colony of Virginia being sick of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be therefore given to almighty God I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of the living God hoping that through the merit of death and passion of our savior Jesus Christ to have fully and free pardon and forgivness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commend to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as touching the disposition of all such temporal estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and dispose as followeth First I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged Item I give unto my mother as much of my moveable property and negros by adding it to her own part mentioned in my fathers will as well amount to half of the negroes and movable property that is in the appraisement bill of the estate of my father deceased to her and her heirs forever and the whole of the rest of my movable property I give as followeth to my brother John Ramsey Andrew Steele Alexander Ramsey Andrew Ramsey William Ramsey George Ramsey and John Ramsey the son of James Ramsey deceased to each an equal proportion to them and their heirs forever Item I give unto my brother Andrew Ramsey the whole of my lands that I now possess to him and his heirs forever and that he the said Andrew Ramsey shall pay and obtain an equal proportion of the sum of three hundred pounds to the legatees above named to them and their heirs forever and as to the lands that is willed to me at my mothers death I will that James Steele William Finley William Gelespey and John Finley or any two of them shall appraise land and that my brother Andrew shall have the land to him and his heirs forever if he chooses to it at the appraisement paying and obtaining an equal proportion of said appraisement to the legatees as above mentioned to them and their heirs forever and if John Ramsey the son of James Ramsey should die before he becomes of full age his proportion of the said estate to fall to his brother Alexander Ramsey Item I will that Andrew Steele John Ramsey and Andrew Ramsey be full and sole executors of this my last will and testament in witness thereof I the said Daniel Ramsey to this my last will and testament do set my hand and seal in the year of our lord God this first day of September one thousand seven hundred and eighty three . If any suits of law or damages of any kind should be advanced against the said land the whole legatees to bear an equal share of the law
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John Black
Martha Black
Samuel Black

Court held for Augusta County June 15 1784 This last will and testament of Daniel Ramsey deceased was presented in court by Andrew Steele John Ramsey and William Ramsey the executors therein named and proved by the oath of John Black unto Samuel Black the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded whereupon the said John Ramsey and Andrew Steele acknowledged their bond in the sum of five hundred pounds for due execution of said office having taken the oath required by law (Andrew Ramsey having personally in court refused to take upon him the burden of the said executorship)

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JAMES RAMSEY

I James Ramsey of the county of Hopkins and state of Kentucky do make my last will and testament in manner and form following: 1st I give and bequeath to my four daughters Jane Patterson Peggy Bland Eliza Clay Parthula Crowley and my son John Ramsey all the balance of the tract of land whereon I live which I have not heretofore disposed of to be sold twelve months after my death on a credit of twelve months at public sale the purchaser to be required to give bond with approved security for the payment of the purchase money and as soon as the money can be collected to be equally divided between my said four daughters and son above mentioned. I also give to my daughter Parthula Crowley one n.... I give and bequeath to my son Alexander Ramsey my two tables one a cherry table and the other a black walnut table also my cupboard and loom. I give and bequeath to my son James K. Ramsey my saddle and bridle and that together with what I have heretofore given him is all that I intend to give him and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son James K. Ramsey executor of this my last will and Testament hereby resolving all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eleventh day of May 1849.

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JAMES KARR RAMSEY

I James K. Ramsey of the County of Hopkins and State of Kentucky, knowing the uncertainty of all human affairs do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows viz:
1st I want all my just debt to be paid.
2nd I devise that my son James A. Ramsey shall have 71 acres of land (this article is settled) out of the north end of the 100 acres bought from Taylor.
3rd I desire that my son George W. Ramsey shall have 43 1/2 acres that I bought of J. Stanley and owned by W. D. Crow(?) dec'd by ???? 29 acres off of the south end of ??? acres I bought of Taylor.
4th I desire that my son D. F. Ramsey shall have 75 acres of land out of the north end of my home.
5th I desire that my son Leland Ramsey shall have the ballance of my home tract which is about 75 acres.
6th I desire that my two grand children son's of John Ramsey deceased shall have 50 acres out of the north east corner of my home tract which I have heretofore given to my son John Ramsey their father.
I have now divided my land equally according to quantity as I think but David F. Ramsey lot of land has no timber and I wish James and George to furnish David with wood and timber he (David) shall take the timber where they wish. And as my servants are all free I have estimated all my land at 4000 dollars that my daughters may be made equal with my sons.
viz: James is to pay back. (this $500 is paid)
George is to pay back. (this 500 is paid)
David is to pay back 500
H. D. Ramsey and Jno F. Ramsey is to pay back their fathers share $500
making two thousand dollars $2000
which is to be divided between my four daughters viz
Sarah A. Cox is to have $500
Mary Jane Cox is to have 500
Margaret E. James is to have 500
Nancy Green is to have 500
making $2000
I desire that if my presant wife Drucilla should out live me that she shall have and hold all that remains of her property that she owned when we married according to our marriage contract and that she let my children have my property as we agreed.
I now desire that after my death that all my personal property be sold and equally so as to make my daughters have 750 dollars each divided amongst my children. I wish John W. Cox and D. F. Ramsey to be my executors. James K. Ramsey

Charges
John Ramsey
One horse saddle and bridel
Bed and furniture
1 cow ???? 2 sheep

Sarah A. Cox
1 cow and calf
Bed and furniture and 250 dollars $250

Mary Jane 1 cow and calf
1 bed and furniture and 250 dollars $250

Margaret
One bed and furniture = dollars in cash
1 cow and calf and mare at $130 + 120= $250

James A. Ramsey
To 255 dollars

George to 75 dollars
George has paid the 500 dollars in that 29 acres
of land I sold

Frank nothing

Nancy Nannie nothing

Leland nothing
James K. Ramsey

A. B. Leland seems to be weak(?) and absent minded I therefore appoint my executors as his committix(?) if he should become competent let him controll his property if not - then hold it and give it as he needs it
This Oct the 11th 1870

A. E. Cox
G. W. Ramsey

Kentucky Oficial County Court
Hopkins County March 1871
This day the foregoing instrument of writing proporting to be the last will and testament of James K. Ramsey Dec'd was produced to me and in open court and proven by the oaths of A. E. Cox and G. W. Ramsey two subscribing witnesses thereto to be to be said last will and testament of said dec'd which will was duly probated and ordered to be recorded whereupon the same together with the foregoing and this certificate hath been duly recorded in my office this the day and date aforesaid
John D.Christy clk

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JOHN RAMSEY

In the name of God amen I John Ramsey of Augusta County Colony of Virginia being sick of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be therfore given to almighty God do make and ordain this my present last will and testament in manner of form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God hoping through the merits of death of passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as touching the disposition of all such temporal estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth -first I will that my debts of funeral charges shall be paid and discharged - Item I give unto Andrew Ramsey my son one little survey of land betwixt John Patricks line of John Blacks in the south side of the river and also the money I lent said Andrew to pay Robert Estham of two cows and two calves and one feather bed and furniture to him and his forever - Item I give unto my son George Ramsey three hundred pounds the one half cash and one half in n... and stock to be valued by two men and my property of land in Cantucky and three head of horses which is called his own to him and his heirs for ever. I give unto my son John Ramsey one french crown I give unto my son Alexander Ramsey one french crown Item I give unto my son William Ramsey one french crown. Item I give unto my grand son John Ramsey one french crown Item I give unto my grand son Alexander Ramsey one french crown Item I give unto my grand daughter Mary Ramsey twelve hundred pounds paper money which I lent to the Office if she dies before she becomes of age the same money to be paid to my grand son John Steele. Item I give and bequeath to my loving wife Mary Ramsey the half of the land which I now possess and the half of the n.... and the half of the cattle and horses and the half of the houshold furniture of the mantion house hill her discease and likewise the half of the rest of the stock Item I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel Ramsey the whole remains of my estate and the whole of my land which I now possess at his mothers discease to him and his heirs for ever and my loving Mary and Daniel Ramsey to pay each alike share of the debts and the lega? be paid out of the whole head.. Item My loving wife Mary Ramsey Andrew Ramsey Andrew Steele to be full and sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke disannul and make void all former wills of testaments by me hertofore made in witness wherof I the said John Ramsey to this my last will and testament do by my hand and seal in the year of our lord god this fifteenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and eighty three

John Ramsey
John Patrick
John Black
Samuel Black

at a court held for Augusta County April 15th 1783 the last will and testament of John Ramsey deced was proved by the oaths of John Patrick and Samuel Black two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the executors therin named who made oath according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining a probat therof in due form they having complyed with the law

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MARY RAMSEY

In the name of God amen this thirtyeth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five I Mary Ramsay of the parish of St Anns and County of Albemarle being weak of body and unfit(?) but of perfect mind and memory blessed by God for it and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is apparent(?) for all persons once told(?) do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to principally and first of all I recommend my soul to the hands of almighty God who gave all beseeching his gracious excellance of the same and my body I recommend to the earth from whence it was taken to buried in a christian decent maner at the discreation of my executors and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I bequeath and dispose in the following manner first that the whole of Estate shall be sold and out of the money arising therefrom that my just debts and funeral charges shall be discharged and paid and that Alexander Ramsay son to James Ramsay shall have ten pounds paid to him when he comes to the age of twenty one years to him and his heirs forever and the whole of the rest of the money arising from such sale to be equally divided amongst my sons. Sons namely John Alexander Andrew William and George Ramsay and Andrew Steel to them and their hiers forever. I except my clothing my bed and sadle which I give and bequeath to Mary Ramsay daughter to James Ramsay to be kept for her till she comes of age and if the above named Alexander Ramsey and Mary Ramsay or either of them should die before they come to full age that the whole of their parts my estate to be equally divided amongst my sons above named - and I do constitute and alow this and no other before this present writing given under my hand and seal the day and year above written Signed Sealed Published Mary Ramsay
and pronounced in the presence of
Saml Black
??? Cummen
James Perlhulls

In a court held for Augusta County Oct 17th 1785 This last Will and Testament of Mary Ramsay dec'd was presented in court by John Ramsay and Andrew Steele the Executors therein named and given by the oaths of Samuel Black and James Perlhulls two of the witnesses thereto and is ordered to be accorded and on the motion of the said Executors who made oath and entered into bond with James Steel and Andrew Ramsay their searches(?) according to law Certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form
Teste Gylespie DC

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