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Will of James Armstrong; Bath County, Kentucky; Will Book B., page 420

Originally posted at the Scott Co., KyGenWeb by Jo Theissen

 

 

In the name of God Amen, I James Armstrong of the county of Bath and the State of Kentucky being weak in body but of a sound disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and cansiling all others heretofore made.

It is my will and desire that my Executor hereafter to be named shall first pay all my juneral expences and next my just and honerable debts.


Item 2nd It is my will and desire that my said executor shall as soon as convenient after my death sell at public auction the plantation on which I live supposed to contain about three hunderd and twenty four acres on a credit of one two and three years to be paid in equal enstalments and I do hereby authorize and empower him to execute a Deed or Deeds of conveyance to the purchaser when the purchase money is paid.


Item 3rd It is my will and desire that my said executor so soon as it is convenient after my death to sell at publick auction all my personal property of every description (except the house hold and kitchen furniture and the slaves) at a credit of twelve months.


Item 4th I will and bequeath to my two youngest children towit Russell Armstrong and Elenor Duvall all and every part and parcel of the household and kitchen furniture to be equally divided between them by my said executor.


Item 5th I will and bequeath my negro man Jerry to be free upon the following conditions that my said executor shall hire him out from year to year untill his hire amounts to the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars after paying all expences for sickness or other wise at which time I direct my said executor to set him at Liberty.


Item 6th I will and bequeath my negro girl Fanny to be free upon the following conditions that is my executor shall hire her out from year to year untill her hire amounts to the sum of one hundred and seventy five dollars after all expences for sickness or otherwise at which time I direct my said executor to set her at liberty.


Item 7th I will and bequeath that Fanny's three children towit Jacob who is nine years of age, Mariah, who is about six years old and Cinthey about four years of age shall be free at certain ages. Jacob to be hired out by my said executor from year to year untill he arrives to the age of twenty six at which time I direct my said executor to set him at Liberty. Mariah and Cynthey to be hired out from year to year by my said executor untill they each arive to the age of twenty one at which timees I direct my said executor to set them at liberty, and it is my will and desire that should Fanny have a child or children before she makes the sum of one hundred and seventy five dollars they are to be hired out by my said executor untill they each arive to the age of twenty one at which times they are to be set at liberty and should said female negroes above names have children they are also to be free at twenty one years of age.


Item 8th I will and bequeath my negro woman by the name of Nanny to be free at my death.


Item 9th I will and bequeath to my four grandsons towit James Harvy Cassity, Milton Cassity, Stephen Cassity and Niton Cassity twenty dollars each to be paid by my said executor when they severally arive at the age of twenty one as there full share and proportion of my estate


Item 10th I will and bequeath to my granddaughter of Polly John Armstrong the sum of thirty five dollars to be paid by my executor when she arrives at the age of twenty one years or marries as her full share of my estate.


Item 11th I will and bequeath that the balance of my estate and all the money that will arise from the sale of my place and the hire of the negroes before set forth after all my just debts and expences is paid shall be equally divided between my five children towit Russell Armstrong Elenor Duvall the wife of Thompson Duvall, Robert Armstrong, Polly Cassity the wife of Jonathan Cassity and Jane Kindard the wife of Barnabas Kindard except Russell Armstrong and Elenor Duvall is to have one hundred and fifty dollars each more than each of the others after Russell Armstrong and Elenor Duvall first receives there one hundred and fifty dollars each of the executor then the balance will be paid by my executor to each of them in equal proportions as he collects the money that may arise from the sale of the land or the hire of the negros


Item 12th It is my will and desire that if either of my children or grandchilderen refuses to receive the devisees which is contained in this will to each of them and makes an attempt to break this will that in that event they shall receive one dollar of my estate and no more as there full proportion of my estate and the property and money to be divided among those who do not make duly attempt to break this will in the

manner before set forth in the previous part of this will Lastly it is my will and desire vc I do herby appoint Andrew Trumbo Jr. of Owingsvill my executor to this my last will and testament.
In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of August 1830.

 

Witness Isaac Moore
Ziba Moore
(X) his mark

James Armstrong (SEAL)

Interlined once on the 2nd page and three times on the 3rd page before it was signed.

Bath County November Court 1830
This last will and testament of James Armstrong Dec'd was returned to Court and proven by the oaths of Isaac Moore and Ziba Moore

 

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