Will & Estate Records
Submitted by Mary
Will of Thomas
Respass-Will Book G-Page-58
The will was written on Twenty-first day July One
Thousand and Twenty. The will of Thomas Respess was
proven in the Bourbon County Court October term 1822.
Item: I give unto my said Augustine C. Respess a black
man named Absalom he has now in possession.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughters Susanah
Respess now Susanah Saunders, Frances Respess now
Frances Hickman, Ann Respass now Ann Lewis and Mary
Respass now Mary Haggin the following colored people to
wit: Lewis, Abraham, Nelson and Chaney, but it is my
will my daughter Mary Respess now Mary Haggin take
Chaney at her valuation to serve twenty one years after
my death, Molly, Betty and Geny be free at my death but
if Molly and Betty cannot support themselves then in
that case it is my desire for my children to take them
and do the best they can with them.
Item: I give to my son Robt. Respess one negro man named
Inventory of Thomas Respess- Will Book G-Pages
The Inventory was entered in the Bourbon County Court on
18th day of March 1824.
Andrew a negro man 28-30 years old-$400.00
Lewis a negro man 26-27 years old-$450.00
Abraham a negro man 26-27 years old-$450.00
Nelson a negro man 26-27 years old-$450.00
Chaney a girl 12 or 13 years old-$300.00
Molly an old woman between 60-70 years old-$20.00
Betty an old woman and blind-$00.00