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Will of James Thomas

Submitted by Rose M. May, 10/27/07


Bourbon County Kentucky
Will Book A Page 342

In the Name of God Amen, I James Thomas of the County of Bourbon and state
of Kentucky, being very sick and weak in health, but of perfect mind and
memory thanks be given unto God, calling unto 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 and first of
all I give and recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty god that gave
it, and my body I recommend unto the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian
buriell at the discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting at the general
resurrection I shall receive the same again by the might power of God, and
as toucning such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me
in this life, I give and devise and dispose of the same, and following
manner and form, First I give and bequeath unto Sarah my derly beloved
wife the thirds of the tract of Land that I now live on or its profits
her lifetime and likewise the thirds of all the moveable Estate her life-
time. And likewise I give my beloved son David Thomas two hundred acres
of Land laing on Grays Run, and the said David is to make a deed unto my
son James Thomas when he shall get a deed from Edward Trabue of one hundred
acres of said Land, and the said land is to be divided at it will best
answer, that it may Equal in the divide according to the conveniency of
the said Land that David Thomas may keep his improvements, the said Land
to the whole use of them and their Heirs forever. Also my beloved son
James Thomas I give and whom I Ordain constitute make one of my Executors
of this my Last Will and Testament Also I give to my beloved son Thomas
Thomas whom I likewise constitute make and Ordain the other of my Executors
of this my Last will and Testament and my son Thomas is to have the land
I now live on, containing one hundred and fifty three acres more or Less, and
likewise the negro boy named Morris and the whole use of the said Land
and negro to him and his Heirs and Assigns forever. Also I give to my well
beloved daughter Rebecha Thomas the negro woman at her mother's decease named
hannah to her sole use of her, her Heirs and assigns forever and I also give
her the sole use of one of the rooms of my dwelling as long as she remains
single. Also I give well beloved Daughter Anne Jones the sum of twenty
five pounds money of Kentucky to be raised out of my Estate, to her sole use
and at the death of my beloved wife, all my goods not mentioned shall be
equally devided among the above mentioned Legatees and I do herby utterly
disallow revise and diannul all and every other former Testaments Wills
legacees bequests and Executors, by me In any ways before named, willed
and bequeathed, ratifying 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 thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord seven hundred and
ninety four

Signed, Sealed published pronounced                               his
and declared by said James Thomas                         James X Thomas
as his last will and Testament in the                                 mark
presence of us, who in his presence have
hereunto subscribed our names

Jamess Boggs
Conrod Custer
Arnnell Custer

Bourbon County April Court 1797
This last will and Testament of James Thomas deceased was proved by the oath
of John Boggs, Conrod Custer and Arnnel Custer witnesses thereto and Ordered
to be recorded.
And on the motion of James Thomas the Executor therein named who made oath
and together with Conrod Custer and John Boggs his Securities entered into
& acknowledged their bond in the penalty of L 1200 conditioned agreeable
to Law Certificate is granted to obtain a probate thereof in due form.

Teste Tho Arnold C.B.C.