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Scott County Will & Estate Records

Submitted by Mary Hatton 6/19/06

 

It should be noted that Scott County, Ky. had a fire in the courthouse 1837 as a result after this fire all legible words records were copied. There are spaces and or dots (….) in the early Scott Co., Ky. records

 

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1. Anna Thompson-Will-Will Book A-Pages 134-135-Dated August Court 1802

Anna Thompson’s will was written 12th day of June 1798 and proven August Court 1802.

I give and bequeath unto my son Rodes Thompson my negro man Jim to him and heirs forever.

I give and bequeath unto my son David Thompson my two old negroes, named Pompey and Judy to him and his heirs forever.

Anna Thompson’s will also names the following children-William, Clifton Asa, John Thompson and her daughters-Ann Waller, Mary Wigglesworth, Unity Smith, Elizabeth Rodes, and Lydia Fergurson.

Executors were son-in-law Rodes Smith and son David Thompson

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2. Waller Rodes-Estate Inventory-Will Book A-Page-399-401-Dated-May Court 1808

Negroes

Adam-$350.00

Simon-$150.00

James-$400.00

Frank-$400.00

David-$375.00

Eda-$250.00

Nancy-$333.34

…Kin-$250.00

…….-$200.00

Roada & her children-$160.00

Delila-$50.00

Milly-$100.00

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3. Sally Hawkins-Will-Will Book C-Pages 37-39-Dated 29th day of August 1816 and proven October Court 1819

This indenture made and entered into this 29th day of August in the year of our Lord 1816. This being my last will and Testament. In the name of God Amen, I, Sally Hawkins, of Scott County, Kentucky being of sound mind and in my natural ___ do hereby ratify Confirm and make this my last will and Testament.

First I give up my soul to God who gave it. Trusting the Jesus Christ only for the Salvation of my soul and my body and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my friends and it respects all my worldly goods. They are to be disposed as hereafter designated.

First I will and bequeath two dollars to William Wilson having provided for him sufficiently. I will and bequeath so much of my own money as will pay the Live(?) heretofore named the full value of Negro Joseph now in my possession or I wish him to have his freedom at my death……..should he be valued at seven hundred dollars or upwards…….this to be Strictly attended to by my Exos. and heirs as it….. He should be set at liberty and I also will and bequeath to said Negro Joseph thirty dollars of my Estate and all the balance of my estate I do hereby will and bequeath to his heirs hereafter designated ..Namely Jamison Hawkins, William Hawkins, Peggy Cave, Sally S. Thomas, Nancy Cason, Fanny Thomas, Betsy Fakwin, Lucinda Davis and their lawful Isam. But this Indenture of ….. to be so fully understood that should my heirs …. Depart this life and having no lawful child in….. Heirs …. property is to be Returned to the surviving Heirs …. her in named ….

I do appoint……………………………….....

…………….. In witness whereof I hereby appoint…….. Designated………. The day and year within named.

Signed sealed and acknowledged

Sally Hawkins (Seal)

In the presence of

Alexander State(?)

… Peak …

Elizabeth Johnson

Codicil or Supplement to the foregoing will I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Davis and her children to their proper use and in case of the death of my said daughter Lucy Davis & her children the Said property to return to the brothers and sisters of the said Lucy Davis & her heirs………………………………...................................................

Item I give to my daughter Davis the following property which I have purchased from Daniel W. Davis the following negroes Nan, Ann, John, and Lewis for the proper use and that of her children so long as they live and to the use and benefit of no other person whatsoever except that of her brothers and sisters, in case of death of the said Lucy Davis and her children it is to be distinctly understood that the property hereby given to my said daughter Lucy …… not to be subject to pay any debts but what she may contract herself I do also give to my said daughter and her children the following property to wit three beds, bedsteads & furniture, two tables, one __? and candlestand, two chairs, and cradle all the kitchen furniture, which I purchased from Daniel W. Davis, also one __?, one writing desk, one pair of candlesticks, one cow it is to be for them and distinctly understood, that I give and bequeath to my said daughter Lucinda Davis and her children the one equal part of the Estate of John Hawkins dec’d. which I hold at this time and which Interest I have purchased of Daniel W. Davis. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of June 1817.

Signed and published in the presence of Sally Hawkins (Seal)

Y. Bradford

Elijah Hawkins

…….. Hawkins

Scott County Sct………………………………October Court 1819

…………………………….. The foregoing last will and Testament of Sally Hawkins with the Codicil thereto annexed was this day produced……………….Hawkins one of the Executors therein named &……………………………..................................................

………………………………..................Ordered to be Recorded

B. S. Chambers C.S.C.

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4. Clifton Rodes-Will-Will Book C-Pages 40-42-Dated 25th day of September 1816 and Proven October Court 1819

James Bunch, son-in-law, one thousand and forty-five dollars and 42 cents on the same and the interest that may be on the same to him and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath unto James Rogers, son-in-law, one thousand and forty-five dollars and 42 cents on the same and the interest that may be on the same to him and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath unto James Rogers, son-in-law, one thousand and forty-five dollars and 42 cents on the same and the interest that may be on the same to him and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Agness Rodes one Negro boy named Jacob now in her ___? to her and her heirs forever.

My desire is that the balance on my Estate the I die___ of should be sold at public sale and the whole of the amount equally divided amongst all my children. My negro boy Randoff excepted … wish him at up for sale my children alone and the highest bidder amongst them to take him and the Price divided amongst them.

 

Lastly I do appoint Joe Bunch and William Prewitt executors to this last will and Testament.

Clifton Rodes (Seal)

Witnesses: Caroline Graham

Elizabeth Prewitt

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5. Clifton Rodes-Inventory & Appraisement-Will Book C-Pages 51-52-Dated-18th day of November 1819 and recorded in the Scott County Court December 1819

In Obedience to an order from the worshipful County Court of Scott County to the undersigned directed ___ them to appraise the personal Estate of Clifton Rodes dec’d. and slaves if any after being first duly sworn have appraised the following articles to wit.

One Negro boy-$590.00

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6. Wm. H. Murphy-Sales-Will Book C-Page 56-Dated-December Court 1819

Sale of Slaves to wit

David Lyle-a negro man John-$600.00

David McMentry-a woman & 2 children-$600.00

John C. Irvin-a man Elijah-$243.00

John Wallace-Jenny & 2 children-$550.00

The foregoing contain a list of the Sales of the personal Estate & slaves of Wm. McMenty dec’d.

The year 1816

S. Finley Executor

D McMenty Executor

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7. Estate Settlement of William Tompkins-Will Book D-Page170-March Court 1813

In obedience to an order of the County Court of Scott to us as directed we have proceeded to Settle with Peter McArthur his proceedings on the Estate of William Tompkins dec’d. and do apart _ followed viz ………………………………...............................

………………………………..................... It appears that on the 12th day of June 1810 a Settlement was made with Said McArthur concerning Said Estate by order of the Same Court by Abram Buford and others and we being no cause to make any change in that settlement from which it appears that Said McArthur was to be charged the……….of the land and hire of the Negroes from that time for…………….. Therefore…………………

Pete McArthur……………………………….....................................................................

……………….To the Representatives of William Dec’d. ………………………………

Hire of a Negro man named Will from the……1810 to the 8th January 1813-$200.00

……….. Negro boy Jack same time- $150.00

                                                         Total-$350.00

Attest

Cary Clark C.S.C.C.

 

 

  

 

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