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Daniel Matheny Will
Bourbon Co KY
Will Bk. B-217
Copied by Susan C Eades 1974
In the name of God Amen, I Daniel Matheny of bourbon County and State of Kentucky considering the uncertainty of life and being weak in body but of a sound mind, in order that my property may be disposed of according to my wish and desire I s make and ordain this my last will and testament, all others prior not withstanding. It is my wish and desire that my property should be disposed as follows viz:
I will and bequeath to my son in law Daniel Turney fifty acres of land, out of that tract Bowmanís line call for but if Martin is obtained in lieu of the above land he the said Turney is to have fifty acres of land where he now lives.
I will and bequeath to my son Moses Metheny the remain two hundred and fifty acres of land Bowmans calls for and if Martins land is received he the said Moses Metheny, is to have choice of two hundred and fifty acres of that or the above.
I will and bequeath the balance of land that may be received as follows to be equally divided between my six daughters, Ellender, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary and Judah.
I will and bequeath to my daughter Judah a mare, saddle and bridle, one bed and furniture, as her mother shall see cause to give her.
I will and bequeath to my son Moses Metheny the balance of my moveable property for the maintenance of my well beloved wife Judah Metheny and my son Andrew Metheny. I appoint and ordain Martin Hitt guardian for my Judah Metheny and my son Andrew Metheny and that my son Moses Metheny shall give him, the said Martin Hitt, his bond for the due performance of the above requisitions as it respects the maintenance of his mother and brother Andrew and I so further appoint and ordain my son Moses Metheny executor of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this sixth day of April in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and three.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Daniel Matheny
Probated Jan. 1804
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