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Will of William McClelland-Will Book Q-Vol II-Pages 593-594

Submitted by Mary Hatton


I, William McClelland, of Bourbon County, Kentucky doth make the following as my last Will and Testament to wit. It is my will that all my just debts be paid out of the money I now have on hand

2nd I will and bequeath to my wife Louisa Jane during her life, the home farm containing about two hundred acres and known as the Robert E. Miller farm, also all the house and kitchen furniture, my carriage and buggy, 1 pr. Mules and my buggy Horse Billy, two negro men to be chosen by herself and a negro boy named Billy, 2 negro women Harriet and Dulcena, and a negro girl called Rachel, all the corn and wheat on said farm, all the cows and calves, and all the hogs.

I have given my son Robert money & property in the amount of two thousand and two

hundred. To my son Thomas three thousand dollars in money and property. To my son-in-law John Miller three thousand four hundred and ninety one dollars. To my son-in-law William H.

Piper two thousand six hundred and eighty dollars. To my son-in-law Joseph (M/W?) Miller two thousand and one hundred dollars.

3rd It is my will that my three children Bettie, William, and Elisha be made equal with my above stated. Also two hundred dollars each in addition and my Daughter Bettie is to have a (Slave?) named Suife(?) and a negro girl named Betsy & her two children, the said negroes to be valued by two disinterested persons and taken by her at their valuation.

4th It is my will that the balance of my negroes not allotted be equally divided among my children. Also all the balance of my property both real and personal (see above allotted) to be equally divided among my said children.

It is my will that the farm on which my son Thomas now lives containing about 300 acres, all my personal Estate (except such as has been disposed here in) at such time my Executor my determine, and lastly I appoint my Son Robert McClelland, the Executor of this my last Will & Testament.

Given under my hand this 24th day of June 1864.

                                                                   Wm. McClelland

Att. Jno. W. Brown

J. M. Hughes

Bourbon County Court, July Term, July 4, 1864. This last will and Testament of Wm.

McClelland deceased was produced and proved in open court by the oath of Jno. W.

Brown and James M. Hughes attesting witnesses thereto, and having been sworn to by Robert M. McClelland the executor therein named, and the thereof being duly stamped, is ordered to the record. Witness R. J. Brown Clerk of said court the date above.

R. J. Brown Clerk



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