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Samuel Stephenson Will

Will Book 5, Page 198 & 199

(posted originally at Jo Thiessen's Scott County site)

In the name of God Amen, I Samuel Stephenson of the County of Clarke and State of Kentucky being in a low state of health but of sound mind and memory and calling into mind the uncerttinty of life do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament viz I give and bequeath to my son William the fifty acres of land purchased from Margaret Thomas the Deed when made to be made in his name likewise a two year old mare
also a bed and furniture
Item I give and bequeath to my three sons Isaac, Archibald and Samuel the tract of land whereon I now live together with the Fox horse and furniture to Isaac. The Tan mare and furniture to Archibald and to Samuel a negro boy called Jackson.
Item I give and bequeath to my son James two hundred dollars to be paid by my Executors as soon as the sum can be collected from the sale of property and outstanding debts paid.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Frances a negro woman called Loiza in addition to what she has already received.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret a negro boy called Henry and the smip [sic] mare in addition to what she has already received.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Anna Stephenson my negro girl named Lett together with a good bed and furniture and bureau likewise ten dollars a year for four years for her maintenance which will bring her to the age of 15 when I expect she will be capable of maintaining herself and after my just debts are paid my will is that all my perishable property not heretofore mentioned shall be sold at public sale on a twelve months credit and the amount equally divided between all my children except James to him I have given a trade that I expect will be equal to what the rest will receive from the sale and I do hereby request John Ramsay and James Ramsay to be my Executors of this my last will and Testiment signed sealed and declared to be the last will and Testament of him the said Samuel Stephenson this 21st day of June 1822.


In the presence of
Septimus Davis
John Stephenson
Samuel (X) Stephenson

Clarke County August Court 1822
This last will and Testiment of Samuel Stephenson Duo was produced in court, and proven according to law by the oaths of Septimus Davis and Jno Stevenson witness which subscribed and ordered to be recorded The Executors named in this will appeared in open court and refused to qualify

Examined Teste James P. Bullock CCC



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