Wills from Pendleton, Scott, Harrison and Surrounding Counties

Wills from Pendleton, Scott, Harrison and Surrounding Counties

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The Will of John Hand, Sr.
Pendleton County, Kentucky Deed Book F, pages 241 & 242
Submited by Bonnie Gaunt Snow, Courtesy of Nancy Bray

"In the name of God, Amen. I John Hand of the County of Pendleton, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I thank God), and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate, as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in the manner following, that is to say: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jenny A. Hand all my estate of every kind and description whatsoever to use and dispose of during her life as she may think best and right! And after my said wife's death this will is to be and remain to the following intent and purpose towit

1st. I bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Makimson a negro boy named Nelson which now and has been in her possession for several years, that boy and what she has already received is her full share from me. I 2nd give and bequeath to my daughter Frances N. Hanson a negro woman named Aylse. 3rd I give an bequeath to my son W. R. Hand a negro boy named Tobe and also do also herein release and acquit him of the sum of Three hundred & fifty dollars which he has heretofore owed me. 4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Lydia Hand a negro boy named Peter. 5th I give and bequeath to my daughter, Eleanor Hand a negro boy named Parker, and also a Horse and Saddle. 6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Hand, two negroes, one named Jonny and the other Simon, the first about three years old and the latter, or Simon, about eighteen months old, also a horse and saddle. And where as my three daughter towit: Lydia, Eleanor and Hannah claim by right the following property hereafter mentioned which said property is and of a right ought to be theirs, this Will notwithstanding, towit: To Lydia on sideboard, bead, & furniture and a breakfast table: To Eleanor one bed and furniture and a beauroe (sic). To Hannah one bed & furniture and beauroe (sic). The balance of my household and Kitchen furniture of every description, including my stock which may belong to me in my own right, or that of my afsd wife at her death I hereby will to be appraised and equally divided among my three last mentioned daughters, towit: Lydia, Eleanor and Hannah is specie, or sold and the proceeds thereof divided as they may think proper. Provided that my sons James, Thomas and Henry are to have a bead (sic) and furniture each out of said household furniture. And I further will and bequeath that my two negro women Milly and Nancy are to be divided between my three last mentioned daughters in the same manner as proscribed with my household furniture, Stock etc, to them my said daughters and their heirs forever. And all and every devise hereby made is to be to the respective names mentioned and their heirs forever, except William R. Hand, Note, The devise named? Herein to my son William R. Hand, to wit Tobe is to be and remain in the possession of John R. Hand for the use and benefit of the Wm. R. Hand during his natural life, - at his death to his heirs ? by and their successors forever. And if the said W. R. Hand should die without heirs, then under that case said Tobe is to go and be the property of sd, John R. Hand and heirs forever. I do hereby appoint and nominate my wife, neighbors Thomas L. Garnard And John Childers my executors to carry this my last will and testament in full force and venture agreeably to it's legal and literal import: and if the said Garnard and Childers refuse to serve, or either of them, then in that case I appoint my son John R. Hand and John W. McCann my just and lawful executors. Hereby revoking all and every will or wills heretofore by me made of any kind or nature whatever.

Witness my hand and seal this 19th Sept 1832
"Daughters & _ _sovedly? Interlined before signed." John Hand St. } Seal
Teste John W. McCann, Taylor Ewing"

The Will Of Lanty McCann
Original will, found in the Pendleton County, Kentucky Courthouse
Submitted by Nancy Bray

"In the name of God, Amen I Lanty McCann of the County of Pendleton and State of Kentucky being weak of body bout of sound mind and memory do make this my last will in the form following: To wit, I leve to my wife Mary McCann all my house hold and kitchen furniture excepte what is herein after named for my son Patrick. I also leave to my said Wife Mary two Cows, to wit, One Read Muly and one Black and one yearling calf. My Black flag mare and all my hogs except twelve and to have one hundred Bushels of corn yearly from my place for ten years and the cows. I leve to my son Patrick the cubord and falling leaftable, sugar Desk, one nine gallon pot and oven, one Plow and harrow, one sett of gears and one bed. I leve to my daughter Nancy Crook one cow and calf. I leve to my sons Arthur McCan & John McCann my Plantation and land except what my son Patrick holds my bond for by then paying all my debts and the yearly corn to my wife and the are to have the balance of my hogs. One large stear and the balance of my farming utensials. I leve to my son William McCann my old Black mare the flag mare colt one cow with short horns and two calves.

I appoint my son Patrick McCan sole Executor of this my last will to which I set my hand and seal this fifth day of December 1819 in presents of "Elijah McClenachan }
Elizabeth McClenahan}
Lanty X McCann Seal

Pendleton County sct
The forgoing will was produced to the County court of the County aforesaid, at the March Instant Term, proven and ordered to be recorded which has been duly done as above. Given under my hand the 22nd day of March 1820.

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