Edmund Martin was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He served as a private in the Sussex County, New Jersey militia, receiving certificate #577, dated May 1, 1784. He is buried in the Old Millersburg Cemetery in Nicholas County, at the county line with Bourbon County. This will is from Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky. Nicholas County was formed in 1799 from portions of Bourbon and Mason Counties. Tomorrow my blog will be about the Martin family buried in Old Millersburg Cemetery. It is interesting to note that Edmund Martin died the day his will was signed.
Will of Edmund Martin
Mason County, Kentucky
In the name of God Amen. I Edmund Martin of Maysville, County of Mason and State of Kentucky considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed by Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First of all my just debts to be paid. I then bequeath to my beloved wife Susanna the house and shore houses thereon, during her life. I also bequeath to her three feather beds and furniture, one bureau and three tables with the desk and bookcases. I also give and bequeath unto my son Edmund Martin (after his mother’s death) the aforesaid house and lots with the improvements thereon; which I now live in and my said son Edmund is to pay out of said house and lot the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to his brother Micajah Martin one year after his mother’s death being one of four yearly payments of the same amount to be paid to his said brother Micajah until the sum of one thousand dollars has been paid in full to his said brother Micajah. I also give and bequeath unto my son Jerry Martin the one hundred acres of land on which he now lives. I also bequeath to my son-in-law Eli Huron fifty acres of land on which he lives. I also give and bequeath to each of my daughters herein mentioned that is to Nancy Aultic, Rachel Rees, Milly Bland and Hannah Porter four hundred dollars if so much remains of my estate after paying my just debts. I request that these people who have my obligations for deed to lots – Swells Boaz Brooks and Levi Boone and any others that the same deeds may be made when they pay the respective balances due me. I request also the tan yard lot to be sold for the payment of my debts. The residue of my estate when all my just debts are paid to be equally divided between my children, Elijah Martin excepted as he has got his proportion before. I hereby appoint my son Elijah Martin and my worthy friend Moses Daulton to be my Executers of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former will by me made.
In witness whereof I have set my hand seal this 28th day of November 1811.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Edmund Martin to be his last will and testament in our presence – Charles Gallagher, Adam McFerrin, Sanford Carroll