Old Wills

Jeremiah Morgan 1795 Will – Nelson County

Morgan Will 1 2Will Book 1, Page 1-2, Nelson County, Kentucky

In the name of God amen.

One.  Knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, I hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.

Two.  I lend to my beloved wife, Mary Morgan, the plantation wherein I now live as now laid off, during her widowhood, then the same to become the real property of my daughter, Susannah Morgan.  Also, I hereby give and bequeath to my son, Armstead Morgan, my land in the territory south of the River Ohio containing one hundred acres, it being a part of John Morgan’s where he now lives.  Be it remembered that all my just debts be first paid out of my moveable estate.

Three.  My horses, cattle, hogs, beds, household and kitchen furniture, all moneys and property due me, and then the remainder of said moveable estate to be vested in my beloved wife, Mary Morgan, to be at her disposal as she may think fit.  Also be it remembered that the money arising from my locations made in the territory south of the River Ohio, located by Jesteenah Cartwright and transferred by him to me, I say such moneys to be put into the public treasury of the state of Kentucky and there to remain until my two children Susannah and Armstead Morgan severally come to age or marry.  At the same time be it remembered that the cumulative interest of said money are to be called for by my executors annually, or as often as they may see proper and the same to be disposed of as to the best advantage equally between my wife and two children as above named, to their maintenance and in a most particular manner to the use of schooling my children.  Be it known I hereby appoint my beloved wife, Mrs. Mary Morgan, Captain John Morgan, Colonel William Cogling executors and executrix.  Also Major Henry Bradford executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all and every other will and testament by me heretofore made.

Morgan will 2 2Done and executed.  Witness my hand and seal this 17th day of June, 1795.  Signed, sealed and acknowledged,                                          Jeremiah Morgan

In the presence of us, John Ewing, William Morgan, James Gambell, James McClaine.

July 25th, 1795.  A codicil annexed.  Be it also remembered that it has formerly been and is yet my desire that my beloved wife Mary Morgan, at my decease, shall have her choice of my two plantations within mentioned, between the one in Logan County and Whipperwill and the other in the territory to live on during life, then to remain as within mentioned.  Witness my hand the seal the date as above.

Jeremiah Morgan

John Ewing, Mary Moldrim, Toby Morgan, James Gambill

Logan County Court

The last will and testament of Jeremiah Morgan, deceased, was produced in Court with the Codicil thereto amended by Mary Morgan, the executrix therein named and proven by the oaths of John Ewing, William Morgan, James Gambill and James McLean.  Mary Moldrim and Toby Morgan subscribing witnesses thereto.  And ordered to be recorded.

Teste.  Samuel Caldwell, County Clerk

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