George Mason Killed by Indians 1787

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Bourbon County Will Book A, Page 3-4

The following is the will of George Mason who was shot by the Indians at the lower Blue Licks in Bourbon County, September 5, 1787.  George Mason desires that William Derrit will take into his profession everything that belongs to him and to sell as much as will pay of his just debts, the residue he gives to James Taylor, the son of Joseph Taylor, deceased, of Fairfax County [Virginia] near Alexandria and to his brothers and sisters to be equally divided among them except his wearing apparel, which he desires may be divided between William Johnson and his sister.

Test – Edmund Lyne and William W. Flin

At a Court held for Bourbon County at the Courthouse thereof on Tuesday, the sixteenth day of October 1787.

The nuncupative will of George Mason was proved by the oath of Edmund Lyne subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.  Test.  John Edwards, CBC

We the subscribers being ordered by Court upon the appraisement of the estate of George Mason, deceased, and after being duly sworn have valued and appraised the different articles as follows –

One small black cow, one large black cow, one brindled cow, bull and one brindled heifer, one black calf, one pied steer, one brown steer, one red bull, crop of corn, crop of apple trees, hogs, weeding hoe, dappled grey gelding, sorrel colt, old iron, three deer skins, one ewe, sheep, 3 pounds of iron, note upon William Johnston, Bond upon John Grant, Esq.  Total 54 pounds.

Given under our hands this 15th day of November 1787.  Jarrot Menifee, Joseph Robinson, George Ruddell.

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3 thoughts on “George Mason Killed by Indians 1787”

  1. thank you, again does this mention William Johnson or Johnston….?    I am always looking for our Johnson family found in Madison and then Mercer Counties and have been unable to find where they came from before arriving in Kentucky. thanks

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  2. Fairly new to your blog – when I saw the Old Wills section I thought I would look to see if you had the will of George Mason. it didn’t take me long to find it. I found this will on FamilySearch several years ago and was really touched by it. I could imagine poor George with this carefully planted apple trees trying to eke out a living as an early settler of Kentucky. It’s a wonderful, but very sad example of a will from that time period. Thanks for showing it on your blog.

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