Another early will from Mercer County. Notice that Mr. Dicken lists himself as of the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Kentucky, and County of Mercer. I believe the ‘trusty friends’ listed in the will are actually Daniel’s older brothers. He gives his estate to his younger brothers and sister, so evidently there were older siblings.
In the name of God, amen. I, Daniel Dicken, of the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Kentucky, and County of Mercer, being of sound mind and memory, do make, declare and publish this to be my last will and testament. I will all my estate, real, personal and mined to be equally divided between my three younger brothers and sisters, Charles Dicken, Winifred Dicken and Lot Dicken, after my just debts are all paid. I do hereby appoint and nominate my trusty friends, Christopher Dicken and Isaac Dicken to be executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 4th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety. Signed, sealed and published in presence of:
William Dicken, Joseph Dicken, William Batton
At a Court held for Mercer County at the Courthouse on Tuesday the 28th day of February 1792
This last will and testament of Daniel Dicken, deceased, was exhibited into Court and proved by the oaths of William Dicken and Joseph Dicken, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Test. Thomas Allin, C. C.