Robert Botts Will – Montgomery County

Robert Botts was born in Virginia November 25, 1779.  He married Elizabeth Tollson July 9, 1809, in Montgomery County.  Together their had eight children, all of whom are named in the will.  Robert died November 25, 1779, of apoplexy. 

Montgomery County, Kentucky – Will Book F, Pages 22-23

Will of Robert Botts, written May 3, 1852, proved October 1855

Memorandum of advancements made by me to my children in my lifetime, to wit,

To Benjamin T. Botts, a boy named Jeff, said boy estimated to be worth the sum of four hundred dollars, $400.00.  Also, a horse, bridle, saddle, bed and furniture without any price named.  Also, one hundred dollars in chase.  $100.

To Nancy Wells, one girl named Anna, estimated to be worth the sum of four hundred dollars, $400.00.  Also, horse, saddle, bridle, bed and furniture as above.  Also, three hundred dollars in cash, $300.00

To Joseph Botts, a boy named Robert, estimated to be worth the sum of four hundred dollars, $400.00.  Also, horse, saddle, bridle, bed and furniture as above.  Also, one hundred dollars in cash, $100.00.

To Amy G. O’Rear, one girl named Amanda, estimated to be worth the sum of four hundred dollars, $400.00.  Horse, saddle, bridle, bed and furniture as above.  Also, one hundred dollars in cash, $100.00

To James R. Botts, one girl named Jane and her child, estimated to be worth four hundred dollars, $400.00.  Also, one hundred dollars in cash, $100.00.  Horse, saddle, bridle, bed and furniture as above.

To Catherine Botts, saddle, bridle, bed and furniture as above.  Also, one hundred dollars in cash, $100.00

To Elizabeth Botts, saddle, bridle, bed and furniture as above.  Also, one hundred dollars in cash, $100.00.

To George N. Botts, horse, saddle, bridle, bed and furniture as above.  Also, one hundred dollars in cash, $100.00

Should I make no further advancements to my children during my life.  My intention is that the three last named children shall each receive a servant of equal value with those I have given the first five, having reference to age, sex and health, and time of giving.  Also, that Catherine and Elizabeth each have a horse agreeing in value as near as can be to those already given by me, and each child’s part be made equal to the largest advancement made by me during my life before other distributions be made.

Should my wife, Elizabeth Botts, be my survivor, my desire is that she be amply provided for during her natural life out of my remaining estate, agreeable to her own desire.  But should she not wish to retain the whole of it my desire is that so much thereof as she may not think proper to retain for use and behoove, may be equally divided among my eight children, and at her death, I wish an equal and amicable division to be made among them.

In testimony, whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 3rd day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.

Robert Botts

State of Kentucky, Montgomery County Court, October Term 1855

A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Robert Botts, deceased, was this day produced in court and was proved by the oaths of Joseph B. O’Rear and B. J. Peters to be wholly in the handwriting of him, the said Robert Botts, that they had seen him write and knew his handwriting.  There being no subscribing witnesses to said instrument, upon which proof said writing was ordered to be recorded as the last will and testament of Robert Botts, deceased.

 

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  1. Do you have any information on Mary Polly Banta who allegedly married Richard Hastings in Mercer County, KY. Her parents, David Banta and Mary DeMott moved to Monroe County Indiana. Richard Whitfield Hastings was born there in 1836 and died in Wabash County, Illinois on December 14, 1881. Fran

    On Aug 24, 2017 6:02 AM, “Kentucky Kindred Genealogy” wrote:

    > Kentucky Kindred Genealogical Research posted: “Robert Botts was born in > Virginia November 25, 1779. He married Elizabeth Tollson July 9, 1809, in > Montgomery County. Together their had eight children, all of whom are > named in the will. Robert died November 25, 1779, of apoplexy. Montgomery > Count” >

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