Old Wills

Will of Zachariah Green

Bath County Wills

In the name of God, I, Zachariah Green, being in my reasonable health and sound mind and disposing memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  First, I commend my soul to God and my body to the dust, to be buried in Christian form and after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid I leave all my real and personal estate to my beloved wife, Mary Ann Green, so long as she remains my widow or chose her thirds or a child’s part.  And after her decease to return to our heirs.  Rachael Jones heirs to have one dollar each and Leaney Osburn to have ten dollars, and Peggy Vice, my daughter, to have one dollar and my daughter Orrah Mitchell, to have one dollar.  The balance of my heirs, namely, Zachariah Green, Goldsberry Green, Anna Green and Winea Lynam, to have an equal share of the balance of all my estate after selling the plantation on which I now live and all the rest of my property at twelve months credit, and should my daughter Winea Lynam die without issue of her body, her part of the estate to fall to my lawful heirs, except those which are portioned.  The plantation on which John Gorrel now lives to remain his and his wife’s, Anna Gorrel, during their natural life and after their decease, the land to be sold and money to be divided equally between James Gorrel, Mariah Gorrel, Sally Gorrel and George Gorrel.  Also, I appoint Mary Ann Green and my son, Zachariah Green, to be my executors of this my last will, acknowledged to be my last will and testament, revoking all other wills or bequests heretofore made by me, this the twenty-seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord 1834, not B interlined before signed.

Zachariah Green

Attest.  William F. Routt, James Gregg

Bath County, November Court 1835

This instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Zachariah Green, deceased, was produced and proven in open Court by the oaths of William F. Routt and James Gregg, witnesses thereto, subscribed and ordered to be recorded, whereupon the same hath been truly recorded in my office as the law directs.

Att. W. M. Sudduth, Clerk

By Lewis E. Sudduth, Deputy Clerk

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  1. This should be Rachel Jones Who married John Jones, There is record of a court case extant in the Kentucky State Archives that tells of Mr Jones return to Bath County Kentucky from Ohio. In October of 1832, too ill to continue his journey, Mr Jones stopped in at the home of John Gorrell, who was married to Anna Green sister to Rachel Green Jones. Here in that month, John Jones died. A lengthy court battle ensued between John Gorrell and the heirs of John Jones to recover the costs of the care of John Jones and his children up to his death and burial.

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