Thomas Moore is one of the Revolutionary War heroes buried in Old Mud Cemetery in Mercer County. His eight children are listed in his will – sons John Moore, Samuel Moore and Thomas H. Moore; and his five daughters, Ann Worley, Polly Harrod, Isabella Bingham, Nancy Newlin and Elizabeth Bass.
Thomas Moore’s Will
Mercer County Will Book 10, Pages 534-535
I, Thomas Moore, of the State of Kentucky and County of Mercer, make this writing my last will and testament. To wit, I hereby appoint my sons John and Thomas H. Moore my executors to this my will. I hereby give to my wife, Elizabeth Moore, during her natural life, of my tract of land whereon I now live, beginning at the orchard fence on the north of the Shawnee Run Road, thence with said fence north-west to my little meadow, thence with the fence or the little meadow, a north-east coast to my original line, to adjoin Harris, thence with said line, south-west to Overstreet’s line, thence with Overstreet to the Shawnee Run Road, thence with the Shawnee Run Road to the beginning. My will is that my wife shall have her choice of my horses, together with three of my best cows, also twelve her choice of my stock of hogs, also her choice of my sheep, together with all my household and kitchen furniture, so long as she may continue my widow, together with the rent that may be due me on the year of my decease. The residue of my personal estate to be sold and equally divided among the legal heirs of my five daughters. My will is that my tract be equally divided between my three sons, John Moore, Samuel Moore and Thomas H. Moore, in consideration that each of my sons shall pay two hundred and fifty dollars to be divided equally between the legal heirs of my five daughters, that is 150 dollars to the heirs of my daughter Ann Worley, the same to the heirs of my daughter Polly Harrod, the same to the legal heirs of Isabella Bingham. Further my will is that the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be paid to the legal heirs of my daughter Nancy Newlin, also the same amount equally divided between all the legal heirs of my daughter Elizabeth Bass. My will is that my plantation over my wife’s dower be rented during my wife’s life with the proceeds thereof divided between the heirs of my five daughters. It is to be understood that the divisions of the land take place at the decease of my wife, then each son is to pay the two hundred and fifty dollars. In testimony hereof I set
Test. Frederick Harris, George Dodd, Peter Stopher
Mercer County March County Court 1835
The foregoing last will and testament of Thomas Moore, deceased, was this day produced into court and proved by the oaths of Frederick Harris and Peter Stopher, two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, which is done accordingly.
Attest. Thomas Allin