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Holt – Maddox 1829 Marriage Bond and Consents

Know all men by these presents that we, Valentine Holt and John Darnall, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made unto said state.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 2nd day of May 1829.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intended to be solemnized between the above bound Valentine and Nancy Maddox.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Valentine Holt, John Darnall

Teste.  Thomas Allin, D. C.

I do hereby authorize the Clerk of Mercer County to issue marriage license for my daughter, Nancy, and Valentine Holt to marry April 28th 1829.

William Maddox

Witness, John Darnall, William Goodlett

Mercer County

This day John Darnall appeared before me, William Bohon, a Justice of the Peace for said County, and made oath that he had frequently heard from different persons that Nancy Maddox was twenty-one years of age and that he is personally acquainted with her and to the best of his belief said girl is of that age.  Given under my hand this 2nd day of May 1829.

William Bohon, JP

Mercer County, Kentucky

Indenture from James and Ann Davis to Alexander Lewis

This is an addition to an Indenture, made in Mercer County, Kentucky, January 11, 1797, to an original indenture from April 27, 1790, between James and Ann Davis and Alexander Lewis.  Dick’s River as they mention in the indenture is known as Dix River today.

This Indenture made this 11th day of January 1797 between James Davis and Ann, his wife, of Clark County, of the one part, and Alexander Lewis, of the other part.  Witnesseth that whereas by a certain indenture of bargain and sale by the said James and Ann to the said Alexander Lewis made and executed on the 26th day of April 1790, and acknowledged before the Court of Mercer County, and ordered to be recorded on the 27th day of April 1790, it was the intent and meaning of the said James and Ann that the tract of land therein mentioned to contain one hundred and eighty acres, should adjoin to and bend on Dicks River as it meanders from the lower to the upper corners thereof and we, the said James and Ann, still being desirous that those our intentions should be fully understood and made manifest have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and date first above written and desire that the same shell be recorded and considered as a part of the Indenture herein referred to.

James Davis, Ann Davis

Executed in the presence of Joseph Davis, Ambrose Gordon, Jeremiah Brown, Thomas Wood

Mercer County            August County Court 1797

This Indenture was proved to be the act and deed of James Davis, a party thereto by the oaths of Joseph Davis, Jeremiah Brown and Ambrose Gordon, three subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded.                   Thomas Allin, County Clerk

Deed Book 3, Page 322

1813 Leonard – Thompson Marriage in Mercer County

It was my great delight to discover an ancestral relationship with my dear friend, Debbie Hise.  Her husband has long joked that we were related, and to his amazement we are.  Debbie is my fourth cousin once removed – we descend from John Leonard and Deborah Thompson.  They are my fourth great-grandparents, Debbie’s third.  After being friends for 30+ years, it is nice to have that unexpected connection!

Know all men by these presents, that we, John Leonard and James Thompson, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 23rd day of November 1813.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intending to be solemnized between the above bound John Leonard and Deborah Thompson.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

John Leonard, James Thompson

Teste.  Thomas Allin

 

Daniel Dicken 1790 Mercer County Will

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:

Daniel Dicken

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.

Buckner Miller Allin, Sr., Obituary

Buckner Miller Allin, Sr., 1856-1924.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

Mr. Buckner Allin, Sr., was a descendant of Thomas Allin, the first county clerk for Mercer County, and his wife, Mary Jouett.  Thomas Allin was born in Virginia, served in the Revolutionary War, and afterwards came to Mercer County – Virginia at that time! – where he married Mary Jouett in 1789.  The couple had ten children.  Thomas and Mary died two days apart in June of 1833 during the cholera epidemic.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, January 25, 1924

Mr. Buckner Miller Allin, Sr., aged 67 years, died Tuesday night after a gradual decline of health for several years caused by a partial stroke of paralysis. Mr. Allin was a native of Mercer County, a son of the late George Allin and Susan Miller Allin, and is a descendant of a line of pioneers promi­nent in the development of Mercer County from its first settlement. Mr. Allin was personally popular with all who knew him. He was a man of upright principles and a warm heart, and was always on the side that favored the ad­vancement of community interests. For many years he was a prominent merchant here, being engaged in the grocery business, later he was in the internal revenue service for a long time, and after that was City School Tax Collector and Vital Statistician up to the time his failing health forced him from active business.

He was twice married, first to Miss Mattie Hudson and second to Miss Annie May Nooe, who survives him, together with three children, Mrs. Eben Hardin and Miss Mattie Miller Allin, by the first union, and Mr. B. M. Allin, Jr., by the second marriage. His funeral was held Thurs­day morning at 10:30 at his home on Chestnut Street, conducted by his pastor, Rev. S. S. Daughtry, of the Presby­terian Church, and Rev. L. E. Sellers, of the Christian Church. The interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Matthew Jeffries’ Will Written In Mercer County Virginia – Four Years Before Kentucky Became A State

In this will of Matthew Jeffries, he lists his wife, Isabelle, his sons, William and John, but only  one daughter – Agnes.  If only our ancestors had only known how desperately we would be searching for them they would have left better records!  In 1807 an Elizabeth Jeffries married Isaac Sutton.  It lists the bride’s parents as John and Isabelle Duley.  Most likely Isabelle Jeffries married at some point after Matthew died.  She did have young children to raise.  A William Jeffries married Nancy Smith August 30, 1786.  I can’t say for sure that these two are the children of Matthew and Isabelle Jeffries, but it is highly possible.

Mercer County Kentucky Will Book 1, pages 63-65.

jeffries-will-1In the name of God amen.  I, Matthew Jeffries, of the County of Mercer, Virginia, being sick of body but of perfect mind and memory, but knowing that it is ordained for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  (Viz.) After recommending my soul to God, who gave it, and my body to the earth from whence it came, to be interred in decent Christian burial, do give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Isabelle, during her natural life the tract of land and plantation whereon I now live, together all my household and kitchen furniture, also our brown mare, one pied cow and their increase, together with my stock of hogs and sheep to enable her to raise and support my children in their minority.

I give and bequeath to my two sons, William and John, the rest of my stock of horses and cattle in the manner following, Viz., the one half to William at his lawful age, the other half to John at his lawful age, and until which periods the whole to remain to the common use and support of my wife and family.  It is further my will that all the remaining part of my lands or any other estate shall be subject to the payments of my just debts in the manner my executors may think right and best, and should there be more here

jeffries-will-2appropriated to that purpose than may be found necessary the same, to be reserved and applied to the support of my children during their minority.  It is also my will that the estate reserved to my wife during her life time shall at her death be equally divided amongst all my children, together with any other of my estate that may remain unappropriated.  It is also my will that a red cow given to my daughter Agnes by Mr. Hinkston, together with her increase, be divided to her at the time she arrives to full age (or at the time of her marriage should that happen sooner).  It is further my will that my executors, if they find necessary for the use of my wife and family, shall dispose of ten acres of the tract of land whereon I now live to adjoin John Bovel’s line so as not to exceed fifteen poles in width on his line.  It is also my will that my son, William Jeffries, Captain John Smith and Thomas Allin be executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and applied my seal this twenty-third day of December in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred and eighty eight.

Matthew Jeffries

In presence of Thomas Berry, Nathaniel Hart, Horatio Petty

Mercer County – June Court 1791

This last will and testament of Matthew Jeffries, deceased, was exhibited into court and proved by the oaths of Thomas Berry and Horatio Petty, two subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be certified.

A copy teste.  Thomas Allin, County Clerk

jeffries-will-3Mercer County – August Court 1791

This last will and testament of Matthew Jeffries, deceased, was fully proved by the oath of Nathaniel Hart, a witness thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

Teste. Thomas Allin, County Clerk

Abraham James 1791 Will

Mercer County Courthouse, Will Book 1, Pages 53-55

Another of the early Mercer County wills while still part of the state of Virginia.

james-will-1In the name of God, Amen.  The thirtieth day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, I, Abraham James, of the County of Mercer and District of Kentucky, being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and memory, thanks to God for it, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

james-will-2Principally, and first of all, I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God who gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be buried in a Christian-like and decent manner at the direction of my executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.  And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following.

Item – I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary one third part of my stock of horses and cattle, sheep and hogs, together with one third part of my household and kitchen furniture, together with all my plantation tools, also the benefits arising from the plantation whereon I now live, to be freely enjoyed and possessed by her forever, except the land, which I give to my son George, when he comes of age, allowing her, her thirds during her natural life.

Item.  It is my desire the remaining part of my stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, also the remainder of my household and kitchen furniture to be sold at public venue and the moneys arising therefrom to be put to interest and equally divided among all my children whenever they come of age.

It is also my desire that two hundred acres of land which I possess in the barrons should be sold when my children come of age and the money arising from such sale to be equally divided among all my children.  It is also my desire that the plantation whereon Francis Monfort now lives, together with two hundred acres adjoining it shall be rented out and the profits arising from such rent to be put to interest and equally divided among all my children as they come of age and when my two daughters, Sarah and Leah shall either marry of come of age this land shall be equally divided between them two and freely enjoyed and possessed by them and their heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son George three hundred acres of land, it being the tract of land whereon I now live

james-will-3to be freely enjoyed and possessed by him and his heirs forever, allowing my wife her thirds during her natural life.

Item.  I nominate and appoint William Crow and Robert Mosby, executors, and my wife Mary, executrix, of this my last will and testament, utterly revoking, disannulling and making void all other wills, legacys and bequeaths by me before now named or mentioned, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Abraham James

Signed, sealed and pronounced in presence of William Rice, Philip Fulkerson, Francis Monfort

Item.  It is my desire that my wife Mary should have one feather bed and furniture and one horse and saddle more than I have mentioned in her legacy.  Witnessed by us – William Rice, Philip Fulkerson, Francis Monfort

Abraham James

At a court held for Mercer County at the Courthouse on Tuesday, the 24th day of May 1791

This last will and testament of Abraham James, deceased, was exhibited into court and proved by Philip Fulkerson and Francis Monfort, two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Teste.  Thomas Allin, C. C.