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1794 Will of Thomas Burbridge of Scott County

The first will in Scott County Will Book A is that of Thomas Burbridge.  Evidently Thomas is not married as he gives all his estate to his brothers and sisters – and they are all named!  His sisters are listed by their married name, and then most of their husbands are listed as executors along with Thomas’ two brothers, Lunsfield and George.  What a find for those researching this family!

Will Book A, Pages 1-2, Scott County, Kentucky

I, Thomas Burbridge, of Scott County, and low of body, but of sound and disposing memory, do ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  I give my soul to God that gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian-like manner at the direction of my Executors.

Item.  I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid and discharged by my executors herein after named.

Item.  I give and bequeath all my estate, both real and personal, to be equally divided amongst all my brothers and sisters that are now living and the heirs of their bodies forever.  Namely, Lunsfield Burbridge, George Burbridge, Mildred Robinson, Sarah Elley, Frances Smith, Elizabeth Branham and Mary Bullitt.  Lastly, I constitute and ordain my brother, Lunsfield Burbridge, my brother George Burbridge, my brother-in-law Henry Elley, my brother-in-law Robert Smith, my brother-in-law Benjamin Robinson, my brother-in-law Taviner Branham, executors of this my last will and testament, this 27th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four.

Thomas Burbridge

Test.  Edward Elley, Matthew Gale Sr., William Wood, Thomas Elley, Henry Elley

Scott County, January Court 1795

This will was this day presented in Court by Lunsfield Burbridge, George Burbridge and Henry Elley, three of the executors in named and proved by the oaths of Edward Elley, Thomas Elley and Henry Elley, three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and executors the oath and gave bond as law.

Know all men by these presents that we, Lunsfield Burbridge, George Burbridge, Henry Elley, Benjamin Robinson, Thomas Branham and Daniel Sinclair are held and firmly bound unto John McHatton, John Payne, Toliver Craig, Gentlemen Justices of Scott County in the sum of five thousand pounds current money to be paid to the aid justices or their successors, the payment whereof well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves and each of us our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 26th day of January 1796.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above Lunsfield Burbridge and executors of the last will and testament of Thomas Burbridge, deceased to made or cause to be

made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattles and credits of said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of them, the said executors, or any other person or persons for them and the same so made do exhibit unto the said county court of Scott at such time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court and the said goods, chattles and credit do administer accordingly to law by rendering a just and free account of their acting and therein pay the legacies in the said will mentioned as far as the goods, chattles and credits will thereunto extend and the law shall charge them the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Lunsfield Burbridge, George Burbridge, Henry Elley, Benjamin Robinson, Daniel Sinclair, Thomas Burbridge

In open court test.  John Hawkins

Bowmar-Burbridge Bible Records

Today I have bible records of the Bowmar and Burbridge families from Adair County, Kentucky.  The parents were born during the exciting year just before the Revolutionary War began.  Could Benjamin and Polly’s fathers been in the war?  Very possible.  Also note there are four deaths during July and August of 1833 – during the cholera epidemic.  So sad to see a family lose that many members at one time.  I have marked the Willis information as ‘other’, but they are probably grandchildren of Benjamin and Polly.

Benjamin Bowmar and Polly Burbridge Bible Records

Adair County, Kentucky

I will state from a record of my father, Robert Bowmar, that I was born on the 6th day of March, 1775.  I will also state from record my wife, Polly Bowmar, was born March the 16th, 1776, which made nearly one year difference in our age, and died June the 28th, 1842.

Benjamin Bowmar departed this life July the 25th, 1858

Children:

  • Harriet Bowmar, born May 15th, 1797, died May 20th, 1837
  • Nancy Bowmar, born February 11th, 1799, died October 28th, 1834
  • Julia Bowmar, born February 3rd, 1801, married January 15th, 1824 (Adair records:  Elijah Cravens)
  • Cyntha Ann Bowmar, born October 20th, 1806, married January 15th, 1824 (Adair records:  James Murrell), died November 14th, 1847
  • Almira Bowmar, born May 5th, 1809, died July 3rd, 1809
  • Celesta H. Bowmar, born August 18th, 1810, died March 9th, 1871
  • Oliver L. Bowmar, born March 29th, 1813, died July 14th, 1833
  • Benjamin W. Bowmar, born December 24th, 1815, died July 20, 1833

Others:

  • Ann B. Willis, born September 12th, 1812, married July 2nd, 1835
  • Benjamin Willis, born October 4th, 1814
  • Mary Jane Willis, born April 11th, 1817, married February 1st, 1843
  • Almira Willis, born November 27th, 1819, died August 17th, 1833
  • Julia Frances Willis, born January 31st, 1822, died July 25th, 1833

Polly Burbridge Family:

  • Ann Burbridge, daughter of Thomas and Easter Burbridge, born December 1st, 1755
  • John Burbridge, born October 24th, 1757
  • Elizabeth Burbridge, born April 13th, 1760
  • Sarah Burbridge, born June 1st, 1762
  • Benjamin Burbridge, born January 26th, 1765
  • William Burbridge, born August 1st, 1767
  • Jeremiah Burbridge, born August 30th, 1769
  • Francis Burbridge, born August 30th, 1769
  • Elijah Burbridge, born August 16th, 1772
  • Polly Burbridge, born March 16th, 1776, and died June 28th, 1842, between 10 and 11 o’clock a.m.
  • Molly Burbridge, born May 15th, 1780