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Will of Hadley Head (Will Book 1, pg 3)

transcribed and submitted by Kathy Reeves

In the name of God Amen. I Hadley Head of Henry County and State of Kentucky being in tolerable health and of sound mind do make this my last will and testament. I recommend my soul to the Almighty God hoping for pardon and forgiveness of all my sins through the merits and goodness of my blessed Savior Jesus Christ. 1st I give to my beloved wife Mildred Head all my estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood, and after her death or marriage to be divided amongst my children in the manner hereinafter mentioned. 2nd It is my will and desire, that the Negro girl Letty that I loaned to my daughter Elizabeth Oglesby, and the Negro girl Lizza that I loaned to my daughter Nancy Jackson be returned to my executrix or administrators hereafter mentioned as a part of my estate. 3rd It is my will and desire that my three daughters Mary Burton, Elizabeth Oglesby deceased and Nancy Jackson or their children, have one hundred and fifty dollars each which will make them nearly equal to what I have given my sons. 4th It is my will and desire that after my death, that all my just debts be paid, and the rest of my estate both real and personal be equally divided amongst my seven children, that is to say four sons and three daughters or their legal heirs. 5th I do nominate and appoint my loving wife Mildred Head my executrix and my four sons John Head, James Head, Benjamin Head and Zachariah Head my executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore by me made declaring this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged     Hadley Head {seal}

In the presence of James Hill & Thomas Potts

Oldham County April County Court 1824

The within [?] instrument of writing was on the 19th April instant produced in open court, and proven to be the last will and testament of Hadley Head deceased by the oath of James Hill and Thomas Potts subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Att. Jno W. Berry Clk.

15 Oct. 1824: June 1826 : Division of Hadley Head; (abstracted)

Agreeable to an order of the Oldham Co Court, Commissioners divided the estate, Lot No. 1 to Benjamin Head 62 ˝ ac., Bounded by Thomas Potts corner-line of Weaver. No 2 to Joel Jackson and Nancy his wife, late Nancy Head, 62 ˝ acres. Bounded at Benjamin Heads corner, stone wall near a branch. No 3 to Zachariah Head 47 ˝ acres. Bounded by corner to Jackson & wife. No 4. to Reuben Burton and wife, late Mary Head 63 acres. Bounded corner to Zachariah Head. Lot 5 to James Head, 62 acres. Bounded by corner of Reuben Burton & wife. Lot No 6 to Jesse Oglesby and his children 67 ˝  acres. Bounded corner to James Head, Jackson’s line, corner James Head. Lot No 7 to John Head 67 ˝ acres bounded by corner to Jesse Oglesby and children, corner to Benjamin Head in Weavers line. Slaves allotted: Simon, wife & child to Zachary Head: Abraham & Lucy to Benjamin Head; Joseph & Lewis to Reuben Burton and wife Polly; Joannah and Harrison t John Head; Jane, Daniel, Bethany & Judy to Jesse Oglesby and children; Martin and Edy to Joel Jackson and wife; Lotta, Eliza and child to James Head. Commissioners William Taylor, Elijah Yager, Richard Oglesby. There is a drawing of the land in this division.

Transcribed by Kathy Reeves , descendant of:  Hadley- James- Lawrence- Joseph- Joseph- Blanche Head.     

transcribed and submitted by Scott Burton

In the name of God Amen, I Hadley Head of Henry County and State of Kentucky being in tolerable health and of sound mind do make this my last will and Testament.  I recommend my soul to the Almighty God hoping for pardon and forgiveness of all my sins through the merits and goodness of my blessed Saviour [sic] Jesus Christ.  1st I give to my beloved wife Mildred Head all my estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood, and after her death or marriage to be divided amongst my children in the manner herein after mentioned.  2nd It is my will and desire, that the negro girl Setty that I loaned to my daughter Elizabeth Oglesby, and the negro girl Lizza that I loaned to my daughter Nancy Jackson be returned to my Executrix or administrators hereafter mentioned as a part of my estate.  3rd It is my will and desire that my three daughters Mary Burton, Elizabeth Oglesby deceased and Nancy Jackson or their children, have one hundred and fifty dollars each which will make they nearly equal to what I have given my sons.  4th It is my will and desire, that after my death, that all my just debts be paid and the rest of my estate both real and personal be equally divided amongst my seven children, that is to say four sons and three daughters or their legal heirs.  5th I do nominate and appoint my loving wife Mildred Head my Executrix and my four sons John Head, James Head, Benjamin Head, and Zachariah Head my Executors of this my last will and Testament herby revoking all other wills heretofore by me made declaring this to be my last will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of   James Hill   Thomas Potts

Hadley Head [seal]

 

Oldham County, Kentucky Will Book 1, 1824 -1836, page 3; April 1824

Family History Library Film # 0482431

 

Transcribed and Submitted by Scott A. Burton

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