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Will of John Burton Sr. (Will Book 1, pg 12) of Jefferson County

transcribed and submitted by Scott Burton

The Will of John Burton Senior of Jefferson County , Kentucky

( Oldham County, Kentucky Will Book 1, page 12: written 19 Dec 1809; submitted to be recorded by John Burton on 20 Sep 1824; FHL microfilm # 0482431)

 

In the name of God Amen I John Burton of Jefferson County and State of Kentucky enjoying my senses perfectly by knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following  To wit first.  I have given my daughter Mary Snell two hundred pounds in land and other good property, likewise I have given my son Reuben Burton two hundred pounds in land and one negro girl named Sary, likewise I have given my son Jeremiah Burton two hundred pounds in land and one negro boy named Billy, likewise I have given my daughter Frankey Bohannon one negro Woman named Judy and one negro boy named Sampson I also lend her one mulatto girl named Sinea during her life and then to be equally divided amongst all her children is all worth two hundred pounds Item I give my son John Burton my half of the grist and saw mills and one negro boy named George to make him equal with the rest of his brothers and sisters. Item, I give my son James Burton one negro girl named Easter and after my death and my wife Elizabeth then I also give him the land and plantation where on I now live containing one hundred and ninety five acres to make him equal with the rest of his brothers and sisters my will and desire so that my loving wife Elizabeth Burton continues in Quiet possession of all the rest of my worldly goods during her life or widowhood.  Then it is my will and desire that after her death that the residue of estate be equally divided into six equal parts amongst my six children above mentioned though it is my will and desire that my daughter Mary Snell's part shall only be lent to her - her lifetime and then equal divided amongst all her children also it is my will and desire that my daughter Frankey Bohannon's part be also lent during her life and this be equally divided amongst all her children. Lastly, I nominate and appoint my friends Reuben Burton, Jeremiah Burton, John Burton and James Burton Executors to this my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & Seal this nineteenth day of December One thousand eight hundred and nine.

John Burton (Seal)

in presence of us

Thomas Buckner The words containing one hundred and ninety five acres interlined before signed Ambrose Buckner

William Buckner

Oldham County Sct Clerks office September 20th 1824

 

The ( ) Instrument of Writing was this day presented to me by John Burton and acknowledged by him as & for his last Will and Testament and at his request the same is entered of record in my office

Att Jon. T Berry Clk

Ky Set. Oldham County Court July 15th 1833

A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Burton decd was this day produced in Court, and provin [sic] by the oath of Robert Buckner with the hand writing of Thomas Buckner, Ambrose Buckner and William Buckner the subscribing Witnesses thereto and that the Subscribing Witnesses are all dead. It is therefore ordered that said Will be received and recorded as the last Will and Testament of John Burton which is done accordingly.

Att AM Ballard D for J R Givastion

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