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Ann Gilchrist Holt Post Marriage Contract

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Date: 6 May 1842 [unknown]
Location: Union, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: Gilchrist, Holt, McElroy
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1842 Ann Elizabeth Holt to Hiram McElroy, slaves. Kentucky, Union County, Deed Book G, p. 402-403, County Court. 6 May 1842, Digital images 238 to 597, FamilySearch.org, ([1]: accessed 30 April 2021)


Holt to McElroy
Whereas a marriage took place near Two years ago between Thomas B. Holt and Ann Elizabeth Gilchrist and the said Ann Elizabeth at the time of her marriage was the owner of divers articles of property devised to her by the last will and testament of her deceased father Robert Gilchrist, and whereas it was the wish and intention of the said Thomas B. Holt and Ann Elizabeth his wife before their said intermarriage to have a marriage contract made and duly executed, so as to secure the property owned by the said Ann Elizabeth to herself and to her disposal but all attempts made to convey out this design before their said intermarriage failed, and the said Thomas B. Holt yet willing and anxious that said original interest shall be carried out and fulfilled have selected and nominated Hiram McElroy as the trustee of his said wife Ann Elizabeth. Now be it forever remembered that I the said Thomas B. Holt for and in consideration of the before named intention and for and in consideration of the sum of one Dollar to me in in [sic] hand paid by Hiram McElroy trustee for An Elizabeth Holt late Ann Elizabeth Gilchrist the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged before this day bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain sell and convey unto the said Hiram McElroy trustee as aforesaid the following articles of property Tart a negro woman about 40 years old Reuben a negro boy about 19 years old, who has to serve until he arrives at the age of 35 years by the last will & testament of Robert Gilchrist dec’d Parthenia a negro girl about 12 years old having to serve as a slave by said will until she arrives at the age of 25 years one Jay Bank coloured man about 12 years old, one speckled cow lame in the right hind leg 44 head of hogs marked with a crop and undernick in the right ear and under lot in the left 40 head of geese. Three Beads steads [sic] and furnature one Beaureau one folding leaf Table one cupboard and cupboard furniture one stock of bees one brass mounted set of Andrions one large grind stone one log chain one set of split bottom chairs and the Kitchen furniture and the intrust the the said Ann Elizabeth has in the farm devised to her by said last will of her deceased father one set of Cooper Tools together with Sundry farming utensals in a word all the property that the said Ann Elizabeth was entitled to under the will of her said deceased father together with all the increase thereof and all such property that she was the owner thereof at her intermarriage with the said Thomas B. Holt or the increase thereof. To have and to hold the before named enumerated articles of property unto the increase thereof and all the all the appendages thereof to be expended and applied by them as trustee aforesaid for the use comfort & benefit of the said Ann Elizabeth and the said McElroy may suffer said property to remain under the care of the said Ann Elizabeth or otherwise dispose of the same for her benefit. But it is clearly understood that this conveyance is not indebted to operated as a shield or a protection of said property from the payment of any debt or liabilities that have incurred to the spport or comfort of the family of the said T. B. Holt and Ann Elizabeth his wife May 6th 1842
T. B. Holt
W. G. Hughes

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Union County
I Willis G. Hughes Deputy clerk for James R. Hughes clerk of the county court for the county and commonwealth aforesaid certify that on this day this Instrument of writing from Thomas B. Holt to Hiram McElroy was produced to me in my office and acknowledged by the said Holt to be his act and deed and the same together with this certificate was duly admitted to record in my office in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 6th day of May 1842
Willis G. Hughes

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