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James Pratt Probate transcriptions

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Date: 5 Jun 1856 [unknown]
Location: Union, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: Pratt
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James Pratt will 1856

James Pratt will Union County, Kentucky, Wills, Book E, pp. 75-77, FamilySearch.org DGS 4819864, digitized images 207-208.
In the name of God amen, I James Pratt of Union County Kentucky being weak in body but sound in mind wishing to dispose of my worldly goods, do make this my last will and Testament as follows – I will my soul to God and my body to the grave to be buried in a decent plain Christian manner – To my beloved wife Louisa I devise my negro man Doc and my negrowoman Agnes and her child Lucy to be held by her during her natural life and used and controled by her as she thinks proper during her natural life and at her death they are to be sold – I wish some of my children to buy Agnes if the can, if not she is to choose her home. I will my wife five Hundred Dollars in money to be hers absolutely and also two cows Becky & Rose and a new buggy to be bought for her. I give her all the household and kitchen furniture, bedding and clothing she may wish to have.
I desire her to live with Wm. T. Harris was long as she finds it agreeable to do so – The above is in lieu of her dower.
2 – To my daughter Eliza Ann wife of Andrew Waller now in Texas, I will my Negro Girl Flora thirteen years old & charge her Eight Hundred Dollars for her to be held Flora and her increase during Eliza’s natural life and at her death to go to Eliza’s children and if any of her children are dead at Eliza’s death leaving children they take their parents share.
3rd I will my daughter Elizabeth wife of Columbus Harris my boy Gilbert nine years old and charge her for him seven hundred Dollars – Gilbert to be hers during her natural life and at her death to go to her children and Grandchildren as is provided for Flora.
4th I will to my Daughter Virginia wife of William T. Harris my boy Truman seven years old and charge five Hundred and fifty Dollars for him to be held by her in the same way as Flora and Gilbert during her life with remainder as aforesaid.
5th To my daughter Lucinda I will one thousand Dollars at all events to be held by Wm. T. Harris as her Trustee and loaned out by him and the interest paid her yearly. I also give her choice of three side saddles. At her death her share in my estate is to go to her children if any, if none, then to go to my heirs – If her son Willie should live and be her only child I desire him to have her share but not receive possession of it until he is twenty five years old. 6th I will unto my daughter Sarah Ellen wife of James A. Capell and Marsha wife of Eleazir Givens, who are both in California their equal share of my estate to be paid to their order – but Martha is first of all to have one Hundred Dollars over and above her share.
7th To James son of W. T. Harris I will my shot gun.
8th To Fennell son of Columbus Harris I will the whip sucking ??t in lieu of twenty Dollars I have of his money I direct and appoint Wm. T. Harris my Executor and wish my land 117 acres the home place bought of Furgerson and J. R. Hughes and 75 acres of Snyder and 62½ acres of Randolph to be sold at public sale one third cash and balance in one and two years time with interest in one or more parcels as my Executor may think best – I direct that my Executor have the right to bid and if he should buy I empower the clerk of the Union County Court to convey the same to him – If he does not he will convey to the purchaser – I direct the grave yard to be reserved and not sold but be fenced in and taken care of and a right of way to my children to and from its.
My Executor will sell all my other property, not specially devised, selling enough for cash to pay my debts.
I wish my Executor to collect the money for my property and I appoint my friends Thomas S. Chapman and George Huston to make a settlement and ascertain what is in my Executors hands and I direct any residue that may be in his hands to be equally divided amongst my children, taking into Count what I have charged them with – I wish my daughter Lucinda to live with her Sister Elizabeth as long as she finds it agreeable.
Signed sealed and published this 5th day of June 1856
Jas. Pratt
In our presence
Geo Huston
Robert Spalding

June 13, 1856 – I give to Wm. More on years shooling [sic]
Jas. Pratt

At a Count Court held for Union County at the Courthouse in Morganfield on the 8th day of August 1856 – This Instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of James Pratt deceased – was produced in Court and proven to be the last will & Testament of said James Pratt dec’d by the oaths of George Huston and Robert Spalding the subscribing witnesses hereto – and the addition hereto (written since) viz “June 13th 1856, I give to Wm. More one years shooling Jas. Pratt” proven to be in the handwriting of s’d Pratt by the oaths of said Huston and Spalding – & thereupon said Instrument was by the Court ordered to be recorded which was done accordingly.
Alt Tho. S. Chapman clerk


James Pratt Estate Executors Settlement 1859


James Pratt Executors Settlement 1859 Union County, Kentucky, Wills, Book E, pp. 384-385, FamilySearch.org DGS 4819864, digitized image 371


Dr. William T. Harris Executor of James Pratt deceased
In account with said estate viz
[column 1]
To amt List of Sales of personally after deducting $8 chd to Mrs. Moore which is part of the wheat charged to Jas. Riggs & resold to her 2197.31
To cash recd J. S. Bower for Cow & bacon statement filed 29.40
To cash on hand at Jas Pratts death 22.20
“ 137½ acres land sold to M. Young at $19 per acre 2612.50
“ 1 years Int on $870.81 being 1/3 of above purchase 52.25
“ 2 years Do Do Do Do 104.50
“ 117 acres of land bought at sale at $30 per acre 3510.00
To 1 yrs Int on $1170 – 1/3 of above purchase 70.20
“ 2 “ “ “ Do “ “ “ 140.40
“ cash recd of G. P. Dale 3.-
“ rcd feed box for wagon not found before the sale or overlooked 1.00
To amt recd of Mrs L. Pratt for 129½ lbs bacon sold at sale at 3c 3.88½
To woman Flora willed Eliza A. Waller at 800.00
“ boy Gilbert willed Elizabeth H. Harris at 700.00
“ “ Truman willed Virginia Harris at 550.00
10796.64½
To this balance due estate 8867.52
[column 2]
By cash pd S. Eusel & sons for Vr No 1 $42.50
“ “ “ Dr R. D. Spalding “ 2 3.50
“ “ “ Hugh McElroy “ 3 5.00
“ “ “ Spalding Urrsset & Co. “ 4 2.60
“ “ “ T. S. Waller & Bros “ 5 12.54
“ “ “ Thomas Wight “ 6 5.00
“ “ “ A. G. Ray “ 7 1.-
“ “ “ Elder & Murphy “ 8 35.00
“ “ “ F. Wathen “ 9 1.-
“ “ “ H. B. Eaty “ 10 8.-
" “ “ A. Barron “ 11 2.25
“ “ “ W. S. Young “ 12 4.45
“ “ “ Blakemore “ 13 26.22
“ “ “ Jno L. Slack for buggy for Mrs. Pratt 14 188.50
“ “ “ Edwards & Son “ 15 3.-
“ “ “ Taxes for 1856 “ 16 17.27
“ “ “ Taxes for 1857 “ 17 14.-
“ “ “ L. S. Berry “ 18 5.-
“ “ for plank & paling in graveyard “ 19 25.-
“ “ pd George Hite “ 20 103.66
“ “ “ R. Cambron “ 21 207.66
“ “ “ Berry & Anderson “ 22 6.30½
“ “ “ R. L. Byrne “ 23 39.11
“ “ “ Louisa Pratt under will “ 24 500.-
“ “ “ W. T. Harris a/c “ 25 36.-
“ “ retained to pay Wm. Moore’s schooling one year under will “ 26 26.00
“ “ pd Thos. Chapman Clk & “ 26 15.50
“ “ “ Do & Geo. Huston as Comrs two days (appointed by will 6.00
“ Commission on $8126.54½ amt recd & disbursed at 6 pr cent after deducting 1/6 of price of land ?t by said Harris 487.49
“ Cash pd Marsha Givins of Californa pr will 100.00
“ This balance due estate 8867.52
$10796.64½
Executor to J. R. Cassell & wife Sarah Ellis late Pratt
To 1/6 of S8867.52 bal due estate as above $1477.92 By cash pd as per in Givins statement the amt due back paid & taken in same receipt as below.
Same to Eleazer Givens & Marsha his wife late Pratt
To 1/6 of $8867.52 $1477.92
“ specific Legacy 100
$3055.84
By Cash as pr 3 rects No 27, 28, 29 viz No 27 $210.00
“ “ “ Do “ 28 - 505.00
“ “ “ Do “ 29 - 450.84
$3055.82
Same to Elizabeth H. Harris late Pratt
To 1/6 of $8867.52 $1477.92
By boy Gilbert under the will at $700.00
“ Cash as per receipt No 30 - 777.92
$1477.92 $1477.92
Same to Eliza A. Waller & Andrew W. Waller her husband
To 1/6 of $8867.52 $1477.92 By Girl Flora under will at $800 $800.00
“ Cash paid Do No. 31 113.97
“ “ “ Do No 32 239.42
“ “ “ Do No 33 324.53
$1477.92 $1477.92
Same to Virginia Harris & W. T. Harris her husband
To 1/6 of $8867.52 $1477.92 By boy Truman under will at $550.00
“ amt retained out of estate 927.92
$1477.92 $1477.92
Same to Lucinda Moore late Pratt
To 1/6 of $8867.52 $1477.92 By amt paid to W. T. Harris Trustee $1477.92
State of Kentucky = Union County Sct
We George Huston and Thomas S. Chapman appointed by the will of James Pratt deceased to settle the accounts of William T. Harris Executor of said Pratt being called on by said Executor and D. H. Hughes attorney for Mrs. Lucinda Moore proceeded at the Union County Court Clerks office in Morganfield on the __ day of February 1859 – and not being able to complete said settlement adjourned until this day when we met at same place and completed same as above stated by which it appears that said executor has paid off the debts against said estate and paid off the heirs and that he holds in his hands as Trustee for said Lucinda Moore $1477.92 as above stated.
Witness our hands this fourteenth day of February 1859
Thos. Chapman
Geo Huston
Commissioners
At a County Court began and held for Union County at the Courthouse in Morganfield on the 3rd day of May 1859 – This settlement with William T. Harris as Executor of James Pratt deceased – having been returned into Court at the previous April Term and filed until the present Term for exceptions was this day examined and no exceptions having been taken hereto was by the Court approved and ordered to be recorded which has been accordingly done.
Att Thos. Chapman Clerk





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