Location: Union, Kentucky, United States
Surname/tag: Payne, Mills, Cheshire, Roberts
- 1856 John Payne Sr. Will. Kentucky, Union County, Will Book E, pp. 316-317, County Court. 1 Mar 1856, Digital images 337 of 462, FamilySearch.org, (: accessed 22 May 2021)
In the name of God Amen I John Payne Senior of Union County Kentucky being advanced in years though of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills in manner and form following, That is to say I will my Soul to God who gave it and my body to the mother earth to be buried in a discreet Christian man and as regards the property I am I do will and dispose of the name as follows
1 I do will unto my beloved wife Catharine during her natural life the one third part of the tract of land whereon I now live and at her death the tract whereon I now live shall go to my daughter Ann Cheshire. 2 I will my said wife four hundred Dollars in cash to be paid at my death to do as she pleases with I will to my wife during her natural life my negro man named Jep/Jess and at her death Jep/Jess is to be divided between my son John Payne and my daughter Polly Mills wife of Timothy B. Mills. I will my negro woman unto my wife during my wifes natural life and at her death is to go and live as a free woman amongst my children where ever she likes best I will unto my wife the one half of the produce of the farm that may be on hand at my death and if a growing or standing crop is on hand she shall have the one half of it I will unto my wife the one third of my horses, cows, hogs, and sheep, two ploughs and gears and such of my farming tools as she needs, all the house hold and kitchen furniture that she brought to me, but no other I also will her my cart and oxen during her natural life 3 I will unto my son John Payne a tract of one hundred and one acres deeded me by _________. I also will him my negro man Jim I will unto my son John and my Daughter Polly Mills equally all my horses cattle, sheep and hogs, not given to my wife also the forming utensils, and cart and oxen after my wifes death and the house hold and kitchen furniture I own in my own right 4 I will my daughter Polly Mills my negro man Nace. 5 I don not wish my Daughter Ann or the children of my my Daughter Elizabeth Roberts to have any more of my estate than what they have already head 6 I have a tract of twenty five acres of land deeded me by James Powell which I intent selling but if I do not I leave it to my Daughter Mills 7 I intend what is before mentioned to be in full of my wifes estate and any money or property I may have at my death not before of I will unto my Son John and Daughter Polly Mills, but I think I shall dispose of all my money in my life time I appoint my son John Payne my executor. In witness I have set my name this 1st day of March 1856 I will add that I will my son John my desk, I will my bureau to my wife for life and then to Polly Mills, my bed and furniture to Polly Mills, at the death of my wife I will my clock to my Son John.
John B Combron
Albert P Abell
John B Cruz
At a County Court began & held for Union County at the Courthouse in Morganfield on the 2nd day of November 1858 this Instrument of writing between purporting to be the last will and Testament of John Payne Sr deceased was produced in court & fully proven by the oaths of Geo Huston Andrew A Cruz & John B Cruz subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last will and Tesament of said John Payne Sr deceased and thereupon the same was ordered to be recorded by the court which has been accordingly done.
Att Tho. S. Chapman clk
Note: the unnamed woman will to Catherine, then to be freed upon Catherine's death was probably named Thresa.