Location: Union, Kentucky, United States
Surname/tag: Hooper, Dobbs
1834 Samuel Hooper Will. Kentucky, Union County, Will Book B, pp. 164-164, County Court. 28 July 1834, Digital images 88-89 of 570, FamilySearch.org, (: accessed 26 May 2021)
Transcription of Will
I Samuel Hooper of the County of Union and State of Kentucky being in low health but in mind and memory as perfect as at any other time of my life make and publish my last will and testament in manner and form as Follows Towit I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Dobbs Two hundred to my daughter Elizabeth I give three negroes Alfred, Henderson and Martha Ann to my son Isaac I give Two negroes Rachael & George to my son William I give Two negroes Isam and Caroline I also give to my said Two sons Isaac & William the plantation and tract of land whereon I now reside containing say four hundred acres more or less to be equally divided between them and one negro boy Lowden to belong to them Jointly also my negro woman Precilla and her children that She may hereafter have until she is forty years old which she will be in the Year of Christ one thousand eight hundred and forty seven at which time she is to be Free and to be Furnished by my said Sons with a cabbin and two acres of good land on some convenient part of the plantation convenient to the water and one cow the aforesaid negro woman is not to be sold or hired from Isaac to William or from William to Isaac as they may agree between themselves and further that She may be hired to any person living on my plantation by my Executor until my younger son William arives at twenty one years which will be in the year 1842 and it is expressly my will and directions that should she be sold contrary to those directions that she be emidiately free. I direct that my executor shall sell all my stock of every description Farming implements My my crop if any on hand together with all my house hold and Kitchen Furniture Clollect and debts due me pay all my just debts and whatever my remainder to be put out at interest taking sufficient Security and so to be kept at interest until my youngest son William is twenty one years old. When it is to be paid over to Isaac and William subject only to be charged with what may necessarily be expended on them as either of them and also subject to be charged with the two hundred dollars given in this will to Nancy Dobbs which sum I desire my Executor to pay over to herself and to no other person whatever as soon as that sum can be raised from the sale of property directed to be sold and my debts paid I nominate constitute and appoint David McKinney & Hiram McElroy my executors and revoke all former wills. In witness where of I I hereunto to subscribe my name and affixed my seal on this 27th day of July 1834.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Codicil and explanation of this my will Towit Subsequent to the date of this will I purchased Two tract of land: now I wish it distinctly understood that all the Land of which I du possed or to which I have claim with legal or Equitable Shall pass by this will at my deatho my two sons Isaac & William Hooper. 2nd I give to my daughter Elizabeth Six hundred dollars in Lein of Alfred Willed to her above and since sold by me Witness my hand and seal 24th March 1837.
At A county court began and held for the county of Union at the courthouse in Morganfield on Monday the 13th day of February 1841 this last will and Testaments of Samuel Hooper deceased was produced in court and proved as such by the oath of William Waggener one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto the codicil thereto was proved by the oath of Daniel McKinney Jr one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and thereupon the said will and codicil were by the court ordered to be recorded and on the motion and oath of Hiram McElroy one of the Executors therein named who executed bond in the penalty of $6000 conditioned as the law directs with Andrew B. Chapman, Isaac Hooper & Aaron Waller Jr his securities a certificate is granted them to obtain a probate thereof in due form of law
Attest James R Hughes clk U.C.C.