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Will of Samuel Emmerson (alternate transcription)

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Date: 8 Jan 1812 to 14 Mar 1814
Location: Stanford, Kentuckymap
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last will and testament of Samuel Emmerson

lin co & st asap ky (virg)

In the name of God Amen I Samuel Emmerson of the co and st af sd being old and imfirm of body but thrw the abundant mercy and goodness of God,being of sound & disposeny mind & memory do constitute and ordain this my last will & test & desire it to be taken by all as such,first relying on the great goodness of the almighty God and tender mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.. I commit my soul to God & my body to the earth from whence it came. I desire that my body should be buried in a decent & ken like manner. item I wiel& desire that whatsoever I have given & delivered to my children prior to making & signing of this will should not be calkled into the estate nor considered as any part of the some, but that the negros & other property i have before this time delivered to each of them should be considered as their bonifidy property. i have delivered unto my daughter judith henry, 1 negro named peter, i have delivered to my son jesse emmerson 1 negro woman named Annack, I have deliveredunnto myy son John Emmerson two negro girls one named Synthy and the other Sarah, I have delivered to my daughter Rhoda Burks, 1 negro girl named Nancy & 1 negro boy named Ned, I have delivered to my dau Nancy Bereman,1 negro girl named Hannah &1 negro boy named Stephen, I have delivered to my son Reuben Emmerson 1 negro boy named Frank (? cut off ) I have delivered to my son James Emmerson 2 negro 1 woman ( woman is scratched out) named Dick & the other named Jenny , all of which negros, as well as every piece property ,I have heretofore delivered to each of my aforesaid children, I desire as I have once before said, should --- considered as their own property & not as any part of the estate
item; I dispose of all the rest of my estate both real & personal in the following manner( towit) item; I give & bequeath uunto my beloved wife mildred E--- all of my estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood item I will& desire that my son John E-- have a certain boundry land, laid off to him & his heirs for ever beginnng as a store near the gravel yard, said johnson corner running thense north 83% east until it intersects dogisters line thence running southwardly with dogeslers line to her corner being the corner now claimed by Emmerson thense westwordly with the ./. (divide) line between Emmerson & Logan to John Emmersons corner 2 sugar trees thense northwardly with the ./. (divide)ing line between John and Samuel Emmerson to the beginning
item i give and bequeath unto my son James E all the residire of my land to him and his forever, item as i have already provided for my grandson David Henry it is my will and desire that he should inherit no more of my estate, item; I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my beloved Judith Henry 5 lb each except David Henry before mentioned item i give & bequeath unto my son in law Reubin Bailey 50 couth item ; i will & desire that the heirs of my daughter Rachael Atkinson Love1 childs fort = ./.( divided) amongst them all. item i will and desire that all the rest of my estate be = ./.(divided) amongst my children here after named in the following manner ( to wit) Jesse E-- , JohnE---,Rhoda Burks, Nancy Bereman,Reubin E---, & James E---, item ; it is my will and desire that negro man Peter & his wife Juda be not parted at the day of sale or distribution, item; i do appoint as my extrs Wm McCormach & James Hutchings , I do constitute here my last will and test hereby revoking all others by me hereto fore made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 8th day of jan 1812
Samuel Emmerson

samuel lawrence
hugh lawrence
james perry

probated march 14, 1814

**** note st asap is the name of the town also known as logans ft and stanford kentucky.
will was found in files on emmerson's at harvey helm library stanford kentucky, see also notes on logans and Burks in files..


  • Transcription of "last will and testament of Samuel Emmerson", posted to Ancestry.com : Message Boards > Surnames > Emmerson by lindahuffstutler_johnson on 09 Apr 2004 08:52AM.

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