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William Logan-- Last Will and Testament

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Date: 19 Jul 1796 [unknown]
Location: Lincoln, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Lincoln County, KY Will and Administration Records, Volume I
Lincoln County, KY Will Records Book B
OSPage: 154,155,156
Name: William Logan
Legatees: Wife, four sons, and five daughters Wife
Executors: William Hamilton and Hugh Logan
Probated: 19 July 1796
Witnesses: Phillips Lumpkin, James McCowan, and John Bird
Acknowledged bond: Agness Logan, Wm. Hamilton, and Hugh Logan ...
Will of William Logan
(not dated)
Probated 19 July 1796 in Lincoln County, Kentucky[1][2]
In the name of God, Amen. I, William Logan, being of very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory blessed be God of all mercies for his goodness to me in knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and considering the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.
1st: I gave and bequeath my beloved wife my young bay horse, with her saddle, her bed and her lady cloaths; and also all my household and kitchen furniture, with my farming utensils, with six head of milk cows, with my best stear, also all my sheep and hogs, and my two work horses, with the present crop, all which things are not to be appraised, but to be kept for the support of the family.  I also leave to my wife one hundred and fifty pounds, to be heirs forever.  I also leave my daughter Margaret Forbes the negro girl Molly, that she has now in possession, to her and her heirs forever.
I also leave to my son Hugh, the young gray mare and new saddle, also two hundred pounds in cash, to him and his heirs forever.
I also leave to my son James, that tract of land lying on Clarkes Run in Lincoln County, to him and his heirs forever.
I also leave to my son, William, one half of the tract of land I now live on, that part known, by the name of Hick's Cabins, to him and his heirs forever.
I also give to my son Benjamin the plantation I now live on, to contain, only to be in possession of one half of improvements, when he arrives at the age of twenty one years, and of the whole at his mothers death, who is to have the benefit of said improvements to that period, for her support and of the family, to the said Benjamin and his heirs forever.
I also leave to my Daughters, Jean, Nancy, Jerusha and Catherine, one hundred poinds in cash each of them, to them and their heirs forever; And the remainder of my estate after my debts is paid, to be equally divided among all my children and wife.
And in case my wife should choose to marry, the property above mentioned not to be appraised, except her horse, saddle, bed and lady cloathes is to be under the direction of my Executor, to be continued for the use of my children, until they arrive at the age of maturity.
I do also constitute and appoint my wife, with her trusty friend, William Hamilton and Hugh Logan to be Exexutix and executors of this my last will and testament, and do authorize and empower my executors to lay out the money above mentioned to my son in the purchase of a tract of land, if opertunity offers.
And I do hereby disannul and make void all other wills and testaments by me made heretofore.
Signed William Logan
Signed and sealed in the presence of:
Philip Lumpkin, James McCowan and John Bird


William Logan - 1805 Lincoln County, Kentucky Estate Settlement

Source: Lincoln County Kentucky Will Book B p. 267 Repository: Family History Library; Salt Lake City, Utah Call No. FHL192227 1805-January 5: Agreeable to an order of court to us directed to divide and allot to William and Jane Logan, their part of the slaves belonging to their father's estate, we have proceeded and divided as followeth to wit: To William Logan one Negro girl named Esther and five pounds to be received from the younger heirs. Also to Jane Logan two Negroes to wit Delila and Isaac and five pounds to be received from the younger heirs. Signed: Richard Gaines, Andrew Wallace and Walter Taylor Source: Lincoln County Kentucky Will Book C p. 119-120 (1804-1806) Repository: Family History Library; Salt Lake City, Utah 1807-April 22: We the commissioners appointed to divide such part of the estate of William Logan, deceased as belonging to Jerusha and Catherine and Benjamin Logan, children and legatees of the said deceased have accordingly divided the same in the following manner to wit To Jerusha Logan we allot a Negro man Ned To Catherine Logan, we allot Negroes Bobb and Ralph To Benjamin Logan, we allot Negroes Abe, Sam and Jordan Benjamin Logan stands charged with ten pounds in favor of Jerusha and Catherine with five pounds in favor of Jerusha making each equal in the allotment 1807-June 8:Division of the estate of William Logan, deceased was returned into court and ordered to be recorded,

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