BRYAN KY., Jefferson County, 1805

Will of Joseph Bryan, Sr.-Jefferson County
Kentucky Will Book 1, page 158
dated 20 November, 1804
probated 4 March, 1805:

"In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph Bryan of the County of Jefferson and State of Kentucky, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) after my lawful debts are settled,

... I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Alee, a gray mare, a bed, and furniture, and thirty dollars either cash or property.

... I also give and bequeath to my sons, Samuel, Joseph, and John Bryan, the sum of fifty dollars each, either cash or property.

... I also give and bequeath to my youngest son, John Bryan, one Negro man named James and all the farming tools.

... I also give and bequeath unto my daughters, Martha Boon and Rebecca Boon, the sum of twenty dollars each, either cash or property.

... I also give and bequeath unto my other daughters, Mary Howard, Susannah Hinkle, Aylee Howard, Phebe Forbis, and Charity Davis, the sum of fifty dollars each, either cash or property.

... I also give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elenor Adams, a Negro woman named Jean,

... I also give and bequeath unto my grand-daughter Aylee Adams, one Negro girl named Sarah.

... I also give and bequeath unto my grand-son, Noah Adams, one Negro boy named Sapio.

... I also give and bequeath unto my grandson, Jacob Adams, one Negro boy named Bob.

... I also give and bequeath unto my grandson, Wilah Adams, one Negro girl named Lotty.

And I do hereby appoint my two sons, Joseph and John Bryan, Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me made.

"In witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four." (Signed) Joseph Bryan (seal)

Witnesses: Edward Cox, Senior; David Enochs; Ephriam Hampton.

Contributed by: Tatiana44, tatiana44@aol.com


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