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Anderson County Will Book A

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5    Madison, James

I James Madison of Hanover County, do make this my last  Will and testament . All my estate real & personal, I give to my brother Lewis Madison, who is hereby appointed Executor of this my last Will. In witness whereof I have sett my hand & seal this 21st day of January 1820- 

James Madison 

Robert LW Lampkins 

Archibald Mathews 

At a Court of monthly session held for Caroline County at the Court house on the 11th day of January 1830. The will of James Madison was proved by the oathes of witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

Commonwealth of Virginia

I John Pendleton, clerk of the county court of Caroline in the Commonwealth aforesaid, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct copy of the will of James Madison deceased as appears from the Records in my office.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this 18th day of March, 1830

John L Pendleton

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23   Moseby, Thos H

26   Mothershead, John

Will written 5 Oct 1833-  names wife Susannah son John Mothershead, Polly Vance, Elizabeth Dawson, William Mothershead, Nathaniel Mothershead, Elijah Mothershead, and Susannah Cornell slave Anderson named Will produced 13 Jan 1834

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28   Mills, John T.

Will written 8 Dec 1834 he was aged 43 years on the 8th day of February last names wife Maria Mills will produced 12 Jan 1835

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29   Marshall, William

Will written 17 Mar 1834 names son George William Jordan Marshall -  nephew William Marshal son of Charles Marshall all slaves to be set free and emancipated will produced 9 Mar 1835

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57   Murphy, John

81   Myers, Silas

137   Morgan, John

137  Malear, John

142   Major, W R

143   Munday , W A

156   Miller, J J

180   Moore, Hamilton G

186   Massie, T P

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190   Moring, John

Will of John Moring  (Proved October 10th 1859).

Transcribed by Kathy Gustafson  

I John Moring of the county of Anderson and State of  Kentucky do make and publish this my last will and testament in words and figures following (to wit-) 1st After the payment of all my just debts, it is my will that my wife Nancy Moring shall have all my property of every kind except herinafter named, for and during her life, to be used for her support and without waste. 2nd Upon the death of my wife, and as soon thereafter as may be convenient, it is my will that my land be divided into two equal lots and in such manner as to have timber and improved land to each lot, and the lots then separately sold to the highest bidder together with all my personal property of every kind, upon such terms as my executors herein after named shall think best. 3rd It is my will that after my real and personal shall be sold by my executors as before directed, that the proceeds of the same be equally divided between my three children Elizabeth Carlton, Thomas and John B. Moring, except that out of my daughter's share one hundred and forty five dollars shall be taken and added to the share of my son Thomas. She having already received out of my estate that much more than my said son. And except further, that out of my said daughter's share shall be taken a sum equal to the value of two acres of land and added equally to the shares of my two sons. 4th It is my will that my son John B. Moring shall have the eighty acres of land upon which he now resides, at my death, the same not being included in the land directed to be sold, but it is given to him upon this express condition that he pay to me in my life time or to my executors after my death all the demands as I may be bound for on his account to others, and if my said son shall not comply with the foregoing condition, then said demands are to be taken from his share of the proceeds of the land and personal property directed to be sold and the same divided equally among my three children.5th I hereby constitute and appoint my sons Thomas and John B. Moring executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore made, in testimony where of I hereunto set my hand this 20th day of August 1858. (Interlined before signed.)

John  X    Moring (his mark)

Attest   J. H. D. McKee      James M. Siers      George W. McClelain

State of Kentucky Sct   I James A McBrayer clerk of  the Anderson county court certify that at its October  term 1859 held October 10th 1859 this writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Moring dec. was produced in court and proved by the oaths of J. H. D. McKee and James M. Siers two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded which is accordingly done. Given under my hand this 8th day of December 1859

James A. McBrayer   clk , a.c.c.

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  Mosley, Thomas H - Will written 15 Jun 1833- names Elizabeth Devenport ? of Woodford County Richard Dawson of Anderson County names slaves Emanuel, Merit, Delpha and her 2 children named Milly & Matilda Will produced 11 Nov 1833

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158   McBrayer, Martha

Written 18 Mar 1831 names sister Nancy Twyman and her 2 children : William Clark Twyaman & Martha Jane Twyman brother  Hiram McBrayer was executor-  Will produced 12 Dec 1831

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158   McBrayer, Martha (#2)

I Martha A McBrayer of the County of Anderson & State of Kentucky do will and bequeath all of my estate of every kind and description , that I have or may have at my decease to my two sisters Jane and Elizabeth A McBrayer . In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this March 2nd 1853

Martha A McBrayer

Attest : W H McBrayer & Wm Dedman 

 

I James A McBrayer clerk of the Anderson County Court certify that at a County Court held for the County of Anderson on the 14th day of March  1853 this writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Martha A McBrayer deceased was produced in Court and proved by the oath of Wm H McBrayer one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and also the handwriting of Wm Dedman the other subscribing witness was proved by the oath of said Wm McBrayer and ordered to be recorded and filed which is accordingly done. Given under my hand this 17th day of March 1853.

James A McBrayer  clk A C C 

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33   McBrayer, Hiram

Names mother Jane McBrayer names William J Twyman heir of  ( may be sister ) Nancy Twyman slaves Mary, Ann, Lag??s ( male )  , and George gives property to Rachel Hansberry ? proven 13 July 1835

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47   McGuire, Jas (James McGinnis on Will)

Written Jun 1833. Names daughter Polly Layton daughter Nancy Street ? . daughter Elizabeth , wife of John Haynes need page 45

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54   McBrayer, Andrew

70   McGaughy , Daniel

85   McBrayer, Robt C

116   McMichael, Jas

124   McGuire, Samuel

166   McBrayer, James

181   McGinnis, John Sr

183   McMichael, Margaret

192   McKee, Walker

89   McCall, Thomas  (listed under the "B" section in original index).


158   Nelson, Elizabeth

In the name of God Amen  I Elizabeth G  Nelson of the Cty of Anderson and State of Kentucky being of sound mind and memory Blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament . I give and bequeath to my three children (viz) William Nelson, Sarah B Norton, Francis Nelson, my home farm where I now live the farm purchased from William Robinson supposed to be fifty acres or more this farm not to be sold by any of the above heirs or to be subject to sale but at their death then to go to my son Norman Nelson's two oldest children - I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Corbin one bed I also give an bequeath to my son Norman Nelson one bed,  the remaining beds and furniture not mentioned belongs to Francis and William - In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and decree this to be my last will and testament in presence of the witness named below this, this the 26th of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty two.

Witnesses

Madison Blakemore  & Samuel R Baker 

State of Kentucky Sct   I James B McBrayer  clerk of the Anderson County Court certify at a County Court held for the county of Anderson on the 14th day of February 1853 this writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Elizabeth Nelson deceased was produced in court and proved by the oath of Madison Blakemore one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and also the handwriting of of the other subscribing witness viz: Samuel R Baker  was proved was proved by the oath of said Blakemore and the same was ordered to be recorded and filed which is accordingly done . Given under my hand this 17th day February 1853 

James A McBrayer  clk A C C 


21   Oliver, Pleasant -

Will written 15 Aug 1833- Names wife Sarah names daughter Polina who married H H Buntain names son John names son James B Oliver produced 14 Oct 1833


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