Will of Garrett Freeman
Contributed by Renee Schaeffer
Fleming County Will Book I, page 21, 1849
In the name of God Amen, I Garrett Freeman being sick but of sound mind and being desirous to dispose of my property, I will and bequeath in manner following, that is to say I will and bequeath unto my brother Gimale such a portion of my property as will cover and secure him as my security in all of my debts for which he is my security. I will and bequeath unto William Emmons, John Foudry and Simpson Riggs such a portion of my property as will secure them as my securities and also to Ruben Denton such as a portion as will secure him in a debt of fourteen dollars and seventy four and a half cents contracted this day and also to any person not herein named who is now my security. Twenty dollars has been paid to William Emmons and also two dollars on a fouch note. I will and bequeath unto my niece Mary Ann Freeman one bed and bedding also six of my largest shoats. I will and bequeath unto Mary Ann Freeman and Benjamin Franklin Freeman the balance of my hogs for their support provided they live here. I appoint as my executors Sampson Riggs and William Emmons. The money which I have now in the hands of Benjamin F. Freeman is to be handed into the possession of my executrix. I desire that my executors will go on to pay after my security debts herein named are disposed of to satisfy equally all of my creditors out of the remainder of my property. I will and bequeath unto my brothers Gimale and Cadmiel equally all that may remain of my estate after the disposition herein before named has been made of my property. I will and bequeath unto Mary Ann Freeman and Benjamin F. Freeman the chairs the cupboard and the cupboard ware now belonging to thee house. I desire that my executors will sell off all my personal property and pay the small debts as soon as possible.
August 16, 1849 Garrett Freeman
Attest Reuben Denton
I also desire to secure James Denton as my security after the manners before named.
At a court held for Fleming County of 27, August 1849. This writing porportioning to be the last will and testament of Garrett Freeman Dec'd was produced in court and proved by the oaths of Ruben Denton and Edmund Emmons. Subscribed witnesses thereto to be the will of said Garrett Freeman and ordered to be recorded and which with this certificate is duly done.
William Dudley, Clerk