Submitted by Linda Pereira

Terhune, Albert - Last Will & Testament (spelling and grammar preserved) 

[for reference: this is Albert Terhune b. 21 Aug 1765]

Book B, pages 286-287

In the name of God amen, I Albert Terhune of the county of Fleming and State of Kentucky do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First It is my will and desire that after my decease all my just debt, together with my funerals expenses be specifically & punctually paid

Secondly I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Nancy the use of the farm on which I now live for and during the term of her natural life and I further give her two feather beds, Bed steds & bedding which she is to have the privilege of selecting also her choice of cows, and her choice of the horses, her saddles & bridles 1 Bureau and cupboard with the furniture, one table and candle stand all the cooking utensils together with 1 years provision 

Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son John Terhune one dollar which is addition to what I have otherwise done for him is to be considered as his portion of my Estate.

Fourthly It is my will that after my decease the whole of my personal property not specifically devised be sold and the money arising therefrom after paying my just debt, be equally divided among all my children, except my son John Terhune as the part that would otherwise fall to him I give my grandson Eugene C Terhune, which is one 9th part

Fifthly it is my further will that after my wife Nancy's death the land shall be sold and the money arising therefrom be divided among my children as follows to my Daughter Martha Clark, Mariah White, Susan Nolin, Elizabeth McIntire, Sarah Duvall, Kerilla Hinton, & Hannah Evans all equal saith part each and to my son Barnet Terhune two equal 9th parts

Sixthly and Lastly I nominate and appoint my friend William Blair and my son Barnet Terhune Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 26th day of Sept. 1840

Albert Terhune {Seal}


Sam'l T. Blaire

Robert Ewing

At a court held for Fleming County on the 22nd day of August 1842, This writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Albert Terhune was produced in court and proved by the oath of Robert Ewing a subscribing witness thereto who also proved the attestation of Samuel T. Blair another witness thereto to be the will of said A. Terhune and ordered to be recorded which is duly done.


W. T. Dudley Clk