Will of William Emmons

Contributed by Renee Schaeffer


EMMONS, William            Fleming Co., KY.               Will Book C p. 215
Dated 2 Mar., 1816                                        Recorded 5 Aug., 1825

Wife                        Elizabeth EMMONS
Gr. Dau                   Dicey KIRK
Son                         Charles EMMONS
Dau                         Nancy KIRK
Dau                         Dicy GARDNER
Dau                         Peggy SUTTON
Dau                         Polly HURST
Son                         St. Clair EMMONS

Wit. Thomas Rawlings
     Isaah Gillas

In the name of God Amen William Emmons of the county of Fleming and State of Kentucky being weak in body but of perfect mind & memory Thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and commend my soul into the hand of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent christian burial at the discretion of my excecutors and as touching such worldly estate wherewith has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
   First I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my beloved wife all my lands together with all my household goods debts movable effects during her life and at her death I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Dicey Kirk one bed and clothing and ten dollars to be raised out of my estate and the balance of my house hold goods lands debts and movable effects at the death of my wife I give and dispose of in the following manner Viz the whole to be sold and equally divided amongst all my children viz Charles Emmons, Nancy Kirk, Dicy Gardner, Peggy Sutton, Polly Hurst, and St Clair Emmons by them freely to be possessed enjoyed and constitute, and I do hereby, make and ordain Charles, St. Clair Emmons executors to this my estate will and testament and do hereby utterly disallow invoke and disavowed all and every other fomer testaments, wills, legacies bequests and executors by me in any way before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

Signed & sealed by said
William Emmons as his
last will and
testament in the presence
of us

William Emmons    Seal
William ----- Rice    her

William Emmons, settlement Aug. 14, 1825
Appraisal of the estate:

One note on Ackley Day and Purly and Thomas Rawlings      6.00
Nelson Fant and St. Clair Emmons                      3.00
John Triplett                                     16.00
William Hurst                                    11.00       
Charles Gardner                                   8.00
John Lyons and Thompson Day                        3.00
St. Clair Emmons by account                           1.00
Charles Gardner act. 20 bushels corn                     3.00
one bed and bedding                                 20.00
one cupboard and furniture                             9.25
one trunk                                          1.00
one table                                         1.00
6 chairs                                           1.50
1 flat iron                                         11.75
1 tea kettle                                         2.00
one skillet                                         1.00
one oven                                          1.00
one small pot                                        2.75
one basket, tub, tray                                    .50

The settlement made with St. Clair Emmons, the admin. of the estate of William Emmons, deceased, on the 22 day of Jan 1830, $305.18 1/4 the amount of money in the hands of the administrator:
By sundry credits amounting to                          279.07
By $2.00 paid the commissioner                            2.00
By $24.11 1/4 paid as the allowance made the admin.      24.11 1/4
                                                        305.18 1/4

We do hereby certify that we have settled with St. Clair Emmons all accounts shown us by the administrator and finding the debts and credits to balance as maybe seen above given an oath this 22 day of Jan. 1830
Freeman Day
Benjamin Northcott

The Settlement made with St. Clair Emmons, the admin. of Wm. Emmons, deceased, on the 6th day of May, 1835
The admin. to the estate              $627.24 1/4
$10 paid Dicey Kirk by her in will      10.00
By tax paid for land in 1829              .43
Probable court expenses                  1.75
By the allowance made the admin.         8.56
By expense of sale of whiskey            4.50
$2.00 the allowance the commissioner     2.00

We do hereby certify that we have settled with St. Clair Emmons all paper and accounts shown us in the above settlement and find $600.00 in his hands given under our hands this 6th day of May 1831.
Freeman Day
Benjamin Northcott