Will of Harrison Taylor, Knox County, KentuckyRECORDS: Will of Harrison Taylor, Knox Co., KY
From: Joyce Taylor Collins
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 1998
SUBJ: WILL OF HARRISON TAYLOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
born March 18, 1836 in Knox County, KY and died February 13, 1904 in Knox
County, KY. Harrison was married to Mary Ann HUTCHINS in 1864. After her
death, he married Lucy HOWARD in 1895. Harrison TAYLOR, was a son of
Cornelius Alexander TAYLOR who was a War of 1812 veteran and early Knox
The Will is dated September 15, l903 and is of record in the County Court
Clerk's office in Knox County in Will Book "D", Page I. I am transcribing
this Will from my personal hand-written copy.
"Will made by Harrison TAYLOR this the 15th day of September 1903. In the
name of God Amen, I Harrison TAYLOR of Knox County, Kentucky, viewing the
uncertainty of life and that death will come in my mind properly, due make
this my Last Will and Testament, Revoking all other Will that has been made
by me, I desire that my wife, Lucy TAYLOR, have 2 cows, one mule, one yoke
of oxen, all the sheep I have, all the hogs on hand, all the house plunder
and one thousand dollars worth of the land her natural life to raise the
children on and at her death to be equally divided between her children by
me and the rest of my property to be sold and my just debts paid out of the
sale of the property and Sues (Susan) BROUGHTON to have one dollar paid to
her as her part of my estate. Grant TAYLOR's children also to have $1.00
(one dollar) for his part of my estate as his part of the estate, and
Martha Jane TAYLOR's son, Sherman, to have to his part of my estate one
horse or mule not worth less than $75. Seventy dollars five her part: and
Caroline TAYLOR and all ahrs (heirs?) and Mary Bell and Margaret TAYLOR is
to have $75 (Seventy Five Dollars) each and all the rest of my estate is to
be equally divided between Sherman T. and Garrett T., Gilbert T. and Henry
T. and America T. and Pearly T. and John TAYLOR is to have one hundred
dollars, in anything that he wants for his part."
Witness where of I set my hand and seal this October the 15th, 1903
State of Kentucky
County of Knox
I, John Parker, Clerk of the County Court, for the County and State of
aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing Will was, the 23rd day of
February 1904, produced and filed and upon motion was duly probated and
ordered of record and same is now properly done. Witness my hand, this
24th day of March 1904.
John Parker, Clerk
By W. S. Parker, D. C.
FROM: Joyce Taylor Collins, Great-granddaughter of Harrison TAYLOR
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