Contributed by Valerie J. Davis, Mar 2001
from LDS Film 0598753: Pulaski County (Kentucky) Wills 1801-1838; filmed in 1969. Original records held in the County Clerk's Office
[Crumpled page & tape make some words unreadable. Words that have been crossed out in the original text appear in this transcription enclosed by double slashes; //example//]



The Will of Robert Adams
1816, Pulaski County, Kentucky
Will Book 1, pp 237-239


Adams, Roberts Will

I Robert Adams of the County of Pulaski and State of Kentucky being sick and weak in //mind// body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank god, and can bring to mind the uncertainty of Human life and being desirus to dispose of all such wordly estate as it hath Pleased god to bless me with I give and bequeath the Same in manner following that is to say I give to my Wife Rebecca Adams the half of the old track of land that I live on containing 200 acres with the dwelling house and all the out houses appertaining thereto and Negro Sambo the waggon with three horses and their geering what ever three she may choose all the farming utentials all the household and Kitien furniture of every kind and description whatever Two milch cows and th_ _teers all the Sheep and hogs __ during her natural life I give to my son James the part of the old Tract of land lying on the south side of ___ shale line, Beginning on the east line at a marked Maple and b_ech on or near the said east line and running thence a strait line to a poplar & the oak also marked at or near the the head of the Rockey mount branch on or near the west line I give to my son George the other half of the old Tract and at his mothers death he, George, is to have the whole of the old Tract to have and to hold forever, with all its appertan__ except that part I have given to my son James as is above exerpted I give __ waggon geers and three horses at their mothers death to James & George eaqually I give all my Ridge land to James & George eaqually it is also my will that after my decease negro Jene [?] & her child with the residue of my estate, both real & personal not her ___ mentioned or bequeathed, to be sold at a reasonable credit and the money _rising therefrom after the payment of my true debts is and my funeral exp__ces as to be eaqually divided between my sons Alexander, John, James, & George, and my Daughters Sally Stroud Martha Wallis and Jinny Woods it is further my will Negro Sambo at the death of his Mistress shall be apprais__ and shall have his choice which of my sons he shall serve and the one he makes choice of shall pay the other three one fourth of the appr_men___ money_ to each at the end of twelve months after he is appr_sed [tape] it is further my will that all the personal property my wife Rebeccah dies possessed of shall be sold immediately [tape] decease at a reasonable credit and the money arising thare fr__ to be eaqually divided between my children (to wit) between my [tape] four Sons and three Daughters as is above named and [tape] lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Alexander Adams and my two friends Samuel Cumbest & Wm Sloa_ Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments [tape] by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have hereun to set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty Seventh day of September in the year of our L__d One thousand Eight hundred Sixteen.
Signed Sealed Published & declared
as and for the last will & testament
of the above named
Robert Adams
In Presence of us
Michael Reagan
James Keny [Kerry?]
James Hendrickson


Signed
Robert Adams his mark

Ex'd
At a County Court held for Pulaski County at the Courthouse thereof in Somerset on the 23rd day of December 1816 This will was proved to be the true last will & Tes__ment of Rob't Adams by the Oa__ of James Kier & James Hendrickson two Subscribing Witnesses thereto & Ordered to be recorded and the Same is done accordingly.

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