Contributed by Gillian Stocker, Aug 2000

The Will of John Burkhart
1860 Pulaski County, Kentucky
Book 5, p 533

In the name of God Amen

I John Burkhart of Pulaski County Kentucky being of sound mind and disposing memory do ordain publish and declare this as my last will and testament in manner following that is

1st I resign my soul to God who gave it and my body to its mother earth to be decently buried by my Executors and friends. 2nd I devise and Bequeath to my three Daughters Elizabeth Murphy Sally Barclay & Polly Randolph one bed bedstead and furniture each. Reserving five of the choice bed covers which I devise & bequeath to my sons George and David Burkhart. The former to have the three first choice and the latter the two remaining which disposes of all my beds and bedclothing & Bed steads 3rd I devise & Bequeath to my Son George my press, Corner Cupboard falling leaf Table and Small Cherry Table and all my Cooking vessels except the Large Pot and one Kettle I devise to him also all my pails bricks and other wooden vessels about my house and kitchen together with two Choice Cows and my four horse wagon and Gearing 4th I devise and bequeath to my sons George & David Burkhart my Farm in the County of Pulaski on the waters of Flatlick Creek where I now live jointly and equally and to their heirs and assignes forever. 5th I desire the residue of my personal property not herein before disposed of to be sold by my Executors. And after all payment of my just debts and funeral expenses the balance of the proceeds of it to be equally divided among all of my children except George & David as follows Viz-

To my Son Joseph Burkharts Children
To my Son Christopher Burkharts Children
To my Daughter Elizabeth Murphy
To my Son Ephriam Burkhart
To my Son Henry Burkhart
To my Son Jefferson Burkhart
To my Daughter Polly Randolph
& To my Daughter Sally Barclay
One Share
One Share
One Share
One Share
One Share
One Share
One Share
One Share

6th I do appoint my Son George Franklin Burkhart Executor of this my last will and testament with full power to settle and dispose of all my unsettled business and unsatisfied obligations if any In witness thereof I do hereto Subscribe my name and affix my seal this 6th day of August 1858.
John Burkhart

Signed Sealed published and delivered
a the Last Will and Testament of John
in our presence and we
witness by setting our names hereto in
his presence
 John Crawford
Isaac Gastineau

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