The Millers of Millersburg and Their Descendants




KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, I Mathew Kuykendall, Sen., of the County of Butler, and State of Kentucky, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make this my last Will and testament revoking all others, (viz.): First, I will and bequeath that all and any species of property that I have heretofore given to my children shall be theirs without any attestation. I will and bequeath to the heirs of my son Josiah Kuykendall, decd., One certain negro girl named Cherry. I will and bequeath to the heirs of my son Moses Kuykendall, decd., the sum of One Thousand Dollars, to be paid them by the Executors of this Will eighteen months after my decease in money or trade, I will and bequeath to my son John Kuykendall certain negroes, (viz): Henry and Betsy his wife, I will to the heirs of my son Andrew Kuykendall decd., one negro woman Nancy and her child Frances. I will to my son Mathew Kuykendall one negro man Dick and all the land where I now live with the different pieces adjoining which now belong to me. I will to my son Mark Kuykendall one negro girl named Caroline. I will to my daughter Margarette Wand one Note on Thos. P. Wand for one hundred dollars. I will and bequeath that my negro man Tom shall be freed from my death, I have two negro boys one named Reuben and the other Jeremiah which are now worth about three hundred dollars each, now if either of the Executors to this Will shall by the time that the one thousand dollars are due the heirs of Moses Kuykendall take one or both of the above boys at three hundred dollars each, I wish them to buy the said boys and if they cannot raise the money by that time then the heirs of Moses Kuykendall to have said boys at what they are worth at the time, as a part of the one thousand dollars, heretofore Willed them. All the perishable property to be sold and the proceeds of the sale with what cash I may have on hand after paying expenses and special bargains to be equally divided. And I hereby appoint my sons John Kuykendall, Mathew Kuykendall and Mark Kuykendall my Executors to carry the above into effect any one of them can act and wind up said estate.

Witness my hand and seal this 25 day of September, 1845.

Jas. D. Carson.
Jos. Kuykendall.
Mathew Kuykendall.

State of Kentucky, | Sct. November Term, 1845.
Butler County. |
I, Charles E. Blewett, Deputy Clerk for Vincent S. Hay, clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid, do certify that at the November term, 1845, of said Court the above instrument of writing perporting to be the last Will and Testament of Mathew Kuykendall was produced into Court and was proven by the oaths of J. D. Carson, Josiah Kuykendall, subscribing witnesses, and was ordered to record, whereupon the same together with this certificate is duly admitted to record in my office.

Given under my hand this 14 of November, 1845.

V. T. HAY, Clerk.

Butler County Court.

(*)This Will proves that this Matthew Kuykendall was not the husband of Mary Johnson! COMPILER.


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