COURT RECORDS OF THE
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.
Tes. MATHEW KUYKENDALL.(*)
Jas. D. Carson.
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.
A TRUE COPY. CHAS. E. BLEWETT, D. C.
JETT W. HINES, Clerk.
Butler County Court.