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JAMES PATTERSON WILL

Contributed by Willet Bushnell 4/16/2006

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Death:  20 April 1820
Will Book F pages 339 - 340

Dated Bourbon County April Court 1820.
Specific bequests to his wife Martha including a horse, choice of cow & calf, choice of bed and furniture and specific pots.  Names sons James and George and married daughters Rebecca Keith, Betsy Williams, Polly Pearson, and Mary Ann Wright .   Foster Collins was appointed Executor.  Will signed 13 March 1816
Attest:  Aq. Parker, John Blakney


ROBERTS FAMILY

Contributed by Kristen Cart 2/21/16


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Bourbon County Tax Lists for Roberts and Related Families

1791 John Roberts
1792 John Roberts 1 and 2
1792 Philip Plough
1793
1793: Neeley Roberts, October 17 1793, 1 male>21, 1 horse, 5 cattle; William Roberts, October 29 1793, 1 male>21, 1 horse, 6 cattle.
1795: Jeremiah Plue, August 28, 1795; Philip Plue, Sept 4, 1795.
1795: Hezekiah Roberts, Sept 4 1795, 1 male>21, 1 male>16-21, 8 horses, 4 cattle; William Roberts, Sept 4 1795, 1 male>21, 1 male>16-21, 3 horses, 19 cattle.
1795: Nealey Roberts, Augt. 28, 1795, 1 male>21, 1 male>16-21, 2 horses, 13 cattle; Handley Roberts, Augt. 28, 1795, 1 male>21, 1 male >16-21, 5 cattle; Minor Roberts, Sept 4 1795, 1 male>21, 1 male >16-21, 3 horses, 7 cattle.
1795
1796: Hesekiah Roberts: 1 male >21, 3 horses 6 cattle; Neily Roberts 1 male>21, 3 horses 8 cattle; Henly Roberts 1 male>21, 1 horse 3 cattle; Minor Roberts 1 male>21, 2 horses 7 cattle; William Roberts 1 male>21, 4 horses, 25 cattle.
1796: Jeremiah Plue, Elias Plue.
1796
1797: Neely Roberts, 26.5 acres on Boons Creek, paid taxes for the years 93,94,95,96 and March 15 1797; 1 male >21, 2 horses etc.; Minor Roberts, March 22 1797, 1 male >21, 1 male >16-21, 4 horses etc.; William Roberts, March 22, 1797, 1 male >21, 6 horses etc. Henly Roberts, March 22 1797, 1 male >21, 1 horse.
1799: William Roberts, Elijah Roberts.
1800: Azariah Roberts, March 22 1800, 1 male over 21, 2 horses; Neily Roberts, March 22 1800, 1 male over 21, 1 horse; Argyle Roberts, June 17, 1800, 1 male over 21, 2 horses, Hezekiah Roberts, June 17 1800, 1 male over 21, 1 horse; Alexander Roberts, July 30 1800, 1 male over 21.
1803: Alexander Roberts.


Bourbon County Misc. Roberts Orders:

1799 Henley Roberts to pay Nealy Roberts, Jeremiah Plue, Nehemiah Roberts, William Hand for testimony in suit of Jacob Neale; also to pay Andrew Blount, Asariah Roberts, and Benjamin Johnston. Case papers not found.
1799 Andrew Blount exonerated from paying taxes for 1796. (One of the case witnesses.)


Pettyjohn Hornback Case Bourbon Co. (loose case papers from frankfort, KY.)

Minor, William and Azariah Roberts called as witnesses ca 1796.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 11, 11A, 13, 13A, 14, 14A, 15, 15A, 16, 16A, 17, 17A, 18, 18A, 19, 19A, 20, 20A


Roberts Marriages in Bourbon County

Argyle Roberts to Rosanna Frakes 1799
Athaliah Roberts & Redding Blount Bond  1800
Hezekiah Blount to Annie Prather 1817
James Roberts to Miss Deliah Blount 1824
Minor Roberts to Miss Jamima Blunt  1797
Nehemiah Roberts to Esther Smith 1800
Jemima Blount of Age 1824



SCOTT FAMILY


Jonathan SCOTT Will
Written 16 September 1845 Bourbon County, KY            View IMAGE
Will Book N, Page 61

I Jonathan Scott of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say
   1st I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath to my two sisters Polly Scott and Elizabeth Scott jointly and equally all my estate both real and personal mined or unmined and of what nature or kind soever it may be for and during the term of their natural lives and at the death of either of my said two sisters the there surviving sister to have the whole of my said estate during her natural life.
   3rd After the death of both of said two sisters I desire that their just debts be paid and then all my estate both real and personal mined or unmined and of what nature or kind soever it may be I give and bequeath the whole to my Brother Andrew Scott and his heirs forever provided that they nor any of them shall not directly nor indirectly sell any of the negro slaves they may have inherited by or under this my will and in the event that said heirs or either of them shall directly or indirectly sell any of such slaves, then such heir or heirs so doing shall have forfeited all title in and to all the slaves they shall have inherited by thought or under this my last will and such slave or slaves of forfeited shall be equally divided amongst the other brothers and sisters of such heir or heirs forfeiting them Provided also that none of the negro slaves which my heirs shall have inherited under this my will shall be subjected to others or sold for any debt or debts whatever of said heirs and
   Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Brother Andrew Scott and my cousin James Scott executors of this my last will and testament thereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 16th day of September in the year Eighteen Hundred and Forty Five.

                   Jonathan Scott (seal)
Attest
Jno A. Hedges
Allen Bashford
McCalla Thompson

At the July term of the County Court of Bourbon County Kentucky on the fifty day of July 1847 This last Will and Testament of Jonathan Scott deceased was produced proved in

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William SCOTT Will
Written 9 June 1842 Bourbon County, KY
Will Book M, Page 81

In the name of God amen, I William Scott of the County of Bourbon, State of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking all others.
   Item First, it is my will and desire that after my death that all just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
   Item Second, it is my will and desire, and I so direct that all the lands which I maybe seized and diseased of shall be divided among my children now living, viz, Joseph, William, Cynthia, Elizabeth and Sally (my daughter Katherine being deceased) in the following manner, viz, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph three hundred acres out of the tracts purchased from Lewis Dicky and Garner.  I give and bequeath to my son William two hundred and sixty two acres of land the Whaley tracts.  I give my three daughters now living all the balance of my lands to be equally divided among them agreeable to quality.  I have heretofore given to my daughter Katherine (who is now dead) all the property which I intend to give except two hundred dollars which I will and bequeath to her two children Larry and William Grimes; which sum is to be paid equally to them when they respectively shall become of age or get married, by my sons Joseph and William out of the property I have devised to them And if either of said children should die before they arrive at age without issue, then my sons are directed to pay the two hundred dollars to the survivor, And if both should die without issue before they arrive of age then and in that event my sons are to keep this above legacy forever.
   Item Third, I will and direct my negro slaves to be divided among my children in the following manner, viz, I will and bequeath to my son Joseph one negro Ned, Yellow Henry, and Angeline.  I give and bequeath to my son William negroes Jim, Black Henry, George and Jinny.  I will and bequeath to my daughters Cynthia one negro Jake in addition to two negroes heretofore given her.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth two negroes Conner and Jack in addition to what I have heretofore given her.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally negroes Thuna, Thomas, Jo and Maragrett.
   Item Fourth, I will and direct that my hereinafter named Executor shall set my faithful servant Nelson at liberty at the expiration of three years after my death and pay him one hundred dollars out of my estate.
   Item Fifth, it is my will and I so direct that all my property real and personal shall not be divided but remain together under the control of my Executors, and used for the purpose of paying my debts.  My Executors are authorized to make sale of all the property not specifically devised to pay my debts.  My Executors are further authorized to run such notes as are standing against me at such rate of interest as to them may seem proper until such notes can be paid off out of the proceeds arising from the sales of stock crops rents of land cash notes to which may come into their hands.  My Executors are further authorized to sell a piece of land adjoining the property of Jas L Brown upon such times as to them may seem best and apply the proceeds to the payment of my debts if they think proper to do so.  In the event of a sale of the above tract of land it will be equally deducted from the lands heretofore devised to my children.  Whenever the Guardians of my infants heir are willing to assume their equal part of the outstanding debts against my estate (I.E. this one fifth part to each child) then they may call upon the Executor to make a full settlement of all their accounts with the County Court and upon such settlement being made and the debts of the infants heirs part assumed then a general division of all my property real and personal shall be made agreeable to the directions of this will.
   Item Sixth, I will all my house furniture to my three children now living with me.  I fancy if my children shall die before they arrive of age without issue the legacy herein devised to them shall be equally divided among the survivors.  I desire my brother Andrew Scott to act as guardian for my son William.  I desire my son-in-law Jonathan Owen to act as guardian for my daughter Sally.  I desire my friend Peter Hedges to act as guardian for my son Joseph.
   Item Seventh, I hereby empower my Executors or such of them as shall qualify, or the survivor or survivors of such as may qualify, to do every act or acts which may be lawful for all to do in the execution of this will.  I desire my son Joseph to superintend the whole premises by and with the advice of my executors at such time as it would be proper for him to do so until the debts are paid or division of the property made.  My infant heirs are to have a support out of my estate until my debts are paid or the property divided.  My son Joseph is to receive a reasonable allowance for his extra personal service.
   Item Eighth, All the property not henceforth devised, and which may not be sold to pay my debts is to be equally divided among all my children that are now living.
   And Lastly, I nominate constitute and appoint Jonathan Owen, George W. Owen and Peter Hedges Executors to this my last will and testament.  In testimony whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this 9th day of June 1842.

                   Wm Scott (seal)

In the presence of
W.S. Jones
Stephen Kimes
James W. Rice

The words or names George and Jo were additions made to the will ligneous before signature.

At the November Term of the County Court of Bourbon County Kentucky on the 7th day of November 1842.
This last will and testament of William Scott dec. being proved in open Court by the oath of Stephen Kimes and James W. Rice attesting countesses thereto and having been sworn to by Jonathan and George W. Owen two of the Executors therein named was ordered to record.  Witness Thomas P. Smith Clerk of said Court.
The date above
                   Tho P. Smith, Clk
                   Y WO Hughant, D.B.


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Elizabeth SCOTT Will
Written 17 November 1847 Bourbon County, KY
Will Book N, Vol. 1, Page 246-247

I Elizabeth Scott of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following-
First I desire that all my just debts be paid.
   Secondly I give and bequeath of my brother John Scott an annual salary? of fifty dollars during his natural life the first fifty to be paid him six months after reading this my last will and testament and then the sum of fifty dollars to be paid him annually during his natural life.  And I further will and desire that out of my Estate that all physicians' bills hereafter granted for the benefit of my said brother John shall be paid out of my Estate.
   Next I give and bequeath to Harry Steel and his wife Anna, both slaves of the Estate of my brother Jonathan Scott deceased, the sum of two hundred dollars each and I further give to said Anna a horse or mare that shall be worth fifty dollars, which sum of two hundred to said Harry and Anna making the sum of four hundred dollars.  I desire and so devise that my Executor hereafter named shall within twelve months after this my last will shall have been put to rest pay to James Scott in trust for the equal benefit of said Harry and Anna.  And I do hereby constitute said James Scott as Trustee for ??? the said Harry and Anna to administer to them and for their benefit as their masters? may regain the said four hundred dollars which the said Trustee shall administer and appropriate for their benefit as may appear to him best and most advisable for the use and benefit as may appear to him best and most advisable for their use and benefit of said Harry Steele and Anna his wife.
   The horse or mare which I have willed to the said Anna I desire the said Trustee to receive in trust for said Anna and to suffer her to use said horse or mare as she may choose.  At the death of either Harry or Anna, then the surviving one shall have the benefit of the whole amount that may be in the hands of said Trustee.
   Next I give and bequeath Polly Scott all the residue of my Estate real and personal, in law or in equity or of whatsoever kind or nature it may be.  All of which I give to my said Sister Polly during her natural life, which Estate she may dispose f in any way she may choose, provided that she shall advise first with my Executor hereafter named and he may concur with her in the propriety of any dispositions she may wish to make at any time of any portion or portions of said Estate, she may then make such dispositions.
   And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint James L Brown Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testament by me hereafter made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 17th day of November 1847.
                       Elizabeth Scott (seal)
                       X her mark
Attest
B.F. Cloud
Daniel Talbott

At the July term of the County Court of Bourbon County Kentucky on the third day of July 1848 this last will and testament of Elizabeth Scott deceased was this day proved in open court by the oath of Benjamin F. Cloud and Daniel Talbott, the attesting witnesses, sworn to by James L. Brown the Executor and ordered to record.
Witness Thomas P. Smith Clerk of said Court the date above.
                           Tho. P. Smith, Clk.



In the inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Elizabeth Scott:
One note on James Scott due 2 Apr. 1847
One note on Jonathan Scott due 29 Mar 1840
One note on Silas Hedges due 6 Jan 1843
One note on Jas and Andrew Scott due 12 Oct 1848
One note on Joseph Scott due 2nd Dec 1848
One Account on James Scott
One Negro boy Hiram 17 years old
Plus other furniture and cattle


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Polly SCOTT Will
Written 21 December 1848 Bourbon County, KY                    View IMAGEs  1, 2, and 3
Will Book O, Page 101-103

I Polly Scott of the County of Bourbon and state of Kentucky do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
First I desire that all my just debts be paid.
Next I give and devise to my two nieces, Mary Ann Farmer and Kitty? Scott daughters of my brother John Scott the sum of five hundred dollars which I desire may be placed in the hands of James Scott or some other suitable person as Trustee for said Mary Ann and Kitty and by such Trustee paid out in the purchase of land which land shall be deeded to the said Mary Ann and Kitty jointly and equally which I give to them forever the said five hundred dollars to be furnished out of any monies of my Estate and paid out for land as above named as soon as convenient.
Next it is my will and desire that out of the monies arising from my Estate so soon as fifteen hundred dollars over and above paying my just debts and the five hundred dollars above named shall have come into the hands of my Executor hereafter named he shall loan out that sum to two different persons five hundred dollars to the one and one thousand dollars to the other person taking approved security for each payable in twelve months, and to continue the loaning of the said fifteen hundred dollars at interest in like manner annually during the term of fifteen years, the interest to be paid annually which interest shall be loaned at interest until the interest produced on the fifteen hundred dollars shall have amounted to the sum of three hundred dollars and then the sum of three hundred dollars to be paid to my nephew Jonathan Scott, son of my brother John Scott which three hundred dollars I give to my said nephew Jonathan Scott forever.
Next I give to Black Harry a slave belonging to the Estate of my brother Jonathan Scott deceased for and in consideration of his faithfulness to my now departed sister and myself the sum of one hundred dollars in money which I desire my Executor hereinafter named shall hold in Trust for the use of said Harry and to administer the same to said Harry in such manner as the said Harry may will or wish the same to be administered to him.  I give the one hundred dollars to him forever.  I also for and in consideration give to said Black Harry and Harry Steel another mare belonging to the Estate of my said brother Jonathan Scott deceased my wagon and two of my best work horses or mares together with full ? ? collars, harnesses ?, ? and bridle, and the double trees all of which I give to the said two Harrys equally which they may dispose of forever as they may choose.
Next I give to my friend and connection James Scott son of Robert Scott deceased my negro man Abram until the twenty fifth day of December Eighteen Hundred and Sixty Four upon which day and date said Abram shall be free from bondage forever provided that said James Scott shall annually pay to said Abram the sum of twelve dollars during his servitude to hire and furthermore provided that said James Scott shall enter as security as the laws may require that said Abram shall not become a charge to any county in this commonwealth in consequence of his being freed from bondage. 
Next I desire that after the two horses or mares shall have been selected as named in the foregoing for Black Harry and Harry Steel, that all the balance of my horse stock, feeder cattle, hogs, and sheep, and farming utensils, not herein before disposed of shall be sold at public sale and the proceeds arising from such sale shall be equally divided amongst my four nephews namely Jonathan, Martin, Robert, and John Scott, sons of my brother John Scott which proceeds I give to them, my said four nephews forever.
Next I give to my brother Andrew Scott and Paulina his wife my two negro boys Hiram and Andy, said Hiram to serve them until the twenty fifth day of December A.D. Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Two provided that the said Andrew Scott and wife shall permit the said Hiram to live with Harry Steel during his term of servitude and that he the said Andrew Scott or Paulina his wife shall pay annually during the servitude of said Hiram and Andy with said Andrew Scott and wife or with either of them, to James Scott in trust for the benefit and use of said Hiram and Andy the sum of twelve dollars for each of said negro boys, which the said James Scott will pay over to said boys their respective sums annually.  The said Hiram shall be free from bondage forever from and after the said 25th day of December A.D. 1871 and the said Andy shall be free from bondage forever from and after the said 25th day of December A.D. 1872 And it is furthermore provided that the said Andrew Scott and Paulina his wife, or either of them shall enter as security as the law names for each of the said negro boys that they will not become a charge to any county in this commonwealth on account of them being set free.
Next I give all the residue of my Estate, real and personal of what nature or kind soever it may be, not herein before disposed of, I give to my said brother Andrew Scott and Paulina his wife and their heirs forever.  They shall be entitled to draw the balance of interest arising from the fifteen hundred dollars loaned as directed in the foregoing which may draw annually after the said three hundred dollars shall have been raised and paid over to my said nephew Jonathan Scott as dictated.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend James Scott Executor of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 21st day of December 1848.

                   Polly Scott (seal)
                   X her mark
Attest
A.    Adams
J. L. Brown
P.    J. Seamonds
J. C. Matthews


I Polly Scott of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky do hereby make and publish this codicil to be added to my last will and testament in manner following to wit,
I give and bequeath to my brother Andrew Scott and Paulina his wife the sum of fifteen hundred dollars which is devised in my last will and testament to be loaned out annually for the term of fifteen years which sum of fifteen hundred dollars the said Andrew Scott and Paulina his wife or the survivor of them shall be entitled to receive at the expiration of the fifteen years loaning as named in my said will, which I give to them and their heirs forever in addition to what I have given them in my said last will and testament he above named sum of fifteen hundred dollars was not included in the residue of my Estate given to my said brother Andrew Scott and Paulina his wife in my said last will and testament and lastly it is my will and desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament aforesaid I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 10th day of May 1849.
                       Polly Scott (seal)
                       X her mark
Attest
A. Adams
J. L. Brown
P. J. Seamonds
J. C. Matthews

At the January Term of the County Court of Bourbon County Kentucky on the 6th day of January 1851.  This last will and testament with the codicil amended thereto of Polly Scott deceased was produced in open court by the oath of Preston J. Seamonds and J.C. Matthews attesting witnesses thus and ordered to record.  Witness Thomas P. Smith, clerk of said court the date above.
                   Thomas P. Smith, clk
                   By Charles L. Wilson


I Polly Scott of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky do hereby make and publish this codicil to be added to my last will and testament in manner following to wit, I give and bequeath to my niece Elizabeth Scott and her children the wife and children of my nephew Jonathan Scott in my last will and testament and I desire that the aforesaid three hundred dollars shall be placed in the hands of James Scott or some other suitable person and laid out in hand and the sum made to my niece Elizabeth Scott and her children the wife and children of my nephew Jonathan Scott, which I give to my niece Elizabeth Scott and his children forever and lastly it is my will and desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament aforesaid.  In witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this 29th day of May 1850.
                       Polly Scott (seal)
                       X her mark
Attest
P.J. Seamonds
J.C. Matthews

At the January Term of the County Court of Bourbon County Kentucky on the 6th day of January 1851.
This codicil of Polly Scott deceased was produced and proved in open court by the oath of Preston J. Seamonds and J.C. Matthews attesting witnesses thereunto and ordered to record.  Witness Thomas P. Smith clerk of the said court the date above.
                   Thomas P. Smith, Clk
                   By Charles L. Wilson






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Inventory of Daniel Shawhan (Rev. War Vet.)
Will Book "A" pages 116 - 117  -dated April Court 1792

Submitted by Mary Hatton





Probate Record, Jeremiah Stewart, Bourbon Co., KY, Bk ?, P. 402

Contributed by Thom Carlson
(thom.carlson@stanfordalumni.org)



I Jeremiah Stewart of the county of Bourbon and State of Kentucky being
weak of body but of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last
Will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit:
         I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Priscilla my three negroes
(that is today) Marry, Frank, and Henry, with her increase if any, the same
to come as hers, and at her own disposal, and also and singular the balance
of my personal estate consisting of goods and chattels of whatever kind,
that is now in my possession; and I hereby appoint my wife Priscilla my
sole executor, this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former
wills that may have by me made.  In witness thereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this 17th day June 1830.

                                                                           his
                                                              Jeremiah  x  Stewart  [seal]
                                                                          mark
witnesses:
Benj. Baker
William Ennis

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Bourbon County, to wit:
         I Thomas P. Smith clerk of the county court of the county
aforesaid, do certify that this Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah
Stewart, deceased, was this day proved in open court by the oath of
Benjamin Baker & William Ennis, witnesses thereof, & sworn to by Priscilla
Stewart, the Executrix herein named, is orderd to be recorded whereupon the
same has been duly admitted to record as my office.  Given under my hand
this 6th day of September 1830.
                                                                 Tho. P. Smith
                                                                 by J
F?????, sec.


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