Nancy Austin





WILL--Nancy Austin:





In the name of God, Amen. I, Nancy Austin of sound mind and disposing

memory, but weak in body, do make and publish this as my last will and

Testament.



In the first place I give to my Grandsons, Fielding Jones and Isaac

Vanmeter Jones, a negro girl of the name of Margaritte, and negro boy by

the name of Solomon to be equally divided between them when the arrive

at the age of 21 years or without lawful issue, then and in that case my

will and desire is that the survivor have the aforesaid negroes with

their increase and should both die without lawful issue, then and that

case my will and desire is that the aforesaid negroes and their increase

go to my three children and their lawful heirs.



Secondly, I give to my daughter, Harriet Lapham, a negro girl of the

name of Mahala, and a boy of the name of Washington, and girl of the

name Julian.



Thirdly, I give to my son, Daniel Vanmeter, a negro boy of the name of

Alexander, and a negro woman of the name of Teresa, and the horses he

claims being 3 in number, and 3 steers, and the hogs he claims, and one

bed and furniture.



Fourthly: I give to my daughter, Helen Jones, a negro girl of the name

of Sarah, and a boy of the name of John, and a girl of the name of

Amanda, and two of the choice of my cows, and one bed a furniture.



Fifthly: My will and desire is that the house and lot I now live on be

sold on a 12 months credit with my personal property not heretofore

disposed of by my Executor hereafter named or such of them as may

qualify, and such as qualify are hereby authorized to convey said house

and lot whenever the purchase money is paid to the prchaser[TR: sic] of

said house and lot.



Sixthly: My will and desire is that all my just debts be paid and then

the balance of the money arising from the sale to be equally divided

between my three children and my 2 grandsons, Fielding and Isaac, they

taking one fourth of the money between them.



Seventhly: My will and desire is that my faithful servants, Amanda, be

free at my death and if she should not be able to support herself then

out of the hire or services of the negroes I have given to them. Lastly,

I appoint Samuel Casey, Gibson B. Taylor and William Grundy executors of

this my last will and Testament as witness my hand this 26th day of May,

1837.



Nancy Austin



Witness: Nathaniel Ashby, C.C. Jones, Tabitha Wilson.



(Will Book B., P.9, at Morganfield, Kentucky.)





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