Releasing Frank(ie), Phebe and Two Unnamed: Will of David Tilford, Mercer Co. KY, 1794

Here is the will for Week 4, contributed to Schalene Dagutis’s The Slave Name Roll Project as part of my contributions for Black History Month 2018.

Will of David Tilford, Mercer County, Kentucky, 1794
Mercer County Will Records 1786-1795, Vol. 1: 177-178
Source: Family Search

In the name of God Amen I David Tilford
being weak in body but of sound and perfect
mind and memory (Thanks be to almighty God for
the same) do make and ordain this my Last will
& Testament in the following manner, towit first I give
& bqueath (sic) unto my dear mother the plantation & tract
of Land whereon we now live during her life together
with the household furniture, Stock of every kind
farming Implements & my Negro Girl Frank & child
Phebe & after her death I give & devise the said pantati
on (sic) & Tract of Land Containing One hundred Acres
and Stock household furntirue & farming Implements
of every kind to my brother Andrew Tilford his heirs
& assigns forever I also give & bequeath unto my
Sister Peggy Ewing my said Negro Girl & chld
and the issue which She may have to her & her heirs
forever, I likewise give & devise to my Sisters Polly Cull(?)
and Rachel Cloyd one hundred acres of Land
Joining George Mcafees & Meause’s Lands on Salt
river to them & their heirs forever again I give &
bequeath to my nephew Samuel Tilford son of
my brother Samuel thirty six pounds in money
& all my Cloths & Saddle I also give & order to the Execu
tors to be herein after mentioned twelve pounds in money
to pay my Lawful Debts lastly I give and bequeath to
the remaining part of my brothers and sisters not
before mentioned all my books & smith tools & uten
sils equally to be devided amongst them and I
do hereby nominate and appoint my Brother
Jeremiah Tilford & nephew James McCown Executors
this my last Will & testament under my hand and
Seal this 23rd day of July 1794

Sealed and delivered in the presents of us
Joseph David David Tilford Seal
Jeremiah Tilford
Ja McCown
Mercer County Sct August Court 1794

The Last Will and Testament of David
Tilford Deceased was Exhibited unto Court &
proved by the oaths of Joseph Davis & James
McCown and Ordered to be recorded

Teste Tho Allen Cl

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