William Bonner Will
In the name of God Amen. I William Bonner of the County of Hickman and
of Kentucky being of sound mind and disposing memory and calling to mind
uncertainty of human mind and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly
estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with:
1st, I direct that all the perishable part of my estate be sold after,
decease and out of the monies remaining therefrom all my just debts and funderal
expenses be paid out of those and if there should be money sufficient to
discharge My 4ust debts and funeral expenses without such sale and further it is
my will that no personal Property hereinafter bequeathed be sold by my executors
for the purposes aforesaid.
2nd, After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give and
unto my wife Anna Bonner, one bedstead and furniture the household and kitchen
furniture and one negro woman named Ritter (? and the place I now live and
together with the proceeds thereof all and every part of the above bequest to be
fully enjoyed and at the disposal of my said wife Anna throughout her natural
life or and no longer.
3rd, I give and bequeath to Isham H. Bonner,
one bed and furniture and .L one
quarter section of land in Hickman County, Kentucky containing 160 acres being
the North most quarter of section twenty seven, township and range fourmost
entered by me in the name of my son Isham H. Bonner and one mare saddle and
bridle which 1 have heretofore given him.
4th, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha
Nichols sorrel mare and saddle
and one one bed and furniture heretofore! given to her and lot No. 1 and 6
(which were purchased by James Nichols and myself in partnership at the sale of
lots in the town of Moscow-in the County, of Hickman Kentucky an the same may be
divided between me and said Nichols in my lifetime an by my executors and said
Nichol's after my death.
5th, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth
Asbell and to the beautiful
heirs of her body one one bed and furniture heretofore given to her, one sorrel
horse colt called and one negro boy named --------- Jukas.
6th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane
Bonner and the beautiful heirs of
her body to be begotten one bed and furniture one sorrel horse colt called Miss
Rogers and negro girl named Candis together with her increase.
7th, I give and bequeath -onto my son William
R. Bonner one bed and furniture
and one quarter section of land containing one hundred and sixty acres of land
being the South East quarter of section thirty-three Township Two Range Three
8th, I give and bequeath to my son Jesse W. Bonner
one bed and furniture and one
quarter section of land containing one hundred and sixty acres being the North
West Quarter of section Three, Township One, Range three Wlest.
9th, I give and bequeath to my two sons Willis
A. and Nelson H. Bonner one -bed
and furniture each and one quarter section of land containing one hundred and
sixty acres being the north east quarter of section eight, township one, range
three west also thirty acres of land 4oining the above mentioned section of land
purchased by me of Thomas Vinsant and one town lot in Moscow No. 100 and 101 to
be assigned sons Willis A. and Nelson H. to have and to enjoy the above bequest
as co-owners until the younger one of them arrives at the age of twenty-one
years after which they are to divide the above bequest' equally share and share
alike and should either Willis A. or Nelson H. die during the minority of the
other, it is my will that the survivor inherit the whole bequest made to Willis
A. and Nelson H. Bonner.
10th, It is my will after the death of my wife Anna or the termination
widowhood, the Negro woman Ritter and her increase be equally - divided between
my wife five sons now living or their lawful heirs -------- -- my youngest son
arrives to the age of twenty-one years.
11th, It is my will that the increase of the sorrell mare alredy given
wife Anna be equally given to my sons William R. Bonner, Jesse A. Bonner, Willis
A. Bonner and Nelson H. Bonner in rotation as the said mare may foal until each
of my said sons has one, and lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my
friend John Hampton and my son in law Aaron Asbell executors of this my last
will and testament has --- revoking all other an former wills an testaments
hereunto and set my hand and affixed my seal this eighteenth day of September in
the year eighteen hundred and thirty.
William Bonner (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and delivered as word for the last will and
of the above named William Bonner in the presence of us Thomas Griffey and P.
Kentucky Hickman County Court - March 7, 1831 (Year Probated)
The within Will of William Bonner decd was on this day produced in open
Court and proved by the oaths of Thos. Griffens and Philander Priestley
subscribing Witnesses to be the act and deed of said ??? and that same
was signed and published in their presence and the same said thereupon
ordered to be recorded and thereupon the same together with this certificate
are truly recorded in my office – Given under my hand the date above.
H. L. Edrington Clk
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