John Twyman

September 30th, 1854
Will Book 3 - Page 421

I John Twyman of the County of Barren in the state of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound disposing mind __?__ do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament revoking all others.  1st I desire my body be decently buried and all my just debts to be paid.  Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Twyman my Negro woman Juda and two Negro boys Jim or James and Jo all my household and kitchen furniture and my red cow during her life .  Item 3th (that is what is written) I give and bequeath to my daughter Francis R. Munday, her husband George W. Munday one hundred fifty acres of land on which they now live.  Said land is to be taken off the Northeast of tract of land on which they live at the price of five dollars per acre also my Negro woman Henrietta and her children Rachel which negros they are to have at the price of Eight Hundred and Fifty dollars.  Said Negroes are now in there possession.  Item 4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary H. Jones wife of William S. Jones and the heirs of her body Seven Hundred dollars that I have paid and will have to pay for her husband Wm. S. Jones and one hundred dollars which I have charged for the trouble and expense in boarding her and her children.  I also give and bequeath to my said Daughter Mary and the heirs of her body my Negro Woman Viney at the price of one hundred and fifty dollars and is now in her possession and is for the sole use and benefit of my said daughter and her children and not to be subject to the debts of her said husband in any event whatever.  Item 5th  I give and bequeath to my son William F. Twyman my Negro boy Moses which is now in his possession at the price of Six hundred dollars.  Item 6 I will and desire all my lands except the 150 acres divided to George W. Munday and wife together with all my personal property be sold upon such terms as my executors may think proper and after the death of my beloved wife that all the property devised to her during her life and the increase thereof be sold and that all my children be made equal each one receiving one third of my estate but it is my will that that portion of my estate going to my daughter Mary H. Jones is for her exclusive benefit and her children and is not to be subject to the debts of her husband Wm. S. Jones and I hereby appoint my executors herein after named as her trustees to receive and hold that part of my estate in there hands and to use and manage it for the sale and separate use of my said daughter and her children during her life and at her death to be equally divided  between her children.

Item 7 I appoint my son William F. Twyman and my son- in- law George W. Munday my executors to this my Last Will and Testament and the Court is not to require Security of them.  Witness my hand and seal this 30th day of September

                                                      John Twyman (seal)

Witness:
Jas. G. Hardy(?)
Thomas W. Penick(?)
Allen W. Durham

Barren County Court October term 1854

The foregoing writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John Twyman Dec’d was produced in Court and proven in due form of law by the oaths of Thomas H. Penick and Allen W. Durham two of the subscribing witnesses thereto.  Where upon the same was ordered to be recorded and the true last will and testament of  John Twyman dec’d.

 Attested by Travis Cockrill  cbcc

 

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