William Twyman Jr.

 April 29th, 1820
Will Book 2 Pg 64

I William Twyman Jun’r of the state of Kentucky, County of Barren being of sound mind and memory but weak and feeble in body and well knowing that according to the course of human events my mortal body must soon be dissolved and die even if it should please the Almighty for me to survive my present affliction and wishing to make a just distribution of such earthly estate with which it hath pleased the Almighty Father of the Universe to bless me do hereby make my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, towit, my Will and Desire is that the land I bought of John Bailey who was duly authorized by Jamesons (spelling could be wrong) Heirs to sell the same, which contains one hundred and thirty nine acres adjoining the land I purchased of Benjamin Crenshaw should be sold after being duly advertised on a credit of eighteen months bond and approved security to be taken of the purchaser or purchasers and a lien be retained on said land till the money is paid, and that said money shall be applied toward paying the eight hundred dollars which I now owe for the said land and if the land should not sell for enough to pay said money that the balance shall be paid out of any money or property belonging to my estate at the discretion of those who manage the same and that all my just debts should be paid as soon as convenient and that none of the balance of my land hereafter mentioned or my slaves should be sold for that purpose if it can be avoided and my will and desire further is that the tract of land whereon I now reside purchased of Benjamin Crenshaw, containing one hundred and ninety eight acres also the two acres on which the Mill is situated that I purchased of the same should be divided as follows that is to say that my dearly beloved wife Mildred shall have and enjoy one third of said lands during her life and that at her death the said one third part shall be equally (divided) between my beloved children, Frances Twyman and Eliza Willis Twyman and that my said children shall in addition have and possess the other two thirds of said land and that the residue of my estate consisting of Negro stock and shall be divided between my said beloved wife Mildred Twyman and by beloved children Frances Twyman and Eliza Willis Twyman in the same manner that the land is to be and I do hereby appoint my dearly beloved wife Mildred Twyman executrix and my trusty friends William Willis of Adair County and Twyman Craig of Gallatin County Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and that all others made by me are hereby revoked and annulled given under my hand and seal this 29th of April 1820.

 Underlined before signed in the words “if it can be avoided’ in the 28th line and in the word “Twyman” in the 44th line

                         William Twyman (seal)

Witness:                                              Joel Yancy (?)
Thompson Crenshaw

Kentucky, Barren County, towit, July County Court 1820.  This writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of William Twyman Jun’r Dec’d was processed in court and Joel Yancy and Thompson Crenshaw the subscribing witnesses thereto being sworn deposith and saith that the said William Twyman dec’d in their presence deliver the said writing as his Will and that they believe he was in his proper senses and of a disposing mind and there upon the said writing was ordered to be recorded as the true last Will and Testament of the said William Twyman Jun’r dec’d.

                           Attest – M. Logan - Cck

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