Will of Henry Walker

1829 Woodford Co KY

Recorded in County Clerks Office, Versailles KY

In the name of God, Amen: I Henry Walker of Woodford County and State of Kentucky being old and infirm but of proper mind and memory Thanks be given to God. Calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testemony. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body recommended to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner and touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to help me with in this life. I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form.

First, I give and bequeath unto seven of my beloved children (Namely) Daniel Walker, Richard Y. Walker, William Walker or heir, Pricilla Hazzard, Phoebe S. Eaton, Poly Graves and Eleanor Walker, my young daughter the plantation or lot of ground on which I now live, including the whole survey and containing 126 acres to be by them freely possessed and enjoyed.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my son Travis Walker one wagon and one rifle gun which he has now in possession to be by him freely possessed and enjoyed.

Thirdly, I give to my son James Walker the tract of land on which he now lives in Henry County, estimated at 300 dollars to be by him and his heirs possessed and enjoyed.

Fourthly, I give to my grandson John Eaton one bed and furniture to be by him freely possessed and enjoyed.

Fifth, I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Eleanor Walker all my stock of horses, cattle and sheep together with all my household and kitchen furniture except the bed aforesaid which I give to John Eaton.

Sixth, my will and desire is that the tract of land given to James Walker and estimated at $300, shall be less than equal part with the other seven that such defficiency may be made up to the aforesaid James out of the legacy before given to the other seven children above named.

Seventh, I do hereby constitute and appoint Jeremiah Wilson, John Wilson, Richard Y. Walker and James Walker executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others and former wills and testaments by me heretofore do make and ratifying and confirming this and no other. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of August 1820.

Signed in the presence of Wieatt Arnold, Wm. Dale and James C. Robert.


Be it known that time and circumstances since the above will was wrote made it expedient that some alterations in some of the articles should be made.

In Article the first, My son William deceased his heir, I want his Wm's daughter Parnelia and also observe that I failed in setting aside a deed that I had sometime before executed to my son Travis Walker of my who plantation the price he has to pay is $1200, then in that case the land to be left to those mentioned in article first of my will. What I give to my son Travis as above mentioned as his part mentioned in the second Article of my Will respecting the wagon and gun is all the portion I intend for him which he has received and as for Article third of the will I decide that the land whereon he now lives, given to him in Henry County, KY is a sufficient portion for him that is my son James Walker, as for Article fourth John Eaton has received the bed sometime since, also the Fifth Article my daughter Eleanor has received the articles mentioned. Observe this decision only repeats what is contained in the fifth article. The sixth Article of my Will I do decide to be useless for the Seventh I here constitute my son in law Martin Hazzard and my son Daniel Walker and John Eaton and Mason Morris and my son in law James Graves and my son Richard Walker and my daughter Eleanor to be execute my will with the above amendments.

January 31, 1829

Probated 1829

Submitted BY: Marilyn M. Brown


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