Will of William Jordan – 1817

William Jordan m. Lucy Stith, daughter of Richard Stith, Sr.  William and Lucy Jordan’s daughter, Elizabeth Ann, m. Richard L. Stith son of Joseph Stith who was Lucy’s brother.  — This material from Lowena Branson of Thousand Oaks, Ca. by way of Sara Deatherage of West Plains, Mo. and then by way of John Whitfield of Brandenburg, Ky.  Transcribed by Alan Richard Scott, May 1999.

Book 1-P-15 Breckenridge County- state of Kentucky.

I William Jordan
do make the following will 15th Feby. 1817 – 1st I will and bequeath, unto my wife Lucy Jordan the following property to wit: Morely a negro man, Prip. Indy & Sally female negroes, all my stock of horses cows sheep and hogs household and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils during her natural life except as herein after excepted.

2nly I will to my children Woodson, Samuel and Charles Jordan the property they have already received from me forever also will and bequeath to my daughters Lucy Board, Elizabeth A. Stith & Polly Stith the property they have already recd from me forever.

3rdly I will and bequeath to my daughter Katherine King two hundred dollars (ninety five dollars of which is now paid) forever.

4th I will and bequeath to my son Richard Jordan a negro boy deaf & dumb named Joseph, also Morley at the death of my widow. Also out of the dower above mentioned he is to have one horse one cow and calf four sheep a sow and pigs also one feather bed. All of this property together with Richard himself remains with my widow until the said Richard arrives at the age of twenty one years or until he gets married also one part of years a ______ forever.

5th – after the death of my widow and all my just debts are paid the remainder to be equally divided between all my children except my son Woodson whom I have already given more than I ever shall be in all probility ever able to give the rest.  I constitute my son Samuel and my son-in-law Richard Stith Executors to this my last will & testament revoking all others made by me. Given under my hand and seal as date above (interlined before signed)

William Jordan (Seal)

Signed and acknowledged
As an for the last will &
Testament of William Jordan
Joseph Stith
Nancy Stith Jun.
Nancy Stith Sen.

Source: Carolyn Mae Pigg

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