Will of Aquilla Standiford
Will Recorded in Mason County, KY Will Book B, p.22; dated January 10, 1799; probated June 24, 1799
Last Will and Testament of Aquilla Standiford
Names "daughters Hannah Hawkins, Sarah Hildreth, Mary Smith, Rebecca Bartlett" to whom he gives one shilling each and no more. "Son Nathan one shilling and no more; daughter Milcah Little 750 acres of land on the waters of Eagle Creek, being part of the land bought by Richard Nasterson and John Tebbs of a certain Thomas Cavan and Absolem Craig; son George, for three years the residue of my servant Pompy's time, he to pay unto Samuel Hawkins 42 lbs. in order to discharge a debt due him the said Samuel Hawkins; son Elijah Standiford 354 acres being the residue of land above mentioned, likewise one gray horse and likewise my carpenter and joiner tools; son Aquilla Standiford 110 acres of land, part of the land I now live on, the upper end adjoining Hildreth's and to be laid off so as not to injure the residue of the survey. My son Aquilla likewise one black horse; son John Standiford the residue of my land on Licking, the place I now live on and adjoining his brother Aquilla, to be the property of said son John at the death of his mother and her widowhood. To "well beloved wife Sarah Standiford, all the residue of my personal property of every kind to be at her own disposal and likewise the residue of the land and plantation I now live on during her lifetime and widowhood, and at her death to be equally divided among all children. I desire that at my death my servant Joseph may be a freeman. Pompy, my servant, is to serve George Standiford three years, said three years to commence the first day of January 1799, and after that he is a free man."
Signed Aquilla Standiford, January 10, 1799
Court Order Book C, p. 254; June 24, 1799: Last Will and Testament of Aquilla Standiford, deceased, was produced in court and proven by the oaths of John Geoheagan, Squire Hildreth and Samuel Hawkins, witnesses thereto can ordered recorded. Sworn to be George Standiford, executor, who with Thomas Dobyns, Squire Hildreth, John Geoheagan and Samuel Hawkins, his surety, acknowledged Bond for one thousand pounds.
Court Order Book C, p. 256; June 24, 1799: William Bartlett, William Miller, David Ballengall and Matthew Stewart, or any three of them, being first sworn, are ordered to appraise in current money the personal estate and slaves, if any, of Aquilla Standiford, deceased, and report to the next court.
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