|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1833|
Parents: Lawrence Stephens & Anna Maria Bowman; spouse Mary Jane Wright; 8 children; DAR Patriot #A108862.
Last will and testament of Isaac Stephens Sr
Will Bk D 1827-1844 pp.31-33
"KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT,
I, Isaac Stephens, Sen., of the County of Warren, Kentucky, being weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament to-wit:
I give and bequeath unto my sons Thomas L. Stephens and Isaac Stephens the tract of land on which I now live to be equally divided between them according to quantity and quality, the part to be allotted to my son Thomas to include the part he now lives on and the part to my son Isaac to include that part on which I now live. This bequest is to them their heirs and assigns, forever.
SECONDLY. I give to my son Isaac my still and One Hundred Dollars in money.
THIRDLY. All accounts between me and my children to be balanced and cancelled.
FOURTH. I give unto my son, Thomas his heirs and assigns two negroes., --Jarrett and Billy which he now has in his possession.
FIFTH. I give to my son Isaac a negro girl named Nancy to him his heirs and assigns, forever, also I give to him his heirs and assigns one other negro, male or female out of my stock of negroes.
SIXTH. It is my will and desire that all of my children, who have received negroes, shall have and hold the same to them their heirs and assigns, forever.
SEVENTH. It is my will and desire that my wife shall have her dower in that part of the land on which I now live and also her dower in the balance of my estate which being allotted to her.
EIGHTH. It is my will and desire that the balance of my estate be equally divided between all my children, except Thomas and Isaac, for whom I have already in this Will provided as much as I wish them to have.
NINTH. It is my will and direction that a negro man by the name of Elliot in possession of my son Harvey be returned and constitute a portion of my estate at my death.
TENTH. I give my my silver spoons to my wife, to her heirs and assigns forever.
ELEVENTH. I give to Katy Todd, a good bed and furniture to suit it.
I hereby constitute and appoint my sons, Thomas and Isaac, executors of this my last will and testament.
IN WITNESS, of all whih I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal, this 17th day of January, 1831.
Signed and acknowledged in the presence of
UPON reflection, I have not given to my daughter, Betsy O'Neale as I desired. I do hereby give, and bequeath unto her, her heirs and assigns, etc. the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, to be taken out of my estate before a division as herein before directed.
WITNESS my hand and seal this 17th day of January, 1831.
Signed and acknowledged before
State of Kentucky
SS ----County Court March Term, 1831.
County of Warren
THIS instrument of writing was produced in Court and proven by the oath of Asher W. Graham, and Bennett Burman, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, to be the last Will and Testament of Isaac Stephens deceased, and the Codicil thereto annexed was also proved by the oath of said Graham & Burman, and ordered to be recorded, which is accordingly done.
Attest Jno. A. Hobson, Clerk"
Catherine J Briggs Cuman Stephens (1760 - 1834)
Mary Jane Wright Stephens (1767 - 1802)
Thomas Lawrence Stephens (1790 - 1870)*
Sarah W. Stephens Stephens (1792 - 1867)*
Isaac Stephens Family
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