Genera1: Will of John Hart

In the name of God Amen. I John Hart of the County of Henderson and state of Kentucky do
ordain this my last Will and Testament revoking all others.
Item the 1st I give to my wife Patience Hart the following negroes Prince, Signal, Ben, Squire &
Lucy which is to be entirely at her disposal during her life time. Which property after her death
shall be disposed of the following manner. Lucy and her increase to be equally divided between
Rhoda Hart and Polly Hart. Ben and Squire to be equally divided between Thomas Hart and
John Hart.
Item 2. I give to my son Thomas Hart a negro Boy named Martin.
Item 3. I give to my son John Hart a negro boy named Hayden and a Bed and furniture.
Item 4. I give to my daughter Rebecca Hart a negro Girl named Harriet with a Bed and
Item 5. I give to my daughter {Rody (?)} Hart a negro Girl named Hannah with a Bed and
furniture with a good Saddle
Item 6. I give to my daughter Polly Hart a negro Girl nameed Melinda with a Bed and furniture
and good Saddle.
Item 7. I give to my daughter Susanna Floyd one negro Girl named Eliza a Bed and furniture
and Saddle which is already in her possession.
Item 8. I give to my two Grandsons John H. Standley and Nathaniel G. Standley two negroes
named Bartlett and Aggy which negroes I purchased with their money and is to be taken in place
of said money when they arrive of full age.
Item 9. I give to my daughter Nancy Jordon a negro Boy Shelby in addition to what I have
already given her.
Item 10th. I give to my daughter Kiziah Sugg a negro Boy named Prince Edward on her paying
to Lucy Standley a balance due from me to her of about Thirty Dollars.
Item 11th. I desire all my stock of every kind with the plantation Tools Kitchen furniture with the
plantation to remain in possession of my wife Patience Hart her life time then is to be entirelly at
her disposal.
B After the death of my wife Patience Hart I desire my land to be divided in the following
manner. To run a line from the creek through the center of the land and Thomas Hart to have
the South end and John J. Hart the other half.
Item 13th. I give all I own and intrest to a Legacy which is coming to me after the death of my
brother Lemuel Hart to my two sons Thomas Hart and John Hart and their heirs.
Item14th. I do hereby appoint my two sons Thomas Hart and John J. Hart my Executors to
this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the 29th day of
June 1821.
                                Jno Hart (Seal)

Edmund Talbott
John Miller
Rich X(his mark) Spencer(?)

Item15th. Since signing of this will I have determined the negro boy Shelby willed to Nancy
Jordon Shall be for her own proper use her lifetime and after her death to her children and to on
be in any manner under the controle of her husband or to be taken in any way to pay his debts as
witness my hand and seal this 16th day of October 1821.
                          John X(his mark) Hart (Seal)
Edmund Talbott
Rebecah Hart
Henderson County Ct.
                           October County Coourt 1821
The last will and Testament of John Hart decd was exhibited in Court and being proven as the
manner is by the Oath of Edmund Talbott and John Miller subscribing witness thereto to be the
Last Will and Testament of the said deceased and ordered to be recorded.
                             Test A. Barbour CHCC
Whereupon the same is truely Recorded in my Office.
                                 Will DeAllison

SOURCES 1. Will Book B Henderson Co., KY on Microfilm at SLC, Utah Family History Center. WILL.
MicroFilm Roll# 0573177, pg. 184.

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