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David Crawford’s Will – Barren County, Kentucky

One of the tasks handed me during my ‘Brick Wall’ Consultation was to review all of my data and document the elimination of individuals as potential fathers to James Crawford (1772-1854) of Preble County, Ohio.

Thus, I’m digging thru both my memory and my files. My memory was telling me that I had found a will for a Crawford in Barren County, Kentucky that eliminated this person as a father to James. Digging thru my files, I found some handwritten notes about a will in Barren County, Kentucky.

Thanks to FamilySearch’s digitization of the microfilm, I was able to locate the will and transcribe it.

Barren County Kentucky
Wills
Mixed Records, Vols. 1-2 1799-1829
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Will of David Crawford

In the name of God Amen
I David Craford of Barren County and State of Kentucky
being in sound mind & memory thanks to God for the same
I hereby make and ordain this my last will and statement
Beginning as followeth vix Items I give and be-
queath unto my loveing wife Polly all the land
whereupon I now live containing one hundred acres
more or less one bay mare called Couney bridle and
saddle one Horse Jack all the gear with one Plow
and irons one weeding hoe three Cows and Calves three
yews and lambs all the stock of hogs & all the House
hold & Kitchen furniture to have and to hold
during her single life or widow hood
Item
All the residue of my Estate not mentioned I wish sold to the
best advantage & after my just debts paid I wish applied to the maintaining &
schooling of all my children equally to them their heirs and assigns forever
Item provided my beloved wife shall intermarry my wish and desire is that all that I have
mentioned except the land shall be sold and equally divided between all my children.
Item provided my wife shall intermarry my wish & desire is the land shall be equally
divided between my two sons Jesse and James Fisher, to them their heirs
and assigns forever.
I hereby nominate and appoint Samuel Douglass
and my wife Polly Executors to this my last will and
Testament given my hand and seal this tenth day of
April 1812.
David (his mark) Crawford
Patrick Boisseau
George Douglass

Barren County Kentucky
Wills
Mixed Records, Vols. 1-2 1799-1829
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Estate of David Crawford
D Crawford settlement
Agreeable to an order of the Court of Barren County
to us Directed we the subscribers have examined the accounts of
Samuel Douglass Executor and Polly Crawford Executrix to the
Estate of David Crawford [vz ?] and find the sum of one
hundred and fifteen dollars 32 1/2 cents  in the hands of Samuel
Douglass due the Estate and find the sume of Ninety Eight Dollars and
20 cents in the hands of Polly Crawford due the Estate [to be wise]
the sum of one hundred and twenty eight dollars 5 cents of
Different notes not yet collected given under our hand this
17th of August 1816
Samuel Douglass Due to the Estate of D Crawford 115.32
By Commission for his services                               10.00
                                                      105.32
Polly Crawford due to the estate D Crawford         98.30
Do not collected                                                     28.05
                                                                             _______
                                                                               331.68
Patrick Boisseaur
Wm Renick
Joseph Neville
Barker T Anderson
returned August 1816 &O.R.