Thomas Baker’s Will, 1814


Estill Co. Kentucky
Sept. 28, 1814
FHL film #0254,623
Transcribed by Meredith Rond

In the name of God Amen I Thomas BAKER, Sr. of the county of Estill and state of Kentucky being sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory and under standing (praised be God for it) and considering the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of thereof and to the end that I may be the better proper so to leave this world when ever it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner & form follow (that is to say) First & principally I command my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy everlasting happiness in his heavenly Kingdom through Christ Jesus my saivior my body I commit to the earth at the discretion of my executors herein after named and as to such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to intrust me I dispose of the same as follows.

First I do hereby bequeath unto my son in law William BELL all my interest in the Tanyard that I was concerned in and it is my desire that the instrument of writing which the said William BELL gave me me (sic) when he was on the verge of starting to the Army be considered nul and void.

Second I do bequeath unto my sons Jacob BAKER, the heirs of Joseph BAKER, Humphrey BAKER, William BAKER and the heirs of Thomas BAKER, jr, deceased One Dollar.

Third I do give & bequeath unto my several daughters Betsy NIXPolly BELL, & Sally HUBBARD one dollar.

Fourthly I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Caty BAKER, Ten Dollars.

Memorandum that on the 28th Day of September in the year 1814 Thomas BAKER being Sick with the Sickness whereof he died on the Day following did (at) the house of William BELL in the County of Estill and state of Kentucky make and declare his last will & testament.
(end, no signature, witnesses or recording date)