John Forrester

Contributed by Madeline Troyer

Barren Co KY, Will Book. 3 Page 50-51

    I, John Forrester of Barren County Kentucky do hereby constitute make and ordain this as my last will and testament revoking all others by me heretofore made --  lst I desire all my just debts to be paid -- 2nd I desire and will that my daughter Martha and my two sons Samuel and Thomas shall have all my land, except the Mill tract, to be owned and held jointly by them, the Mill tract containing about twelve acres -- 3rd I will and desire that my daughters Martha and Polly and my two sons Samuel and Thomas,
shall have following horses, one to each at their valuation viz. Black Jim, Waney, Priss and Fan -- 4th I will and desire that my Mill tract of land, Stalls Tubs to all of my stock of hogs sheep cattle horses and farming tools and all my personal estate of every description and negro man be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided between my children, viz. James, Elizabeth, Polly, William, George, Zacheus and Washington -- 5th I will and desire that my executor or whoever may take upon them the discharge of the duties of this will shall convey the title to the Mill tract when sold -- 6th I will and desire that my property be sold on a credit of twelve months. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 24th day of April 1845.

                                                                                                                                                      John Forrester SEAL
           Witness:  Tho J. Helm, B. B. Crump, Hy Crutcher

Barren County Set May Term 1845
The foregoing writing purporting to be the last will of John Forrester dec' was produced in Court and proven in due form of law by the oath of Thomas J. Helm and Benedict B. Crump subscribing witnesses thereto.  Whereupon the same was ordered to be recorded as the true last will of said John Forrester dec'.
                                                                                                                                                     Att  Tho J. Helm CBCC