Adniram Allen's WIll I, Adoniram Allen, of Clay County, Kentucy, being weak in body, but of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following. Viz
1st I desire that 450 acres of my land in Owsley County, Kentucy joining the lands of Wm Anderson and John Abner, and so many of my cattle as will pay my just debts be immediately sold after my decreas, on a credit of twelve months and out of the moneys arising therefrom all my just debts be paid.
2nd After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I will and bequeathe to my wife, Nancy Allen, all of the home place while she remains single, durning her natural life, and at her death, I give the same to my daughter, Nancy Allen and my son Jason W Allen, including the grist mill to be enjoyed by them forever.I also will and bequeathe to my wife , Nancy Allen, all of my husehold and kitchen furniture and farming utensils and so many of the milk cattle as will be sufficient for the support the family one year; also two of my best mares, Kit and Kate and Kate's colt.
3rd I give to my sons, David G Allen, Levi Allen, and James Allen, my saw mill, my blacksmith tools, with all my land and all my estate both personal and real, not herein particularly disposed of, what nature or kind soever the personal ? thereof except the blacksmith tools and saw mill to be sold on a credit of 12 months and my sons, Daniel G Allen, Levi Allen, and James Allen as each may come of age, shall pay over to my son Wm W Allen and my daughters Eliza Bishop, Charlotte Ogg, and Sally Ponder $200 each. Sally Ponder has already received $200 which pays her part; also my sons Daniel G Allen, Levi Allen, and James Allen shall pay to my two grandchildren children of my son David Allen, now deceased, when they come of age, one horse each to be worth $75. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Ponder a note I hold on her husband Zodoc Ponder. I do hereby direct my said sons Daniel G Allen, Jas Allen, and Levi Allen, let Nathan McDaniel and wife have the farm and place they have in possession for the term of ten years for the improvements they have put upon it.
The home place as divised toNancy Allen and Jason W Allen includes the grist mill and all the improved lands to the top of the ridge and timber enough to support it as also the lands on the other side of the river adjoining the lands of Robert Allen and running with the top of the river ridge and thence to the river so as to include all the lands in cultivation.
I desire that my executors make a title to the lands I sold Job Allen Jr and Wm C Ogg and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends Greorge W Gregory and NS McDowell executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments, by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Two.
Adniram his mark Allen
attest James H Campbell John Morris Robert Allen
CLay County COurt October Term- 1932
I Willaim Woodcock ,Clerk of the County Court aforesaid certify that the foregoing will of Adniram Allen was produced to said court at the present term proven by the subscribing witnesses and ordered to record, which is accordingly done.
Given under my had this 25th day of October, 1852 W Woodcock, Clk