In the name of God amen I William Vancleve of the District of Kentucky and County of Mercer being very week and low in body but in good & perfect Memory thanks be to god do make and constitute this my last will and testament, viz, first I desire my body to be buried in a Christian like manner my Funeral expences and my lawfull debts being paid the rest of my estate to be disposed of manner following-- Item -- I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife Abigail Vancleve the thousand acres preemption land lying on paint lick Creek for her to dispose of as she sees Cause to use in behoof of my beloved Children Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, John, Ebenezer & William likewise three hundred acres purchased from Evan Hinton by virtue of a Bond given by him E Hinton likewise two hundred and fifty acres purchased from Squire Boone during his residence in Carolina he giving lawful bond for the same. all the above mentioned land for them above mentioned and their Heirs forever.--- Item -- I Give and bequeath unto my beloved son Jonathan two thirds of five hundred acres of Land which falls to him by the death of his sister Sara Deceased being her own by a gift and now to be his & his Heirs forever Also I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan one black Cow with a white face marked with a crop in the right Ear and an underbit in the Same ear and a slit in the oH ear and one Coat to be his -- Item -- I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Phebe Harris not heretofore mentioned in my Will two Hundred acres of Land lying in Jefferson County due to me from Squire Boone by virtue of a warrent that the sd. Boone laid for me. I likewise give and Bequeath unto my wife Abigail the full possession of all my personal Estate Book Debts Bonds &c. I likewise appoint my well beloved Friend William Crow and my beloved Wife Abigail my Lawful Executors & aand this to be my last Will and Testament as witness my hand this Second Day of September in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and Eight Six Sealed and Delivered in presence of us Interlined before signed William Vancleve Seal
Teste Thomas Gilmore William Gilmore Rachel Vancleve Kathrin Anderson
Mercer County Sct February Court 1788 This last will and Testament of William Vancleve Deceased was Exhibited into Court and proved by the oath of Catharine Anderson one of the Witnesses thereto.--
Teste Tho. Allan C.C.
Mercer Sct March Court 1792-- This last will and Testament of William Vancleve Deceased was fully proved by the oath of Racheal Vancleave another of the witness thereto & ordered to be recorded-- Teste Tho. Allan
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The heirs of Wm. Vancleave Decd In acct with Abigale Vancleave Ex. Cr.
1797 Aug.st 23 To paid Ebenezer Vancleave pr. Rec # L 21 10 0
1798 June 16 To paid Do as pr Do 6 0 0 To paid John Manere as pr Do 0 18 0
1797 Aug.st 25th To paid George Teter as pr Do 21 11 0
1798 March 13 To Jonathan Vancleave as pr Do 12 26 To John Harris as pr Do 6 0 0
1786 May 12 To James Thompson for Surveying as pr Do 3 11 3 1/2
1798 Jany 8 To Joseph Bledsoe for Do as pr Do 12 0
1795 Jany 27 To Tos Allen as pr Do 6 0
1796 Aug.st 24th To the Sheriff for taxes on land as pr Do 1 10 4 1/2
_____________ L 73 11 8
June 23 1798 The above acct we find Vancleve for the following nane? - But Mrs. Abigale Vancleave hath this day made oath before me Walter E Strong that they are fast & true To the Sundra articles dilivered Noble and } Jane Dougherty some before marriage some after } 27 0 0
1797 To one mare taken by sd Dougherty from me } by force } 30 0 0
To Schooling the Children at various times 9 0 0
By the Inventory - - - - - - - - - -- - - - 66 0 0
Agreeable to an order of the County Court of 75 0 0 Mercer we have Examined the Voucher of Abigale Vancleave Executrix of William Vancleave and find them to correspond with the above statement
Amounting to L 73.11.8 and the settlement beneath amounting to L 66.0.0 as sworn to by Sd Abigale The amount of the Inventory we state upon the report of the Executrix amounting to L 75.0.0 Given under our hands 21st June 1798 Ro. Craddock Walter E. Strong
Mercer Sct ~ July County Court 1799 The above Settlement of the Executrix of William Vancleve Deceased was Exhibited unto Court and -?- & approved by the Court was Ordered to be Recorded Teste Tho Allin CC.