I Mildred Tunstall do make & constitute this my last will testament. First I give & bequeath unto Elizabeth Ann Todd daughter of Mrs. Maria K Crittenden my negro girl Adaline ~ Secondly I give & bequeath unto Catherine L Todd, daughter of Mrs Maria K Crittenden my negroe girl Candice ~ Thirdly I give devise & bequeath unto Harry I Todd, son of the said Mrs. Crittenden & his heirs forever a certain lot or parcel of land Situate on the hill on the north side of the Kentucky on the hill on the north side of the Kentucky river & within or near to the lands of the town of Frankfort and containing or supposed to contain two acres & sixteen poles ~ Fourthly, it is my will and desire that my slaves Gloster & Cynthia his daughter should be emancipated & set free and I do hereby emancipate and set them free & do direct & enjoin my executor herein after named to do whatever may be legal, necessary & proper to effect & secure their complete liberation, and freedom. The said Cynthia is to support & maintain her father Gloster, in case he should at anytime become unable to support or maintain himself. ~ Fifthly, All my other slaves towit Charles, Susan, Imajin, William, Cassius, Walter, Julia & their future increase, with any other slaves, I may die possessed of ~ my house & lots in south Frankfort & my stock in the Frankfort Bridge, being fourteen shares, I give, devise & bequeath unto Mrs. Maria K Crittenden until the youngest of said three children shall attain the age of twenty one years, if she shall so long live, and upon the youngest ??? children attaining the age of twenty one years, or upon the death of Mrs. M K Crittenden, if that event should sooner happen, all the property and slaves devised to her with their increase if any, are to pass to & be equally divided between her said three children or the survivor or survivors of them. but if either of said children shall die before the youngest comes of age leaving issue then each issue is to have the part & portion its parent should have been entitled to had the parent lived. ~ The property & estate here devised to Mrs Crittenden is to be held & used by her as though she were sole & unmarried, and it is to be for her sole & seperate use, the better to enable her to maintain, support & educate her said children as may chose to do, and is not to be subject to any claim, contract or disposition of her husband. ~ Sixthly ~ It is my will & desire that my household & kitchen furniture & stock be sold to defray my funeral expences, & all my just debts ~ Seventhly, all the rest & residue of my estate real & personal & misced, not heretofore disposed of I bequeath & devise to the said Maria K Crittenden in like manner for the same estate & with the like remainder to her said three children as is expressed in the fifth clause or article hereof. Lastly, I appoint John J Crittenden sole executor of this my last will & testament hereby revoking & annulling all other wills, by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have here set my hand & seal this 25th day of May 1831.
Signed, Sealed & acknowledged in our presence & attested by us at the request and in the presence of the testatrix. Witnesses: Mason Brown, Philip Laugent? } Mildred Tunstall "seal"
Franklin County Court November Term 1837 The last will & testament of Mildred Tunstall decd was produced in court & proven by the oaths of Mason Brown & Philip Laugent? subscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded as the last will & Testament of said Mildred Tunstall deceased, which is herby done accordingly.