Probated 9-19-1825 and is recorded in Will Book A, at the Trigg Co., KY. Court Clerk's office:
Date of will - 2/3/1819
In the name of God, Amen:
I, Drury Adams, of Christian County and the state of Kentucky, being weak of body but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament.That is to say, principally, and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent, Christian manner, at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurection I shall receive the same again, by the mighty power of God who gave it to me by creation.And as touching such estate wherewith that pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form, vis:
First, I give and bequeath to Nancy, my beloved wife, the plantation I live on, with all the household furniture, farming utinsils, and all the stock of every description, to be enjoyed by her during her life, with the exception of so much money and property to be paid out of the stock, as I thereafter bequeath to my children at the decrease of my beloved wife.I give and bequeath the tract of land I live on to be equally divided, agreeably, to quantity and quality, between my sons, Wesley and Joshua, and also the farming utinsils, household furniture and movable effects, to be equally divided between them.And to my beloved son, Jesse, I give and bequeath the tract of land he now lives on, of 150 acres.Also, one-third of my books, and the other two-thirds of my books to Wesley and Joshua.To my beloved daughter, Nancy Young, I give and bequeath $10.00 (ten dollars), and to my loving daughter, Polly Hughes, I give and bequeath $100.00 and to my daughter, Betsy Faughn, I give and bequeath $100.00, amongst my daughters, to be paid out of the stocks and money on hand.
Also, I nominate and appoint my son, Jesse Adams, and John W. Cougan to be the sole executors of this, my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby notify and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament.In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 3rd day of February, 1819.
John W. Cougan
Ashford D. Gore
Trigg County (KY.) Court to Witness:Sept. 19, 1825
Jesse Adams - Wesley Adams - Joshua Adams
The foregoing last Will and Testament of Drury Adams, deceased, was on this day, produced in court by executors, therein named, for Probate, thereupon duly proven by the oaths of John W. Cougan and Ashford Gore, subscribing witnesses thereto, as the law required, and the same was ordered to be recorded, in testimony whereof, and that the same, together with this certificate, truly recorded in my office of said County Clerk.I have hereunto set my hand.
Will Cannon, Trigg County Clerk
*note - Trigg County was once a part of Christian County, KY.