I am posting GW Ennis's Will, he was born in Amherst Co., Va. and moved to Warren Co., Ky.In this will, he leaves an inheritance to the 2 sons of Dicey Graves and Cornelius Ennis.I am a descendant of George Washington Ennis's second wife, Matilda Allcock, who was the niece of GW Ennis's first
wife and who after GW Ennis's died married the brother of Sally Ennis's husband (Sally being the daughter of GW Ennis.Matilda had 2 sons by GW Ennis.Joseph Ennis and William Tennant Ennis, who was my great grandfather.I would be very interested in hearing from Juanita Brown, who left a message that she had info on Matilda Allcock and family.Have a great day.
4. George Washington Ennis (Source: Private party, ancestry.com -M.D. research.), born 1770 in Amherst, Virginia; died June 15, 1835 in Warren County, Kentucky. He was the son of 8. John Ennis Jr. and 9. Mary Ann Whitlock. He married 5. Mary Francis Campbell 1794 in Amherst, Virginia (Source: LDS IGI files.).
5. Mary Francis Campbell, born September 12, 1777 in Amherst, Virginia; died September 16, 1823 in Warren County Kentucky. She was the daughter of 10. Joel Campbell and 11. Mildred Miller.
Notes for George Washington Ennis:
I was asked by an Ennis researcher why I had this George as "George Washington"- her research had no middle name for him. I had gotten it from my father's (S.L. Ennis, Jr.) research. When I asked my Dad, he wasn't sure of the origin of the "Washington" in George's name. Except for family trees that have used my research, I have not found any references to this middle name. He does have a son with this name- at this time I will make a footnote about the authenticity of the middle name to this George.
George Ennis was born in Albermarle County Virginia in 1770, died 1835 in Warren county Kentucky. George married December 24, 1796 Mary Francis Campbell in Amherst County, Virginia. In 1805 they joined a Caravan of Wagons that left Amherst County Virgina for Warren County Kentucky. This westward migration included the families of Ennis, Campbell, Page, Martin, Swinney, Allcock and others. The Ennis family settled southwest of Bowling Green near Rich Pond Grove. Sarah Sallie Ennis was the first child born in Kentucky. She went by " Sallie" her whole life.
Will of George Washington Ennis
I, George Ennis of the county of Warren and state of Kentucky, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say).
First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Matilda Ennis during her natural life the tract of land whereon I now live it being part of the land I purchased of John Gorin and Robert H. Walters containing two hundred acres. Also forty acres of land lying on the Knob being one-half of an eighty acre tract I purchased of John H. Gorin also thirty acres of land adjoining the first mentioned tract of two hundred acres on the West Side the said thirty acres be taken off a Sixty Six acre survey. Also one feather bedstead, two counterpains, two coverlets, two sheets, two pillows and boulster, a cupboard and all the ware belonging the same desk, tables and clocks, also my Negro man Stephen during her widowhood. It is my will further that my wife Matilda have a horse and her saddle and that she be at liberty to make choice of any horse she may think proper belonging to me, also a choice cow and calf, choice sow and pig, loom and apparatus, one kettle, one dinner pot, one oven, and one skillet, one pair firedogs, two flat irons, cotton wheel, flax wheel, and six choice chairs, one plow and gear, one axe, one hoe, water vessels, and tea kettle.
I do also give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth, one feather bed, two coverlets, two quilts, three white counterpains, one sheet, one boulster, and one pillow.
I do also give and bequeath unto my so Willis, one feather bed, two coverlets, two counterpains, two sheets, one boulster and one pillow.
I do also give and bequeath unto my son George Washington, one feather bed, two coverlets, two counterpains, two sheets, one boulster, and one pillow.
I do also give and bequeath unto my two sons Joseph R. and William T. each a bed and clothing of the same description of those given to my two sons Willis and George Washington, my wife Matilda to keep possession of all the beds given my four sons until they become of age or marry.
I do also give and bequeath unto my two sons Joseph R. and William T. their heirs and assigns forever, the following tracts of of land: one hundred acres adjoining the two hundred acres I now live on being part of the lands I purchased of Gorin and Walters and lying South of the two hundred acre Survey the balance of a sixty acre tract lying west of the two hundred acre survey after taking off the thirty acres for my wife Matilda during her natural life, my wife Matilda to keep possession and use the land given to my two sons Joseph R. and William T. until they become of age or marry and for the use of said lands to raise said children free from charge.
I do also give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Phelps and her heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land whereon William Phelps now lives supposed to contain eighty acres to begin on same marked Hickories near a large blackjack in the Widow Martin's line running with her line to John J. Edmunds line thence with his i=line to the land Phelp's bought of Covington thence with said line to the beginning.
I do also give and bequeath to my two sons Willis and George Washington and my daughter Elizabeth to be equally divided between them a certain part of a tract of land called My Old place beginning on Ignatius Wheeler's and John Butts north corner running a straight line to the north corner of the land I gave John Dishman and again purchased of him thence to the forks of the road, one road leading to William Phelp's and the other to Widow Martins. In the Widow's line including all my land west of the last mentioned line. All the land east of said line if the same shall not be sold during my life.
I desire may be sold by my executors hereafter to be appointed and that they be authorized by this my last will and testament to convey the same deed or otherwise and the money arising from the sale of said land to be applied towards the payment of my debts. All the land I own on the East side of Darkes Creek I give and bequeath to my two sons and Daughter last mentioned to be equally divided between them. I give and bequeath unto the two boys, the children of Dicey Graves of Giles County, Tennessee said to have been begotten by my son Conelius Ennis one hundred dollars each. I do also give and bequeath my son Cornelius all debts due from him to me by bond or otherwise. It is further my will and desire that my executors sell all the lots I own in the town of Bowling Green and from the sale of same after paying all debts and the two hundred dollars to the two children of Dicey Graves to be equally divided amongst all my children. It is further my will and desire that my wife Matilda have a sufficient quantity of corn and meat to support her and such children as may be with her for one year also 15 Bussel of of wheat, fifty pounds of sugar, and twenty pounds of coffee. It is further my will and desire that all the property real and personal be given to my wife Matilda during her natural life, shall, at her death be equally divided amongst all my children. I hereby appoint my son in law, John Cambell and Isaac Smith my executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of August in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, signed, sealed, and acknowledged in the presence of:
Jonathan PottsGeorge EnnisSEAL
John C. Potts(mark)
I, George Ennis, of the county of Warren and the State of Kentucky do hereby make and publish this codicil to be added to my last will and testament in manner following to wit:
I give and bequeath unto Catherine Hollingsworth one feather bed, bedstead, and furniture to be selected for her by my wife Matilda and whereas in my said will I have given certain lands to my two sons Willis and George Washington and my daughter Elizabeth I do hereby declare that my will is that the same remain undivided until my son George Washington arrive at the age of eighteen years and that all the rents of said land until that time be equally divided amongst my said two sons Willis and George Washington and my daughter Elizabeth. It is my will and desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and be a part of my last will and testament aforesaid. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 29th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in
the presence of:(his)
Isaac SmithGeorge Ennis
I George Ennis of the county of Warren in the State of Kentucky do hereby make and publish this second codicil to be added to my last will and testament and to my first Codicil in manner to wit:
I give and bequeath unto my wife Matilda Ennis my wagon, and the youngest pair of oxen and ox yoke, also the fowls of every kind, one cherry candle stand, one tea board, one coffee mill, coffee pot, and tribbet. I also give and bequeath unto my two sons Joseph R. and William T. the two goats claimed by them. I also give and bequeath to my so William T. one Bay colt, the colt of a certain mare, Nel. It is my will and desire that this my second codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament aforesaid. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 13th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
Signed, sealed, and acknowledged(his)
in presence of:George Ennis
John H. Gorin
KENTUCKY WARREN COUNTY COURT
June term 1835. This last will and testament of George Ennis Dec'd and the codicils there under written was produced in court and the will proved by oaths of Isaac Smith and Johnathan Potts two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and the first codicil was proved by Isaac Smith and William Nash and the last by Isaac Smith and John H. Gorin the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly.
Test. Jonathan Hobson, CWCC