Submitted By: Linda Carpenter
Richard Gregory's Last Will and Testament was drawn up on September 5, 1812, but was not probated in Washington County, Kentucky, until May 12, 1817.
I Richard Gregory, being of perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and testament, and revoking and disannulling every other will or wills before made by me. And first of all, I give to my wife Anne Gregory plantation where on I now live. And the first choice of two negro slaves. And also as many of cattle and hogs and sheep as she thinks fit. And one horse such as she may choose and all the rest of the household furniture during her natural life. Second, also I give unto my Grandson Uriah Sandifer Gregory one negro by the name of Stephen, and one feather bed and one horse namely, a blushing stud colt that he has now in his possession. And also to divide equally with my nine children in each division of my estate. Where as my children have had their equal parts to this time, here after mentioned, Smith Gregory, John Gregory, William Gregory, Uriah Gregory, Abel Gregory, Asa Gregory, Godfrey Gregory, Polly Letching, and Leroy Gregory, which is my Grandson Uriah Gregory equally to inherit and share all the remainder of my estate except and then my will is that my son Leroy Gregory have the sixty acres of land which he is now possessed lying and being on the South side of the plantation which I now live. And I also constitute and appoint my two sons Godfrey Gregory and Leroy Gregory and my son-in-law Randle Letching the Executors of my estate.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this fifth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
(Signed) Richard Gregory
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of:
At a County Court begun and held for Wash. Co. on Monday the 12th day of May, 1817, this last will and Testament of Richard Gregory deceased, was proved by the oaths of William Moody and Beriman Hatchett two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Godfrey Gregory one of the executors therein named he having made oath and with John Thomas and Patrick Morgan his securities, executed and acknowledged bond in the penalty of seven thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs. A certificate is granted him For obtaining a probate through thereof in due form. And leave is reserved that the other executors therein named to join in the probate thereof when they may think it.
Attested John Hughes, Clerk.
Richard Gregory's Estate Settlement is in Book H. Pages 481 - 482, dated 19 Aug. 1849. Washington County, KY.