WILL BOOK "A" Page 44, Hardin County, Kentucky
In the name of God Amen I Isaac Dye of Nolin in the County of Hardin and State of Kentucky being of perfect mind and sound in memory for which and all other blessings which God has blessed me with for which I desire to be thankfull for and considering the mortality of this life and shortness thereof and senseble of the seperation of soul and Body the former I commit to the mercies of God who gave it through the merrits of Christ my Redeemer the latter to-wit: My Body my will is that it be decently buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors and as to my worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with. I will and bequeath in manner following (Viz) I give to my well-beloved wife Hanah Dye the Plantation whereon I now live and all the Household furniture with such part of the stock that shall be sufficient for her use to bring up my children in a Christian like manner during her widowhood but if the Estate should be likely to be wasted through any bad conduct it shall be in the power of my Executors hereafter named to take it into their care for the maintaining and schooling of my children. The tract of Land that lies in Shelby County on Jepthas Creek my will is that it be sold to pay my lawful debts and the six hundred acre tract on the west fork of Cany that is now in Law if it is obtained I will and bequeath it to my two sons Isaac and James to be equally divided between them but if Isaac should not return back from the Jersys my son Job shall have two hundred acres of said tract and other four hundred to James. The Plantation whereon I now live I give to my son Job after my wife's decease and the five hundred acres on cave creek I give to my three daughters vis I give to Sarah one hundred acres and Elenor two hundred and two hundred to Milly but if the above said tracts that is in dispute should be lost then in that case I give the place whereon I now live to my sons Isaac, Job and James and they shall pay twenty pounds to my daughter Sarah in trade and twenty to each of my other daughters Elenor and Milly, one half thereof cash to each of them and one likely young cow to each of the two youngest of my daughters as they come of age and for the true executing of this my will I do appoint my beloved wife and my son Job and Robert Hodgens my Executors in behalf of my children to this my last will and testament revoking all other will or wills, legacies or gifts of dower Preceeding this date in testamony of which I have hereunto set my handseal this thirty-first day of May 1796.
Isaac Dye (seal)
At a Court held for Hardin County on Tuesday the twenty-second day of August 1796 the forgoing will was proved in court by the oaths of Bonom Shaw and Richard Winchester subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded. Teste.
John Paul CHC
Thanks to Karli Dye for the copy of Isaac's will.