LAST WILL OF JOSEPH ALLSUP/ALSOP

LAST WILL OF JOSEPH ALLSUP/ALSOP

LAST WILL OF JOSEPH ALLSUP/ALSOP
State of Kentucky}
County of Shelby}
Be it remembered that I, Joseph Allsup of the County of Shelby and State of Kentucky, being of sound mind and memory, but taking into consideration the uncertainty of life, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament; To Wit; It is my will that all my just debts be paid and I give to my beloved wife Betsy Allsup, one half of my tract of land where on I now live and surrounding buildings, also one Negro girl Easter Duncan, also  two cows named spot and brown, and three calves and three lambs, such as she may choose, and one bridle and saddle horse named Hade, and one third of all my stock of hogs, also one bed and furniture; I give to my son James Allsup, one Negro boy named Edmon Duncan; I also give to my son Bartlett Allsup, one Negro boy named Jeremiah Duncan; I also give to my daughter, Sally Rieger, one Negro boy named Andrew Duncan, also the other half of my home track of land; also I give to my son Allen Allsup, one hundred and fifty acres of land adjoining James Crock? and Edward Wilson; It is further my will that my Negro woman Effy Duncan shall be free at my death and also all her children as they arrive at the age of twenty one years shall have their freedom according to the laws of my County; also it is my will that all the residue of my Estate, real and personal shall be sold and equally divided amongst all my children. I also appoint Zachariah Terrell and James Gray my executors to this my Last Will and Testament, whereas I have herein set my hand and seal this Seventeenth Day of May, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen.
                                  Joseph Alsop (his seal)   
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us: William Connelly, Daniel Hedden and Samuel Machion?

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