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Fnu Berry
(est 1770-)
Thomas Smith
(Abt 1765-Bef 1842)
Thomas H. Berry
Nancy Smith
(-Bef 1836)
Martha Berry
(-Bef 1839)


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Martha Berry 1

  • Died: Bef Feb 1839, , Clark, Kentucky, USA 2

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Probate: will and codicil of Thomas Smith, 16 Jun 1837, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 1
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[page] 273
Smiths } I Thomas Smith Senr of Clark County and State of Kentucky man of
Will } 84 years and of sound and discerning mind do make the
following as my last will and testament hereby revoking any previous
codicil which I may have heretofore made after the payment of my
financial expenses and just debts I dispose of my estate which may
remain as follows to wit
I devise to my wife Judith Smith may four negroes to with Esttien
Mary Charles and Abraham to hold during her life or widowhood and
as much of my household and Kitchen furniture and stock and farm-
ing utensils including the ox cart as she may choose to keep also
to be held by her during her life or widowhood which is the whole
portion of my estate which I intend her to have
and said estate I devise and bequeath to my wife I wish at her
death to be equally divided among my children and grand children
and great grand children to wit Benjamin W Smith Martha Ragland
Charles L Smith Thomas Smith Mary Jewell Mildred Vance Thomas N
Quisenberry and Mildred Jane Quisenberry children of my deceased
daughter Elizabeth Quisenberry (said grand children to count in said
division as one person) and David H. Berry William B Berry Robt
A Berry Martha Berry Susan Berry Lucy Berry Benjamin F. Berry
John M Berry children of Mary Berry deceased another daughter
of mine and Thomas J Berry son of Thomas J Berry deceased who
was a son of Nancy Berry (my said grand children and great grand
children in said division to count as one person) and if the negroes belonging
to my estate cannot be ????? divided in kind then my executors
or other personal representatives shall be and they are hereby authorized
and required to sell said negroes and divide the proceeds thereof
among my children grad children and great grand child above
??? before and division is made as above directed my executors
are hereby required immediately after my death to pay to my grand
children the children of my deceased son David Smith to wit
Nancy Willis Smith Emily Frances Smith one hundred dollars
each in full of their portions of my estate and the residue of my
estate not devised and bequeathed to my wife as aforesaid excepting
the ??? hundred dollars bequeathed to the above named children of
David Smith I direct to be divided among my above named
children grand children and great grand children the said children
of David Smith expected as is directed in regard to the estate so
devised and bequeathed to my wife except that the division of said
residue of my estate shall take place immediately after my death
I constitute Nathaniel Ragland my son in law and Thomas Smith
my son the executors of this my last will and testament - Given with
my hand this 1st May 1837
Thos Smith
??? Hanson
A. Hood

I Thomas Smith the above named testator do hereby declare
the following to be my codicil to my will above set forth
and date 1st May 1837. It is my will that Mary Jewell
the wife of Barton Jewell shall have no part of my estate but the
portion thereof which in said will which is devised and bequeathed to her
I do hereby devise and bequeath to my said son in law Nathaniel Ragland
and my son Thomas Smith to be by them disposed of as they please
and the portion by said will devised and bequeathed to my great grand
son Thomas J Berry I do hereby devise and bequeath to him only on
the condition that it shall not vest him the the even of his attaining to the
age of twenty one years and is case he shall die before he attains to the
age of twenty on years said p0rtion shall not rest in him - but the same
shall revert to and rest in my other heirs at law before named except
said Mary Jewell who shall not receive any part hereof as witness
my hand the 16th day of June 1837
Thomas Smith
Sam Hanson
Peter Flanigan

Clark County August Court 1838
This last will and testament of Thos Smith decd
was produced in open court and proved according to law by the oaths of
Saml Hanson and Andrew Hood witnesses thereto subscribed and
the codicil thereto ???? was also proved according to law by the
oaths of Saml Hanson and Peter Flanigan witnesses thereto subscribed
and ordered to be recorded
att: James P. Bullock CCCC

Probate: will, 3 Dec 1838, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 2 names Wm C Berry as her uncle/exor, Robert as her brother, Susan and Lucy as her sisters, Thomas Berry as her father, and Thomas Smith as her grandfather.
In the name of God amen I make this my last will and testament being sound in mind but in a low state of health after my debs and funeral expenses
is pade I will and bequeath my saddle to my sister Susan Berry and my
clothing to Lucy Berry my sister also and Susan equaly my interest in my
father Thmas Berry and gran father Thomas Smith decd estate of from any other
source whatever to be equally devided between my brother Robert Berry Susan
and Lucy Berry my sisters. I appoint my uncle William Berry as my
exector don in the State of Kentucky and and County of Clarke this 3rd day
of December AD 1838
done in the presence of Martha Berry
attest O.L. Ragland [her] mark
Nathaniel Heagan
Nathaniel Ragland

Clark County February Court 1839
This last will and testament of Martha
Berry decd was produced in open court and fully proved by the
oath of Nathl Hagard a witness threto subscribed and ordered to be recorded
and on motion of Wm Berry the executor therin named ??? made oath thereto
as the law directs certiicate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in
due form giving security whereupon has together with Pleasant Bush entered
into and acknowledged their bond in penalt of ??? conditioned as the law
att: James P. Bullock ClarkCCC



1 Clark County, Kentucky, Will Books, Will Book 9: 273 - 274, Thomas Smith; FHL microfilm 183,150, item 1. Surety: 4.

2 Clark County, Kentucky, Will Books, Will Book 9: page 331, Martha Berry; FHL microfilm 259,297. Surety: 4.

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