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March 10, 1794
Nelson County Courthouse, Bardstown, Kentucky
Will Book page 145

In the name of God, Amen,

I, John Jarbo of the State of Kentucky and Nelson County Being Sick and weak of Body but in perfect memory and understanding thanks be to God the giver but calling to mind mortality that it is appointed once for all men to die do ordain this my last Will & Testament as follows 

(Viz) I resign my Soul to God and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian decent like manner first of all my just and lawfull Debts paid and my funeral Expences. 

Then I leave & bequeath to every Child an Equal Share of real and personal Property in manner and form as follows:


Item for all my personal property to be appraised by two good men and continue in the possession of my loving wife Ann.  


And at the Expiration of so many years each Child arrives to the age of twenty one Years She shall pay them their equal Shares the third excepted being my Wifes Share


 & if any of the Children should die whilst in their Minority his or her Share Shall be to the other Children equal in proportion 


And it is to be considered if any of the Children prove stubborn or disobedient She the said Ann my wife Should & Shall have it in her power to bind to Trades & by & with the Counsel & Consent of the Clergy if under 14 years if over in that Case they may Choose their Trade.


It is my Will & desire that if my son John is bound it shall be to Benedick Hayden and he to be schooled to read & write and cypher to the Rule of Three


It is my last and greatest Desire that all the Children should live with their Mother for the advantage of the Family Raising & schooling and furthermore I do nominate and appoint my loving wife Ann my sole Execs to this my last Will & Testament set my Hand & affixed my Seal this 10th of March 1794.

Margaret Sands

George Hartt

William Newbolt

                                                                                     John x Jarbo [his mark]

At a Court of quarter sessions held for Nelson County on Friday the thirteenth day of June 1794 this last will and Testament of John Jarboe dec'd was proved by the Oaths of George Hartt and William Newbolt, two of the Subscribing Witnesses and sworn to by Ann Jarboe Executrix within named and ordered to be recorded.


                                                                        Ben Grayson

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