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William Moffett

Male 1763 - 1826  (63 years)


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  • Name William Moffett  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 1 February 1763  Legagowen, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Will Bath County Kentucky
    County Court
    Clerk's Office
    Will Book "B"

    William Moffett's Will - Pg. 103

    In the name of God Amen, I William Moffett Senior of the County of Bath and State of Kentucky, being through the abundant Mercy and Goodness of God, though week in body, yet of sound and perfect understanding and memory Do constitute this my. last Will and Testament and desire it to be recorded by all, as such,

    Item first, I desire to have a decent burial: at the / discretion of my dear wife, the expenses of which are to be defrayed out of my personal Estate.

    Item second, I will and positively order, that all my debts be paid out of my personal estate before any distribution thereof shall be made.

    Item third, I give to my dear and loving wife for term of her natural life this dwelling house wherein I now dwell together with the kitchen loom house, Barn Stables, and other outhouses and one equal third part of my land, to be so run off as to include the buildings aforesaid and the Spring. I also bequeath and give to her for her natural life all my negro slaves, except the two girls Emily and Amanda, and after my burial expenses and other debts are paid, one equal third part of all my personal Estate (negro slaves excepted) forever.

    Item fourth, I give to my daughter Polly my negro girl Emily.

    Item fifth, I give to my daughter Rebecca my negro girl Amanda.

    Item sixth, I give to my daughters Polly and Rebecca each one Bed and Bedding, together with all their clothing and wearing apparal.

    Item seventh, My son William, had from me a conveyance of 45 acres of land, which I will to be his portion of my landed Estate.

    Item eighth, I give to my son Willis, one man horse, one cow and calf, and one yearland, together with one-third part of my out hogs, and one-fourth part of the crop of grain now growing and to plant this present year, and the use of such horses and farming utensils as are necessary for the cultivation of the same, and one bed and bedding.

    Item ninth, I give unto my daughter Jane one young sorrel mare two years old this fall, one cow and calf and six head of sheep.

    Item tenth, I give to my son Thomas one bed and bedding.

    Item eleventh, I will that the residue of my estate both real and personal shall, after a deduction of the specifications in the above items named, be equally divided among my children.

    Item twelth I name and appoint my much esteemed friend Daniel' Young and my son James Moffett Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto caused my name to be subscribed this twenty-first day of April nineteen (eighteen) hundred and twenty-six.

    Signed: William Moffett (Seal)
    John S. Hughes
    Robert Moore Attest.
    Daniel Walker

    Bath County June Court - 1826

    Will proved in open court by oaths of John S. Hughes and Robert Moore and ordered to be recorded on motion of Daniel Young and James Moffett, Executors in said will named oath thereto as the law decrees. It is ordered that probate be granted then in one form and giving security whereupon they separatly entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of $2800. each, the said Daniel Young with Thomas I Young and Robert Moore his security's and the said James Moffett with Thomas Hill, Joseph Ratliff and Caleb Ratliff his security's conditioned for the one and faithful Administration of deceased Estate and performance of his Will.

    Whereupon the same is truly Recorded in my office as the law directs.

    William M. Sudduth


    (Copied by Joan Moffett -Oct. 1967
    Film on file in University of Ky. Library)

    [The transcript also included the list of the Sale and Amounts of Sale. Linked to Source as scanned images.  [2
    Submitter 362,211 
    Died 22 April 1826  Bath, Knott Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I12053  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 January 2009 

    Father James Maffet,   b. 1720, Legagowen, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 July 1789, Legagowen, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Jane Bigham,   b. 1748,   d. 20 June 1789, Leggygowan, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Family ID F7942  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Rebecca Robinson,   b. 22 January 1764, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 July 1843, Bath, Knott Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 February 1787  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Originally entered as “Philadelphia, Dauphin Co., PA” - it seems that Philadelphia has never been in Dauphin County - Roger 3 January 2006
    Children 
    +1. James Moffett,   b. 18 October 1787, Fayette Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 August 1881, Bath, Knott Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +2. John Bingham Moffett,   b. about 1800, Bath, Knott Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Macon Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     3. Sarah Moffett,   b. 1802
     4. Thomas Moffett,   b. 1805
     5. Polly Moffett
     6. Rebecca Moffett
     7. William Moffett
     8. Willis Moffett
     9. Jane Moffett
    Last Modified 19 March 2007 
    Family ID F399  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    William Moffett Will - Cover Page
    William Moffett Will - Cover Page
    Cover page of the will of William Moffett of Bath County, Kentucky written in 1826.

    Scanned copies of original will purchased on Ebay by Roger Moffat March 2007. Original now held by Randy Moffett - a great great great great grandson of William Moffett.
    William Moffett Will - Page 1
    William Moffett Will - Page 1
    Page 1 of the will of William Moffett of Bath County, Kentucky written in 1826.

    Scanned copies of original will purchased on Ebay by Roger Moffat March 2007. Original now held by Randy Moffett - a great great great great grandson of William Moffett.
    William Moffett Will - Page 2
    William Moffett Will - Page 2
    Page 2 of the will of William Moffett of Bath County, Kentucky written in 1826.

    Scanned copies of original will purchased on Ebay by Roger Moffat March 2007. Original now held by Randy Moffett - a great great great great grandson of William Moffett.
    William Moffett Will - Page 3
    William Moffett Will - Page 3
    Page 3 of the will of William Moffett of Bath County, Kentucky written in 1826.

    Scanned copies of original will purchased on Ebay by Roger Moffat March 2007. Original now held by Randy Moffett - a great great great great grandson of William Moffett.
    William Moffett Will - Transcript Page 1
    William Moffett Will Transcription Page 1
    Scanned by Roger from photocopies provided by Randy Moffett. Original transcription done in October 1967 by Joan Moffett from film on file in University of Kentucky Library.
    William Moffett Will - Transcript Page 2
    William Moffett Will Transcription Page 2
    Scanned by Roger from photocopies provided by Randy Moffett. Original transcription done in October 1967 by Joan Moffett from film on file in University of Kentucky Library.
    William Moffett Sale - Transcript Page 1
    William Moffett Sale Transcription Page 1
    Scanned by Roger from photocopies provided by Randy Moffett. Original transcription done in October 1967 by Joan Moffett from film on file in University of Kentucky Library.
    William Moffett Sale - Transcript Page 2
    William Moffett Sale Transcription Page 2
    Scanned by Roger from photocopies provided by Randy Moffett. Original transcription done in October 1967 by Joan Moffett from film on file in University of Kentucky Library.
    William Moffett Sale - Transcript Page 3
    William Moffett Sale Transcription Page 3
    Scanned by Roger from photocopies provided by Randy Moffett. Original transcription done in October 1967 by Joan Moffett from film on file in University of Kentucky Library.

  • Notes 
    • He had a total of 10 children. He and two brothers left Ireland about 1784 and came to Philadelphia, PA. The brothers were: David, born in 1753, and Thomas, born in 1767. They left Ireland because of religious oppression and heavy tax levies. William. with wife and brother Thomas, moved to Boonesville, KY in 1787. About this time he and his brothers changed the spelling of their name from Maffett to Moffett. [Source 1] [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S1952] Copy of transcript of Will, transcribed October 1967 by Joan Moffett.



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