I looked for the better part of a day to find proof of who was the father of Rebecca Bryan, Morgan or his brother Francis. I found both online. Thank goodness I stuck with it and when Larry wrote to me he brought me good luck, I found it immediately. Thanks Larry.
WILL OF JOSEPH BRYAN--FATHER OF REBECCA BRYAN BOONE
Jefferson County, KY
Will Book 1, pg. 158
Will of Joseph Bryan, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1804
In the name of God Amen: I Joseph Bryan of the County of Jefferson, State of Kentucky, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) after my lawful debts are settled I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife ALEE a gray mare, a bed and furniture and thirty dollars, either cash or property. I also bequeath to my sons, SAMUEL, JOSEPH and JOHN BRYAN the sum of fifty dollars each, either cash or property.
I also give and bequeath unto my youngest son JOHN BRYAN one negro man named James and all the farming tools. I also bequeath unto my daughters MARTHA BOON and REBECCA BOON the sum of twenty dollars each, either cash or property.
I also give unto my other daughters, MARY HOWARD, SUSANNE HINKLE, AYLEE HOWARD, PHOEBE FORBIS and CHARITY DAVIS, the sum of fifty dollars each.
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter ELEANOR ADAMS a negro woman named Jean (?). I also give to my grand daughter AYLEE ADAMS one negro girl named Sarah.
I also give and bequeath unto my grandson NOAH ADAMS one negro boy named Sapio. I also give unto my grandson JACOB ADAMS one negro boy named Bob. I also bequeath unto my grandson WILAH ADAMS a negro girl named Lottie.
And I do hereby appoint my two sons, JOSEPH and JOHN BRYAN executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoling all former wills and testaments made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of November, 1804.
JOSEPH BRYAN (seal)
Signed, sealed and published as his last will and testament in the presence of us -
Edward Cox Sr
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