Name: James McClanahan Sr
Given Name: James
Birth: ABT 1747
Death: ABT 1834 in Berlin, Bracken, KY
Burial: ABT 1834
Reference Number: 003-16259N
He was in Fauquier County, VA from 1762 until 1798. He came to BrackenCounty, KY about 1817 and settled in the Berlin area. He build a twostory log house where the Berlin school was later build. It is notfor sure, whether he came from Scotland or Ireland. The surname hasbeen spelled "McClanahan" , "McClenanch" and McClenahan", often beingspelled more than one way in the same document. During automation,the name was initially spelled as "McClanahan" in the several STAFAdata files. However, in the future, the spelling will be changed whena family member or research indicate the use of a different spelling.
Change Date: 16 Mar 2007 at 18:13:57
In the name of God, Amen. I, JAMES McCLENACHAN, the Elder ofBracken County and the State of Kentucky, being weak in body but soundand perfect mind, and memory, bless be Almighty God for the same, domake and publish this my last Will and Testament as follows - That isto say being penitent and sorry for all my sins and most humbly desireforgiveness for the same - I commend my soul unto God who gave it tome and my body I give to the earth there to be decently buried by myExecutor though as to his discretion - As to the settling of mytemporal estate which it has pleased God to bestow upon me, I make thefollowing distribution thereof viz - It is my wish and desire, 1stThat at my death all my negroes and servants shall be set at "liberty"and be and forever remain perfectly "free", namely Lydia Ewell and allher children to wit, Peter Ewell, Milly Ewell, Julien Ewell, AlfredEwell, Caroline Ewell, Vincent Ewell and Margaret Ann Frances Ewell,the daughter of Julian Ewell and all their increase should there beany. And as an idemnity to the County of Bracken and to prevent saidservant's from becoming chargeable to said County I hereby give andbequeath unto my said servants Lydia, Peter, Milly, Julian, Alfred,Caroline and Vincent, one hundred (100) acres of land lying in thesaid County adjoining the farm whereon I now live next to ThomasMcCarty's to have and to hold the same to them and their heirs foreverwith all the appurtenances thereto belonging in fee simple which saidone hundred (100) acres is to be taken out of the one hunfred andfifty (150) acre tract which I purchased of Frederick Speese,Sr, whopurchased of James Coleman, deceased. I also give and bequeath untosaid Lydia Ewell one (1) sow and pigs, two (2) ewes, one (1) pot andall the beds and furniture used by her and her children for the mutualbenefit of them all. I also give and bequeath unto said Peter Ewellone (1) Roan Colt, one (1) shovel plow, one (1) pair of Gears, one (1)Axe, and one (1) mattock, provided: the said Peter will remain withhis mother Lydia otherwise she shall have what is here given to him.I also give and bequeath unto my said servant Milly Ewell one (1)loom, two (2) beds and the gear. I also give and bequeath unto mysaid servant Caroline Ewell one (1) cow and her choice of them and one(1) ewe also. I give and bequeath unto said Vincent Ewell one (1)heifer calf. Should it so happen that I depart this life in the fallof the year then in that case, it is my wish and desire that theaboved named servants shall have the crop of corn then made togetherwith six hundred (600) weight of Pork for their support through theensuing year, but if I depart this life at any other time than in thefall of the year my said servants are to remain upon my farm and raiseone (1) crop rent free for themselves together with one (1) yearsprovision such as meats and bread stuff and etc. All the undue andremainder of my real and person Estate (after paying all my debts andpart expenses and etc) shall be divided equally among all my childrenhaving regard to what they or each of them had already received of myEstate and such of them as have departed this life or shall hereafterdepart this life before my will takes effect, it is my wish that theheirs of such deceased shall have one (1) equal share of my saidEstate which deceased would have had if he or she were living exceptThomas McClenachan's heirs but they shall have two hundred and fifty(250) dollars only, lastly, I hereby appoint Frederick Fishback soleExecutor of this my last Will and Testament in whom I have utmostconfidence, therefore he will give a bond without security (thepenalty of which shall not exceed the value of my personal estate) forthe performance of his duty. I hearby revoke and annul all my formerWills made by me. In testimony whereof I have herewith set my handand seal this 18th day of May 1832.
/s/ James McClenachan * SEAL *
- Note: Their marriage is in question?????
- William McClanahan b: ABT 1773 in Fauquier County, VA
- Jane McClanahan b: 24 Feb 1775 in Virginia
- John McClanahan b: ABT 1776 in Fauquier County, VA
- James McClanahan Jr b: ABT 1778 in Fauquier County, VA
- David McClanahan b: BET 1778 AND 1782 in Fauquier County, VA
- Hugh McClanahan b: ABT 1784 in Fauquier County, VA
- Nancy McClanahan b: ABT 1785 in Virginia
- Thomas McClanahan b: ABT 1789
- Andrew McClanahan Sr b: ABT 1790 in Fauquier County, VA