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Notes for Ambrose POWELL


In 1764 he was allowed to choose his guardian so he was over 14 but under 21 years of age at that time.

His will was dated 10/30/1824 and states:

"I Ambrose Powell of this county do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. It is my will and pleasure to bequeath to my beloved sons and daughters the balance of my estate after having made provision of my intended wife, Nancy Cavender, hereafter Nancy Powell.

Item 1, I give into my grandson Killis (Achilles) Powell one negro boy.

Item 2, all my land and Negroes and their increase that I now hold with my stock, kitchen and household furniture to be equally divided between my sons and daughters, that is to say, Elijah, Colby, Reuben, Fielding, Willis, Sally Crofford, Milly, formerly wife of Honor Powell. In that case it is my wish that Milly's children should inherit their mother's proportion of my estate with her brothers.

Last I consider my son Reuben Powell and James D. Offutt to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament. 10/20/1824, N.B.

It is my request that if any of my children should bring any account against me or my estate after my death that they shall not inherit any part or parcel of my estate real and personal."

Ambrose Powell
October 30, 1824

"I Ambrose Powell, Scott County, Kentucky, have covenant...agreed so in matrimony with Nancy Cavender of Fayette County, Kentucky, both being of same state doth make over unto the said....3 negroes....to have and to hold of her said proper use unto said Nancy and her heirs forever the said negroes, mare and bed. October 29, 1824."

From Deeds of Scott County:

24 Jun 1838 Spencer B. Menifee of Scott Co to William K. Eskridge and Thomas Y. Moore.
pg 315 They paid $41.25 for all that field of corn he has rented from the heirs of Ambrose Powell, deceased after the rent is paid.
Execuion in office of H.H. Haun Esq.
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