m. 6 OCT 1767
Facts and Events
Alexander Breckenridge was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Alexander Breckenridge
Will of Alexander Breckenridge (dated 2 Jun 1813; proved in court in Oct 1813.
In the name of God, Amen, I, Alexander Breckenridge, Senior. of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky, being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory. Thanks be to God for the same, calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this, my last will and testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of the Almighty God who give it my body to the dust to be buried in a Christian manner nothing doubting but I shall receive the same at the general Resurrection by the almighty power of God -- and as touching and concerning such worldly Estate, wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with, I give, bequeath, demise and dispose of the same in form and manner following, towit. First, I desire that all my just and lawful debts be levied and raised and paid out of my personal Estate.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Polly Breckenridge, one third of all my Personal and Rail Estate with her bed, bedstead and furniture and her right of dower in the mansion House so long as she remains my widow and one bed and a bedstead and its furniture for the use of my small children.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Eddy Linn Breckenridge, the plantation I now live upon, his bed, besdstead and furniture and a negroe boy named Peter.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my sons George, Robert, James and Alexander and John Breckenridge the land already laid of them, agreeable to their plots and titles.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Ann Rachel and Elizabeth the lands already laid up to them.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my sons Preston, Washington and Roddy H. Breckenridge my tract of land lying on Lightly Creek in Maury County in Tennessee State to be divided equally, agreeable to quantity, quality between the three brothers and I appoint George Breckenridge their guardian to take care of their lands until they come of age.
Also it is my will and desire that my daughter Jenny Breckenridge shall have a full share of all my other property equal with her three brothers, Preston, Washington and Roddy Breckenridge. Also it is my will and desire that if Eddy L. Breckenridge should die before he has a family, that his part of the land which I willed to him be equally divided between my two sons Preston and Washington Breckenridge. Also it is my will and desire that all my negroes except Peter shall be sold unless my wife Polly Breckenridge should choose to take her thirds or a part thereof out of them and if she should it is my desire that she shall have the privilege of taking her thirds at the praisment. If she should choose so to do, also it is my will and desire that she shall have two hundred dollars out of my estate for the use of raising and schooling my children.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son, John Breckenridge, fifty dollars out of my Estate when sold.
Item, I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Alexander and John Breckenridge my executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and offered my seal the second day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.
Signed, sealed in the presence of John Gap, Henry Clay and James Alexander.