Facts and Events
David Trimble was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of David Trimble
The Will of David Trimble is recorded in Bourbon County, KY and is shown below:
- WILL OF DAVID TRIMBLE
- Sep 6, 1798
- In the Name of God Amen I David Trimble of Bourbon County and state of Kentucky, being in perfect helth & Sound of Judgment and mind and Memory and taking into Consideration the mortality of man and that it is ordained for all men Once to Die, I do make appoint and ratify this to be my last will and Testament and Do hereby Disannul and make void all other Wills and testaments or testomoneys and Legaseas made by me heretofore that is to say I first Commit my soul to God who gave it my body to be Entered in a Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors hearafter mention nothing doubting but I shall Receive the same at the last day on the day of Judgment when Christ shall call the Slumbering to life, and as touching my worldly possessions where with Kind providence has bless me, I Design and in the following manner:
- First I Desire my Just Debts to be paid out of my Estate, first I Give and bequeath to my son George Trimble the plantion or tract of land whereon I now live cotaining one hundred and two acres to him his heirs Executors Administrators or assigns for ever, only George Trimble shall pay unto my Daughter Nancy King her Just sum of thirty five pounds good and lawful money of the afforsaid state as her share out of said tract of one hundred and two acres, to be for her use and at her Disposal for Ever and also I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Trimble, son David my sorrel mare to them their heirs forever.
- Also I give and bequeath to Each of my Children, to wit, James, John and Nancy King, to the heirs of James Elliott Deceased Thomas, David, William George, John McKinney Isaac and Forgus Grayham the Just and full sum of six shillings good and lawfull money of Kentucky to them theirs heirs forever,
- Also Concerning all the money that may left of mine at my Death if any there be, all to be Equally Devided between my Daughter Nancy King and my sons William and George Trimble, John McKinney, Isaac Trimble and Also to Fargus Graham to be theirs and at their Disposal forever.
- Furthermore I give and bequeath to my three Daughters to wit, Nancy King, Polly McKinney and Betsy Graham, my bed and bedcloathing to be divided as follows to wit, Nancy to have all the Furniture, that is to say, apair of Double blankets a single blanket two sheats abolster and pollow, to my Daughter Polly McKinney my big rug, to my Daughter Betsy Grayham my bed and pewter tankered and to be thairs and thairs assigns forever.
- After the will Mannagement of all my affairs and due performance this my last will and testament, I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint. James Denneson and James Fraysor to be my whole and sole Executors in law to have this my last will and testament, well and truly Excecuted.
- In Witness of this my last will and testamony I hearunto see my seal this sixth day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
- Acknowledged by the said David Trimble as his last will and Testament who at the time of signing here of appeared to us to be of sound mind and perfect memory.
- Done in our presence and in the presence of each other.
- (signed) David Trimble
- Wit: John Boyd, John Chambers, William Walsh, John McKinney
- Bourbon County June Court 1799
- This last Will and Testament of David Trimble deceased was produced into Court and proved by the Oath of John Boyd and John Chambers subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and the Executors named herin appeared in Court, and refused to take upon them-selves the burthen of the Execution thereof on the motion of James Trimble, George Trimble and Isaac Trimble who made oath thereto and together with James Dennison, James Fulton & John Boyd their securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of three hundred pounds conditioned agreeably to law; Certificate is granted them for obtaining Letters of Administration with the said Will annexed in due form.
- LS. H. Arnold D. C. B. C.
- State of Kentucky; Bourbon County Sct.
Information on David Trimble
David TRIMBLE was born about 1720 in Scotland.(38) He died in 1799 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. (38) David was one of five brothers coming to America from Scotland by way of Armagh County, Ireland in the early 1730's. Settled first in Pennsylvania. We can find no court records of his marriage, but there was an old letter, written by his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, in which she said her Mother was a Houston. Also General Sam Houston studied Law under James Trimble, a great-nephew of David., from Nashville, Tennessee. Gen. Houston described James as a "Kinsman". The Houstons and Trimble's lived on neighboring plantations in Virginia, the birthplace of General Sam Houston.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 270 - 279: Page 167.--17th February, 1748-9. Walter Trimble and Rosa, his wife, to David Trimble. Plumb Tree Bottom Branch.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Page 364.--20th November, 1764. James and Mary Trimble's bond (with James Gilmore, Ben. Estill, Geo. Moffett, David Trimble), as administrators of John Trimble. Parents: Robert TRIMBLE and Hannah TRIMBLE?.