Moses Buchanan wrote his will on January 2nd, 1823. He left wife Margaret the use of the third of the land as well as the use of all of his personal property during her lifetime. At her death it was to go to his son Moses. He also specified 2 tracts of land that were to descend to son Moses. The will was witnessed by James Edmondson and John Reed and proved in court on their oaths on May 20th, 1823. As no executor had been named the court appointed Moses Buchanan [son] as administrator.
Page 289 - Moses Buchanan - 182 ac - Commissioners Certificate - on both sides of the South Fork of Holstein River - beginning on the south side of the river corner to Alexander McNutt - joining Andrew Buchanan - on Matthew Buchanans line - on the north side of the river on the bank - crossing the river twice - on the south side of the river - down the several courses of the river - April 18, 1785...Moses Buchanan - 200 ac - on the South Fork of Holstein River, includes improvements - 170 ac surveyed March 15, 1774 - actual settlement made in 1771 - August 26, 1781