Christian/Martin in Southwest Kentucky 1.15.05

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  • ID: I807
  • Name: Cornelius Gatliff
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 04 APR 2010
  • Birth: 05 MAR 1777 in Botetourt, Virginia
  • Death: OCT 1836 in Whitley, Kentucky
  • Note: Cornelius Gatliff's will put in Court. 1
  • Will: 05 JUN 1836 Whitley, Kentucky
  • Note:
    1836, JUNE 5–MADE WILL, IN WHITLEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY. As published in the Whitley County, Kentucky Will Book 1, 1818-1854, by Stephen H. Broyles, searched by shb, 5 Jan 2007, at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (Call No. US/Can/976.9132/P26), p. 41[initialling anything in brackets that I insert, and bolding names mentioned, as inserted by Broyles (but it did not show up here)--shb]:

    “October Term 1836
    The last Will and testament of Cornelus Gatliff Decd was produced in Court, proven by the Oaths of Joseph Gilliss and Eli Snyder Subscribing Witnesses thereto which is ordered by the Court to be recorded (which is as follows)

    “In the Name of God Amen
    I Cornelus Gatliff of the County of Whitley and State of Kentucky being in great bodily pain, but of Sound and disposing Mind and Memory and Wishing to settle my Worldly affairs whilst I have Strength and Capacity so to do do Make this my last Will and Testament Hereby revoking any former Will or Wills heretofore made by me, And first
    To my Wife Sally Gatliff and my three Sons

    p. 71
    “Silas Mc Gatliff, James B. Gatliff & John S. Gatliff I give the land whereon I now live together with a tract adjoining the same Between Me and Burton Litton containing in all Seven hundred and fifty acres to be eaqually [sic--shb] divided in three shares agreeable to quantity and quality as near as may be and My Said Wife and My Son Speed is to have the third part containing the dweling [sic--shb] home, and other improvements where I now live. The balance to be divided betwe[en] my son Silas Mc & James B. by themselves, or in case they cannot agree by referee [?] chosen by them

    “2nd To my daughter Jane Faris I give my Negor girl Harriet to her only [p. 42--shb] proper use apart from the controal [sic--shb] of her husband and to dispose of said Girl at her death as she may deem proper, Provided however If the said Jane should die without sons then the children of the said Harriet if any to be the property of my five Sons eaqually.

    “3rd To my daughter Anne Finley I give my Negro girl Lane in her own right and her heirs forever

    “4th To my Wife and my Son John Speed I give my three slaves Poll, Dick, and Ben, to the proper use and benefit of my said Wife during the Monety [minority] of my said Son John Speed and on his arriving at the age of Twenty One years the right in full of and to the said Ben to Vest in him, the balance to be and continue to ["be"] the use of my said Wife during her life, and then to decend [sic--shb] and be the property of my said Son John Speed

    “5 To my four sons Joseph Langford, Charles Harbert, Silis McGun [sic--I had it previously as "McGuire"--shb] and James Britton, I give my three Slaves Jesse, Peter, and Rafer and my said Sons in consideration of Said bequest are Jointly to pay one Moiety of a debt owen [sic--shb] by my father and myself in the Northern Bank

    of Kentucky, and they are not to sell or transfer their title of interest in said Slaves except in the family

    “6th to my son Charles Harbert I give and bequeath the Land on which he now lives to the use of him and his heirs forever

    “7th The fifty acres of Land including the Mill together with said Mill I leave to my Wife and children not to be disposed of in any Other Way during her life

    “8th One tract of one hundred Acres lying on Gelico together with an entry of fifty acres adjoining the Same. all which I Value at three hundred dollars Also one tract on Cumberland River of fifty acres which I value at one hundred and fifty dollars and I advise that the above Lands be not Sold untill they will fetch Said Sum So much of the proceeds of of [sic] Said lands to be applied to the Schooling of My son John Speed as will give him a good education. the residue to be divided amongst my Sons eaqully [sic--shb]

    “9th Out of the proceeds of the Sales of the grain and Liquor now on hand I allow So much as will pay for a good Saddle and bridle and a good Suit of Clothes for each of my three younger Sons to be applied to be applyed [sic] to that use the residue to the use of the fam[i]ly

    “10th Having Made a Survey of five hundred Acres in partnership with Joseph Gillis one half of which belongs to me the proceeds of which when Sold I allow to be divided eaquilly amongst my five sons also the part I hold in a tract of Land purchased of William Earlies heirs I give to my five Sons jointly

    “11th To my Son Joseph Langford I give one hundred & Seven Acres of Land lying adjoining the land I one [sic, own or once] deeded to him also three cows and calves

    “12th One hundred acres of Land purchased at Sheriffs Sale the property of my brother James Gatliff

    I authorize and direct my executors hereinafter named on the said James Gatliff paying Sixty dollars to convey all my interest in the said Land to the said James Gatliff, and in case the said James Will not agre e to pay that Sum, then my said Executors are directed to pay the said James one hundred dollars out of the joint funds of my five sons and the said Land is to be the Joint property of my Said Sons. [p. 43--shb]

    “13th A tract of one hundred or perhaps More Acres of Land lately deeded to me by my father and which is Known by the reavess place I give to my five Sons jointly

    “14 My cultivator Mare together With all My household and Kitchen furniture and utentials of every discription thereunto belonging I give to my Wife - My hogs & Sheep I leave to my Wife and my Son John Speed

    “15th My Youngest Yoke of Oxin & unbroke Steers I allow to be Sold and the proceeds applied to building a comfortable dwelling house for my Wife to my five Sons I give my Stallion, My Brimer Mare and two Yearling Colts to be their joint property to My Son Silas Mc I give the Mare he now Claims to My Son James B. I give My Kit Mare and to my Son John S. I give the Mare he now Claims and my Yearling Brimer Colt, and to my grandson Cornelius Findley I give my Yearling Colt double head The balance of My Cattle not disposed of otherwise together with farming tools & other articles be[l]onging to Me and not herein Named, I leave to my Wife for the use of herself and fam[i]ly

    ” All Debts due me I allow my executors to Collect and pay all the debts I Owe and if the ballance

    on settlement should be against Me It Must be paid by my Sons jointly and I earnestly request and enjoin it on my Children that they pay due res[p]ect to their Mother and render her all comfort and assistance in their power through life

    ” And I appoint Andw Craig and Joseph Gilliss Guardians to my Son John Speed during his Minority

    “And I hereby appoint Constitute and Ordain my two Sons Joseph L. Gatliff and Charles H. Gatliff Executors of this my last Will and Testamint

    “In Witness whereof I Cornelus Gatliff the Testator have hereunto
    Set my hand and Seal this fifth day of June in the Year of our
    Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty Six

    “Cornelus Gatliff

    “Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us whose names are
    hereunto Subscribed
    Joseph Gillies )
    Eli Snider )

    “Codocil June 6th 1836
    The clause of my Will wherein I leave my horse Mare and the Coults to my Sons I reverse and alter So far as it respects one of the Yearling Colts called Nancy which I give to my daughter in law Elisabeth Gatliff to her own perticular use

    “C. Gatliff

    J. Gilliss )
    Eli Snider )

    “Codocil 2nd
    I hereby appoint Nathan Cox Executor to this my foregoing Will jointly with my Sons Named in the last Section of Said Will Witness my hand this seventh day of August 1836

    “Cornelus Gatliff

    Joseph Gilliss )
    Silas Mc Gatliff ) [p. 44--shb]

    October Term 1836
    The last Will and Testament of Cornelus Gatliff Decd was produced in Court proven by the Oathes of Joseph Gilliss and Eli Snider Subscribing Witnesses thereto which is ordered by the Court to be recorded
    “A Copy Test Andw Craig clk
  • Note: Cornelius Gatliff signed the petition from those who had settled on Chickasaw land to President James Maddison (sic) to protect them and allow them to stay.

    Father: Charles W. Gatliff b: 28 MAY 1748 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Christiana McGuire b: 10 FEB 1755 in Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Sarah Lankford b: ABT 1775 in Virginia
    • Married: 25 FEB 1800 in Lincoln, Kentucky
    • Note: Mary Lankford gave consent for her daughter's marriage. James and Rees Gatliff witnesses.
    1. Has No Children Anne Gatliff b: 22 MAY 1802
    2. Has No Children Gatliff b: 1804
    3. Has No Children Joseph Lankford Gatliff b: 19 SEP 1805
    4. Has No Children Charles Hobart Gatliff b: 29 DEC 1809 in Knox, Kentucky
    5. Has No Children Silas McGuire Gatliff b: 1815 in Knox, Kentucky
    6. Has No Children James Barton Gatliff b: 18 MAY 1817 in Knox, Kentucky
    7. Has No Children Mary Jane Gatliff b: 1818 in Whitley, Kentucky
    8. Has No Children John Speed Gatliff b: 07 SEP 1823 in Whitley, Kentucky

    1. Title: Whitley County Court Orders
      Abbrev: Whitley County Court Orders
      Page: Book 1, docket 381
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