Elizabeth Rector: Birth: 1830. Death: 1875
Harriet Caroline Rector: Birth: 1839.
Margaret Rector: Birth: 1843.
William Rector: Birth: 1845.
Charles Rector: Birth: 1847.
Note: William lived in Campbell County, Virginia. He later moved Anderson County, Tennessee. He later moved to Warren County, Kentucky.
William was a blacksmith.
William purchased property in Anderson County, Tennessee next to Lewis in 1824. Lewis witnessed the indenture.
On October 3, 1835, William bought from James Hagan and wife Cynthia, as well as Alexander Johnson "across the creek" one hundred acres of land for one hundred dollars, on the "north side of the Barren River below the steep hollow, beginning at Isaac Grey's corner" to Stewart's Military Corner on the river bank. (Warren County, Kentucky; Book 16, Page 5)
In 1839, William and seven other relatives sold property owned and occupied by the Rectors to Lewis Rector, John Potter and John Duckett. ( Book 24, p. 292 )
In 1850 William and his family were living in 2nd District, Warren County, Kentucky.
In 1852, William and six other Rectors bought fifty-five acres on the "fork of Drake's Creek and Barren River, Lot #5 for two hundred fifty dollars. (Warren County, Kentucky; Book 24, Page 313)
Following his death 21 April 1879, the will of William M. Rector was produced, proven and recorded on 25 August 1879:
WILL OF WILLIAM M. RECTOR, WARREN COUNTY, KY
I W. M. Rector of Warren County State of Kentucky being of sound mind and memory do hereby make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time made. First I order and direct my Executor as soon after my decease as practiable to pay off and discharge all the debts dues and liabilities that may exist against me at the time of my decease. Second I give and bequeath to my Son Charles Eighteen acres of land on East side of a tract now owned by him. Third I order and bequeath to my Daughters Harriett Gott and Sarah A. Dirrett 53 acres of land being the same land purchased by me of R. G. Potter. My daughters Sarah and Harriett heretofore mentioned are to have the use of said 53 acres of land but should they become dissatisfied and leave said land, I order that it be equally divided among my heirs. I furthermore desire that at the decease of my daughters Sarah and Harriett the said 53 acres of land be equally divided among my heirs. I furthermore order and desire that should my son-in-law J. G. Dirrett live longer than his wife Sarah A. Dirrett heretofore mentioned that said Dirrett is to share equally in the division with my heirs. The within heirs mentioned in this will are to take care of and support me during my life. However I am to have possession of the homestead during my life. I furthermore desire that my son Charles act as my Executor. I also desire that this be recorded at my decease. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 18th day of July A.D. 1877
W. M. Rector X his mark
The above and foregoing instrument was at the date thereof signed sealed & published by the said W. M. Rector and declared as and for his last will and testament in presence of us and at his bequest and in the presence of each other in witness whereof we have subscribed our names John Thomas J. T. Tygret
State of Kentucky Warren County Ct. (SL)
I Ben F. Gardner Clerk of the Warren County Court do certify that the foregoing last will and testament of W. M. Rector was on this day produced in open court and proven by the oaths of John Thomas & J. T. Tygret the subscribing witnesses thereto. Whereupon the same ordered to be recorded which is accordingly done.
Given under my hand this 25th day of August 1879 Ben F. Gardner, clerk
William was buried in Burton Memorial Church Cemetery, Warren County, Kentucky.
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