Col Thomas Marshall Retirement and his Will

Washington KY Courthouse
Source – Entry #16 in Paxton’s Marshall Family (written circa. 1885)

In 1800 his youngest son, Louis, was married to Miss Agatha Smith, and “Buckpond ” was given to them. The old people went to live with their son, Thomas, who resided at Washington, Mason Co., Ky. Here June 22, 1802, Mr. Marsha.II died, and was buried on “The Hill.”

The inscription on his tomb is now illegible; but, many years ago, I transcribed it, and here reproduce it .
”Thomas Marshall, to whom this memorial is inscribed, was born the 2d of April 1730, intermarried with Mary Keith, in her 17th year, by whom he had fifteen children, who attained maturity; and after distinguishing himself by the performance of his duties as a husband, father, citizen and soldier, die on the 22d of June, 1802, aged 72 years 2 months and 20 days.”

(h) Col. Marshall’s will was executed June·26, 1798, in Wood­ford Co., Ky., and is found of record in Mason Co., Book B, p. 212. It was probated February 15,1803·. it.a provisions. He gives: The following is an abstract of 


To his son, John: The”Oaks,” in Fauquier Co., Va.; two tracts on the Licking, one of “‘which contained 1,000 acres, and the .quantity of the other is not stated.

To his son, Thomas: Part of a tract of 14,717 acres, on Clark’s run, in Mason Co., and 1,000 acres elsewhere.

To his son, James M. : 6,000 acres from a survey of 15,000 on the North fork of Licking. 

To his sons, Charles and William: 13,616 acres on the South side of the North fork.
To his son, Alex. K.: 10,500 acres on Mill creek; 1,800 acres on the Ohio above the mouth of Salt creek, and 200 acres more at the mouth of Salt creek, and some other lands and three Negroes.

To his son, Louis: “Buckpond,” containing 575 acres, with the stock thereon, and one-third of my Negroes, after the death of my wife. Also a tract adjoining Fitzpatrick’s, and my certificates for military services.

(i) To Elizabeth Colston: My part of a survey near the Yellow­ banks.
To Mary Anne Marshall: 500 acres adjoining Crittenden’s pre­emption; also 400 acres on the Ohio, at the mouth of Hardin creek, and some military lands. 

To Judith Brooke: One-third of my land on the Kentucky river, at the mouth of Gilbert’s creek; also one-half of 1,500 acres on the North fork and Cabin creek; also two negroes.

To Thomas Ambler: 3,816 acres on Johnson’s fork, and 4,000 acres South of the Licking.

To Susanna McClung: The Blue Spring tract of 2,000 acres, one­ third of the Bullitt tract, and four negroes.

To Charlotte Duke: One-third of 2,800 acres in Mason County, Ky.; 500 acres elsewhere, and one negro.

To Jane Taylor: One-third of 81,200 acres, and one-third of my Gilbert creek lands on the Kentucky River, and one-third of my slaves after my wife’s death.

(i) To Nancy Marshall: The residue of my Ohio lands; the remaining third of my Gilbert creek lands, and one-third of my slaves· after my wife’s death.

To Elizabeth Colston: 500 acres as a token of my remembrance for her dutiful assistance in raising and supporting my younger children. 

To my wife for life : My slaves.

The remainder of his lands are given to his executors, Thomas, Alex. K., and Humphrey Marshall in trust that they shall sell the same and make my children equal; and their compensation is to be settled by my son John.
August 8, 1803, the three executors qualified.
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