Will of Anthony Bledsoe
In the name of God Amen: Being near to death I make my will -_. I devise my lands at Kentucky
to be sold, likewise my land on Holston, at the direction of my Exceutors-my children educated
in the best manner my estate will provided -----, my estate to be equally divided
children my Daughters a small tract of land-my wife to keep_of the_oldest Negroes for the
maintenance of_BLEDSOE and Col. Daniel SMITH Executors, with my wife Mary BLEDSOE_excurtrix-at
the decease of my wife the four older Negroes be equally divided amoungest my children-signed and
delivered in presence of us; this 20th of July 1788.
Recorded and examined October 18th, 1788.
Transcribed by Jan Evans and Diane Payne, © 1999
Source: Will Book I, page 2 (TSLA microfilm)