Received from a fellow researcher of Todds of Kentucky there are no marking as to which Will Book or Page number on these pages. What is known is that they were recorded Bourbon County, Kentucky. Reference her husbands Andrew Todds Will.
Enlarged and transcribed by Lorraine Llewellyn May 2002 <email@example.com>
Will of Mary Todd
Mary Todd Widow of Andrew Todd and having in my hands several slaves devised to me during life by my said husband and being anxious that they be not separated, do make the following request of my children who as devises of my said husband are entitled to them, that the said Slaves be permitted (sic) to remain during the remaining year as I have arranged for them so that they shall not until the end of the year be separated (sic).
And I make out following, as my last Will & Testament devise to my son John Todd all my estate for the express object of providing a support for these two old slaves, Sarah and Burtlete which belong to my husbands Estate in case they shall need it- and after attending to this security aforesaid two slaves during life, he my said son to have remainder.
Witness my hand this 5th day of January 1839
Attest Mary Todd
Thos. P. Smith
__?__ R. Smith
P.S. I wish & ordain that one hundred dollars of the above property left to my son John Todd to be left, to be forward to the Assembly Board of Foreign Missions.
Attest Mary Todd
(Joel?) R. Lyle
Bourbon County Kentucky, held on this 5th day of February 1839 this last Will & Testament & Codicil of Mrs. Mary Todd deceased be by the Oath of Thom. R. Smith one of the attesting witnesses ordered to record witness Thomas P. Smith Clerk Bourbon County Court of said Court the date above.
Thomas P. Smith CBC