- Born: 4 Feb 1785, Randolph Co., N. Carolina 534,535
- Marriage: Rachael Cox in 1811 in Randolph Co., N. Carolina 524
- Died: 24 May 1854, Thorntown, Boone Cty., Indiana aged 69 536
- Buried: Sugar Plains Cemetery, Thorntown, Boone County, Indiana 537
Last Will and Testament of David Moffitt dated 6th day of May, 1854,
I, David Moffitt of the County of Boone and State of Indiana, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament. & revoking all former wills heretofor made.
1st, I give and bequeth to Rachael Moffitt my daughter three head of cattle, one milch cow and two young ones and five good sheep.
2nd, I give to Joshua, Abel and Silas Moffitt to each five good sheep, and three head of cattle, one milch cow and two young ones.
3rd, I give and bequeth to Rachael Moffitt my daughter nine hundred dollars in money.
4th, I give to Mary Cox my daughter Eight hundred dollars in money.
5th, I give to Abel and Silas Moffitt my sons, the south west quarter of section Eight? Town? nineteen (19) north of Range two West in Boone County State of Indiana, one hundred and sixty acres and also the sum of four hundred dollars in money.
6th, I give to Silas H. Barker the sum of six hundred dollars, said money to be payable to the guardian of the said Silas H. Barker and the interest thereof to be applied to his (the said Silas's) maintenance until he arrives at the age of twenty one years of age. And if the said Silas H. Barker should die before he arrives at the age of twenty one, said sum of six hundred dollars to revert to my heirs at law.
7th, I give and bequeth to my beloved wife Rachael Moffitt after the payment of all my just debts all the remainder of my Stocks, choses? in action, notes, money and personal property of all kinds in fee simple to be used and disposed of as she desires. Also all the remainder of my real estate not there in above disposed of, to be used for her sole benefit as long as she remains my widow, but in the event of her death or marriage, said real estate to be equally divided among my children and grand children and to belong to my children and grand children in fee simple.
Also, I hereby empower my said wife at any time during her said widowhood to sell and convey in fee simple all the real estate above bequethed to her, at her own discretion, and reinvest the proceeds thereof in other real estate for the benefit of my said children and grand children as above directed, and to be used as desired in the same manner as the original estate would have done had it not been sold, And I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Rachael Moffitt sole executor of my last will and testament and direct that she not be required to give any security for the performance of this trust, and that she take no oath or affirmation for the performance of this trust, and that she not be required to file any inventory of my real or personal estate, that she not be required to make any sale or return thereof and that she not be required to make any settlement with the f----? court.
On testimony of which I have hereto set my hand and seal this 6th day of May, A.D. 1854
signed and sealed in the presence of:
Joshua Moffitt, George W Miller, James C Hague
will proven in court at Lebanon this 25th Day of July, 1854_______________________________________________ _________
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Farmer.
• Occupation: Wagon Maker.
• Residence, 1850, Boone County, Indiana. 528
David married Rachael Cox, daughter of Joshua Cox and Rachel Duskin, in 1811 in Randolph Co., N. Carolina.524 (Rachael Cox was born on 15 Feb 1792 in N. Carolina,539,540 died on 28 Feb 1855 in Thorntown, Boone Cty, Indiana 541,542 and was buried in Sugar Plains Cemetery, Thorntown, Boone County, Indiana 543.)