During 1782-3 William Jackson, either gave or sold his property in Amelia County to some of the sons and sons-in-law . This was about the time William Jackson moved his family to Woodford County, Kentucky. He died there in 1795. The following is William Jackson's will
In the name of God amen I William Jackson of the county of Woodford being in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be to almighty god for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first I recommend my sole to almighty god hoping for pardon and remission of all my sins through the merits and mediation of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ and for what worldly good it hath pleased god to endow me with I order in manner following. I imprimis, my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid and satisfied.
Item I give and confirm all my estate heretofore given to my sons and daughters in this clause mentioned, Matthew Jackson, William Jackson (sen), Samuel Jackson, Eady Rowlett, Amey Moore, Martha Cousins, Elizabeth Jackson and Judith Jackson, Sarah Ann Brown, John Chandler Jackson, Nelly Piles, now in their possession to them and their heirs for ever.
Item I lend to my daughter Lovely Edrington one negro girl named Charity, during her natural life or so long as kept in her possession and after her decease the said girl together with her increase if any to equally divided between her surviving heirs of the said Lovely Edrington and in cast neither of her said lawful heirs should obtain to lawful age after her decease the said negro girl with her increase to be equally divided amongst my children hereafter mentioned and their heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Jackson (junior) the land whereon I now live containing forty nine and one half acres, also one negro man named John to him and his heirs forever, also one negro boy named Ned to him and heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Baker one negro woman by the name of Ann and in case the said Ann Baker should die without issue lawfully begotten the said negro and her increase here after if any to be equally divided between my daughter Lovely Erdington, my son William Jackson (jun) and my daughter Prudence Malloy each of them and their heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Jesse Montgomery Jackson, one horse at the value of ten pounds and one feather bed to him and his heirs forever.
Item after all my just debts and funeral expenses are fully satisfied and paid I give all my estate now in possession to my wife Ann Jackson during her life and after her decease to go as before mentioned and the remainder of my estate not heretofore given to be divided amongst my children and their heirs forever and lastly I nominate and constitute ordain and appoint my son William Jackson (jun) and Anthony Bartlett my whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills or will by me heretofore made and confirming this only to be my last will and testament in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 12th day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety five.
Recorded 2 Dec 1795 Woodford Co., Ky his William X Jackson mark
In the will he said his eleven children already had their inheritance, which leads one to believe they were from his first marriage. William Jackson, Sr, was one of these children. William Jackson, Jr., was in the second part of his will, one of the Children (of) Ann Dupuy. It was not unusual for more than one child in a family to be named after a father or mother, providing the first child was deceased or was from a different marriage. The will indicated both sons, who bore his name, were alive when he wrote his will. "Grandson Jesse" could have been the issue of a deceased child.