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 **Benjamin Johnson**- //​inventory//,​ 15 Mar 1831:  men Charles, Isaac, George; boys George, Tom, Henry, Sandy; women Dolly, Maria & Harriet; girls Jane & Sarah; boys Ben & John.  Also had piano forte $100, 6 maps $20, 2000 lbs bacon $100, loom, lumber (from mill) $90.  No will & no sale.  (pp. 551-3) **Benjamin Johnson**- //​inventory//,​ 15 Mar 1831:  men Charles, Isaac, George; boys George, Tom, Henry, Sandy; women Dolly, Maria & Harriet; girls Jane & Sarah; boys Ben & John.  Also had piano forte $100, 6 maps $20, 2000 lbs bacon $100, loom, lumber (from mill) $90.  No will & no sale.  (pp. 551-3)
  
-**John Brown**- //​will//,​ 22 Jan 1824: “Let the remains of my dead body, be laid in the earth: in some proper place on my own residence (farm) in a plain coffin; about six feet deep in the earth decently, with sobriety and the greatest temperance; without any fashionable perade (sic), formality, or pomp, whatever. ​ I desire but a few friends and neighbours to attend my remains, to the Grave. ​ With regard to my Tomb Stone. ​ It will be of little consequence to me, but may gratify my representatives;​ shall be left to them.  Mosslums [mausoleums] are more generally raised to gratify the pride and Vanity of the living than for the use or benefit of the dead.” ​ But does request that land around his grave only be used for cemetery with good fencing. ​ Son John Brown (born last August) go get 642 acre farm, 500 acres on Big Bone Lick, & land in NJ.  If he should die it goes to Clarissa Pike & then to her daughter, Clarissa Pike Harrison. ​ Daughter Clarissa Harlow Pike gets land he own betw the 2 Miamis (200 acres), land in Brown County, OH & land in Casey County, KY (20,000 acres) & ½ stock in Miami Exporting Co’s Bank in Cincinnati, worth ($1600). ​ Gives land to sister (not to be used by husband to pay debts). ​ Best friend (& wife) Abigail Baxter, gets independent right to son’s farm, one room in house & 1 servant, “as long as she “pursue a moral, proper and regular life…but no longer.” Son shall have classical education – Latin, French, Greek, & Hebrew with history, geography, arithmetic, mathematics,​ geometry & algebra – may be educated to law “By my desire is, he should be a farmer (agriculturist),​ and labour with his own hands; at all times that he is not engaged in his Education and literary pursuits.” (pp. 156-161)+**[[brown_family|John Brown]]**- //​will//,​ 22 Jan 1824: “Let the remains of my dead body, be laid in the earth: in some proper place on my own residence (farm) in a plain coffin; about six feet deep in the earth decently, with sobriety and the greatest temperance; without any fashionable perade (sic), formality, or pomp, whatever. ​ I desire but a few friends and neighbours to attend my remains, to the Grave. ​ With regard to my Tomb Stone. ​ It will be of little consequence to me, but may gratify my representatives;​ shall be left to them.  Mosslums [mausoleums] are more generally raised to gratify the pride and Vanity of the living than for the use or benefit of the dead.” ​ But does request that land around his grave only be used for cemetery with good fencing. ​ Son John Brown (born last August) go get 642 acre farm, 500 acres on Big Bone Lick, & land in NJ.  If he should die it goes to Clarissa Pike & then to her daughter, Clarissa Pike Harrison. ​ Daughter Clarissa Harlow Pike gets land he own betw the 2 Miamis (200 acres), land in Brown County, OH & land in Casey County, KY (20,000 acres) & ½ stock in Miami Exporting Co’s Bank in Cincinnati, worth ($1600). ​ Gives land to sister (not to be used by husband to pay debts). ​ Best friend (& wife) Abigail Baxter, gets independent right to son’s farm, one room in house & 1 servant, “as long as she “pursue a moral, proper and regular life…but no longer.” Son shall have classical education – Latin, French, Greek, & Hebrew with history, geography, arithmetic, mathematics,​ geometry & algebra – may be educated to law “By my desire is, he should be a farmer (agriculturist),​ and labour with his own hands; at all times that he is not engaged in his Education and literary pursuits.” (pp. 156-161)
 //​Inventory//,​ 11 Dec 1825:  Old Sam, Jerry, Manuel, Anthony, Edwin, Henry, Nance, & child. ​ Two trunks of book worth $60, peach brandy $37.50, old brandy $50, apple brandy $31, masonry equipment, 90 sheep, 62 hogs, still $77, 5 horses & 45+ cattle. ​ (pp. 183-4) //​Inventory//,​ 11 Dec 1825:  Old Sam, Jerry, Manuel, Anthony, Edwin, Henry, Nance, & child. ​ Two trunks of book worth $60, peach brandy $37.50, old brandy $50, apple brandy $31, masonry equipment, 90 sheep, 62 hogs, still $77, 5 horses & 45+ cattle. ​ (pp. 183-4)
  
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 **W. B. Murphy**- //​inventory//,​ 18 Sept 1860:  Following slaves: ​ Men Lids ($1000)[?​name?​],​ Carter, James Blair, Lewis, & Chapman; boys Watt, Robert & William (all three Carter’s sons), Jo & Jim (both Little Liza’s sons), women Aunt Ama (only worth $100), Jemima, Big Liza, Little Liza, and Malinda (p. 464-5). **W. B. Murphy**- //​inventory//,​ 18 Sept 1860:  Following slaves: ​ Men Lids ($1000)[?​name?​],​ Carter, James Blair, Lewis, & Chapman; boys Watt, Robert & William (all three Carter’s sons), Jo & Jim (both Little Liza’s sons), women Aunt Ama (only worth $100), Jemima, Big Liza, Little Liza, and Malinda (p. 464-5).
  
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