Matthew AMYX ID#2992, b. 1715, d. 10 April 1779
Birth*Matthew AMYX was born in 1715.1 
Marriage*He married Mary (surname unknown) about 1740. 
Will*Will of Matthew Amyx
b. 1715 d. 10 Apr 1779
In the name of God Amen the 5th day of March in the year of our Lord 1776. I,
Matthew M. Emmek, yeoman of Botetourt County Virginia, being of perfect mind and
memory thanks be given unto God. Wherefore calling unto mind the immortality of my
body and knowing it is appointed for all men to dye [sic] do make and ordain this my
last Will and Testament that is to be into the hands of God that gave it
and from my body commend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian and decent
manner at the discretion of my _. Nothing touching (?) but at the general
resurrection I receive the same again by the mighty power of God and to bless me in
this life I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
__ It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral
charges be paid and satisfied.
Item: I give and bequeath to my oldest son, James, one English shilling.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Matthew and Samuel my land I now live on to be
equally divided between them - to their heirs and assigns.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Matthew one grey _ and one grey mare.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Samuel one sorrel mare and her colt and one
sorrel horse.
Item: I give and bequeath my stock of cattle to be divided equally between my son
Matthew and Samuel.
Item: I give and bequeath my stock of sheep and hogs to be divided between my son
Matthew and Samuel.
I do appoint my son-in-law James Smith my only Executor of this my last will and
Testament and all singular. The premises within mentioned and I do hereby disallow
and disanull all and every other former legacies and executors. Ratifying and'
confirming and no other to be my last will and testament. Which whereas I have
hereunto set my hand and seal day and year above _.
Signed Matthew M. Emmek
April 1779 pwd by James Smith
In. Smith
James Smith
Elijah Goodman
Written on the bottom upside down of the page:
At a court held for Botetourt County, the 10th April. This instrument of writing was
presented in Court as an Last Will and Testment of Matthew Ammak deceased proved
by the death of James Smith, one of the witnesses and at another court held for the
county the 11th day of June and following the same proved by the oaths of Mr.
Goodman another witness. I order to be recorded.
Transcription notes: Recorded in Will Book "A" page 109 Botetourt County Circuit Court
Clerk's office.
Note that the beginning date of the will reads to be 1776 but the signed date appears
to be 1779. The spelling as signed Emmek and as recorded Amask differ.
Matthew Amyx died on 10 Apr 1779.1 
Death*Matthew AMYX died on 10 April 1779 in Botetourt, Virginia.1 
Immigration*1826 - Matthew Sr. moved from Virginia to Cumberland Co. Kentucky. He is spelling his name Amicks alias Amyx - signs his name with "X".2 


Mary (surname unknown)

Sources (

  1. [S178] Will of Matthew Amyx - 1776 -.
  2. [S57] U. S. Revolutionary War Pension Application, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,
Last Edited22 Nov 2020