Nelson County Will Book B, p.89 ff: A long report on the estate
of Josiah Jopling; begins before Nelson was formed and the first
date is 21 December 1798, but the final report was not recorded
until 24 January 1820. Nelson County was formed 1807> James
and William are first Jopling to appear and they brought various
thing. Thomas Jopling got slaves in 1801; Jesse got slaves in
1799 and so did James. A reciept was issued to Benjamin Childress
on account of Martha Bridgewater. Susanna Jopling is mentioned
and a balance on bond of James and William Jopling. A wool hat
for Holeman Joplin c st 8 shillings. Edward W. Jopling got money
for making six pairs of shoes in November 1799. In October cash
was paid out for leather breeches for Edward, Holeman, Thomas,
and Bennett. May of 1800 money was expended for "Paleing
the grave yard at the church". Saddles were bought and bridles
for Holeman and Thomas Jopling. Edward W. Jopling makes more shoes
- ten pairs in all. William Jopling gets money for sole leather.
Mention is made of the estate of Thomas Jopling, deceased, and
money for a colt for Thomas Jopling, Jr. Eighty pounds each advanced
for legacies to Edward W.; William; Holeman; Thomas; Bennett;
Sarah Jopling - 50 pounds. Ralph Bowman is paid for boarding H.
Jopling. James and Thomas Jopling were paid for cleaning and moving
wheat in 1803. Thomas and Bennett got land for four years in 1807.
Elizabeth B. Jopling got a legacy and so did Samuel Bridgewater
and the other heirs mentioned above. There are two different sets
of signatures in two different places: Edward W.; Holeman; Bennett;
Thomas; Samuel Bridgwater; James Jopling, and William Jopling.
The final committee report is signed and recorded on 24 Jan 1820,
by Samuel Bridgwater; Thomas Jopling; David Turnham; Edward W.
Jopling; Holeman Jophng; and Bennett Jopling.