Notes for Daniel Bates: June 25, 1844 will wrote Clay Co., KY; Bk1, pg 127.
Differences occured between Daniel & his father-in-law, Dr. A. Baker. A noncupative will made after suffering a mortal wound at the hands of Dr. Baker on sep 13 1845 at his salt furnace (for which A. Baker was hanged) was also produced in court, attested by Josiah Davis, Wlm Woodcock, Burton Foster & James T. Woodward. - Bates booster (booster copied it from THE TRIAL OF DR.ABNER BAKER
Daniel Bates -- Noncupetive Will 19 September 1844
"The undersigned were present on the night of the 13th. Inst. in Clay County at the salt furnace of Daniel Bates, about one mile and a quarter from the family residence of said Bates, which was during the last illness of said Bates, and while he was laboring under a mortal wound from a pistol shot which said Bates said was inflicted by Abner Baker, Jr. While the said Bates was ill from the wound aforesaid, he requested us to bear evidence of his request. He requested the undersigned Davis to give the undersigned Potter his pocket book, which he said contained one thousand five hundred and fifty dollars and requested said Potter to give said pocketbook and contents to his brother-in-law David V. Walker. The said Daniel Bates informed us that he had a will in his desk at his residence which he wished destroyed, and that his wish was that the law in regard to his estate should take its course or govern. He requested in our presence that his estate should be managed by David V. Walker, Barton Potter, and Leander Miller. September 19, 1844
[signed] Josiah Davis, William Woodcock, Barton Potter, James T. Woodard
"The undersigned further state that the above Daniel Bates, during the night above named, requested that his slaves, Joe Nash and wife Lucy, and his negro man Pompey should be set free. We further state that the said Daniel Bates stated to us that he had been shot by the said Abner Baker, Jr. without cause or provocation; that he never had harmed him, that he would give ten thousand dollars for his scalp, and wished that sum expended to being him to justice. He further called those present in our presence to request James B. Walker and Joel J. Walker to see that he had justice done him." September 19, 1844
[signed] James T. Woodard, Josiah Davis
Source: Walters, Thomas R. Clay County Kentucky Will Books 1 and 2, 1826-1890
1790-1870 Kentucky Census Index
More About Daniel Bates: Record Change: Jun 28, 2005
More About Daniel Bates and Mary Buford Baker: Marriage: Aug 21, 1824, Clay County, Kentucky.
Marriage Notes for Daniel Bates and Mary Buford Baker: Clay Co., KY; betw pgs 49-59