Greenup County, Kentucky Will Abstracts, 1822-1860 - Patricia Porter Phillips. Greenup County was originally a part of Mason County, Kentucky, and was formed in 1804. In 1822 Lawrence County was formed from Floyd and Greenup Counties; Carter County was formed in 1838 from Greenup and Lawrence Counties; and Boyd County was formed in 1860 from Greenup, Lawrence and Carter Counties. Due to this overlapping, some early residents of Boyd, Carter and Lawrence Counties are referred to in this book. Will books 2 through 5 are abstracted here; the abstracts begin in 1822 with Will Book 2, which starts on November 11, 1822 with the will of Martin Smith. Will Book 1, covering the years 1804–1822, has been lost over the years; however, some individuals from Will Book 1 are in this book by way of inventories and settlements. Abstracts include: the number of the will book in which the document was found, the date it was filed, the name of the executor or administrator of the estate, and in some instances the inventory of personal belongings. As for slaves, when possible the author has included their ages or their appraised value. Some marriages have also been included. A full-name index rounds out the volume. (1998), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 320 pp.