A person who died testate and leaving an estate usually named a person or persons he wished to act as executor of his estate. The duties of the executor, like those of an administrator of estate, were to collect and pay debts due the decedent's estate and to distribute the balance among the heirs. To signify that he would faithfully perform his duties, the executor signed a bond. The female counterpoint of an executor is called an executrix. The following lists of executors has been abstracted from Henderson County, Kentucky Executor Bond Book 1900-1914, located in the County Clerk's Office, Henderson, Kentucky.
George T. Busby and S.B. Busby were appointed executors of the estate of W.T. Busby 28 January 1901.
Grayson P. Watson was appointed executor of the estate of Mary E. Parsens 28 January 1901.
W.S. Rowland was appointed executor of the estate of Mary A. Grissom 31 January 1901.
Mattie Griffin was appointed executrix of the estate of Geo. M. Griffin 25 February 1901.
Mrs. Annie Betts was appointed executrix of the estate of Cabell Betts 25 March 1901.
Mrs. Annie S. Reeder was appointed executrix of the estate of W.J. Reeder 4 April 1901.
Mrs. Bettie B. Powell was appointed executrix of the estate of E.D. Powell 10 May 1901.
Lee Oberdorfer was appointed executor of Hannah Oberdorfer's estate 28 May 1901.
Mrs. Sarah J. Young was appointed executrix of T.E. Young's estate 3 June 1901.
Mrs. Lula Faulkner was appointed executrix of the estate of Ben J. Faulkner 24 June 1901.
Jno. O'Byrne was appointed executor of Thos. F. Tierney's estate 21 July 1901.
Margaret Ann Griffin was appointed executrix of M. Griffin's estate 22 July 1901.
Weston Gibson (colored) was appointed executor of the estate of Ruth Walker 2 August 1901.
Lucy F. Moore was appointed executrix of the estate of J.W. Moore 25 November 1901.
John Goehring was appointed executrix of Mrs. Kate Schilling's estate 26 December 1901.