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Alabama Probate Records


Will of Grove Samons

Compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud

Will found in Alabama Records Vol. 204 Blount Co.

Located in: Miami-Dade Main Library, Florida Room


The State of Alabama, Bibb County

I Grove Samons, do hereby make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first I give and bequeath unto my wife Sally Samons all my estate both real and personal of whatsoever nature it may be during her natural life. Then to be divided between all my children as follows. Second, after my death and the death of my said wife, I give and bequeath unto my son Isham Samons, two negroes, namely John a boy about thirty eight years old and Nancy, a girl about fifteen years old, and all the increase that she may have from this time. Third, also after the death of myself and my said wife, I give an bequeath unto my daughters Martha Bastin, Elizabeth Batey, my son Howel Samons, Sally Ausber, Lurany McCullers, Mary Pearce and Frenethy Pearce, all the balance of my estate of whatsoever nature it may be that I have not given to my son Isham Samonss, to be sold and to be divided in equal portions between them, and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Isham Samons and my friend Sinclair D. McCarry, executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this 28th May A.D. 1848. Signed, sealed, published and declared in the prescence of us.

                                                                                                  Grove (his X mark) Samons


Jonathan S. Jones

Thomas J. S. Sandford

S. D. McCary

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