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Will of Joseph A. Blakey

Recorded in Bibb Co., Ala. 

Admr. Rec. Book H 1855-1857 Page 782

Will found in Alabama Records Vol. 204 Blount Co.

Compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud

Located in: Miami-Dade Main Library, Florida Room

 

The State of Alabama, Bibb County. In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I, Joseph A. Blakey of the County of Bibb and State of Alabama, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 

Item 1st. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth C. Nichols one negro girl named Amanda worth two hundred and fifty dollars, also one negro man named Burwell worth eight hundred dollars, said slaves to her sole use forever. And also one hundred dollars which I have heretofore given her in money. 

 

Item 2nd. I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy B. Wood, one negro girl named Lucinda worth two hundred and fifty dollars, also one negro girl named Jane worth six hundred dollars, said slaves having heretofore been given and delivered to said Nancy B. Wood, it is my will and intention that they remain hers to her sole use forever. And also  two hundred and fifty dollars in money heretofore given to her by me.

 

Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my son George W. Blakey, one negro boy named Charles worth three hundred and fifty dollars, said slave having been heretofore given and delivered to said George W. Blakey, it is my will and intention that said slave remain his forever and also seven hundred and fifty dollars heretofore given to him by me.

 

Item 4th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Fanny O. Crows, three slaves to wit, Lucy and her two children named Clary and Mary worth seven hundred and seventy dollars, said slaves having been heretofore given and delivered by me to said Fanny O. Crow, it is my will and intention that the said three slaves together will all the increase that they may have since they were delivered to her, they are all to be her separate property to her sole use and to the lawful heirs of her body, and also three hundred and thirty dollars in money heretofore given to her by Theodorick S. Blakey, one negro boy named Jesse worth eight hundred dollars, said slave having been heretofore  given by me to said Theordorick S. Blakey, it is my will and intention that said slave be and remain the property of him forever given by me to him.

 

Item 6th. I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Blakey one negro boy named Simon worth five hundred and fifty dollars and one negro girl named Vina worth two hundred and fifty dollars, said slaves having been heretofore given and delivered to said Joseph Blakey. It is my will and intention that they remain his forever and also three hundred dollars in money.

 

Item 7th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes one negro girl named Jane, also one negro boy named Christopher and also one negro girl named Selia.

 

Item 8th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Ann, one negro boy named Henry, one negro girl named Caroline and one negro named Ann.