Autauga Co AL Reports E-A, 1838-1841, 4 Page 276. The State of Alabama Autauga County In the name of God Amen. I Nicholas Zeigler being of sound disposing mind & memory do hereby make ordain & constitute this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. In the first place I will that all my just debts & funeral expenses be paid by my Executors to be hereafter named after which I will as follows--Item 1st It is my will that all my land containing about Eight hundred acres where I now live be divided between my wife-- Milly and my son Edward Jefferson in the following proportions that is to say my wife to have one fourth of the same including the houses or homes and that no difficulty arise as to the division I will that the judge of the county court appoint three disinterested persons to lay off and allott the same to the former, and I will that the residue of said lands (towit) three fourths to my said son Edward Jefferson forever Item 2nd It is my will also as follows I give and bequeath the following named slaves to my said son Edward Jefferson forever (towit) Abraham George Henry Att Granduson Richard Sam Adeline Matilda Lotta Phiney Lark Bob and Adaline Item 3rd I also give and bequeath to my daughter Caroline the following named slaves (towit) Kiziah Emilie Martha Gilbert Winney Mary(little) Elias Phill(big) Isaac Alan Sam(big) & Mary for her use forever Item 4th I also give and bequeath to my son David George Washinton the following named slaves forever (towit) Demsey Moses Tom Bethelaham Mathew Pheby Edy Samuel & Jacob Item 5th I also give and bequeath to my Wife Milly Zeigler the following named slaves forever towit Lewis Dudley Letha Joe Daniel Chaney Harriet Clarissa & Charles Item 6th It is my further will that all my personal property not named above consisting of horses cattle hogs Plantation utensels also the crop of every discription that may be on hand be sold and the proceeds be divided equally between my wife & the above named children and also all my money notes &c that I may have at my death be divided in the same manner as last named and I further will that if my wife or either of the above named children should die before or after my death without issue then the property of such dece ased wife or child or children be equally divided among the survivors and whereas I have heretofore by Deed bestowed & delivered an equitable of my property on my other children towit William Katey Lewis Henry & Lousia it is therefore my will that they are not to receive anything more from my Estate Item 7 I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Milley Zeigler Executrix & Lewis Houser Executor to this my last will and testament--In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th August 1840 his Nicholas X Zeigler mark In presence of us Wm R Pickett James Holly senr J A Thomason The State of Alabama Autauga County This day came Wm R Pickett who being duly sworn saith that he saw Nicholas Zeigler make his mark to his name as above and published the foregoing as his last... (cut off copy at bottom of page) Autauga Co GA Book E-F 4-45 Vol 5 F Page 36 Appraisement of the Estate of Nicholas Ziegler Deceased 11 February 1841 1 Negro Girl Hanna 450.00 1 " " Fanny 500.00 1 " " Nancy 600.00 1 Mahogany Bureau 30.00 1 Piano Forte 350.00 1 Secretary 30.00 2 M. dining tables 30.00 8 Flag Bottomed Windsor Chairs 8.00 1 Armed Rocking chair 4.00 1 Doz. Cum. do 5.00 1 M. Side Board 25.00 2 pine Tables with drawers 1 painted 8.00 1 Bed Stead Bed & furniture 40.00 1 do do do 40.00 1 do do do 30.00 1 do do do 50.00 1 do do do 30.00 1 do do do 25.00 1 small Pine table & cover 2.50 1 lot bed clothes 20.00 1 do do do 50.00 1 lot Crockery ware Glasses Knives & forks 15.00 2 pr. fire dogs shovel & tongs 6.00 1 Rifle Gun 10.00 2 U States Map 10.00 1 Brass Clock & 2 Lt Glasses 20.00 1 lot Books 5.00 1 Spinning Machine 80.00 1 lot Plantation tools 75.00 1 lot clean oats 15.00 1 lot Barley 2.50 1 lott pots Cooper ware &c 15.00 4 Btls Flour 24.00 1 lot Wheat 16.00 1 " White peas 8.00 1 sack Coffee 20.00 1 lot Bacon 300.00 5 Barrel Pork 40.00 2 Barrels Salt 3.00 1 Steel Mill 2.00 1 Carriage & Harness 150.00 1 lot Corn supposed 1500 Bush 800.00 1 lot stock hogs about 180 head 200.00 1 Waggon & 4 oxen 150.00 1 pr. Match Horses 150.00 1 Gray mare 55$ 1 Sorrel horse 80$ 135.00 1 do horse 50$ 1 Gray do 40$ 90.00 2 colts a Gray & Sorrel 25 ea 50.00 7 head mules ea 50$ 350.00 13 stacks fodder 120.00 1 Waggon @65 1 pr Cart wheels 8$ 73.00 36 head Cattle at 4$ 144.00 8 stacks pea Vines 45.00 1 lot Baggin & Ropes 18.00 1 40 Saw Gin 60.00 1 old Gin 2.00 15 Bales cotton @ 45$ p-Bale 675.00 1 Loom & harness 6.00 1 spinning wheel 1.50 2 Scythes & Cradle 5.00 1 New Cutting Knife 30.00 We the undersigned appraisers hereby certify that the above & within appraisement is a fair Valuation of the property appraised March 12 1841 Joseph I. Chappel Charls Golson Thos. J. Fullilove Transcribed 15 Sep 1998 by Honey Lanham Dodge, Mary Early Dishner, and Ginga Hathaway.
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