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Will of Elijah Morton
Contributed by Mark Phelps


Caswell County Court 1875

I Elijah Morton, being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life do make publish and declare my last Will and Testament as follows:

My desire is that all just debts and funeral expenses be paid and all my other property,  Money and estate be divided between my four children, Vincent L. Morton, Phoebe L. Stanfield,  Maranda R. Love and Barbara  Baynes I hereby appoint my son Vincent L Morton my executor to this my Last Will and Testament.

Signed and acknowledged in the presence of this 21st day of January 1869.

  Elijah Morton (Signed)

William Paylor Jr.
A. W. Graves

Record of Wills Caswell County Page 173

Vincent L. Morton being sworn, doth say that Elijah Morton late of said county, is dead, Having first made and published his last Will and Testament and Vincent L. Morton is The executor named therein. Further that the property of the said Elijah Morton Consisting of Lands, Goods, Chattels, Bonds, and Monies, is worth $4000.00 so far As can be ascertained at the date of this application and this V. L. Morton, Phoebe L. Stanfield, Maranda R. Love and Barbara H. Baynes are the parties entitled under said Will to the said property.

V. L. Morton (Signed)

May 1875
G. H. Kerr
Probate Judge

2002 Mark Phelps

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