The Will of James Crow (1857)
Contributed by Doris Greaves
handwritten copy of original and typewritten
The Will of James Crow decd
In the name of God Amen, I James Crow being of a sound mind and a recollecting memory but weak in bodily health, do ordain this my last will and testament – written this sixteenth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and fifty-seven…..First it is my will that my funeral expenses and my just debts be paid….Second it is my will that my wife Sarah A C Crow to have my beds and beding, and bureau, and all my kitchen furniture and one hog, I also will to my Brother William J Crow one hog, also to Brother Clark Crow one hog. Also to Clark Crow my rifle gun, It is my will that after all my just debts are paid that the balance of my personal property shall be equally divided between my wife Sarah A Crow, my mother Mary Crow. My Brother Wm J Crow and Clark Crow……Third it is my wish that Wm J Crow and Clark Crow is to have my right and interest in and to my Fathers real estate now occupied by my mother Mary Crow by them paying to my wife Sarah A C Crow one hundred dollars at the decease of my Mother provided she remains my widow so long. Fourth and last it is my will that my wife Sarah A C Crow and Wm J Crow be and I do appoint my Executors, as witness thereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
Registered and compared with the original Nov 17th 1857
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