Will of ElizabethEdwards

IN the name of God Amen this nineth of October in the yar of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and seven. I ElizabethEdwards of Salem being sick but of perfect mind and memoryand knowing my own mortality do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say I recommend soul to God and my body to be decently buried, my wordly estate to be disposed of in the following manner that is to say I do by these presents forever sett free and clear from the Bondage of Slavery my three very honest and faithful Negroes named Isaac, Charlotte, and Ross and giving them the privilege of living on and planting as much of the land I dwell on and allowing them rail timber and fire wood as my executorsherein after named will judge sufficient to them, and hereby request my Executors to give up unto them their own property and befriend them so far as not to let them be imposed on the rest of my Negroes to deemed slaves and be disposed of with all my property as hereafter directed Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew Jacob W. Wheeler on Negroe man named Peter as a leagacy over and above his share of my estates and should he die leaving no issue, all his property gotten by me shall return to my estates Item I bequeath to the issue of my sister Anna McBride that is to say Wm. N. Dickey, Benoni McFaddin and the children of Ann Melone their part of Anna McBrides share of my propery equally divided among them, that is to say in three parts Dickey, McFaddin and Melone Item I will and bequeath to my Sister Mary Storey and her issue her proportional part of my estate and one hundren dollars by way of legacy to he grandson David Addison Reese Item I give and bequeath to my sister Esther Tomlinson and her issue her proportional share part of my estate Item I give and bequeath to my Sister Sarah Mills issue of he body that is to say the children of Jane STuart, Elam J Mills, Jacob W. Mills, their proportional part of my sisters share of my property Item, I give to and bequeath to my sister Martha Singeltary and the issue of her body their proportional part of my estate and I do hereby constitute and appoint Col Thos Mcfaddin, Charles Storey and Wm. Mills, my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament and do hereby by disallow and disannual all and every will and wills legacies by me in any waysfare time named will or bequeathratifing and confining this and no other to be my last will and testament signed sealed published and pronounced and declared by the said Elizabeth Edwards as his last will and testament the day and year first above written in the prescence of us thesubscribing witnessesJohn Frierson, Mary Frierson, Louisa Taylor

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