In the name of God Amen
I Elisabeth Graham Being of perfect Mind Memory and under standing do make this my Last will and Testament - First I Recommend my soul to almighty God who give it and my body to be decently Buried in a Christian manner and touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to Blefs me with I dispose of in the following manner - First I desire that all my Just debts be punctually paid -
To my son John Graham and the Heirs of his Body Lawfully Begotten I give Two one hundred acre Tracts of Land adjoining the Land on which he now Resides these lands were purcahsed from McQueen and Graham also Two Negro Slaves Offy and haman and one Hand Mill -
To my daughter Martha McCracken six Hundred acres of Land being all the balance of Land I own and one Negro woman Silva I loan during her Natural life and after her death to be equally Divided betwixt her children Jane Martin Andrew McCrackin and Thomas R Mitchel McCrackin to them and their Heirs and Afsigns forever. To my daughter Elisabeth stevens wife of Enoch Stevens I loan one Negro Cain During her natural life and after her death I give said Cain to her children to be equally their Heirs and afsigns forever. To the children of my daughter Jane Rawls Wife of John Rawls I give one Negro by the name of Issac to them and their Heirs and afsigns forever. I desire that my Executors shall sell all my stock of cattle and Hogs House Hold and Kitchen Firnature and after paying my Just Debts Equally divide the balance amongs my Lawful Heirs.
I also desire that my Negro woman Pinder at my death remain with my Heirs and Executors to act as Guardian for her. Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint Joel B. Skipper and Edward Wheeler Executors of this my Last will and testament hereby revoking all others.
In witnefs where of I have here unto set my hand and Seal the 23rd day of December one thousand Eight hundred and forty two and in 67 years american Independance.
Elisabeth (X) Graham (seal)
Signed Seald published Pronounced and Declared in the presence of:
A B Skipper
Ann D Dawsey
Harret E C (X) Skipper
Recorded in Will Book C, Page 15
Recorded May 15th, 1850
James C. Beaty Ordy. H D
Box 3 Bundle 2
Contributed by James E. Strickland
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