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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 21 March 2001

NUNCUPATIVE WILL OF WILLIAM DAVIS
 
William Davis who died on the 24th Instant at House of James _ Alison being of 
sound and disposing mind & memory on the Evening before his death make the 
following disposition of his property 
 
That the whole of his property which was not already in money Should be 
converted into such as soon as convenient & that the same together with what 
money he left at the time of his death should be laid out in young negro 
wenches and that the whole should go to his two children Francis Ga__ett Davis 
& David Williams Davis provided William H Greaves should give or make up to 
his youngest daughter Margaret Ann Gourley Davis property to the amount or 
equal in value to the respective portions which his other two children may 
receive But should the said William H Greaves not give or make up to his 
youngest daughter property equal in value to the respective portions of his 
other two children then in that case his youngest daughter should receive a 
portion out of his Estate which together with whatever the said 
William H. Greaves may give her shall be equal to the respective portions of 
his other two children  
 
The said William Davis did further direct that Binjamin Davis & Abram G Davis 
should take his estate into their hands & manage the same for the same for 
the benefit of his children as before directed
 
Jany 25 182_                                                   Wm H. Greaves
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 264                              Rachel Alison
Original Will Missing                                          Elizabeth Greaves
Sworn to Feby 4, 182_
Thos Harllee Ordy.
Roll No. 206  


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