Helen Moody, 31 Aug 2000
Will of AARON MARTIN SR
In the name of God, I, Aaron Martin of the District and State aforesaid do make
this my last will and testament. First I give and recommend my soul to God who
gave it. My body to be buried in a decent Christian manner and as touching such
worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of in the
To my beloved wife Elizabeth Martin I leave during her natural life all that
Plantation or tract of land with the improvements thereon, on which I now live,
on the east side of Maidendown Swamp, containing about one hundred a fifty acres,
allowing her full and free privilege to cultivate all, or any portion of the land.
I also loan to her the use of a certain Negro girl by the name of Chloe during her
life aforesaid and give to her all my household and kitchen furniture, all my bacon
and corn on hand at the time of my death, fourteen head of cattle, twenty head of
hogs and one horse and also the sum of on hundred dollars to be paid as follows
to wit twenty five dollars a year.
To my son Emanuel, and to his children I give the property mentioned in a deed,
executed ,on the 20 Jan 1841 and I do hereby ratify and confirm the same.
To my son Aaron Martin, and to his children I ratify and confirm the deed executed
on the 20 Jan 1841.
To my daughter Mary Stephens, and her children I give the property mentioned
in a deed, executed on the 20 Jan 1841 . I also give her the sum of fifty
dollars to be paid whenever applied for.
To my daughter Olivia I give the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid fifty
To my daughter Mourning Flowers I give the sum of fifty dollars to be paid
when applied for.
To my son Matthew Martin after the death of my said wife and to his children
I give the land leaned to her, ratifying and confirming a deed executed
20 Jan 1842
Upon the death of my said wife I give to my three sons Matthew, Emanuel and
Aaron Martin and to their children the negroe girl Chloe and her increase said,
negroe Chloe and increase to be equally divide between them by a sale and the
proceeds divided accordingly.
It is my particular desire that my said sons should assist my said wife in the
management of said negro Chloe and enjoin upon them all to live in peace one
with another and I sincerely hope no dispute will be among them concerning my
Lastly as the land I now live on is given to Matthew Martin I appoint him
executor of this will and enjoin him particularly to attend the assistance
of his Mother the said Elizabeth Martin in the management of her farm and
the negoe, Cloe aforesaid
Witness my hand and seal Sixth day of May 1841 His mark Aaron Martin
Witnessed Matthew Martin (his mark), James Bryan, ED B Wheeler
Recorded in will book 8 page 53
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