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Alexander Clark

Will of Alexander Clark

Submitted by Ingrid Marshall

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Bibb County
Orphans Court Bk 1846-1851 page 611

I Alexander Clark of the State of Alabama and County of Bibb do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say

1st I desire that all the perishable part of my estate be immediately sold after my deceased and out of the monies therefrom arising all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid. Should the perishable part of my property prove insufficient for the above purposes then I desire that my executors hereafter named may sell my plantation and Lands lying in Avery's neighborhood and out of the monies arising therefrom pay and satisfy such of my Just debts as shall remain unpaid out of the sales of the perishable part of my Estate.

2ndly- After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I Give to my daughters Ann Flemming and Margaret Clarke and to their heirs the following Negro property (towit) Mary Ann, Rebecca her sister and child

3rdly- I Give and bequeath to my grandson John Calvin Lee Two Negro boys Wiley and Green

4thly- I Give my son John Clark, Dinah a Negro woman and her three children Prince, Lewis and Jane also Sook a yellow woman slave and her daughter Caroline

5thly- I Give to my son James Clark the following Negro slave property (towit) Jacks and his brother William also Phebe and her son Daniel

6thly- I Give to my sons John Clark and James Clark all my Lands lying on Cahaba River in the County of Bibb also a

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Negro man slave named Simon to be their Joint property; and if either of my sons before mentioned should die without issue, leaving no lawful heirs, my will is that his property shall descend to and be inherited by the others. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons John Clark and James Clark executors of this my last will and testament herby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 24th day of December the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and forty

Alexander X Clark (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Alexander Clark in the presence of us
Walter C. Duff
Henry P Harris
Hugh P Harris
Hugh Clarke
Lewis Cammack

Probated 3 March 1851

 

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