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Gaston, Thomas L.

ALOB, Vol. X #6, p. 89-55:
“p. 159.  16 Oct. 1852..  I, Thomas L. Gaston, being in declining state of health, but of sound & disposing mind & memory.  I will to my beloved wife Margaret E. Gaston my silver watch, bed and necessary furniture thereof, my buggy & harness, the umbrella belonging to it and the mule which I usually drive called “Sugar” one bureau her choice, a traveling trunk her choice of what I have.  I will & direct that all the balance of my property both real & personal to be sold by my executor on a credit of two or three years from the date of the sale.  I desire that my beloved wife Margaret E. Gaston to be paid by my executor within one month of my decease the sum of $37.50 if that much is on hand, if not when collected, during her natural life or widowhood.  The remainder of my property or money I may have to pay my just debts and divided among my two sons Josiah P. & Parley C. Gaston.  Parley C. to receive the most being $225, I having advanced that sum to Josiah P. when he started to California & wish him charged with that sum & interest.
I appoint Joshua Roberts Esq. sole executor.
Wit:  William Williams & J.R.S. Gillam..
Signed Thomas L. Gaston…”

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