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Gourley, Hugh

from ALOB, Vol. Vii #2, p. 86-13″
“p. 19.  April Session 1833..  14 Dec. 1828..  I, Hugh Gourley, being stricken in years, but of a sound mind & memory.  I will unto my beloved wife Murphy Gourley my house where I now live, with free privilege of wood and profits from the plantation as to support her during her life time.  Also, all household and kitchen furniture & bedding of every kind, one loom and tacklin to be her own property.  Also, the house to be kept in proper repair out of the estate during her life.
I will to my son, James Gourley or his representatives fifty cents.
I will to my son Edwan Gourley or his representatives fifty cents.
I will unto my son Robert Gourley or his representatives fifty cents.
I will unto my son John Gourley or his representatives fifty cents.
I will unto my dtr. Mary Gourley or her representatives fifty cents.
I will unto my son-in-law Joseph Smith formerly husband of my dtr. Catherine six and one quarter cents.
I will unto my dtr. Sarah or her representatives fifty cents.
I will unto my granddaughter formerly Sarah Smith now Sarah Corn $100 in silver which sum I expect to place in her hands in a few days and file her receipt in this paper.
I will to my grandson Solomon Smith who now lives with me, my tract of land whereon I now live containing 500 acres, lying on the South side of Mud Creek, tho not to be disposed of during the natural (life) of my wife.  By his complying with the  provisions herein made for my aforesaid wife, Murphy.
I also will unto my grandson Solomon Smith all my stock of cattle, hogs, horses, sheep of every description that I may have.  Also all farming tools and perishable property, and to pay the above sums to the above mentioned persons.
I will and desire that my wife Murphy shall have all the cash found in my possession at my death for her support. 
I appoint my friend Andrew Wilson & Jesse Corn executors.. 
Wit; John Miller & Hannah Roads. 
Signed, Hugh Gorley.. 
Proved in open Court on oath of John Miller.”

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