Bell, Thomas, Senr.

from ALOB, Vol. VII #2, p. 86-14:
“p. 30..  24 Feb. 1827.  I, Thomas Bell, Senr. being sore afflicted in body but yet of sound mind & memory.  I do appoint Samuel Bell, John Bell & John Jarrett to be my executors.  All my just debts to be paid.
I will to my dear wife, Jane my land & tenements, stock, household furniture, farming tools, during her widowhood, except what will pay my debts.  Should she again marry, then she to have as her portion, one bed & furniture, one wheel & card, all the pot ware, one cow & calf, one horse, worth sixty dollars, one chest and her wearing apparel.
I will that my faithful slave Ephraim be set free at my death.  All my lands & property to be sold after my wife’s marriage except the items given to her, and the money from said sale divided among all my chn.  Ephraim to chose his own guardian.  Wit; John Corn & Swan T. Burnett.  Signed, T. Bell..  N.B. The widow to have all she makes except the family consumption.. 
Samuel Bell executor sworn in open Court the 21 April 1834.. 
Proved on oath of Swan T. Burnett in the Apr. Session 1834, and recorded.”

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