Merrell, John

from ALOB, Vol.VII #2, p. 86-14:
“p. 28.  12 April 1833.  I John Merrell, being in a low state of health, but in possession of a sound mind & memory.  First I desire that all my just debts be paid from the estate.  Unto my companion Catherine Merrell one rone mare, Saddle and bridle.
Unto my chn. noe[sic] living and also my wife Catherine I will an equal distribution of all my estate when it is sold, also debts collected divided as follows:  My wife Catherine, My daughter Sarah Garron, My son Jacob and Andrew Merrell, my dtr. Susannah Owens, my John Merrell who I wish to have $100. more than the rest of the heirs, then an equal share.  My dtr. Mary Maxwell, Elizabeth Roberts and Catherine Edney and Nancy Patton and my son Joseph Merrell.
To my grandson Abner Merrell the only heir of my son William Merrell, decd. I will one dollar.. 
I appoint my sons Jacob Merrell & Joseph Merrell my executors.. 
Wit; James Brevard & A. Henry.. 
Signed John X Merrell..  Proved
on oath of James Brevard & recorded..  Jacob & Joseph Merrell executors was sworn January 1834…”

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