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Will Book K, Page 664

I Drury Mathews do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at anytime made.
     First I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executors.
     Secondly I have now lived to see nine of my children grown and raised and acknowledge so many heirs (to wit)
Thomas Mathews, Wm Mathews, Cinthia Morris, Eliza Jones, Buckner Mathews, Jas. Mathews, Drury Mathews, Mary Barnes, and Betsy Mathews. All of whom is near and dear to me alike, and whatI have gained in property both real and personal I wish themto share equal in – Thomas Mathews departed this life sometime in April last, and his heirs will be entitled to his portion, with the exception of fourteen dollars and twenty five cents which I advanced to him a short time previous to his death. Eliza Jones is dead also, leaving only one heir David Jones a grandchild of mine, and should he die without having any child or children, my will is that the portion he receives shall revert back to my other heirs and be equally divided amongst them as aforesaid.   My will and desire is that my executors pay to my son Jas. Mathews thirty dollars to make him equal with the other children before a division, he never having received a bed nor cow and calf from me.
     Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint William C. Batson, Wm Mathews, and Drury Mathews my executors.
     In witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal this 6th day of October 1847.


                                                                                    Drury   X    Mathews {seal}



T. H. Batson   }

W. C. Batson  }

      C. Batson  }                                                         

Rendered Dec. Term 1847

Wm Rodgers           Clerk

By Henry Hamon    D. C.


  Submitted by Kevin Matthews -

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