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Ewell, Charles

Will

Will Book A McCracken County, Kentucky Page 18 In the name of God Amen I Charles Ewell of the County of McCracken and State of Kentucky, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I think God) and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with. I Charles Ewell of the County State aforesaid, do make my last will and testament in manner and form as follows to wit; First, I desire and bequeath to my beloved wife Maria Dorcas? Ewell two negro slaves to wit; Jerry and Fanny, during her natural life and after her death to be divided according to the provisions of a deed of trust given to me and recorded in Prince William County, Virginia Secondly, It is my wish and desire that the balance of this estate due me from James Craige? of Virginia be collected and appropiated to the use and benefit of my beloved and dutiful son John Ewell in providing for his education. Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my four grandchildren, namely, Joseph Fry, Edwin Henry, Sarah Ann, and Lucy Ewell, one thousand acres of land lying in McCracken County, Kentucky to be taken of this estate and of my three thousand acres that is equatable to my promise to said children's father to be equally divided amongst my aforesaid grandchildren in manner and form to wit; Joseph Fry Ewell to have his part of said tract of land laid off in the North West corner, Edwin Henry Ewell to have his part laid off in the South West corner, Sarah Ann Ewell to have her part laid off in the South East corner, and Lucy Ewell to have her part laid off in the North East corner of said tract of land to have and to hold to them and their heirs forever Fourthly, I give and bequeath to Thomas Taylor and Martha his wife fifty acres of land on which they now reside bounded by my North ---? to have and to hold during their natural life Fifthly, and further, it is my wish and desire that my executors hereafter to be appointed, either by herself, her agents or Attorneys is hereby fully authorized to sell and convey all my lands in Virginia to the best advantage namely, my well known tract of land called Milford, including the mill and appendages thereto belonging one small tract of land on the North Side of said Milford farm purchased of one Brown, and one tract of land in Quantico Creek called Young's tract and the other tract of land on Charapsanwich? Creek, purchased of Jesse Ewell one town lot in Dumphries, Virginia, on which there is a stone house and one other back lot and garden adjoining thereto all of which property, I wish sold to the best advantage and all my just debts are paid. The balance of the money arising from the sale of said property and the money in the hands of my executors from the collections of my estate shall be equally divided between my two children, John and Marriah Virginia Ewell and four grandchildren, Joseph Fry, Edwin Henry, Sarah Ann, and Lucy Ewell And further it is my wish that the money which shall be due to which my four grandchildren will be entitled upon a distribution shall be contained in the hands of my executor or shall be placed in bonds if it be proven that the ---? bequeaths to be held in trust for said children to be applied towards their education while in their infancy and the balance of their several shares if any remaining to be given them when they become of age And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Maria Dorcas? Ewell my loving wife Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this 23rd day of March 1830 Chs. Ewell (seal) Signed, sealed, published, and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Charles Ewell in presence of us, A.H. Taylor Lucy L. Taylor State of Kentucky SCT McCracken County I Branton Small clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that at a court held for the County aforesaid at the Courthouse in Wilmington on the 10th day of May 1830 the within and foregoing last will and testament of Charles Ewell dec'd was produced to the court by the executrix therein named and proven by the oath of A.H. Taylor and Lucy L.Taylor, subscribing witness thereto to be the true last Will and testament of the said decedent and ordered that the same together with this certificate stands truly recordered in my office I have herewith set my hand this 11th day of May 1830 B. Small

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