Will of Julius M. Baxter

Will filed the 18th day of August 1917, Book A page 253-256, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Luverne Ala.

I will and bequeath to my children; Clara L. Pollard, Lewis C. Baxter and William J. Baxter all the land owned by me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I hereby nominate and appoint my son William J. Baxter and my son-in-law, J. N. Pollard executors of this my last will and testament.

Signed May 04, 1916

Will of Lucinda Jane Baxter

Will filed the 07th day of April 1917, Book A page 248-253, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I hereby will and bequeath to my beloved husband Julius M. Baxter all my personal property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I hereby will and bequeath to my brother H. Clinton Graydon the sum of $500 dollars.

I hereby will and bequeath to the children of my brother Charles F. Graydon; Marvin E. Graydon and any other child or children which be born to said Charles F. Graydon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I hereby will and bequeath to the children of my brother Walter Graydon, Leila P. Graydon and Mary Ethel Graydon and nieces and nephews as follows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I hereby nominate constitute and appoint Charles F. Graydon and W. W. Graydon as executors of this my last will and testament. Signed Sept. 21, 1915

Will of B. A. Bricken

Will filed the 10th day of June 1905, Book A page 108-109, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County, .

I give to my wife the dwelling house and land connected . . . . . . . . . . . . I give my son Frank Bricken my entire Law Library, law office and lot on which it is situated.

I give to my daughter Katie Bricken the Piano and $5oo in cash. I appoint my wife, Rachel Bricken and my son Frank Bricken to be Executors of this Will.

Signed May 02 1895.

Will of Rachel Briggs

Will filed the 14th day of April 1903, Book A page 91-92 and 95, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County, and resided near Rutledge Ala. She departed this life , on or about the 20th day of Feburary 1903 leaving assets in this state. Brothers and sisters: Levi Briggs, S. A. Briggs, May William, Nancy Petty, Amarantha Briggs all of whom are over 21 years of age. Liddie Logan reisdes in Voca McCullough Texas, F. L. Currington, wife of J. G. Currington resides at Sweet Home Texas.

To: Willie Payne Bozeman, my small rocking chair.

To: Clayton Owens, my large rocking chair.

To: Etta Bozeman the enlarged picture of my father and mother.

My sister Amy Owens all my real estate. Will signed Feb. 19 1903.

Will of H. Y. Brooke

Will filed in April 1915, Book A page 212-216, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life April 10, 1915 at St. Louis Missouri.

I will to my wife Sadie I. Brooke all property of every description wherever located to have and to hold during her lifetime and she is authorized to dispose of any part thereof.

I appoint her executor without bond to carry out the provisions of this will.

Signed April 4, 1915

Will of A. B. Brooks

Will filed the 20th day of June 1910, Book A page 156-157, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Luverne Crenshaw County, Ala.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Francis E. Brooks, all my property of every kind.

I hereby appoint my beloved wife Francis E. Brooks to be the Executrix of this will and testament. Signed Oct. 02, 1909

Will of Nicholas T. Butler

Will filed the 17th day of November 1897, Book A page 62-64, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life on or about the 04th day of October 1897 at his home in Highland Home Alabama. Widow is S. C. Butler, next of kin to wit: Ella Mothershed , wife of Bolding Mothershed age 19 years, Waller J. Butler age 18, Justice Butler age 16 years, Jimmie Butler age 14 years , Charlie Butler age 10 years, maud Butler age 7 years, all resides in Crenshaw County Ala.

A public auction to the highest bidder and proceeds of this sale be divided among my six children as follows: Mary E. Mothershed, Waller J. Butler, Justice McD. B. Butler, Jim Nicholas Butler, Charles L. Butler and Maud Butler.

I appoint my son Waller Butler executor of my Will at the time of my death. My wife S. C. Butler that is, if Waller E. Butler dies before the death of his mother. then I appoint Justice McD. Butler and each of my sons inturn in case of the death of the older.

Will of W. S. Capps

Will filed the 27th day of September 1897, Book A page 64-66, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life on or about the 11th day of November 1894.

ITEM3: To my beloved wife Margarett Jane Capps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ITEM4: To my children, Lela R. Capps, Thomas Wesley caps the following real estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ITEM6: To my two grandchildren Alma Lee Taylor and Obie Cleveland the following land. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Will of M. E. Cauthen

Will filed the 28th day of August 1915, Book A page 285, Was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County, Ala.

I do hereby bequeath to all my children, my property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To Towney Smith-one ward robe, our picture family group

To A. B. Cauthen; To W. F. Cauthen; To F. A. E. Porsuer ?; To N. L. Davis; To A. D. Cauthen; To George Cauthen; To James Cauthen; To Goen ? Cauthen; and to L. D. Evans $1. 00 each Signed August 28, 1915

Will of Francis M. Cody

Will filed the 13th day of May 1907, Book A page 122-124, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Cuba E. Haycroft the following:. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To the heirs of my daughter M. L. Sikes :

To the heirs of my daughter F. W. Sentell:

To the heirs of my daughter C. E. Haycroft:

To the heirs of my son T. L. Cody:

To the heirs of my son J. D. Cody,

I give and bequeath to my granddaughter, Emma B. Cody the following:. . . . . . . . . .

I appoint and constitute my sons J. M. and J. D. Cody Executors of this my last will and testament. Signed Sept. 03, 1906

Will of Rufus J. Cook

Will filed on the 04th day of August, 1902, Book A page 92-95, who was an inhabitant of this County.

He departed this life at Highland Home about July 13 1902 leaving assets in this state. Frances P. Cook, widow of deceased, children as follows: Sallie E. Cook 12 years, Clarence Cook 11 years, Mattie Cook 10 years, Wortie ? Cook 6 years, Glenisell ? Cook 3 yeras and Willie D. Cook 1 year. Will signed July 16 1902

Will of Henry H. Cosby

Will filed the 29th day of November 1909, Book A page 146-147, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Brantley, Crenshaw County, Ala.

I desire that all my property both real and personal to be equally divided between my 2 children: Faust L. Cosby, who resides in Columbus Georgia and Alice O. Heath who resides in Brantley Ala.

I desire and hereby give power to my son, Faust L. Cosby with power and authority without bond. Signed Jan. 21, 1908

Will of Maroah L. Cosby

Will filed the 05th day of September 1907, Book A page 149-150, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Brantley Crenshaw County, Ala.

I desire and will to my beloved husband Henry H. Cosby all property owned  by me at my death. Signed Feb. 13, 1906

Will of Sarah L. Curtis

Will filed on the 06th day of April, 1896, Book A page 55-58, who was a inhabitant of this County of New Providence Ala. at the time of her death departed this life on the __ day of __ 1896.

I give and devise and bequeath to my beloved children and grandchildren to be divided among them as follows to wit:

To Elizabeth A. Finlay, wife of W. A. Finlay one seventh of my entire estate.

To Emma Walters, wife of Mike Walters,

To, Mary Hancock, heirs of my deceased daughter Josephine A. Hancock on fourth of my entire estate.

To Louise H. Jackson wife of David S. Jackson one seventh of my entire estate

To the heirs of the body of John C. Curtis meaning hereby children already born to him one seventh of my entire estate.

To Matilda Mount , wife of J. B. Mount one seventh of my entire estate,

To Sarah E. Smith , wife of W. J. Smith one seventh of my entire estate,

To Ralph Lee Curtis my grandchild one seventh of my entire estate and if die before reach- ing the age of 21, his share to be equally divided among his half brother and sister.

Will of Eli Dampier

Will filed on the 31st day of January, 1914, Book A page 202-203, who was a resident of Crenshaw County at the time of his death.

I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Lizzie Dampier all of my household of each and every description and also one cow and her calf and also one-half of all cash money that may be on hand at my death to be paid to her $100 dollars a year and more if she needs it, by my executor until she gets one-half of the money.

I will and bequeath to my beloved son John D. Dampier one-half of all cash money, $100 dollars a year.

I nominate John W. Roper as executor of this my last will and testament and declare that he should not be required to give any bond. Signed Nov. 03, 1913

Will of Elisha James Daniel

Will filed on the 20th day of May, 1908, Book A page 125-127, who was a resident of Crenshaw County, about 4 miles in a northwestely cause from Honoraville in said County and over the age 21.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Moares? and my stepson Zachariah J. Daniel, son of my deceased wife, Mary McDaniel to each an undivided one half interest of my home and . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I will and bequeath to the following: . . . . . . . . . . . .

To my son Thomas T. Daniel one-fifth….

To Mrs. Nora C. King , daughter of my said deceased wife, one-fifth

To Eugene L. Daniel , my said deceased wife’s son one-fifth

I nominate and appoint Charles L. Kettler of Honoraville as Executor of this my last will and testament. Signed March 09, 1907

Will of G. D. DePriest

Will filed the 16th day of November 1908, Book A page 130-133, he departed this life at his resident in Honoraville , Crenshaw County Ala.

My insurance money be equally divided by my beloved wife J. V. G. DePriest and my children share and share alike.

It is my will that my son-in-law H. H. Turner assist my Executrix hereon after named in running of the store at LaPine Alabama

I do nominate and appoint my beloved wife J. V. G. DePriest to be the Executrix of this my last will and testament Signed Oct. 30, 1905

Will of Ephraim Dorman

Will filed the 23rd day of Aug. 1886, Book A page 9-12, Executor Benjamin Bricken. , he departed this life on or about the 5th day of January 1886 at his residence in Providence Ala. ;next of kin as follows; his brothers Limack Dorman, Alfred?, and sister Adaline, heirs of his brother Calvin Dorman deceased Grace Dorman heir of his brother, Benjamin Dorman deceased, Lovie? Dorman his brother and Mary Perdue his sister and heirs of James Dorman deceased, and heirs of his sister Ophelia Day,

All property both real and personal shall be occurred by my beloved wife Emily A. Dorman.

Will of W. G. Dudley

Will filed the 21st day of December 1907, Book A page 141-142, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary E. J. Dudley, all the property that is both real and personal to have and to hold for her during her natural life.

I give and bequeath unto Irena S. Holley, my beloved daughter the following;. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and bequeath to G. A. N. Furr my beloved daughter the following;. . . . . .

It is my will that my trustie friend M. E. Slaughter, be my lawful Executor. Signed Feb. ? 1907

Will of Ransom Duke

Will filed the 26th day of August 1912, Book A page 186-187, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County, Petrey Alabama.

My will is that all my property real, personal and mixed be given to my beloved wife Rillis Duke for her use and benefit.

I hereby appoint Rillis Duke to be the executor of my last will and testament. Signed May 10, 1912

Will of E. F. Dyer

Will filed on the 26th day of March, 1906, Book A page 114-115, who was a inhabitant of this County.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Dyer all my estate both real and personal. Signed Oct. 27 1886.

Will of Nancy Dyer

Will filed the 29th day of June 1925, Book A page 145, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Rutledge Crenshaw County, Ala.

I Nancy Dyer being of full age and sound mind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give devise and bequeath to my sister Rachel A. Bricken all my property.

I appoint my sister Rachel Bricken to be the Executrix of this my last will and testament. Signed Sept. 26, 1919

Will of G. T. Edwards

Will filed the 29th day of Feb. 1924, Book A page 272-273, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

It is my will the following . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . said nieces and nephews as follows;

Mark Kinnebrew;Mrs. Lela K. Swearinger; Mrs. Irene K. White; Mrs. Maude K. Rucker; Dude Kimmebrew; Mrs. Jack Phenix and Mrs. Jake Reynolds.

To my brother John Edwards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To my niece Mrs. W. D. Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give devise and bequeath to my nieces Mattie Pitts; Susie Pitts; and Cordell Pitts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I appoint and nominate my niece Cordell Pitts to be the Executrix of this my last will and testament. Signed May 23, 1922

Will of Sam Ellison

Will filed the 06th day of October 1911, Book A page 176-179, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County. Luverne Alabama.

I give, devise and bequeath to my son Tom Ellison the 25 acres of land that I bought from the Cody estate.

I give, devise and bequeath to my son Tom Ellison and my son-in-law W. G. Hudgens all my farming tools and implements to be by them equally divided.

I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Kate Ellison the suite of furniture in the front room of my house and the bed there in, and the Organ.

I give devise and bequeath to Ludie Hudgens, Fannie Smith, Tom Ellison, Mack Ellison, Kate Ellison all my household and kitchen furniture.

My will is that my farm of 272 acres in Beat 6 of this county and my dwelling house in Luverne Alabama and all my personal property of every description not herein, bequeathed to be sold by my executors,

The proceeds of the said sale , my executors pay:

To my daughter Kate Ellison $200 dollars

To my son George Ellison $400 dollars

To my 4 grandchildren: Ralph Ganey-Mary and Mack Burns $100 dollars each

I appoint my son Tom Ellison and my son-in-law W. J. Hudgens to be the executors of this will without bond. Signed Aug. 19, 1911

Will of Henry Enzor

Will filed the 20th day of November 1889, Book A page 16-19, he departed this life at his resident in Honoraville on or about the 10th day of September 1886 in Crenshaw County Alabama.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Frances Enzor all my personal and real estate at the death of my wife Sarah Frances Enzor,

I give all my estate to equally be divided between my children. next of kin as follows: Emma Enzor abt 19 years old, Mernice ? Lee Enzor abt 16 years old, Frank E. R. Enzor abt 11 years old, Oscar McNeal Enzor abt 9 years old, Executrix: Sarah Frances Enzor .

Will of J. F. C. Farrior

Will filed the 19th day of MFebruary 1912 Book A page 182-183, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this county.

I will to my daughter Fannie Farrior the following real estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I will to my daughter Martha Hattie Broach the following real estate. . . . . . .

I will to the heirs of my son H. N. Farrior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Signed Nov. 19, 1897

Will of W. R. Finley

Will filed the 22nd day of February 1911, Book A page 167-171,

I do give , device and bwqueath to my beloved wife Laura Finley, all of the property, real , persomal and mixed, to have and to hold for and during her natural life. (and so long as she remains my widow and no longer)

A life insurance policy of $5000 dollars of which I am the beneficiary and should my wife survive me it is my will that my two sons D. S. Finley and Coon Finley continue to pay the premium or said policy up to the line of the death of my said wife.

I give, devise, will and bequeath to my son DS. Finley to have the following real estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give, devise, will and bequeath to my son Coon Finley the following real estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

my 4 children, D. S. Finley; Willie Brady; Faurene Johnson; and Esse Brady receive the following property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give, devise, will and bequeath to my daughter Esse Brady the following. . . .

I nominate and appoint my beloved son D. S. Finley and my good friend George Manison to be the Executors of this will. Signed Oct. 29, 1910

Will of John A. Flinn Sr.

Will filed the 17th day of July 1925, Book A page 283-284, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County, Ala.

It is my will that my beloved wife Ida N. Flinn who through all these years has shared my struggles and my successes, who has been the light of my life . To have the house and lot in the town of Luverne Alabama.

My children: Howard Flinn; Annie Revel; Jennie Justice; Dana Robinson and John Flinn Jr. to have in equal portions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I hereby appoint my good friends James M. Cody and W. B. Ruff to be the Executors of this my last will and testament. Signed June ? 1917

Will of James Folmar

Will filed on the 07th day of July, 1904, Book A page 99-101, who was a inhabitant of this County.

I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved son W. B. Folmar my land in Crenshaw County known as the Cornett place on the Troy and Luverne road, also my place known as the swampland or Martin land near Luverne.

I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved son W. D. Folmar my residence in the town of Luverne Ala.

I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved son George A. Folmar in trust for his children, my one half undivided interest in the stocks and lands of Luverne Land Company

I appoint my son W. B. Folmar Executor of this Will. Signed June 29 1900.

Will of Walter Furlong

Will filed the 2nd day of Feb. 1891, Book A page 24-27, he departed this life on or about the 9th day of December 1890 in Crenshaw County Alabama, next of kin as follows: Margaret Jones wife of George Jones of full age, Thomas Furlong as petitioner, Elizabeth Mosley wife of G. H. Mosley of full age resides in Montgomery County,

I give and bequeath to my wife Martha J Furlong my dwelling house and its contents and the garden, also one hundred dollars,

I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret and her husband George W. Jones one third of all my personal and real property in Crenshaw and Montgomery Counties;

I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Furlong and his wife Jessie E. Furlong one third of all my real and personal property in Crenshaw and Montgomery Counties;

I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth and John H. Mosley one third of my real and personal property in Crenshaw and Montgomery Counties;

I give and bequeath to my stepson Patrick Morton one hundred dollars.

I also give out of my estate fifty dollars to the Catholic Church in the city of Montgomery to be put in the hand of the Reverend.

Will of Jane Gibson

Will filed the 20th day of October 1903, Book A page 96-98, she departed this life on or about the 20th day of August 1903 at Mt. Ida at her home in Crenshaw County Ala.

I device that my beloved daughters, T. J. Phillips and M. E. Williamson the remaining ten acres.

Will of W. W. Graydon

Will filed the 20th day of September 1925, Book A page 288-291.

I W. W. Graydon being of sound mind and was 54 years of age make my last will and testament.

I will that my wife Mary A. Graydon shall have the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Youngest child Ethel Graydon shall have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

My children:

T. A. Capps; C. W. Graydon; Lula Pearl Graydon. Signed June 20, 1923

Will of J. Frank Hancock

Will filed the 14th day of October 1914, Book A page 206-208, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Highland Home Ala. on or about the 3rd day Oct. 1914. My 3 children: Joseph E. , Lillian B. and Walter B. Hancock shall receive all property belonging to me at Bradleyton Ala. and 15 acres of land at Highland Home. My wife Ellen E. Hancock and said 3 children shall receive all other property or funds. . . . . . .

My wife shall receive $90 dollars

My 3 children shall receive $120 dollars and my son Joseph E. Hancock $40 dollars.

I hereby appoint my son Joseph E. Hancock to act as executor of this will and testament. Signed Aug. 29, 1914

Will of Margaret T. Higgins

Will filed the 24th day of Nov. 1922, Book A page 260-262, in Crenshaw County Alabama

I give and devise to my brother John DeBree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I appoint my brother John DeBree guardian of my infant children, Maggie Higgins, Alexander Higgins, and Bessie Higgins.

I give devise and bequeath in equal proportions shares to my seven children, Mary Higgins, John DeBree Higgins, William Higgins, Edward Higgins, Maggie Higgins, Alex and Bessie Higgins,

I expressly make no provisions now for the widow and children of my deceased son Eugene Higgins.

Affidavit:

State of Maryland City of Baltimore, John DeBree had four children of whom William DeBree and Alexander DeBree died without heirs before their fathers death, Dr. John DeBree, 3rd son died without descendants or widow about 1912 leaving no Will, his property descended to the children of his sister Margaret Debra Higgins. or their descendants, Margaret left 8 children.

(1) Eugene Higgins now deceased, he left 2 children, John and Debra Higgins unmarried who resides in Perth Amboy New Jersey and Eugene Elliott Higgins who resides in Seattle Washington and married to Emily H. Higgins.

(2) Edward Higgins unmarried resides in Norfolk Virginia.

(3) Mary DeBree Higgins unmarried resides at Baltimore Maryland.

(4)Margaret Higgins resides at Pocahontas Cottage Virginia Beach Virginia

(5) John DeBree Higgins who died in 1918 and left his property by will to his widow Anna B Higgins resides at Grafton Hotel Washington DC.

(6) Alexander Higgins who died subsequent to Margaret DeBree Higgins leaving a widow and one child, the widow died about 1916, his child, Mrs. Elizabeth Turner Curtis resides at Arlington Apartments Norfolk Virginia.

(7) William Higgins who died about 1895 leaving no Will, and leaving a widow Mrs. Nellie Higgins, residence c/o Wm. T. Higgins, Mexican Pacific Canning Company New York City New York, two children Wm. T. Higgins who is married to Frances LeeHiggins and John Maitland Higgins of Norfolk Virginia.

(8) Eliza Andrews Higgins who died intestate about 1900. She was married to George Taylor, their children; George DeBree Taylor, Mrs. Baynie Taylor Prescott married to PhilipM. PrescottJr. and Marguerite DeBree Taylor Plumb.

Signed ?

Will of M. H. Hill

Will filed the 29th day of May 1922, Book A page 259, in Crenshaw County Alabama.

I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife S. M. Hill all my property both real and personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give money to my granddaughter Iduma Welch

I hereby appoint my sons J. B. Hill and Z. R. Hill to be the Executors of this my last will and testament Signed Aug. 08, 1921

Will of Lela A. Holland

Will filed on the 06th day of July, 1914, Book A page 204-206, who was a resident of Crenshaw County, departed this life on or about the 16th day of June 1914, leaving assets in this county.

Following children of said deceased: Inez Holland age 15 years; Kirby C. Holland age 11 years; Wesley Green Holland age 8 years;all resides with their father.

It is my will that at my death all my property, real, personal and mixed shall be taken in charge by my beloved husband Jasper N. Holland. Signed June 25, 1914

Will of C. C. Horn

Will filed the 05th day of March 1917, Book A page 246-248, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I give and devise and bequeath to my beloved wife A. L. Horn all my property real and personal and mixed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I appoint my beloved wife A. L. Horn to be the executors of this will and testament.

Children: Naomi Horn;Mollie Horn;Ida Lou Horn; Maxie Horn all minors over 14 years . Signed Dec. 01, 1917

Will of Carrie F. Horn

Will filed the 11th day of October 1915, Book A page 227-229, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. She departed this life at Luverne Ala. about Sept. 12, 1915, widow of J. R. Horn I give devise and bequeath to my beloved husband J. R. Horn all my real, persoanl or mixed property absolutely of which I shall be entitled to at the time of my decease. . . . . . .

I appoint my beloved husband J. R. Horn and Benjamin R. Bricken the executors of this will. Signed May 17, 1892

Will of J. R. Horn

Will filed the 18th day of October 1923, Book A page 268-271, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County.

I give devise and bequeath to my son-in-law T. C. Acree ten shares of the Capital Stock of the First National Bank of Luverne.

I give devise and bequeath to my infant son John Oliver Horn all and my place known as the Holliday place in beat 10 of Crenshaw and my place known as the Moody place in Crenshaw County.

I give and devise and bequeath to my wife Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give devise and bequeath to my son Felix Horn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give devise and bequeath to my son John Horn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I hereby appoint my son Felix Horn and my wife Florence Horn and my son-in-law T. C. Acree to be the Executors of this will.

I hereby appoint my daughter Cumi Acree to be the guardian of the estate of my infant son John Oliver Horn. . . . . . . . . .

Signed Sept. 06, 1823

Will of Oliver W. Horn

Will filed the 12th day of May 1890, Book A page 20-23, he departed this life on or about the 25th day of April 1890 in Crenshaw County Alabama. Widow Susan Horn.

I give and devise of my estate that is willed to and bequeath to my beloved wife Susan all my household and kitchen furniture and horse and buggy and harness.

All the rest and residue of my estate and personal mixed of which shall be equally divided among my wife Susan, my beloved children: Richard Joseph, Mary and my beloved grandson J. D. Dickey,, son of my daughter Mary.

It is my request that my beloved sons Richard, T. L. Horn and Joseph N. Horn manage the part my beloved grandson J. D. Dickey.

Will of Susan Horn

Will filed the 05th day of September 1898, Book A page 67-69, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. She departed this life at Luverne Crenshaw County Ala. on or about the 19th day of September 1897.

ITEM2: To my beloved grandson G. O. Dickey, all of my real personal and mixed property.

ITEM3:I appoint my beloved son J. R. Horn who is guardian of said G. O. Dickey, to be Executor of this my last will and testament.

Will of T. M. Horn

Will filed the 04th day of January 1909, Book A page 135-137, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County, Luverne Ala.

I give and devise and bequeath to my brother W. E. Horn the following property: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and devise and bequeath to my brother J. M. Horn all the use of all my property of every kind.

I appoint my brother W. E. Horn and J. M. Horn to be the Executors of this will. Signed June 25, 1907

Will of J. W. Ivey

Will filed the 28th day of September 1901, Book A page 86-88, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Rutledge Alabama, on or about the 25th day of Sept. 1901. Next of kin as follows: M. O. Petrey, wife of R. P. Petrey, J. T. Ivey-W. R. Ivey, each over age 21 years. Lehman Ivey, Adella Ivey, Horace Ivey, Lucy Ivey, and Ruth Ivey, minors under 21 years all of Crenshaw County Alabama.

5th- I will that my minor children to wit: Lehman; Adella; Horace; Lucy and Ruth be raised and educated as my adult heirs have been.

To my wife T. E. Ivey a homestead of 160 acres of land. . . . . . . . . .

6th-I appoint my son-in-law R. P. Petrey my executor.

7th-I appoint my wife T. E. Ivey and my son J. T. Ivey executors without bond of all remainder of my property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dated Sept. 26, 1901

Will of Elijah G. Jeffcoat

Will filed the 18th day of September 1911, Book A page 173-175, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this Crenshaw County.

Executors is to pay over to my wife E. L. Jeffcoat, annually during her natural life a sufficient amount of money to give her a good decent  support of all times.

I hereby appoint my sons E. L. Jeffcoat and J. R. F. Jeffcoat to be the executors of this my will and testament without bond.

Will of Melvin Jeter

Will filed the 26th day of August 1912, Book A page 188-189, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this county of Luverne Alabama.

I give and bequeath to my wife E. C. Jeter my property, real, personal and mixed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . after her death my estate to be equally divided among my children or their heirs.

I hereby appoint my wife E. C. Jeter sole Executrix of thus my last will and testament.

Signed May 04, 1912

Will of Miza Elizabeth Jones

The will of Mrs. Miza Elizabeth Jones filed on the 4th day of August 1896 and signed the 15th day of June 1896, Book A page 50-55. Witnesses A. B. Patterson.

#1 I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Sarah Warren, five dollars and all my wearing cloths.

#2 I will and bequeath to my beloved granddaughter Caroline Hamilton, wife of J. J. Hamilton, my home place.

#3 I will and bequeath to my beloved granddaughter Elizabeth Warren the following Real Estate.

#4 I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sallie Warren 60 acres more or less, known as my Brantley place,

#5 I will and bequeath to my beloved grandson Wm. Warren one dark bay horse named Pete,

#6 I will and bequeath to my beloved grandson, Zollie Warren, one light bay mare mule named Minnie,

#7 I will and bequeath to my beloved grandson Jessie Warren, one black mare mule named Kate,

#8 I will and bequeath to my beloved grandson Jerry Warren one yoke oxen and wagon.

I constitute and appoint Daniel C. Crenshaw as Excutor of this my will and testament.

Will of Aaron T. Kendrick

Will filed the 17th day of January 1893, Book A page 46-48,

I give and demise and bequeath to my grandson, Joel B. Kendrick all the right little interest and claim of land lying and being in the County of Warren, State of Georgia, containing 200 and 30 acres,

To all grandchildren the heirs of my son Geo. Peirce Kendrick being in Luverne,

I bequeath to my son Wm. B. Kendrick and the said remainder

I bequeathed to the children of said George Pearce Kendrick, Martha Burnett

subscribed witnesses.

Will of John H. Killough

Will filed the 21st day of August 1915, Book A page 219-221, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

It is my will that my executors hereinafter named shall after my death proceed to collect all debts that may being owing to my estate and after all my just debts are paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  equal distribution of all my property real, personal and mixed among and between my children and my wife as follows: J. C. Killough; W. R. Killough; P. C. Killough; J. F. Killough; G. H. Killough; Leon Killough; D. M. Killough; J. M. Killough my children. and G. A. Killough my wife.

It is my will that my son J. C. Killough and my beloved wife G. A. Killough and my trusted and faithful friend J. G. Brooke act as my executors.

Signed Dec. 07, 1914

Will of William O. Killough

Will filed the 02nd day of Feb. 1926, Book A page 275, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Honoraville Crenshaw County.

I will and bequeath to my son Lloyd A. Killough 100 hundred dollars

I will and bequeath to my son Charlie B. Killough 100 hundred dollars

I will and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Pollard 100 hundred dollars

I will and bequeath to my beloved wife 100 hundred dollars

I will and bequeath to my youngest daughter Willie May Killough all of my personal property and real estate of every kind.

I nominate and appoint my wife Mannie Killough as Executrix of this my last will and testament. Signed Feb. 20, 1925

Will of L. N. King

Will filed the 11th day of December 1922, Book A page 267, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I give device and bequeath to my wife M. R. King my entire estate. . . . . . . . .  after her death the estate to be equally divided among my several children, except N. W. King, has a deed to his portion.

The N. W. King is to share equal portions of all personal property with the other heirs: J. T. King; W. H. King; G. W. King; Loe ?King; N. L. Shirley; V. H. King; M. C. Jordan; and L. O. Hilborn and A. W. Courtney.

I also appoint J. T. King; L. A. King and N. W. King the executors of my Will.

Signed Sept. 23, 1919

Will of R. W. King

Will filed the 10th day of October 1925, Book A page 286-287, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Glenwood Crenshaw County, Ala.

I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife M. H. King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give devise and bequeath to my son Willie King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Signed December 20, 1912

Will of M. L. Kirkpatrick

Book A page 48-50, M. L. Kirkpatrick was an inhabitant of this county of Highland Home at the time of his death, he departed this life on the 29th day of February 1892.

First: I bequeath to my wife, Mrs. F. M. Kirkpatrick my house at Highland Home, Ala. together with all the household and kitchen furniture and all the land thereunto joining which includes all the land owned by me in Crenshaw County Ala. , and at her death to be equally divided between my two children, M. B. Kirkpatrick and L. M. Kirkpatrick or the heirs of their body

Will of L. S. Knight

Will filed the 5th day of July 1913, Book A page 265, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I give devise and bequeath to my wife Anna Knight , my home in Luverne. . . . . . .

If in at her death or she remarry the property shall become absolute property of my two sons, Herbert E. Knight and Clay A. Knight,

To my granddaughter Ethel Knight Pollard I give and bequeath 100 hundred dollars.

To my granddaughter Florence Jeter Watson, I give and bequeath 100 hundred dollars.

To Jack King, my old faithful Servant, I give devise and bequeath one acre of land, together with the house theron. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Signed Aug. 30, 1920

Will of James E. Kolb

Will filed the 02nd day of March 1896, Book A page 59-61, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this county. He departed this life on or about the 18th day of December 1895 at his home in Crenshaw Co. Alabama

The Will and testament duly signed and published by him and attested by Spencer W. Capps and Thomas J. Jones. S. A. Kolb is the widow of said deceased. Next of kin to wit: James B. Kolb aged 18 years, McDaniel Kolb aged 14 years both resides in Crenshaw County, Anna Bell Kolb age 11 year resides in Crenshaw County , Sarah Francis Kolb age 10 years , Francis Marion Kolb age 8 years, Carrie L. Smith , wife of J. Y. Smith age 28 years, Theophoplis J. Kolb age 26 years all of Crenshaw County.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife S. A. Kolb all my household furniture and all my personal property. My children: James Benjamin, Mc Daniel, Anna Belle, Sarah, Frances and Francis Marion Kolb.

Will of F. L. Loard

Will filed the 29th day of June 1901, Book A page 88-91, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Susannah Loard, if she survives me, all the personal property, after the payment of my debts. . . . . . . . . all my real estate for her sole use.

I will and decree that after the death of my said wife, that all my remains of my estate should be equally divided as the law directs between my legal heirs:

H. C. Loard one share,

J. W. B. Loard one share,

Lucy A. E. Jeffcoat one share,

M. C. Mills one share,

Nancy Kennedy one share,

Saeh S. Cornett one share.

I will that my grandson M. M. Loard which I have raised, who is the son of H. C. Loard, be charged nothing for his raising.

H. C. Loard Executor of my Will.

Will of Angus Maloy

Will filed the 29th day of April 1912, Book A page 181-181, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County, Alabama and over the age of 21 years of age.

All my estate is hereby bequeathed and given to my beloved wife Martha R. Maloy for her benefit.

Signed Nov. 18, 1897

Will of Norcissa M. Martin

Will filed the 07th day of August 1911, Book A page 171-172, Was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this Crenshaw County.

I give devise and bequeath to Sarah Louisa Martin, all the real, personal or mixed.

I nominate and appoint Sarah Louisa Martin and J. R. Horn to be the Executors of my last will and testament.

Signed June 26, 1911

Will of F. C. McDonald

Will filed the 24th day of August 1905, Book A page 110-113, He was at the tme of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I give and bequeath to my wife E. T. McDonald for her use and benefit during her life , my dwelling house and lot situated by G. A. Folmar plantation, also one servant house and lot and being in the town of Luverne Crenshaw County Ala.

I also give to my wife $500 in money to be paid to her by my Executor.

I give and bequeath to my daughter P. C. Thrower, one undivided half interest in and to the following real estate . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and bequeath to my daughter G. S. Cameron one undivided half interest of real estate. . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and bequeath to my daughter Mattie Cody, one store house and lot in the town of Luverne Crenshaw County Ala.

I give and bequeath to my son John F. McDonald during his natural life the following real estate. . . . . . . . . . .

I appoint J. M. Cody the Executor of this Will.

Signed Feb. 24 1905

Will of Lum McGehee

Will filed the 12th day of June 1916, Book A page 239-241, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

Widow: Mary McGehee

Children: Eli McGehee; Sarah Ann Salter, wife of Ben Salter; Francis Zimmerman, wife of Charlie Zimmerman; Gip McGehee; Vicey Mahone; Gussie Canty; John McGehee; Ike McGehee; Dudley McGehee and Bettie Mathews, all 21 years and older.

I give and bequeath to my children one dollar each

I further give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary McGehee all my personal and real property. Signed July 31, 1913

Will of P. V. McLean

Will filed the 25th day of April 1900, Book A page 83-85, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life near Bradleyton, on or about the 09th day of Feburary 1900.

First: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Susan A. McLean the following property to Wit:. . . . . . . . . and it is my futher request and desire at her death that the said property shall then become the property of Johney M. Parham and his children. Dated October 19, 1899

Will of James C. McLeod

Will filed the 1st day of December 1917, Book A page 274, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County.

I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary McLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

My will further that Vaginia Floyd former wife of my deceased son, T. W. McLeod, is to have to the sum of 100 hundred dollars.

My will further is that Nancy McLeod, the widow of my deceased son John McLeod 100 hundred dollars.

my children: Isaac McLeod; D. A. McLeod; J. T. McLeod; H. W. McLeod and Sarah Baggett will have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Signed August 22, 1914

Will of Archibold James McNeil

Will filed the 12th day of April 1886, Book A page 6-8, he departed this life on or about the 21st day of January 1886 at his residence in Crenshaw County Alabama, next of kin as follows: Daniel McNeil full age of Crenshaw County;children of James McNeil; Frances Morris wife of Alexander Morris full age of Crenshaw County Alabama; Sarah Hazard wife of G. Hazard full age of Montgomery County Ala. and Aleine McNeil full age of Montgomery County Alabama.

I give to my brothers William, Daniel and James McNeil property of real estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Will of J. W. McNeill

Will filed the 28th day of August 1915, Book A page 222-224, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. Luverne Ala. He departed this life at Luverne Ala. on or about the 6th day of March 1915.

As to all my property real, personal or mixed including notes, mortgage accounts and money.

I give devise and bequeath to my wife and my 2 children share and share alike.

I hereby appoint my wife to be the guardian of my 2 children.

I hereby appoint my brother R. D. McNeill to be the executor of this my will and testament without bond. Signed Feb. 09, 1915

Will of M. O. Merrett

Will filed the 27th day of January 1913, Book A page 193-195, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this county, he departed this life at Luverne Crenshaw County Alabama on or about the 17th day of Dec. 1912 leaving assets to the state.

Deceased left no widow , the nest of kin as follows:

S. A. Merrett, resides in Montgomery County Alabama

R. L. McLendon, wife of J. C. McLendon resides in Crenshaw County Alabama

Mrs. Eugena Booth, wife of Tom Boothe resides in Montgomery County Ala

Cue Enzor resides in Montgomery County Alabama

Barney Enzor and Rit? Enzor each of whom is a minor under 21 years, resides in Montgomery County Alabama, and Justice Enzor , Al Enzor, Olin Enzor, Rush Enzor, and Ile Enzor each of whom resides in the state of Florida.

Signed Dec. 23, 1912

Will of William J. Merrill

Will filed the 23rd day of January 1905, Book A page 151-152, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Brantley Crenshaw County, Ala.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Laura Merrill , a childs part of my entire estate both personal and real.

I further request that my grandchild Ella May Merrill receive out of my estate fifty dollars, when she arrives at the age of 18 years.

I desire that the part set apart for my wife Laura Merrill, if she dies first, be equally divided among my heirs to wit: Mary A. Benson; James C. Merrill; Viola A. Odum; Henry J. Merrill; Robert B. Merrill; Laura A Camron; Joseph P. Merrill; Jesse E. Hilton.

I do hereby appoint William L. Benson and Henry J. Merrill my Executors of this my last will and testament. Signed Nov. 12, 1901

Will of J. T. Miller

Will filed the 27th day of March 1914, Book A page 217-218, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County. in the town of Luverne Ala.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Maranzie Miller the dwelling house now occupied by us as a home and known as the Douglass place, where we now live as long as she remains the widow of the said J. T. Miller. In the event she marries again, the property will once revert and go to my heirs.

It is to understood that my beloved daughter Mrs. Malissia E. Miller Bodiford being provided in this will shall not have any part in the final division between the other heirs.

I also give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Malissia E. Miller Bodiford  the dwelling house now occupied by Mr. Pink Pope as a residence and rented to him this year situated on 10th street in the town of Luverne Ala.

I hereby appoint my son Thomas Miller my executor of this my last will and testament without bond.

Will of D. B. Mothershed

Will filed the 24th day of March 1913, Book A page 196-198, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County , he departed this life near Saville, Ala. on or about the 30th day of Jan. 1913 leaving assets to the state.

Martha J. Mothershed is the widow of said deceased and next of kin as follows: His 2 children; S. D. Mothershed and Mrs. J. N. Pace, wife of W. T. Pace resides near Saville Ala. Crenshaw County.

I nominate and appoint my beloved wife Martha J. Mothershed to be the executrix of this will without bond. Signed Jan. 24, 1912

Will of Caroline Mount

Will filed the 30th day of May 1892, Book A page 40-42, she departed this life on or about the 24th day of January 1892 at her residence in Luverne Crenshaw County Alabama next of kin; G. A. Albritton of Pike County Ala. ;L. L. Albritton and Patsy Albritton resides in the stste of Florida, heirs of Levi King and Mrs. Ray.

Will of W. P. Mount

Will filed the 16th day of January 1892, Book A page 32-36, he departed this life on or about the 6th day of January 1892 at his residence in Crenshaw County Alabama , next of kin; Caroline wife, J. R. Horn, L. F. Mount. Elizabeth Hancock, Susan Pope, Martha wife of D. R. Withery, J. M. Mount, T. M. Mount, S. A. Mount, J. B. Mount, Winnie wife of C. B. Davis, Delia wife of Wm. Martin, Laura wife of R. K. Horn. also the minor heirs of Sallie Kennedy decd’, Mary Andrews, Amy, Lela and Lillian Kennedy, also Marvel heirs of J. H. Mount decd’, Webster, Ada and David Mount, also Ralph minor of Mary Curtis decd’ also minor heirs of Dennis Mount decd’, Sallie, Levi , and Emma Mount all of whom resides in Crenshaw County Alabama. also Winnie wife of B. T. Browden, Florence wife of George Olive resides in Dallas County Ala, also minor heirs of T. P. Mount decd’, George Clements and Mattie Mount, Sallie Spence resides in the State of Louisiana, also J. T. Moreland, C. F. Mount, W. W. Mount , Georgia wife of Jeff Kinh resides in the state of Georgia, Sallie wife of Nathan Davis who resides in the state of Florida, and the heirs Mary Hancock and James Mount decd’last resided in the state of Georgia.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Caroline Mount a horse and buggy and harness. All the resident of my estate real, personal or mixed to be divided between my beloved wife Caroline Mount and my beloved adopted daughter Carrie Horn,

My wife to have control of her half during her natural life, after the death of my wife Caroline Mount all of the said estate shall at once become the property of my beloved adopted daughter Carrie Horn with remained to Jas. R. Horn.

I appoint my beloved son-in-law Jas. R. Horn and my adopted daughter carrie Horn to be the executors of this Will and Testament without Bond.

Will of Benjamin O. Odum

Will filed the 03rd day of July 1906, Book A page 116-117,

I give to my three sons John B. , Manning and Henry H. Odum, all my wagon and buggies and other farming implements.

I give to my single daughters Jennie V. and Fannie A. Odum $25 each and one cow.

I give to my daughter Martha Patterson $25

I give to my daughter Viola Clements $25

I give to the heirs of S. R. Odum $25

I direct that my wife R. J. Odum shall have a support and be taken care of by my three sons during her natural life.

I give to my wife and three sons John B, Manning and Henry H. Odum all

my money. I appoint R. J. Odum to be Executor of this my Will.

Signed August 07 1900

Will of Delmar T. Osborn

Will filed the 11th day of August 1890, Book A page 28-31, he departed this life on or about the 25th day of May 1890 at his residence in Patsburg Alabama , next of kin: wife Elmom? T Osborn , step daughters, and the only child of my said wife Martha L Osborn and Hindrick.

Will of Henry Payne

Will filed the 18th day of June 1919, Book A page 294, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County.

It is my will that my beloved wife Sarah Ann Elizabeth Payne have all my personal estate for the rest of her life.

It is my will that my daughter Salone Morgan have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It is my will that my son Tramer Lehman Payne have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It is my will that my daughter Effie Rayborn have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It is my will that my daughter Elzie Johnson have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It is my will that my son John J. Payne have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It is my will that my son William Henry Payne have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I nominate and appoint as my Executor, my wife Sarah Ann Elizabeth Payne and exempt her from bond. Signed April 02, 1919

Will of Henry W. Payne

Will filed the 01st day of November 1909, Book A page 154-155, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I desire that my beloved wife Sarah A. Payne have one year supplies out of my estate, consisting of 2 hundred pounds of frock?, 10 bushel of corn and one bushel of good flour together with five dollars wroth of sugar, coffee and rice also one trunk, known as Walter S. Paynes trunk, I also desire that my said wife have for her own use one yearling colored mostly white named babie.

I further desire that my son W. A. Payne have one feather bed and bedstead with one cotton mattress, 2 sheets, 2 pillows and 4 quilts together with one bed spring. Signed Dec. 02. 1902

Will of George H. Peel

Will filed the 28th day of December 1908, Book A page 143-144, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Rutledge County of Crenshaw Ala.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Laura V. Rushton, my house and lot located being in the city of Luverne Crenshaw County Ala.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Jennie R. Smith one-half of the net proceeds of my store house and lot located in the city of Luverne Crenshaw County Ala.

I nominate and appoint my son-in-law A. L. Rushton to be the Executor of this my Will. Signed Oct. 19, 1906

Will of James Pendry

Will filed the 11th day of July 1905, Book A page 103-106, he departed this life in Crenshaw County Ala.

I give and bequeath and convey to my friend, B. R. Bricken, to be held in trust for my grandsons, , John Willis Pendry and $1000 in money to be paid to him on his arriving age of 21 years, Luciene Pendry $500 in money to be paid arriving age 21 years.

I give and bequeath to my granddaughter, martha Lou Pendry, at my decease my deceased wife’s piano.

I give and device and bequeath to our servant, Jude Barnett, as a token of my gratitude for the kindness and services rendered and done by her for services rendered to me since the death of my wife. . . . . . . . . . ,

I give device and bequeath and convey to B. B. Bricken in trust as trustee to be held in trust for my five grandchildren, the children of Dr. John F. Pendry, deceased . . . . . . . . . . John Willis Pendrey . . . . . . . . . Ora Estelle Pendry, Sarah Elisabeth Pendry. . . . . . . . . Martha Lou Pendry and Luciene Pendry, share and share alike.

I nominate my friend B. B. Bricken, T. L. Merrill, my grandson, John Willis Pendry to be my Executors. Signed Dec. 22 1902

Will of M. W. Perdue

Will filed the 06th day of March 1913, Book A page 199-201, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I do hereby appoint , choose and designate my son W. B. Perdue and my son-in-law W. E. Gafford to be the executors of this will without bond.

I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Sallie Herlong one-forth of my property both real and personal.

I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Abbie Gafford one-forth of my property both real and personal.

I give devise and bequeath to my son W. B. Perdue one-forth of my property both real and personal.

I give devise and bequeath to the children of my deceased son M. M. Perdue who are, Virgil Perdue, Leland Perdue and Nellie Perdue all three together one-forth of my property both real and personal.

It is my will and desire that Tallulah? G. Perdue the widow of my son M. M. Perdue, shall hold and care for and safety keep the portion and share of the children of my son M. M. Perdue.

Signed Dec. 09, 1911

Will of Amanda C. Raborn

Will filed the 13th day of August 1919, Book A page 263-264, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this Crenshaw County.

I will and bequeath to my husband Joseph Raborn all of the real, personal and mixed property.

I will and bequeath to my daughter Dorcas Lowe the following. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I will and bequeath to my daughter Annie Ballard the following . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I nominate and appoint Frank B. Bricken as Executor of this my last will and testament. Signed July 05, 1913

Will of C. E. Reddoch

Will filed the 21st day of November 1904, Book A page 139-140, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I will that all my debts be paid first and then that all of my property both real and personal be divided equally among my brothers and sisters: R. G. Reddoch; Lena Reddoch; J. H. Reddoch; I. R. Reddoch; J. C. Reddoch and J. D. Reddoch.

It is my will that my interest in the business of Reddoch Brothers, may be returned in the business for such time as may be agreed on between my surviving partners. R. G. Reddoch and the others here above mentioned.

Signed Oct. 20, 1904

Will of Alfred Revel

Will filed the 06th day of February 1899, Book A page 70-73, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life on or about the 06th day of January 1899. Signed and published by me and attested by E. Revel and W. M. Ellison.

ITEM1: I bequeath to my beloved wife Mollie Revel and my daughters Lallie and Bertha May Revel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ITEM2: The property remaining to equally be divided among my children to

wit: W. C. Revel, Minnie Tranum, wife of J. R. Tranum, J. L. Revel, H. H. Revel, Lallie Revel and Bertha May Revel. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Will of John D. Rhodes

Will filed the 12th day of May 1915, Book A page 209-212, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Live Oak on or about the 23rd day of April 1915.

I give and devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Nancy L. Rhodes, for and during her lifetime all my property of every description. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and devise and bequeath to my daughter Alice Spradley the sum of $750 dollars in cash to be paid to her by my executor.

My will further is that my executor hereinafter named pay to the 3 children of my deceased daughter, Carrie Morris -Joe C. Morris, John Maynard Morris and Joe C. Morris; the sun of $500  dollars each on the arrival of each at the age of 21 years, provided that said children shall continue to live at my home with my 2 single daughters, Pearl Rhodes and Lola Rhodes, if should either of said children fail to live with my 2 said daughters, the amount bequeathed to them shall not be paid. . . . . . . . . . . . .

All the rest and residue of my estate real personal and mixed of which I shall die be equally divided between my 2 daughters, Pearl and Lola Rhodes.

Signed June 06, 1914

Will of Elizabeth A. Rodgers

Will filed the 07th day of July 1925, Book A page 281-282, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County, Ala.

I give devise and bequeath to my granddaughter Trankie? Ballard our featherbed and pillows.

I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Paleslin Odom 100 hundred dollars in cash.

I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Katie ? Rodgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I appoint my daughter Katie Rodgers to be the Executrix of this my last will and testment. Signed Feb. 23, 1925

Will of M. F. Rushton

Will filed the 16th day of March 1886, Book A page 1-5, he departed this life on or about the 23rd day of Febuary 1886 at his residence in Rutledge Alabama , his Executor was N. H. McCrummen next of kin as follows: wife Nancy Rushton of Rutledge, Ala. ; minor children Hermon Rushton abt 7 years , Lyra? Rushton abt age 4 years , the two live with their mother Mary in Montgomery County Alabama. ; J. N. Ruston full age of Montgomery Ala. ;S. E. ? Sellers wife of C. W. Sellers of Bullock, Ala. ; F. L. McCrummen wife of N. H. McCrummen of Montgomery, Ala; Flora Walker wife of O. H. Walker of Crenshaw County; L. A. Ruston of Crenshaw County; L. Ruston age 19 years of Crenshaw County; N. C. Ruston age 17 years of Crenshaw County ; M. B. ?Ruston age 11 years of Crenshaw County, the last three reside with their mother Nancy Ruston in Rutledge, Alabama.

Will of M. W. Rushton

Will filed the 06th day of March 1916, Book A page 230-233, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Luverne Ala. on or about Feb. 17, 1916.

I will and bequeath to my brothers and sisters: O. C. Rushton; M. N. Rushton; Carrie Smith; Barnnis? Watkins; all my real and personal property of every description.

I nominate and appoint my 2 said brothers and my brother-in-law, ; O. C. Rushton, M. N. Rushton and M. G. Watkins as my executors. Signed Nov. 10, 1915

Will of Dudley A. Rutledge

Will filed the 19th day of May 1916, Book A page 234-238, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Luverne Ala.

I give and devise and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Claude Harriel one thousand dollars in cash.

I give and devise and bequeath to my 3 daughters, Mrs. Eula Harriel, wife of W. A. Harriel: Mrs. Claude Harriel and Mrs. Nellie Morgan, wife of Thomas I Morgan share and share alike.

I hereby nominate and appoint my son-in-law Thomas I. Morgan and W. A. Harriel and my friend Frank B Bricken to be my executors of this my last will and testament. Signed Aug. 31, 1905

Will of J. B. Sasser

Will filed on the 20th day of August, 1904, Book A page 101-102, who was a inhabitant of this County, Brantley, Crenshaw County. Ala.

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lucy J. Sasser the following real estate. . . . . . . . .

I give and bequeath to my son John D. Sasser the following rest of the estate. . . . . . . . . .

I give and bequeath to my wife one horse, briddle and saddle.

Signed December 06 1898

Will of T. A. Sikes

Will filed the 11th day of July 1910, Book A page 158-160, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Luverne Crenshaw County, Ala.

I give and device and bequeath and dispose of the following:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and device and bequeath to my beloved wife L. E. Sikes, for and during her natural life, all my property of every kind.

I nominate and appoint my sons W. S. Sikes and J. T. Sikes to be my Executors of this will without bond. Signed July 06, 1910

Will of Anderson Sims

Will filed the 09th day of August 1898, Book A page 73-75, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at his home in Crenshaw County, on or about the 21st day of April 1898. Next of kin as follows: Amanda Tiner, wife of S. R. Tiner, J. F. Helms wife of J. D. Helms, Mary Burgom? all of Crenshaw County, Manvera Grant, wife of Mith Grant reside in Dale County, William A. Simms of Pike County, Newton Finlay, Ray Finlay, Thomas Finlay, John Finlay, Grady Finlay, Fred Finaly, Fleta Finlay heirs f John Finlay, deceased, Mattie Braden, wife of Joe Braden

ITEM 1: To my wife Lou Simms that she have control and possession of all my personal property. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ITEM 2: I appoint J. J. Jones my excutor to carry out my provisions of this my last will and testament.

Will of D. W. Spear

Will filed the 05th day of September 1923, Book A page 266, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I give device and bequeath to my beloved wife Joan Spear all my property.

I appoint my beloved wife Joan Spear to be the Executrix of this my last will and testament. Signed Sept. 14, 1920

Will of Dorcas M. Stringer

Will filed the 07th day of July 1906, Book A page 119-120, departed this life in Crenshaw County Ala.

I device and bequeath to my son F. H. Stringer:. . . . . . . . . . . .

I device and bequeath to my son James Luther Stringer:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I device and bequeath to my son W. A. Stringer:. . . . . . . . . . . .

I device and bequeath to my son E. M. Stringer:. . . . . . . . . . . . .

I device and bequeath to my daughters Elizabeth J. Stringer: Missouri A. Stringer : Mary V. Stringer: Fannie I. Stringer: Martha M. Stringer: Lilliam E. and Sallie E. Stringer the real estate.

Signed April 02 1900.

Will of J. Luther Stringer

Will filed the 21st day of December 1907, Book A page 137-138, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this Crenshaw County.

I give device and bequeath to my brother Fox H. Stringer all my property of every kind.

I hereby appoint my brother Fox H. Stringer to be Executor of this my last will and testament . Signed Nov. 21, 1904

Will of Mattie Stringer

Will filed the 01st day of December 1916, Book A page 244-245, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I give and bequeath to my sisters, Alas Stringer, Fannie Stringer and Lillian Stringer all my property of every kind.

I hereby appoint my sisters Lillian and Fannie Stringer to be executors of this my last will and testament without bond. Signed May 22, 1908

Will of James Stripling

Will filed the 18th day of July 1887, Book A page 13-15, he departed this life on or about the 23rd day of May 1887 at his residence in Crenshaw County Alabama, next of kin as follows; Josephine Wright wife of T. J. Wright,

I give and bequeath unto my son James T Stripling Jr. all my just debts, all to be paid from sell of my property of every kind both real and personal.

Will of L. J. Summerlin

Will filed the 21st day of November 1925, Book A page 292-193, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of LaPine this County.

I give devise and bequeath to my husband Reed W. Summerlin $100. 00

I give to my only child and daughter Annie P. Fuller all my household furniture and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I appoint Annie P. Fuller to be the executrix of this my last will and testament. Signed October 10, 1925

Will of W. R Summerlin

Will filed the 28th day of Aug. 1905, Book A page 107-110 inhabitant of Brantley Ala. Crenshaw County.

I desire that my beloved wife Maud H. Summerlin have a life time interest and control of the following real estate. . . . . . . . . . . .  also my house and lot in the town of Brantley Ala. known as the Pleas Tisdale lot.

My children: Thelma, Willie, Myrtle Summerlin receive real estate. . . . . . . . . . . . when they become 21 years old.

Signed July 09 1905.

Will of H. Smith Summerlin

Will filed the 19th day of October 1899, Book A page 80-82, H. Smith Summerlin was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Salsoda in Crenshaw County, on or about the 19th day of September 1899.

ITEM 2: I give and bequeath to my son William Summerlin the following real estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ITEM 3: I appoint J, M, Ellington as the executor of this will without bond.

Signed :Smith (mark X ) Summerlin Jan. 30, 1896 .

There is no widow of said deceased and that the names, ages, residence and conditions of the next of kin as follows: Louisa Sikes, Bryan Summerlin, Jane Summerlin, Smith Summerlin, Lula Summerlin, Hattie Summerlin, Melinda Hill, Lovonia Ball, Georgia Ann Watson, Julia Jones, Dora Rhodes, R. W. Summerlin each of whom are over 21 years old and reside in Crenshaw County Alabama. C. M. Summerlin resides in the state of Texas, Hubert Summerlin age 21 years resides in Cuba Alabama, Chambers Summerlin age 18 and Barnett Summerlin age 16 both live with their father.

Will of William Swanner

Will filed the 08th day of August 1910, Book A page 160-166, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Susan Swanner, all my household and kitchen furniture, my new buggy, harness, one horse and mare.

I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Della Swanner the following real estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and bequeath to my beloved son Thomas Swanner the following real estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I will and bequeath to my son James B. Swanner the following real estate. . .

I nominate my 2 sons James B. and Thomas Swanner Executors of my will without bond.

The following children: Thomas-James B. -Mittie Helms, wife of L. H. Helms – Debbie Helms, wife of I. F. Helms – and Della Swanner – grandchildren, Zettie Martin, wife of Zack Martin – Debbie Swanner and Dot Swanner, minors. who reside with their mother Emily Finch in Geneva Ala.

Signed Feb. 07, 1910

Will of S. S. Thrower

Will filed the 07th day of July 1908, Book A page 128-129, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

I will and bequeath to my beloved wife D. C. Thrower my home place consisting of my dwelling house and 80 acres . . . . . . . . .

I anomiate and appoint my beloved wife D. C. Thrower as Executrix of this will.

Signed Dec. 18, 1907

Will of July Tisdale

Will filed the 17th day of December 1912, Book A page 190-192, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County , he departed this life near Luverne Alabama on or about the__day of ____ 1912, leaving assets to this state.

Millie Tisdale is the widow of said deceased, next of kin as follows: His children, Hattie Cowart, wife of Isham Cowart, resides in Glenwood Crenshaw County Alabama, E. D. Tisdale and resides in Crenshaw County , John Tisdale resides at Lockhart Covington County Alabama, Selmer Tisdale, wife of Fed McDonald resides in Crenshaw County Alabama. Amer?Jackson, wife of Buster Jackson, who is over 21 years of age and resides in Crenshaw County Alabama. , Ruth Smith, wife of Lansy Smith over 21 resides in Crenshaw County Alabama, Jessie Williams, wife of Jim Williams over 21 years resides at Lockhart Covington County Alabama, Allon Tisdale, a minor over the age 14 years resides at Lockhart Covington County Alabama, Nathaniel Tisdale a minor of age 14 resides at Lockhart Covington County Alabama and Millie Tisdale the widow of July Tisdale resides in Crenshaw County Alabama.

I give and bequeath to my wife Milly Tisdale all my property both real and personal of every description.

I hereby appoint M. D. Cornett to be the Executor of this will without bond.

Signed July 12, 1912.

Will of A. J. Tomlin

Will filed the 22nd day of April 1925, Book A page 278-279 He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Rutledge Crenshaw County, Ala.

being over 21 years of age It is my will and I hereby will devise give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Nora Tomlin all my property real and personal and mixed .

I appoint my wife Nora Tomlin to be the Executrix of this my last will and testament.

Signed July 05, 1924

Will of T. O. Tucker

Will filed the 5th day of May 1899, Book A page 76-79, he departed this life at his home in LaPine Alabama, on or about the 3rd day of May 1899 at the time of death he was an inhabitant of this County,

ITEM 2: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, M. J. Tucker all my real and personal property. . . . . . . . . . . . . for support of my single daughters, Mattie and

Minnie Tucker . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ITEM 6: I do nominate and appoint my said wife M. J. Tucker to be the Executrix of this my last will and testament.

Will of A. D. Walker

Will filed the 18th day of September 1920, Book A page 257-258, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Glenwood, Ala.

I give and bequeath to my wife Bulah E. Walker absolutely all my personal property of every kind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I nominate and appoint my wife Bulah E. Walker to be the executor of my last will and testament. Signed Oct. 01, 1907

Will of B. A. Walker

Will filed the 25th day of July 1904, Book A page 98-99, he departed this life in Crenshaw County Ala.

I will and bequeath to W. W. Walker & V. A. Walker, my grandsons $50 each and to my two granddaughters Wanda and Lucy walker $50 each, and to my granddaughter Alma Walker $20, and to my granddaughter Estelle Mahone $10. I have already given to my grandson O. C. Walker $50 and to my granddaughter Exia Mahone $50 and to my granddaughter Estelle Mahone $50 and to my granddaughter Alma Walker $20 and my desire being to give each of my grandsons $50 each and my granddaughters $40 each.

I will and bequeath to my son Jno. F. Walker all the remainder of my property, real and personal and mixed.

Signed Dec. 19 1903

Will of John F. Walker

Will filed the 02nd day of August 1920, Book A page 255-256, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. He departed this life at Rutledge, Ala.

I give grant and bequeath to my wife Lucy J. Walker all my property real personal or mixed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I hereby appoint my wife Lucy J. Walker and my son O. C. Walker to be the executors of this will and testament.

Signed Sept. 28, 1901

Will of Benjamin S. Warner

Will filed the 01st day of July 1912, Book A page 184-185,

I give and devise and bequeath to my wife Mary E. Warner all of my household furniture and personal property of every description.

After her death all real estate together with whatever personal and property may be left from her disposed shall be equally divided between all my heirs.

Anna A. Mills;James P. Warner;Fannie E. Boyd;Anthony H. Warner;William V. Warner;Lillie G. Warner and Viola A. Warner.

Signed Jan. 21, 1905

Will of V. L. Wharton

Will filed the 24th day of October 1916, Book A page 242-243, She was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County.

It is my will and desire that my body be buried on the lot where my husband, W. G. Wharton is buried at Montgala.

It is my will and desire and I so direct that my executors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for the maintenance of the Ray Cemetery at Mount Meigs, pay to C. C. Van for maintenance of my fathers grave, pay to Mr. C. A. Davis of Hardaway Ala. for maintenance of the grave of relations at Hardaway Ala.

I hereby give and bequeath to Dr. Howard T. Steward, my executors $500 dollars

I hereby give and bequeath to Mrs. M. M. Tompkins of Meridian Mississippi $500 dollars, I also give her my fur coat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and wearing apparel to be equal divided among my sister, Mrs. J. J. Harris and Mrs. Susan McDowell, to Mrs. Lucy R. Turner my walnut suit of furniture to be used in her home in Cedartown.

1st cousin, I give and bequeath to Mrs. Mary Well Mabson, Greenville Ala. all my furniture at Monteagle Tennessee.

I give to Mrs. Llyde Ray Thomas, Greenville, Ala. one writing desk.

I give and bequeath to EugeneD. Ray my gold watch and chain. . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and bequeath Mrs. Samuel Gardner, Birmingham, Ala. all my miniature pin and black pearl bracelet.

Signed June 05, 1914

Will of L. C. Williams

Will filed the 04th day of May 1908, Book A page 145, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Beat 7 Crenshaw County, Ala.

I give to my son L. C. Williams Jr. , one dollar and to my daughter Marieter King, one dollar and to my daughter Silas? Thompson one dollar and my son E. G. Williams one dollar and Lella Golden one dollar

I will to my 2 sons B. G. Williams & Calvin Williams the following land . . . . . . . .

I will to my daughter Georgia Williams the following land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I leave my personal property with my 2 sons Bailey and Calvin Williams to be divided and do as they see proper.

I hereby appoint my sons B. G. Williams and Calvin Williams to be Executors of my will without bond.

Signed April 19, 1906

Will of M. P. Williams

Will filed the 16th day of May 1925, Book A page 276, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of Crenshaw County, Ala.

Being in failing health but of sound mind do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

I give to my two sons H. Williams and J. W. Williams all my land . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Christi Rhodes 200. 00 in cash

My last request at my decease I want to be buried at Emmuas Secetary as near my daughter Docie Patterson’s grave as can conveniently be put also fixed with the same kind of material as her grave is fixed with.

I do nominate my two sons H. and J. W. and my legal counsel and friend

M. W. Rushton to be Executors.

Signed April 01, 1925

Will of Erasmus Williamson

Will filed the 26th day of Sept. 1892, Book A page 43-46,he departed this life on or about the 4th day of July 1892 Crenshaw County Alabama. next of kin: Carrie Williamson Petitioner;Debie Ann Rye wife of Wm. Rye resides in Butler County, Ala. ;Frank Williamson and David Williamson resides in Florida, Albert Williamson and George Williamson of Crenshaw County, Ala. Calvin Williamson of Crenshaw County, Ala. Martha wife of Daniel Campbell of Crenshaw County, Ala. , Esq. T. Williamson resides in Texas, The two children of Matilda Rye ?desc’d , Sallie age 18 years and Ann age 15 years, they reside in Butler County, Ala.

Will of A. R. Wright

Will filed the 20th day of September 1915, Book A page 224-226, He was at the time of death was an inhabitant of this County. Brantley Ala. He departed this life on or about the 26th day of August 1915.

I will Mrs. Lilly Morgan ($30. 00) Thirty dollars

I will Mrs. Pearl Colquett ($20. 00) Twenty dollars

I will Mrs. Wm. Gilchrist ($20. 00) Twenty dollars

I will Ruby Colquett her grandfathers picture and 2 of my bed quilts.

All remaing effects be equally divided between Mrs. Lilly Morgan; Mrs. Pearl Colquett; Mrs. Wm. Gilchrist; and W. T. Shreves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Signed July 28, 1915

Will of Henry D. York

Will filed the 13th day of July 1892, Book A page 37-39,he departed this life on or about the 8th day of June 1891 at his residence near Honoraville Crenshaw County Alabama. Witt: D. Depriest and M. M. Barrington, next of kin; widow Sarah A York; Lucinda Smith wife of Jacob Smith resides in Monroe County Ala.; Nancy Barnes wife of Jack Barnes resides in Escambia County Ala.; William York resides in the state of Florida;Martha Philips wife of Ely Philips resides in Florida; Sarah Vera Spence wife of George Spence resides in Honaraville Ala; I hereby bequeath to my wife Sarah A York, should she be living at my death the 120 acres more or less together with all personal property. Sarah A York shall be sole Executrix of this my Will.