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Will of Alexander Hall

In the name of God almighty, I Alexander Hall of the State of Mississippi & County of Lawrence knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life and being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit

Item 1st  It is my and desire that all my just debts be paid out of my estate.

Item 2nd I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Bethany Hall two negro girl slaves for life by the names of Timpy and Rhody 1 horse saddle, bridle, one bed and furniture during her natural life and at her death for her to dispose of the property as she may think proper, and on the event of the death of the said negroes named in this item it is my will and desire that part shall be sold to support the remainder of my estate during her natural life or widowhood.

Item 3rd  It is my will and desire that my beloved wife Bethany Hall do keep together during her widowhood such part of my property as herein after mentioned for her support and for the purpose of supporting, raising and educating my beloved children, that is to say the following negroes to wit Halifax, Lindy, Cloe, Ezekial, Reuben, James, Foster, Gun and Richard and all my stocks of horses, cattle and hogs and ___ of all kinds together with all my household and kitchen furniture __ such part as is pointed out in item second and it is my will and desire that my said executor shall give unto my beloved children as they shall severally come of age such property as I shall hereinafter parcel out in this my last will and testament.

Item 4th  I will and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Ida P. Ransom the sum of five dollars as her legacy of my estate until an equal division.

Item 5th  I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Millidge H. Hall when he shall have arrived to the age of twenty one years old one negro boy slave for the life by the name of Reuben and if the said negro shall die before he has received him then for my said executor to make him equal with the other heirs from the sale of some part of my estate when it shall be convenient.

Item 6th I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Hiram R. Hall when he shall have
arrived at the age of twenty one years old one negro boy slave for life named Dennis and if the said negro shall die before he has received him then for my said executor to make him equal with the other heirs from the sale of some part of my estate.

Item 7th  I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Hardin H. Hall when he shall have arrived at the age of twenty one years old one negro boy slave for life named Foster and if the said negro shall die before he has received him then for my said executor to make him equal with the other heirs from the sale of some part of my estate when it shall be convenient.

Item 8th  I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Howell F. Hall when he shall have arrived at the age of twenty one years old one negro boy slave for life named James and if the said negro shall die before he has received him then for my said executor to make him equal with the other heirs from the sale of some part of my estate when it shall be convenient.

Item 9th  I will and bequeath unto my beloved son M__ B. Hall when he shall has arrived at the age of eighteen years old one negro boy slave for life named Richard and if the said negro shall die before he has received him then for my said executor to make him equal with the other heirs from the sale of some part of my estate when it shall be convenient.

Item 10th  It is my will and desire that my said executor shall make my four youngest children to wit Eliza A. Hall, John A. Hall, Harman Y. Hall and Obedience O. Hall equal as they shall severally come of age with the other children from the Ha__fax. Lastly and her increase if any Cloe and her increase of there should be any and Ezekial.

Item 11th  It is my will and desire that after my beloved children shall be made equal with each other from the residue of my said estate together with all the increase which may come to the said estate by kinship if any there be equally divided between my beloved wife Bethany Hall and all my beloved children.

Item 12th It is my will and desire that Joseph Cooper and Samuel Staug__ be appointed my sole executors to carry into effect this my last will and testament revoking all former wills and testaments by me made.

Item 13th  It is my will and desire that my said executors together with the consent of my beloved wife Bethany Hall make such disposition of my land and at such time as they shall think expedient.

In testimony whereof I Alexander Hall have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal to this my last will and testament in the presence of each other this
twenty sixth of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four. /s/ Alexander Hall

Witness: Joseph G. Anderson, D. Hubert Harman, A. Ranness

The State of Mississippi, Lawrence County}  The County and Probate courts in and for the State of Mississippi aforesaid do hereby certify that the annexed is a true copy of the last will and testament of Alexander Hall deceased as the same remains of one in my office.
Given under my hand and seal of my office the 18th of February 1831
/s/ Samuel Stamps, Regt.