WILL OF JAMES WALKER

27 February 1817


Madison County, Alabama, Will Book 3, Page 95 and Probate File #1079,
written 27 February 1817; proved 10 March 1824; sale of estate 18 December
1824. [The original files are now missing from their box in the Madison
County courthouse in Huntsville.]


In the name of God, Amen
I, James Walker, of Madison County, M. T. Being of sound and perfect mind
and (Blessed be God) do this 27th day of February in the year of our Lord
1817 make and publish this my last will and testament in manner of
following, that is to say: First, I give and bequeath to my wife Peggy
Walker the Land whereon I now live and three negroes that is to say Tom,
Nance, and Ailsey and the increase of said Nance and Ailsey and all my
household and kitchen furniture and all the stock of every kind during Her
lifetime and at her Disposal to give To any of the Children that may marry
as she may think fit and part thereof.
Second, I give to my wife Peggy the still and tubs and everything thereunto
belonging with all the plantation working tools during her lifetime and
after her decease an equal Distribution that is to say first making the Four
children that live with her equal with Robert and James Walker and then an
equal distribution and Anna Walker now Anna Harrison her children to come in
as one of the legatees with Robert, James, William, Samuel, John, and Peggy
Walker. And hereby make and ordain my worthy Friend Thomas Miller Executor
of this my last Will and Testament. In witness thereof I the said James
Walker have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal.

James Walker (Seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said James Walker the testator
in the presence of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing

John Buckner
Boldin Howard
David Evins


Transcribed by Raymond Ellis Walker, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, submitted by Barbara WALKER Ray/1998

 

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