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Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White, daughter of John White, married 1st, Ambrose Lee 14 Sep 1792 Lunenburg Co., VA

Elizabeth Lee (widow) married 2nd, Woodson May 10 Oct 1801, Charlotte Co., VA by Edward Almond. Surety to the 5 Oct marriage bond was Carter White.

The below Lawrence Co., AL Orphan's Court record is believed to pertain to the same Woodson May, who remarried at some point to Rebecca __?__.

The State of Alabama, Laurence County: Orphan's Court September Term 1839. Present the honorable Bolling Baker Judge of said Court

This day being the 8th day of September 1839 was presented in Open Court and Instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Woodson May late of said County deceased, which said Instrument of writing was Proven by Thomas Pearson and Henderson Terry the two subscribing witnesses thereto which said probate so far as relates to the personal property therein conveyed was approved by the Court and the same was ordered to be Recorded and thereupon came Rebecca May widow of said decedent and entered into bond with John Graham and John Glass as her securities in the penal sum of One thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath by the Statute in such case required. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said Rebecca May be appointed administrator with the Will annexed of all and singular the goods Chattels right and credits which were of said Woodson May at the time of his death and it is further ordered that Letters of Administration issue to her accordingly

State of Alabama. Laurence County A memorandum of my last will that is in the first instance I wish my debts to be paid out of the Claim that I have of my son Williams Estate in the Mississippi all Just debts paid and then for my son Joseph and John to have the balance of my little property and for them to take care of their mother and two Single Sisters and support them and they may sell the land if they may think best or in any other instance they may think best. I wish for my Two youngest daughters to have as much of them that have already married I wish my daughter Arretta to have her portions to be made equal to the rest that have already married and then When this is complied with for my Two sons To have the balance as Witness my hand and sealed this 8th November 1838.

(Sig) Woodson May

Test
Thos Peerson
Henderson Terry mark X

Credit to: Mary Fran Woosley, Albuquerque, NM


 

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