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The Will of Frances Gregory widow of Andrew Gregory
In the name of God amen I Frances Gregory of the County of Mecklenburg & state of Virginia being at present in a low state of bodily health but of sound mind & memory, do make and ordain this my last will & testament, in manner & form following (to wit) 1st after all of my just debts & funeral expences are paid- I give unto each of my living children (towit) Elijah Gregory, Sally, Elizabeth, John, Robert, Thomas, Phoebe & Silas M. Gregory, the sum of one shilling each -
2nd It is my will & desire that all the rest of my Estate of every discription whatsoever should be equally divided between my two sons John, & Silas M. Gregory, which I give unto them & their heirs forever.
lastly I do hereby appoint my friend John F. Finch my Executor to this my last will & teatament hereby revoking all others made or intended to be made.
In testamony whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal this 17th day August 1824.
Frances her(x)mark Gregory
John G. Coleman
J. B. Coleman
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 18th day of November 1824. The last will and Testament of Frances Gregory decd was produced in Court and proven by the oaths of John G. Coleman and J. B. Coleman the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of John F. Finch the Exor therein named who made oath thereto and together with Richard C. Puryear and Dabney Collier his securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of One thousand dollars- conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of probate thereof in due form when he shall think fit.
Teste Edw L. Tabb
From the files of Jo Lee Gregory Spears
See copy of original, page 1, page 2