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The Will Abstract of Silas M. Gregory

Jo Lee Gregory Spears

Mecklenburg Co., VA WB 20:374  18 Apr 1862, 21 July 1862

Will of Silas M. Gregory "of County of Mecklenburg, State of Virginia"

1- Wife Julia Gregory - all estate real and personal...for her natural life and upon her death to be divided as follows:

2- Children of John E. Gregory dec'd two hundred dollars

3- Rose Gregory daughter of Thomas Gregory dec'd two hundred dollars

4- Julia Floyd two hundred dollars alias Julia Gregg? [corrected to Julia Cregg/jgs]

2/8/08 - The 1860, 1870 & 1880 Censuses of Fulton Co., GA (read by Betty Rose) show Julia remarried to James Cregg or Craig (spelled both ways). -

5- Lattney M. Gregory two hundred dollars

6- Mary Y. Norwood two hundred dollars

7- Susan A. Royster alias Shanks two hundred dollars

8- Sister Pheba Moody the bond which I hold against her

9- Amanda Dodson a negro girl names Ellen

10- My three nephews, sons of my brother Thomas Gregory named as follows

Cornelius D. Gregory, Jas B. Gregory and George Gregory the following slaves... the above sons each pay to Andrew Gregory and William L? Gregory the sum of $200 dollars on the reception of the above named slaves and be equally divided between the two.

11- Slaves which came by my wife

12- Alexander Smith and Giles Crafton the land on which I now reside east of the road leading from Gregory Store to Clarksville to be equally divided between them

13- All of my groon negroes shall have $10. each and those not grownn shall each have $5.

14- I give to John G. Stembridge and William Stembridge $100 each

15- The balance of my land and the slaves which I hold and not disposed of I give to my nephew James A. Gregory

Exor: James A. Gregory 18 Apr 1862

Sig: Silas M. Gregory

Wit: David G. Smith, Evelina S. Edwards, James B.? Riggins
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From files of JoLee Gregory Spears