Will and Testament of Elizabeth DILWORTH

Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Dilworth
Transcribed and submitted by Vicki Burress Roach
Will Book A 1854-1902 (1877)

Filed Sept. 3rd 1877

In the name of God-amen-I, Elizabeth Dilworth of the state of Miss.-Alcorn Co.-being of sound mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in form following to wit:

I gave my body to the dust and my soul to God who gave it, my property or worldly estate I dispose of as follows- 1. Will that my body be buried decently and a tombstone placed at the head and foot of my grave said tombstone to be worth $30.00 in money

2. I will that my brother Josiah Wardlow have a tombstone placed at the head and foot of his grave said tombstone to be worth $30.00 in money

3. I gave to my brother David S. Wardlow $5.00 in money

4. I gave to my brother Samuel Wardlow $5.00 in money

5. I gave to my niece Eliza Wardlow the first choice in bed and bedstead pillow and bolsters one coverlet guilt sheet and a double woven counterpaine?, one bureau, one dressing table and one buggy and harness

6. I gave to Thos. F. Dilworth one press?

7. I gave Luru? Dilworth one large mirror

8. I gave to Lear? Dilworth, col., one bed and bedstead under bed coverlet, guilt sheet and a double woven counterpain?, my dressing table and all my queensware? and a loom and outfit-all my cooking vessels and wardrobe

9. I gave Alfred Dilworth, col., all that he is owing me, one bed under bed pillow and bolster one coverlet quilt sheet and his crop

10. I gave to Sampson Dilworth, col., all he is owing me, one large trunk and a small one and my scytheing cradle?

11. I gave to Lucy Dilworth, col., one folding ? table, one clock and bed stead

12. I will that all my provisions be given to Lear Dilworth at my death -my chairs to be divided between Sampson, Lear and Anna Dilworth

13. I gave to Anna my lounge and my large waiter to Martha Dilworth All my stock to be divided between Lear and Alfred Dilworth

14. I will that Mariah Beaty have $20.00 money

15. I will that $20.00 in money be given to the Baptist Church at Kossuth

16. I hereby appoint my friend G.L. Boyd my executor he being a citizen of Alcorn Co. to wind up my estate and collect any money due me and divide it between Eliza Wardlow, Lear and Alfred Dilworth

This my last will and testament Aug. 6 A.D. 1877

Elizabeth (X) Dilworth


G.L. Boyd

D. Settle

(Note): Not my lines.
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