Will Book A 1854-1902
Last Will and Testament of Reuben ELLIS, Deceased
(Transcribed and submitted by: Vicki Burress Roach. I am not related. This is
research I did for another person.)
In the name of God Amen, I Reuben ELLIS of the County of Tishomingo and State of
Mississippi being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of
life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and
testament. That is to say, First, after all my lawful debts are paid and
discharged the residue of my estate both real and personal I give, bequeath, and
dispose of as follows; to wit;
1st, I will to my son William E. ELLIS one hundred dollars to be paid to him on
the final settlement and distribution of my estate as hereafter provided which
hundred dollars is not to be considered as a portion of his distribution share
as hereafter provided.
2nd. I will to my beloved wife Elizabeth R. ELLIS my negro girl Medaline,
together with her children that may hereafter be born, during my said wife’s
lifetime, and at her death that said negro girl, together with her children that
may be born, to descend and be equally divided between my children William E.
ELLIS, Ira A. ELLIS, Reuben D. ELLIS and Sarah O. or A.? KELSEY and my friend
Mary Weston ELLIS.
2nd. I will to my said wife all the ballance of my estate both real and personal
during her widowhood and at the expiration of her widowhood, all said last named
property to descend and be equally divided between my children named above and
said Mary Weston ELLIS. My deceased daughter Mary PICKENS received her portion
of my estate during her lifetime and consequently her heirs are not entitled to
any portion of my estate hereafter to be divided.
3rd. I nominate and appoint my friend William WILLIAMS my Executor to this will.
Given under my hand and seal this 2nd day of August A.D. 1860.
Published declared and signed in presence of
Recorded June 15, 1868
W.Y. BAKER, clerk