(Lucretia Catherine Hurley Ijams)
I, Mrs. L.C. Ijams, of Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss., being of sound and disposing mind and memory and more than 21 years of age, do make, publish and declare, this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made.
FIRST: It is my will that all of my just debts and funeral expenses be first and fully paid by my executrix hereinafter named, and as speedily after my death as is practicable.
SECOND: I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to my daughter Benton Clay Ijams, for the period of her natural life, all of my property, of which I die seized and possessed, whether real personal or mixed, including my homeplace, in Corinth, Miss., where I now life; and at the death of my said daughter, Benton Clay Ijams, the remainder in all of said property, real, personal, or mixed, I give to my three grandchildren; Clayton Burgess, Grace Burgess and Katherine Burgess, share and share alike.
The fact that I have failed to provide for my daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Elizabeth Farr, is not because I love her any less, but, I give a life estate in all of my property to my daughter, Benton Clay Ijams, because I desire to provide a home for her as long as she shall live; and I give the remainder to my said three grandchildren; Clayton, Grace and Katherine Burgess, because, during the lifetime of their father, Tom Burgess, he was exceedingly kind to me and, when I was no longer able to supplement my income, he assisted in taking care of and providing for me; and, since his death, his children, my said three grandchildren, have provided for and taken care of me.
FOURTH: I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my daughter, Benton Clay Ijams, as Executrix, of this, my last wil and testament, giving her full power, to do any and all things in and about the winding up on my estate; and, having full confidence in her honesty and integrity, I relieve her from giving any bond, or from making any report, or account to any court, and from making any appraisement or inventory of my estate, except that she shall file and probate this will.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed, published and declared this my last will and testament in the presence of Mrs. Alta Crowell and Miss Mary E. Zachary, whom I have requested to become attesting witneses hereto, this 22nd day of March, 1934.
Mrs. L.C. Ijams, Testatrix.

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