Last Will and Testament of James LUSK

Last Will and Testament of James Lusk
Transcribed and submitted by Vicki Burress Roach

Will Book A 1854-1902 (1883)

Filed Oct. 4th 1883 and recorded Oct. 11th 1883 R. Henderson, Clerk

In the name of God, Amen, I James Lusk, of Alcorn Co. in the state of Miss. do make and ordain this my last will and testament revoking one and all testamentary dispositions by me heretofore made

1. I will my soul to God who gave it and my body to my friends to be buried in a decent christian like manner

2. I will that my funeral and testamentary expenses, including those of my last illness are first and promptly to be paid and show my other just debts

3. I will to my beloved wife Ellen R. Lusk and to my beloved daughters, Susan J. & Ellen A. Lusk and my widdowid daughter Mildred E. Dilworth all my real and personal property subject to the conditions hereafter named my wife and three daughters are to live on my plantation viz the NE quarter of section 28 and the east half of the NW quarter of section 28 all in township 3 of range 7 east-according to survey of Chickasaw cession-my beloved wife and three daughters above named may live upon my plantation and enjoy all the rights and properties ansing? from same during the lifetime of my wife or as long thereafter as my three daughters may choose to do so-but if at anytime after the death of my wife my three daughters above named desire to leave the place then it may be sold to the best advantage and divided equally among my children viz Susan J. and Ellen A. or H.? Lusk, Mildred E. Dilworth, Sarah P. Calwell, Elizabeth A. Henderson, Louisa J. Savage and Alice Suitor also the children of my deceased daughter Mary A. Peery? and to have a childs part divided among them equally out of the proceeds of said land, but before any division is made my two daughters, Susan J. and Ellen A. Lusk ? to receive $150.00 apeice and my grandson William A. Dilworth $100.00 out of the proceeds of the sale of said lands and then divide as above stated and at the time of the sale of land all the horses cows hogs and other property belonging to the estate are to be sold and divided equally as the proceeds of the land among my children above named viz Susan J. and Ellen A. Lusk, Mildred E. Dilworth, Sarah P.? Calwell, Elizabeth A. Henderson, Louisa J. Savage and Allice Suitor and the children of my deceased daughter Mary A. Peery?

4. I will to my grand daughter Abrugton? P. Lusk a note for $200.00 now in my possession and all interest accruing and managed to the best advantage until she becomes of age or marries and then paid over to her, which will be in full of her share in my estate both read and personal and has no part in the division, I nominate and appoint William H. Henderson and Susan J. Lusk executor of this my last will, of them I require no security...

(Note: Not my lines.)
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