Tax, Court, and Wills
of Carroll County, Mississippi


Carroll County Mississippi

Will Book A, page 190
submitted March 24, 2004.  (Will of Abraham Geren--father of A. Adelaide Geren, husband of Sarah Ann (Geren) Lucas.)

Abraham Geren’s Will

State of Mississippi  )

Carroll County          )

            In the name of God, Amen.  I, Abraham Geren, of the County and State aforesaid being of Sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows, to wit:

            Item 1st.  I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sarah Ann Geren, during her natural life all my estate, both real and personal, and after her death, then to be equally divided between my four children, Eliza C. Bethel, Mary E. Gibson, Hetty E. Davis and Sarah A. McLemore, or to their children in case they or either or them should be dead at the time of my decease. 

            Item 2nd.  I do hereby constitute and appoint John D. McLemore and John H. Davis Executors of this my last will and Testament, and do hereby direct that they shall not be required to give any bond and security as such.

            Lastly.  I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

            In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 3rd day of May, A. D. 1857.

                                             A. Geren

Signed, sealed and published

in the presence of


Witness  )   H. A. Reynolds

               )   James A. Wright

                   Ansley McCarroll

Filed Nov. 7th 1859     A. M. Nelson, Clerk



State of Mississippi  )

Carroll County          )

Probate Court, November Term, 1859.

Personally appeared in open Court Dr. H. A. Reynolds, who being duly sworn says that he was called on by the Testator to subscribe the paper (here produced to the Court as the last will of A. Geren) as a witness, which he did; the same being in the presence of the Said Testator, and also in the presence of the other witnesses.  He is not Certain that the Testator spoke (?) of the document and called it his will, but that such was the impression left on his mind.  Said Testator was of sound and (?) dispositive mind and memory at the time, and the said will is subscribed (?) in his proper handwriting.  Also appeared Ansley McCarroll another subscribing witness who being duly sworn, testified (smeared ink) as Dr. Reynolds, above written and hereby adopts same as his testimony in substance + detail, except as to the will being signed in the proper hand write of the Testator, being unacquainted with the hand write + signature of the Testator.

Sworn to + subscribed before me in                  )                  H. A. Reynolds

Open Court Nov. 7th 1859  A. M. Nelson, Clk  )                  Ansley McCarroll

Carroll County


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