Book A, page 122
submitted March 24, 2004. (Will of A. Adelaide Geren--the will of a daughter of Abraham Geren and,
probably, Sarah Ann (Geren) Lucas.)
WILL OF A. Adelaide Geren
State of Mississippi
I, A. Adelaide Geren, being of Sound Mind and unimpaired
judgment do make this my last will + testament
Viz: I will
and bequeath to my father Abram Geren, and my mother Sarah Ann
Geren, jointly during their lifetimes, all of the negroes of
which I am possessed, except the girl Veney,
Mary Jane + Nick and the one half interest which I own in the
man Fred (the other half belonging to my Father) and after the
death of my Father + Mother, it is my will that my Sister, Sarah
Ann McLemore, and her children shall inherit the said negroes,
so bequeathed to my Father + Mother forever.
She, my Said Sister, paying to my brothers Wm. P. Tyson
and Aaron L. Tyson, each the sum of
five hundred dollars.
To my sister Mary A. Geren, I give + bequeath the girl
Veney, during her lifetime, and at her death to my Sister Sarah
A. McLemore. It is further my will that at the death of my Sister Sarah A.
McLemore all the property thus willed to her may be equally
divided among her children.
To the Mississippi
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, I bequeath
my piano or its value in money, to aid in the education of poor
orphan children. And
having full confidence in my Brother in Law, John D. McLemore, I
do appoint him executor of this my last will and testament.
Done this 30th day of July, 1854
W. W. Liddell
A. L. Tyson
Testimony of W. W. Liddell touching the execution of the Last
Will + Testament of A. A. Geren, Dec.
A. A. Geren Signed + Published the instrument hereto attached as
her last will + testament in my presence.
I subscribed the same as a witness, with her approbation
and in her presence. She
was at the time of Sound + disposing mind + memory.
She was aged about 22 years at the time of its date, and
Sworn to and Subscribed in Open Court
October 3rd 1854
Wm W. Liddell
A. M. Nelson, Clk
Saml A. Nelson, D. C.