I John Owen of the State of Mississippi, Lafayette county, afore said after revolking all others do make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say:
To my loving wife Polly Owen, I give and bequeathe a negroe man named, Brooks, and his wife, a woman named Amy, together with their 5 children to wit; Henry, Sally, Hilery, Hiram, and David. Also the tract or parcel of land that I am now living upon to wit; The east half of section twelve township seven range three + the south west quarter of section seven range two west of basis meridian of the chickasaw cession, house hold and kitchen furniture, farming equipment, also as many of my horses, cows, hogs exc, as she may think nessessary her natural lifetime then at her death to be equally divided among our living children to wit; Ezekiel Owen, Jane Couch, Elizabeth Simpson, Bird Owen, Sarah Payne, Mahala Alford, William Owen, and Harriet T. Johnson. To James Burt who married my daughter Mary, I give and bequeathe one dollar. To Banyan Payne who married my daughter Sinthia, I give and bequeathe one dollar.
To my granddaughter Semiramis M. Burt, the daughter of Mary Burt, I give and bequeathe a negroe girl named Adaline.
Now the balance of my property, after all my just debts are paid. I wish to be equally divided among my living children to wit; Ezekiel Owen, Jane Couch, Elizabeth Simpson, Bird Owen, Sarah Payne, Mahala Alford, William Owen, Harriet T. Johnson, + my granddaughter, Semiramis M. Burt, the daughter of my Mary Burt. Now the part or portion given to my daughter Jane Couch is to be hers her natural lifetime and at her death is to be equally divided with the heirs of her body. Also the legacy I give to my granddaughter, Semiramis M. Burt, is to be hers when she marries or becomes of age and should she die without an issue or a bodily heir then and in that event her legacy or portion is to be equally divided among my living children.
I further more nominate and appoint my sons, William Owen and Bird Owen, my lawful executors given under my hand and seal this the 4th day of September in the year of our Lord 1846.
Signed and sealed before us
John M. Davis, John Owen,
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