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Will of Uriah ALDRIDGE
Will Book A 1854-1902
Proof of the Will of Uriah ALDRIDGE
(Typed and submitted by Vicki Burress Roach. I am not related. This is research I did for someone else.)

The State of Mississippi
Tishomingo County.
In the probate court of said county at the March Term A.D. 1855 thereof, in a matter of a certain instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Uriah ALDRIDGE deceased. Be it remembered that at a time of the Probate Court of the County of Tishomingo and State aforesaid begin and held at the Court house in and for the County and state aforesaid on the same Monday in March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five (1855), personally appeared in open court James A.J. HARRISON and George TANKERSLY subscribing witnesses to a certain instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Uriah ALDRIDGE late of said County deceased, bearing date the 1st day of January A.D. 1855, who having first been duly sworn depose and said that this said Uriah ALDRIDGE signed sealed published and declared said instrument as his last will and testament in the presents of these deponents on the day of the date thereof, that the said testator was then of sound disposing mind and memory, and more than twenty one years of age and that these deponents subscribed said instrument as witnesses thereunto at the instance and request and in the presence of said testator, and also in the presence of each other on the day and year aforesaid.
Sworn to and subscribed J.A.J. HARRISON in open court this the George TANKERSLY 12th day of March 1855.
John F. ARNOLD, Judge
The Will
In the name of God Amen; I, Uriah ALDRIDGE of the County of Tishomingo; and state of Mississippi being of sound disposing mind; but afflicted in body; and viewing the uncertainty of life; and the certainty of death and after commending my soul to Almighty God; do dispose of all my worldly effects in the following manner, to wit.
First, I will that immediately after my decease for my funeral expenses together with all my just debts to be paid out of my money or effects that I may be possessed with,
2nd, I will and bequeath to my wife, Rebecca ALDRIDGE the whole of my estate both real and personal to have and to hold during her natural life or widowhood with a provision that as any of the heirs of her body should become of the age of twenty one years old and should require it that she give them of such a portion of property as in her judgment she can spare having the same valued by ______ disinterested men, ______
whatever may be coming to them when a final settlement of my estate shall take place, said _____ to be settled by without interest.
3rd, I will that those of my children who have not received such education as the oldest of the family have that they be educated as the rest have been out of my estate.
4th, I will that at the death or marriage of my wife, Rebecca ALDRIDGE that all my affects of every kind whatever be first appraised, and then sold to the highest bidder on twelve months time and as soon as the money for which it may sell is collected the same to be equally divided between my wife and heirs of her body she taking her dowry of my lands as she may choose exclusively.
5th, I will that the negro girl Ann that is now in possession of my daughter Martha Ann WIMBISH/WINBISH be and remain in her hands as her right and property together with the increase of her body from and after the present time, so, negro girl Ann to be valued to her so Martha Ann WIMBISH/WINBISH at eight hundred dollars without interest at a final settlement of my estate.
Sixth, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son in law, George R. WIMBISH/WINBISH and William P. ALDRIDGE my son executors of this my last will and testament provided William P. ALDRIDGE should be the age of twenty one years old at the time of my decease or whenever any action of the management of my estate shall take place and in the event he should not be twenty one years old, at such time the business of my estate to be managed by the George R. WIMBISH/WINBISH entirely.
Seventhly, I do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all others.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my seal this first day of January A.D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty five and in the presence of James A.J. HARRISON and George TANKERSLY.
Filed 12th March 1855
Uriah ALDRIDGE (seal)
E.C. GILLENWATERS, clerk

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