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Will of David Pace
Sent in by: Julie Coley - GGGG Granddaughter

I David Pace of the County of Tishomingo and State of Mississippi who am much afflicted at present in body but of sound disposing mind and viewing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do embrace the present opportunity to make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other at any time heretofore by me made and first, I direct that my body be decently buried in a manner suitable to my condition in life and as to such worldly estate it has pleased God to deliver me with. I dispose of the same as follows, first I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my deceased as possible out of any moneys that I may have prepared or may then come into the hand of my Executor from any portion of my estate real or unreal,

Secondly, I will and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Pace the quarter section of land I now live on together with the one immediately west of it also the Household and Kitchen furniture of every description with the exception of such as I shall make a special dispensation of in this will all for her (my wife) to have as hers so long as she shall live,

3rd I will and bequeath to my sons, Cion Pace and Abner J. Pace the quarter section of land that Abner J. Pace now lives on to be divided as the executor of my estate shall think equitable and right and for them to take possession of said land when ever it suits them convenient Said land to be valued at cash price - each of them respectively.

4th I will to Ruel Pace out of the amount he now owes me an amount equal to the share that Cion and Abner J. Pace land is valued to them.

5th I will to my daughter Clarcy Mitchel an amount of money equal to the amount that the above named ones of my children shall receive and also that she have a saddle bought her out of my estate.

6th I will to my son Albert G. Pace the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid to him out of any moneys that may come into the hand of my executor of my estate as soon as he shall be twenty one years of age, also that he have a sufficient English Education to discharge business of such a character as will exempt him from manual labor and also to have a horse.

7th I will that my daughter Elizabeth Pace have a certain same filly together with a good saddle bridle, etc.,

8th I also will that my two younger sons to wit Zachariah W. Pace and David W. Pace each to have a horse saddle bridle when they emerge to the age of twenty one years,

9th I also will that my cotton gin thrasher be sold to the highest bidder or him as the Executor of my estate shall decree practicable and also every other parcels of property belonging to my estate as my wife Elizabeth Pace will in her judgment deem prudent to dispose of.

10th I will that every thing that is not disposed of in my will and that my wife Elizabeth Pace have such things to sell shall remain on the premises as long as she my wife shall live and at her death for the land above named her and for her and during their natural lives together and said estate shall be sold to the highest bidder or upon such terms as the executor of my estate shall deem prudent and the proceeds of the same divided equally between my four children hereinafter named (to wit) Albert G. Pace, Elizabeth Pace, Zachariah W. Pace, and David W. Pace their children of the age required by law to receive the same if they shall not be of age for the money to be put in trust until such time as they shall be of age.

11th I do hereby appoint Joseph Robinson and George Tankersly executors of this my last will and testament.

12th and finally I will that as these of my children that are single and remain with me as they come of age as many shall each be made equal to those that have left me hereinafter in receiving such things as beds and furniture __________.

In testimony whereof I have written this my hand and affixed my seal this Eighteenth day of March 1848.

David Pace

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