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ROGERS, Benjamin  (Will and Inventory)

page 95
In the name of God Amen I BENJAMIN ROGERS of the Mississippi Territory Wilkinson county being varry sick and week but in perfect
mind and memory thanks be to God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing hat it is appointed for all men once to Die and do make and ordain this this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of almighty God that gave it and my boday I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Decent Christian burial at the desecration of my Executors  Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mightily power of God and as touching such worldly Estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form  I do appoint my wife JANE ROGERS & JAMES ROGERS Executors of  my Estate first to my children to each of them I give 5 dollars Namely LARKIN ROGERS SARAH PAREPINT, PATIENCE GRASON, MARY PAREPINT ANN BERRY BENJAMIN ROGERS and the rest of my Estate I
give to my Beloved wife JANE ROGERS and to my daughter MARGARETT ROGERS until JAME ROGERS death then to be Equally divided between my sons LEWIS JAMES JOHN & SILES and MARGARETT ROGERS all and singular my land and tennements and I here by utterly disallow revoke and disanull all and every this former testament Wills by me in any wise before named will and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this my last Will and Testament in witness where of I have here unto set my
hand and seal this Eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight.
Signed Sealed and published pronounced and declared by the said BENJAMIN ROGERS as his last Will & Testament In the presence of us who in his and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our

page 97
Pursuant to an order of the Honorable the Orphans 'Court we have viewed and appraised the Personal estate of BENJAMIN ROGERS. Viz:  two head of horses, eleven head of cattle, sixty nine head of hogs, two hundred and 50 bushels of corn, seven 8 1/2 acres of cotton, two sundria farming
utentials, two plows and 3 hoes, two guns & a Spanish Saddle, to sundria House hold furniture, five beds and furniture, two spinning wheels, ten old books, one pair of fire dogs, four slays and old trunk, two trammel chains, 16 bottles, a womans saddle, three pair of cotton cards, Hacket and 2 hammers, one Dimmejon.   total $1,301.25 appraisers PETER SMITH, ISHAM JACKSON

Orphan court October Term 1809
personally appeared in open court PETER SMITH and ISHAM JACKSON the with named appraiser and made oath that the within Exhibits a true and perfect inventory of the goods chattels, rights and credits of BENJAMIN ROGERS deceased as shewn them by JANE ROGERS executrix and JAMES ROGERS Executor of the last Will and Testament of the said deceased, and also that the within named ISAAC NERSON died after assisting them in making the appraisement and agreeing there to.

Orphans court October Term 1809
Personally appeared in open court JANE ROGERS executrix & JAMES ROGERS Executor and made oath that the Inventory here unto annexed exhibits a true and perfect Inventory of the estate of BENJAMIN ROGERS
deceased. Sworn to in open court 2nd October 1809.  JOS. JOHNSON Reg. O.C. W. Cy.

Wilkinson County, MS Territory, Inventory and Accounts,
Volume one.  1808-1816
Microfilm #0877094

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