ASSORTED BONDS, ESTATES, and WILLS
Wilkinson County, Mississippi

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OGDEN, Daniel  (Will and Inventory)

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In the name of God Amen.  I DANIEL OGDEN of the county of Wilkinson and Mississippi Territory; being of sound and disposing mind but recollecting that all men are born to die, do
ordain, publish and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others by me made.

Item 1st, I recommend my soul to God who gave it to me; and desire that my body may be buried according to the forms of the Christian Religion, and of the Church of which I profess to
be a member, and that my Executors whom I may appoint hereafter, do defray all the expenses attending the same.

Item 2nd. It is my wish and desire, that after my death, my Executors, as soon as they possibly can, make
provision for and pay off all my Just Debts out of the Crop which may then be on hand or in the ground.

Item 3rd.  I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife ELIZABETH, for and during her life time the following property to wit: a certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being
in the County of Wilkinson and Territory aforesaid, containing two hundred arpens, which I purchased of SAMUEL C. YOUNG, as will appear of record in the County aforesaid, by Deed of bargain and sale bearing date the 7th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eight, Also the following slaves with their increase [from the present time] during her life to wit:  FLORA, BOB, JENNEY, GEORGE, CELIA, WILL, and AMBROSE; Also during her natural life or widowhood the use of all the Household and Kitchen furniture
of which I may die possessed.

Item 4th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter MASSEY BABCOCK, and her heirs forever, the following slaves with their future increase to wit:  ABIGAIL, HANNAH and ESTHER.

Item 5th I give and bequeath unto my daughter BETSY JONES, and her heirs forever, the following slaves with their future increase to wit:  TONEY, THOMAS, BET, JACOB, RACHAL, REUBEN, and JORDAN, and at the death of my wife one Negro named WILL, which I have bequeathed to my aforesaid wife in the third Item in this will during her life.

Item 6th, It is my will and desire that my Executors, which I may hereafter appoint, as soon as they conveniently can, after my death, make sale of the following property for the best price
that can be obtained in Ready Money at public auction after giving two months notice thereof in the news papers
printed in Natchez, and the proceeds there of pay over to my son RICHARD OGDEN.  To wit a certain tract or parcel
of land lying and being in the county and territory aforesaid on which my aforesaid son RICHARD late  lived, which will appear of record in the office of the recorder of the County of Adams, by Deed of bargain and sale, from ALEXANDER
MONTGOMERY, to my self bearing date the fifth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and one, and which was afterwards confirmed to me by the board of Commissioners West of Pearl River; also the following slaves to wit, TOM, CONWAY, PATIANCE, JACK, BILL, POLL, PEGG and PHILLIS.

Item 7th I give and bequeath unto my son, ISAAC D. OGDEN and his heirs forever, the following property to wit, a certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred arpens, granted to me by the Spanish government, by patent bearing date at New Orleans the fourteenth day of April in the year
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one, which was after wards confirmed to me by the board of Commissioners West of Pearl River, also the following slaves with their future increase to wit: ROSAN, TRIS, ISAAC, JESS, CHARRITY, JEMAS, FORTUNE, LUCY, HANNAH, and ELIZA, and after the death of my wife ELIZABETH, I give to my
aforesaid son ISAAC; FLORA, BOB, JINNEY, and AMBROSE, and their future increase; and also choice of
the two Mahogany tables of the smallest size together with the large cypress chest.

Item 8th, I give and bequeath unto my son WILLIAM OGDEN and his heirs forever, the following property to wit; a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county and
territory aforesaid containg five hundred arpens, which was granted to me by the Spanish government bearing date on
the twenty fifth Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two [1792] and which was afterwards confirmed to me by the board of commissioners west of pearl River also the following salves with their increase to wit, TOM, PICK, [alias Pickard {ard struck through}]  GAN--?, SINDER/LINDER?, DIAN, PHEBE, TONEY and
GRACE and AMEY after the death of wife ELIZABETH I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid son WILLIAM; GEORGE, and CELIA with their increase; together with one of the small mahogany tables and a walnut chest. Also the tract of land containing two hundred arpens in which a life Estate
is bequeathed to my said wife in the third item of this will.

Item 9th  I give and bequeath unto my daughter JANE and her heirs forever the following property to wit. a certain tract or parcel of land in the waters of Buffaloe Creek containing

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Two hundred and fifty acres. which I purchased of HENRY ROACH, which was afterwards confirmed to me by the board of commissioners West of Pearl River and in which I have resided for about twenty years. Also the following slaves with their future increase to wit TANNER, CAUSNEY? ROSE,
JOE, CLOE, ELLICK [alias ALLEXANDER] and MARY also at the death of my wife the large Mahogany dining table and silver soup ladle.

item 10 th I give and bequeath unto my grandson DANIEL OGDEN Jun, one Negro boy named NED.

item 11th I give and bequeath unto my grandson DANIEL BABCOCK one Negro by named WYATT.

Item 12th I give and bequeath unto my grandson DANIEL JONES one Negro girl named SITH with her future increase.

Item 13th I give and bequeath unto my grandson SEYBAURN JONES one Negro boy named JOHN

Item 14th It is my will and desire that all the silver plate of which I may died possessed, be equally divided between my son ISAAC and WILLIAM and my daughters BETSY JONES and MASSEY BABCOCK.

Item 15th it is my will and desire that all the stock of every description of which I may die possessed except horse and mules and such as my wife may think proper to reserve for her own use; be sold by my executors, and the money arising from the sale be equally among all my children divided: and that the horse and mules be equally divided between my sons ISAAC and WILLIAM and my daughter JANE and the farming utensils of each plantation remain on the same and become the property of those of my children to whom they are respectively
bequeathed.

Item 16th It is my wish and desire that my Executors as soon as they conveniently can to JAMES W. BRAMHAM Esq's, the sum of one hundred dollars, as compensation for his
services in assisting and advising my Executors in settling the affairs of my Estate; in case he the said BRAMHAM, should be in the Territory; and in case he should not; then pay that sum of money to some other lawyer for the like services in whom they may have confidence.

item 17th  I do hereby constitute and appoint my dearly beloved wife executor and WILLIAM JONES, [my son
in law] Executor to this my last will and testament.  and when my sons ISAAC and WILLIAM shall respectively
arive  at the age of twenty one years, it is my will and desire that they be admited as co executors with my dearly
beloved and the aforesaid WILLIAM JONES [my son in law]

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In witness where of I have here unto set my hand affixes my seal in the county and territory aforesaid this nine
day of July in the years of our lord one thousand eight hundred nine.

DANIEL ODGEN
signed sealed published acknowledged and declared in presence of ROBERT TANNER, JO'S ROBERTS, JOHN
GRIMBALL

Mississippi Territory;  by the orphans Court of Wilkinson county whereas DANIEL OGDEN late of the said county deceased six make, Constitute and appoint ELIZABETH OGDEN and WILLIAM JONES.  Executors of his last will and Testament; and whereas at a court holden for County aforesaid, of the first Monday in January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ten, before the chief Justice, and others the Justice of the said court, the said last will and Testament was proven, and the said Executors having performed what the Laws, of this
Territory in that case Require.  Therefore to the into that the said Will may be well and truly performed and Executed [a copy where of is hereunto annexed] we do hereby, give, grant and commit unto the said ELIZABETH OGDEN and
WILLIAM JONES, the Administration of the goods and Chattles, rights, and credits whatsoever belonging to
AR considering the said Testators Estate with full power unto them, to dispose of all and singular, the said goods
and Chattle Rights and Credits, accreting to the true intent and meaning of the Testator, here requiring them to
Exhibit into the office of the Register of this Court, within three months from this Date, a true and perfect inventory, of the said Deceased Estate, and a just and true account of their
administration to render when ever there unto legally called.
Witness the Honorable JON COULTER Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Court this first Monday of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten.  JO. JOHNSON Reg.

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In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal in the County and Territory aforesaid this ninth day of July in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred nine.
Signed sealed published acknowledged and declared.  DANIEL OGDEN
In the presence's of ROBERT TANNER, JO'S ROBERTS, JOHN GRIMBALL.

Mississippi Territory:  By the orphans count of Wilkinson county. whereas DANIEL OGDEN late of the said county deceased did make, constitute and appoint ELIZABETH
OGDEN and WILLIAM JONES executors of his last will and testament, and where as at the court holden for county aforesaid, of the first Monday in January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and Ten, before the Chief Justice, and others the Justice of the said court formed what the Laws of
this Territory in that case require.
Therefore to the whereunto annexed we do hereby give, grant and commit unto the said ELIZABETH OGDEN and WILLIAM JONES, the administration of the goods and chattles, rights and credits whatsoever belonging to or concerning the said testators Estate, with rights and credits, according to the true intent and meaning of the testator, here requiring them to exhibit into the office of the register of this court, within three months from this date, a true and perfect inventory; of the said deceased estate, and a just and true account of their administration to sender when ever there unto legally called.  Witness the Honorable JOHN COULTER,  Esquire Chief Justice of the said court this first Monday of January in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and ten.  JO JOHNSON Reg.

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A list and appraisement of the Estate of DANIEL OGDEN deceased made on the 18th day of May 1810 by JO'S
ROBERT, JNO. NUGENT & ROBERT TANNER.

 Negro girl FLORAH $450,  LUCY and her child ELISA $500,
TRISSA $350,  PEGGY $200, TOM CONWAY $550, BOB $600, HANNAH and child LETTA $500, WILL $600, PATIANCE & PHILIS $400, ISAAC $300, POLLY $200, GEORGE $800, FORTUNE $600 JINNA & child AMBROSE $400

46 bales of cotton, supposed to way 350 lbs each
1 horse called Hachet  $50 grey mule $60 1 pr. cart wheels
1 pr mill stones,   stack fodder, 1 pr cards
1 spinning wheel, 4 hee hives
1 saw & drawing knife & five hoes, 3 plows
2 pr. traces & hanes, 1 ron pot, 20 bushels corn
1 yoke oxen, 1 pr cart wheels,
2 wedges, blacksmith tools, 75 lb iron
200 bushel corn, bacon, 1/2 bushel salt
5 knives, 1 ax
3 hoes, 2 plains, 1 spade, 1 mattock, 1 ax, 1 pr. shares
1 broad ax, 2 reaping hooks, 1 grindstone
5 chairs, 3 bed steads, 2 bedsteeds
1 bed matress & furniture, 2 beds & furniture
2 mattresses & furniture, 2 beds & furniture
2 mattrasses & furniture, 1 trunk, 1 chest
1 lot books, 1 dutch oven, 1 shillet,
1 little, 1 pot, 1 pot, 3 bales cotton
130 head cattle, 2 yoke oxen
100 head tame hogs, 50 head wild hogs
200 bushels corn, 
1 Negro Man  TANNER $450 Big TOM $500, little TOM $250, GRACE $200, TONEY $125 PHEBE $200, CLOE $325, ELLICK $200, MARY $175, NED $250 JO  $300, JESSE $250, SINDA/LINDA?  $450, CONWEY $400 ROSE $400, CHARITY $100, LEMMON $600, ROSE $500 SELY  [Celia?] & child NICY $500, DINA $400, PETER $550
AMA & child SHARLOTT  $400, 
1 cart
1 chain, 14 sitting chairs, 1 dining table
2 side tables, 1 chist, 1 bed & furniture
1 mattrass & furniture, 1 old gun
2 mules, 25 head sheep, 6 weights
100 lb iron, 2 plows
21 bales cotton weying 350 lb each
1 grindstone, 1 harrow, 30,000 lb seed cotton
1 mattrass, 1 pr dog irons, 1 bible
1 wheel and hachet?, 12 hoes, 1 chain
1 lot old iron, 1 loom.

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a mare called the bay filly, 1 yearling horse
1 colt, 1 plow, 2 plows, & a chair
300 lb bacon, 7 barrels salt, 4 axes & 4 wedges
2 kettle, 1 pot, 1spider, 1 pale, 2 piggins
3 hoses, 3 sides leather, 1 long plain
5 lb feathers, 5 slays
6 hoes, 30 lb coffee, 1 dimma John
75 lb shot, 30 lb sugar, 4 plow males, lot of iron
1 lettice plate tray & cookerware, 8 bales cotton weing $350 lb. each
1 barrel salt, 1 foot adds, 1 pr stillars & plow
1 lot bottles & lead wieghts
1 pr dog irons & tongs, 1 trunk, 1 old saddle, 1 lot bottles & demajohn
1 lot tallow, knives & pewter plates
2 churns, 1 wheel, 1 dutch oven
2 casons & 2 keyears, coffee pot & Basan
6 Table spoons of silver, 11 tea spoons,
1 soap spoon, 1 wheel, 1 pr millstone
1 lot of old books, 1 large pot
10 head of cattle, 87 head of hogs
1 stack fodder, 1 riffle, 1 riffle, 1 clock wheel
wearing apparel, 3 keybars?
2 Casans/casaus? & 3 tin pans, 1 coffe mill
counter pane & table cloth, 1 tea kettle, 3 jugs, 2 jars
1 pail & 3 piggins, Candle molds, 1 lot old bottles, 1 pr old cards
3 basketts, 1 sugar box
1 hat, 3 slates, 13 harrow teeth
1 tub, 1 horse [black snake], laveyer/lawyer?
1 filly, girl EASTER $200, 1 pail & churn
5 yards sheeting, 1 gun, 10 head of cattle
TONEY  $200, TANNER $450, JAKE $250, RACHEL $200
REUBEN $150, JORDEN $100, BETTY $300, JOHN $300
sold Muskett & plane, Negro SYTHE $200
ABIGAIL $450, HANNAH $450, WIAT $150, shot molds
2 cowhides, 1 scale? beam
1 gray mare
Notes to deceased by:
BURTON LANDRANIR?, JOHN BROWN, JOHN WOOD, J. NETTERVILLE, J. McCALL, WM. FORD WM. BARROW, J. BAKER, GEORGE POINDEXTER, S. HUTCHINS, JOB ARMSTRONG, WM. JONES, ABRAM ROBERTS, FRANCIS W. GEE, WM. LEE, WM. DIXON, HUGH & WM. DIXON, ABNER LASHEY, N. EVANS, W. VINING, TOS PERCY, ESTESS, TM. ROGERS, SIMMION MERCER, THOS
MERCER,
signed by:  J. P. ROBERT, ROBERT TANNER & JOHN NUGENT.

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

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