Wilkinson County, Mississippi

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COLBY, Stephen  (Will)  

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In the name of God Amen 1 STEPHEN COLBY of Wilkinson county Mississippi Territory, being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind an memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once
to die doth make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Boday to be buried at the discretion of my executors who is here after named, and as touching such worldly estate
which it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and bequeath it in the following mannor and form that is for the care and attendance that DAVID CROSBY has shewed me in waiting on me in my late sickness I give and bequeath unto the said CROSBAY after paying all my just debts, all and every part of my estate both real and personal with all and every debt that is due unto me, and it is my sincere wish that my Executors may find no deficiency in setting with Mr. ABRAHAM ELLIS Justly and amiably for the house,  which houses I partly built for said ELLIS which is not yet finished, and I do here by name notes constitute and appoint DAVID
CROSBY and JOSEPH LEE my Executors of this my last Will and Testament to pay all Lawful Debts and settle all my accounts? in Witness where of I have set my hand and seal this tenth Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three.  STEPHEN COLBY.    Test?  HUGH DAVIS, STEPHEN AMBROSE, BART CANON.

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

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