Last Will and Testament
The will of George Bowers' mother, born 1801 in Elkton, Giles co. TN - Elizabeth Ann Hamblen. born 1771 Virginia, and died 12-28-1865 in Elkton, Giles Co. TN.
After the death of John Bowers in 1803 she remarried an Unknown Phillips.
Will written in 1850:
To my three great grandchildren Sarah Ann Austin, Mary Eleanor Austin and George Anna Austin, six negro slaves, viz; three boys Giles, Richard and Booker and three girls, Ann, Hester and Louisa to be kept together until youngest of children become of age. The negroes are never to be under control or management of William E. Austin the father of the children.
To my six grandchildren: Elizabeth Ann Austin, Sarah Miller Reeves wife of Atlas Jones Reeves, Eleanor P. Upshaw wife of James J. Upshaw, Edward D. Bowers, James A. Bowers and Indiana T. Bowers all the residue of my estate to be divided equally.
To son George Bowers and daughter Obediance Benson each five dollars. To my grandchildren: Presley W. Phelps, William H. Phelps, Alexander M. Phelps, George F. Phelps, Elenor Morell wife of Jacob Morell, Fredora Morell wife of Samuel Morell, Matilda Osborn wife of Benjamin Osborn each one dollar and to the children of my grand daughter Obediance Nave wife of Jacob Nave each one dollar.
Executors: James J. Upshaw, Atlas J. Reeves, Edward D. Bowers, James A. Bowers
Witness: James McCallum, Thomas Martin, Joseph C. Rhea.
Witnesses: James McCallum, Geoge Bowers, H. T. Hunnicutt, Thomas P. Brooks
Witnesses: W. T. McLaurine, W. B. Barfield
Submitted by: Pam Boan