Will of Henry Taylor
I Henry Taylor do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executor.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my wife Lucy Ann Taylor all of my property both real and personal during her natural life.
Thirdly I give to my six children to wit, Fountain's children, Franklin, Mary, Madora and Mattie, one hundred dollars each.
Fourthly I give to my five other children to wit Mary, Creed, Eliza, Ellin and Nancy, four hundred dollars each.
Fifthly, If there be an remainder it is to be equally divided between my seven heirs including my son John.
Sixthly, I give one fourth of an acre of my land as a family graveyard reserving the right of way to it.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint Willis W Blow as my executor in witness whererof I do this my will set my hand and seal. This the 29th day of September 1874.
Atest his Saml A Parsons Henry X Taylor Willis W Blow mark
Submitted by Norma Rogers