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Re: McLendon FYI
Posted by: Monroe Jones Date: November 05, 2001 at 07:07:15
In Reply to: McLendon FYI by Lois of 798

Hello Lois,

Thanks for the information. Below is a copy of Mason McLendons will included in a Wilkinson County Wills book by Joe Maddox. Can you connet this man with your information.?
My interest in Mason Mclendon is his mother Mary Brooks.

MASON McLENDON -------------------------- --------------------------
In the name of God, amen. I, Mason McLendon,
of the County a n d State aforesaid, being in low
state of health, but being in perfect senses, make
this my last will and testament. In the first place
I commit my soul to that God who gave it, and re-
quest my body be decently interred. I request my
Executor to sell my real estate a n d notes that I
have not given away, and this my will, and after
paying all my just debts, to divide the balance
equally between my beloved mother, Mary Brooks, and
David Delk, John Barnett a n d Solomon B, Murphy's
two children, namely: Morton N. and Frances Louisa
Murphy.
ITEM 2. I give a n d bequeath to my beloved
mother, Mary Brooks, one Negro boy named Isaac; one
bay horse, three cows and yearlings; one bed stead
and furniture a n d all my household furniture and
wearing apparel, during her natural life. After her
death to be equally divided between John Barnett,
Solomon B. Murphy a n d David Delk. ( David Delk's
wife Frances McLendon. He was killed in the battle
of Shepherd's Farm, Wilkinson County in 1836 . John
Barnett was not shown in this County. Solomon B.
Murphy, born in 1796, married Elizabeth McLendon,
who was born in 1804, Morton N. Murphy mentioned in
the first paragraph was an attorney. He firstmar-
ried Nida Hanks and no children. His second wife
was Mary J. Miller, daughter of Joseph and Jeanette
Byington Miller).
ITEM 3. I give and bequeath to my brother-in- law, John Barnett, one Negro named Nina, and one
Negro boy named Hall.
ITEM 4. I give and bequeath to my brother-in-
law, David Delk, one Negro na;med Dicey a n d her
children, Elizabeth and Daniel,
(continued)
-2290
Will of Mason McLendon - concluded 1-1------------------------------- ----------------------------------
ITEM 5. I give and bequeath unto my nephew Mar-
ton N. Murphy a n d my niece Frances Louisa Murphy,
(she married John Eady), one Negro man named York,
and one named Martin, to be equally divided between
them and do hereby nominate Mason McLendon (he went
to Talbot County a n d died 1841. His wife was Mary
Dean) and Samuel Beall to be my lawful Executors to
carry out this, my last will and testament into ef-
feet. Given under my hand seal this 25th, day of
September 1826, (signed Mason McLendon)
Recorded in Record of Returns, 18214853, page 286.
Probated October 23rd, 1826.


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