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District of Columbia Probate Records Will Books 1 through 6 1801-1852 and Estate Files 1801-1852, Compiled by Wesley E. Pippenger, Arlington, Virginia, Family Line Publications, Copyright 1996 shows the following will on Page 96:
MURDOCK, JOHN, of Georgetown, D.C. 5 MAR 1816
15 JUL 1820 (footnote 2)
To dau. Margaret Murdock, personal and real property; 440 acres in Shenandoah Co., Va., conveyed by deed from William Ellzey and recorded in the general court at Richmond; lot 272 in Bealls's Addition to Georgetown, purchased of Francis Dodge.
(In italics) As there may be some question who I mean by my daughter Margaret, I hereby declare that I mean my Child who was born by my late Wife, formerly Ann Corby, on the fourth day of July 1805, and I do hereby acknowledge and declare her to be my daughter (end italics)
Wits.: Joseph Jackson; Lemuel Shaw; Richd. R. Waters
Book 3, pp 57-58 (68-69); O.S. 827; Box 6
Footnote 2: National Intelligencer, 20 JUN 1820, died 18 JUN in Georgetown
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