Last Will And Testament of
Alexander Mitchell Burford
Tate County, Mississippi
Will of Alexander Mitchell Burford
In the name of God Amen. I, A. M. Burford of the County of Tate and State of Mississippi being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, on this the 16th day of August 1888 in form following to wit: I give my body to the dust and my soul to God who gave it, my property or worldly estate I dispose of in as follows:
Item 1st: I give and devise to my dearly and beloved wife J T Burford or home place where I am now living known as South seventy five acres South West quarter of Section twenty (27) Township four (4) Range six (6), being the South West corner of the above described land, also I want her to have one house or mule as she may select, one cow and calf.
At the death of my wife I want the property that I have named above to go to her youngest daughter Edey Caldwell.
Item 2nd: I give to my daughter Virginia I Baker seventy eight acres east of my home place known as a part of Sough east quarter and south east of Section twenty seven Township four (4) Range six (6). This is to her during her natural lifetime but at her death I want this property to go to her daughter Ora in case she is living but if she should be dead at the death of her mother this property to be equally divided between her brother and sister, and in case she dies after coming in possession of the within described property then said property to be equally divided between her brothers and sisters. I do this owing to her demented mind.
Item 3rd: I give to my son L Pitman Burford all the balance of my lands and the income of the same during his natural life time. This I do owing to Idiocy of mind and the want of eye sight. At his death I want this property to be equally divided between the heirs of my body.
Item 4th: The reason I have left the balance of my children out of my will is I think I have given each of them their equal part of my estate except the part given to L Pit Burford which they will get their part of that at his death.
I appoint my sons K L Burford, T F Burford and L J Burford as my executors of my last will and testament without giving bond and security for their performance as such, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and conforming to this and no other to be my last will and testament. Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of witnesses.
A. M Burford
Witnesses: W N McCain; B N McCain
State of Mississippi, Tate County
Before me R O Mosby Mayor and Exofficio a Justice of the Peace in and for said Tate County Mississippi, this day came W N McCain and B N McCain subscribing witnesses to the annexed writing who each being duly sworn says: That the foregoing and amended writing in the last will and testament of A M Burford that the said A M Burford in the presence of each of them signed the said writing as his last will and testament and declared the same to be his said last will that at the time he so signed and declared the said instrument to be his last will and testament he was of sound mind and memory and over twenty one years of age, that they each signed the said last will and testament as subscribing witnesses thereto on the day and date thereof in the presence of the said testator A M Burford and in the presence of each. And the same was done at the request of the said A M Burford.
W N McCain
B N McCain
Sworn to and subscribed before Mch 7th/90
R O Mosby Mayor and Exoff J P
Filed Mch 10, 1890, Sam J House, Clerk
Updated February 20, 2012
County Coordinators: Syble Embrey & Marie Carlton
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