Sent in by: Julie Coley - GGGG Granddaughter
I David Pace of the
County of Tishomingo and State of Mississippi who am much afflicted at
present in body but of sound disposing mind and viewing the
uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do embrace the present
opportunity to make and publish this my last will and testament hereby
revoking all other at any time heretofore by me made and first, I
direct that my body be decently buried in a manner suitable to my
condition in life and as to such worldly estate it has pleased God to
deliver me with. I dispose of the same as follows, first I direct that
all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my deceased as
possible out of any moneys that I may have prepared or may then come
into the hand of my Executor from any portion of my estate real or
Secondly, I will and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Pace the quarter
section of land I now live on together with the one immediately west
of it also the Household and Kitchen furniture of every description
with the exception of such as I shall make a special dispensation of
in this will all for her (my wife) to have as hers so long as she
3rd I will and bequeath to my sons, Cion Pace and Abner J. Pace the
quarter section of land that Abner J. Pace now lives on to be divided
as the executor of my estate shall think equitable and right and for
them to take possession of said land when ever it suits them
convenient Said land to be valued at cash price - each of them
4th I will to Ruel Pace out of the amount he now owes me an amount
equal to the share that Cion and Abner J. Pace land is valued to them.
5th I will to my daughter Clarcy Mitchel an amount of money equal to
the amount that the above named ones of my children shall receive and
also that she have a saddle bought her out of my estate.
6th I will to my son Albert G. Pace the sum of one hundred and fifty
dollars to be paid to him out of any moneys that may come into the
hand of my executor of my estate as soon as he shall be twenty one
years of age, also that he have a sufficient English Education to
discharge business of such a character as will exempt him from manual
labor and also to have a horse.
7th I will that my daughter Elizabeth Pace have a certain same filly
together with a good saddle bridle, etc.,
8th I also will that my two younger sons to wit Zachariah W. Pace and
David W. Pace each to have a horse saddle bridle when they emerge to
the age of twenty one years,
9th I also will that my cotton gin thrasher be sold to the highest
bidder or him as the Executor of my estate shall decree practicable
and also every other parcels of property belonging to my estate as my
wife Elizabeth Pace will in her judgment deem prudent to dispose of.
10th I will that every thing that is not disposed of in my will and
that my wife Elizabeth Pace have such things to sell shall remain on
the premises as long as she my wife shall live and at her death for
the land above named her and for her and during their natural lives
together and said estate shall be sold to the highest bidder or upon
such terms as the executor of my estate shall deem prudent and the
proceeds of the same divided equally between my four children
hereinafter named (to wit) Albert G. Pace, Elizabeth Pace, Zachariah
W. Pace, and David W. Pace their children of the age required by law
to receive the same if they shall not be of age for the money to be
put in trust until such time as they shall be of age.
11th I do hereby appoint Joseph Robinson and George Tankersly
executors of this my last will and testament.
12th and finally I will that as these of my children that are single
and remain with me as they come of age as many shall each be made
equal to those that have left me hereinafter in receiving such things
as beds and furniture __________.
In testimony whereof I have written this my hand and affixed my seal
this Eighteenth day of March 1848.