Lawrence County, Alabama, Orphans Court 1825, pp 14 & 15
At an Orphans Court began and held for the County of Lawrence in the State of Alabama at the courthouse in the town of Moulton on the second Monday in August 1825. Present, Peter W. Taylor Esquire, Judge.
On the application of Martha Moody widow of Denon Moody deceased to have the following powers as the Nuncupative Will of the said deceased, to wit, that he the said deceased wished his wife Martha Moody to keep all his property for the purpose of raising his children.
Two witnesses, to wit, James Armstrong and Catherine Armstrong being duly sworn depose that on the 26th day of May last, the day before the death of said deceased at his house in said county, he being in his last illness, he the said deceased addressing himself to the said witnesses said that his will was that he wished all his property be kept together by his widow Martha Moody for the purpose of raising his children, which is considered by the court as satisfactory proof of said Nuncupative Will and is accordingly ordered to be recorded.
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