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Rebecca Shaver

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870

Page 448

I Rebecca Shaver of Lawrence County State of Arkansas, being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all former last wills and testaments and writings in the nature of last wills and testaments by me heretofore made.  My will is first that my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid by my Executors hereinafter named the residue of estate and property which shall not be required for the payment of my just debts funeral charges and expenses attending the execution of this my will and the administration of my estate I give devise and dispose of as follows to wit  I give and bequeath my slave Mariah and any offspring, or children of her that I may possess or own at the time of my decease to my sons John Westly Shaver and Joshua Milton Shaver to have and to hold the same to them and their heirs executors administrators and assigns to their use and behoof forever.
I give to the heirs or legal representatives of my daughter Matilda Perry deceased the sum of Five dollars.
I give and bequeath to the heirs or legal representatives of my daughter Mary B. Anglea deceased the sum of Five dollars.

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I give and bequeath to the heirs or legal representatives of my daughter Narcissa Scuggs deceased the sum of Five dollars.
I give and bequeath to the heirs and legal representatives of my son James C. Shaver dec'd the sum of Five Dollars.
I give and bequeath to the heirs and legal representatives of my daughter Elizabeth Horsley dec'd the sum of Five Dollars.
I give and bequeath to the heirs and legal representatives of my son Wm. A. Shaver dec'd the sum of Five Dollars.
I give and bequeath to the heirs or legal representatives of my daughter Susan Horsley the sum of Five Dollars.
I give and bequeath to the heirs and legal representatives of my daughter Harriet C. Cardwell dec'd the sum of Five Dollars.
I give and bequeath to my son Joseph T. Shaver the sum of Five Dollars.
I give and bequeath to my son Joshua Milton Shaver one half of the rest and residue of my estate real and personal and mixed of which I shall be seised and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease to have and to hold the same to him and to his heirs executors administrators and assigns to his and their use and behoof forever.
I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate real personal and mixed of which I shall be seised and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease to my son John Westly Shaver and daughter Delia Ann Watson to be legally divided between them and to have and to hold the same to them to their heirs assigns executors and administrators to their use and behoof forever.
And I do nominate and appoint my sons Joshua Milton Shaver and John Westly Shaver to be my executors of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I the said Rebecca Shaver have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 10th day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty two.
                                                                                            Rebecca (her mark) Shaver
Signed sealed and declared by the said Rebecca Shaver to be her last will and testament in presence of us who at her request and in her presence have subscribed our names as

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witnesses hereto in the presence of each other.
B. H. Davidson
J. G. Huddleston
State of Arkansas   }
County of Sharp      } 

We B. H. Davidson and H. G. Huddleston do solemnly swear that we each for ourselves do swear that we subscribed our names to the annexed instrument of writing at the request of the deceased that at the time of the execution thereof which was done in our presence she declared it to be her last will and testament and requested us to witness the same that we signed our names to said will at her request and in the presence of the testator and of each other and at the time of making and publishing said will we verily believe the testator to have been of sound mind and disposing memory so help us God.
B. H. Davidson
J. G. Huddleston
Subscribed and sworn to before me on 23 day of October A. D. 1867.  Witness my hand as clerk of the Circuit Court and of office Clerk of the Probate Court in and for the County and State aforesaid the day and date above.
A. Lowe Clerk
By C. J. Wilson D. C.
I John H. Snider Clerk of Lawrence County Court and ex. officio clerk of the court of Probate for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original will of Rebecca Shaver as her last will and testament etc. now on file in this office,

In testimony of which I hereto set my hand and official seal at office on this 23 day of April 1869.
John H. Snider Clerk
George Thomburgh D. C.
State of Arkansas }
County of Sharp    }  I Neil McLeod County Clerk and ex. officio Probate clerk for said county do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a perfect true and complete copy of the original copy of the will of Rebecca Shaver dec'd now on file in my office and that the same appears to have ben duly probated according to the laws of Arkansas.
Witness Neil McLeod Clerk as aforesaid with his official seal affixed at office in E___ ___?
December 3rd 1869
Neil McLeod Clerk

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State of Arkansas  }
County of Sharp     }
 I Solomon Yeager County and Probate within and for Sharp County Arkansas do hereby certify that Neil McLeod Esq whose certificate of record appears on the foregoing instrument is and was at the date of said certificate County Clerk and ex officio Clerk of the Court of Probate for said County that said certificate is in accordance with the laws of the State of Arkansas and that his official acts as Clerk aforesaid are entitled to full faith and credit.
Given under my hand this 8 day of January A. D. 1870
Solomon Yeager Judge


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