(NOTE: this is an abstract from Will Book “B” 1852 - 1901, Prairie County, Northern District, Des Arc, Arkansas)
WILL OF WILLIAM SWAIM, SR.
Orator, Allen H. Swaim, ___ Nov 1851
William Swaim Sr., father of your orator, departed this life in Prairie County, Arkansas
My beloved wife, Mary
Son, Jeremiah W.
Moses, D. who resides in state of TN
Grandson & daughter, James B. Gillespie and Naomi Gillespie, minor heirs of George Gillespie, deceased and children and heirs of his deceased daughter, Martha, and wife of said George, also residing in Marshall Co., in the state of TN.
Sons: William Jr., Samuel, and your orator, all residents of Prairie County
Daughters, all residents of Prairie County except Mary Eason and husband George who reside in Pulaski County:
Charity Eagle, wife to James Eagle
Margaret Derryberry, widow
Sarah Legate, wife to Andrew J.
Mary Eason, wife to George
Emily Evans, wife to Joel J. Evans
Serena Eagle, wife to George A. Eagle
Matilda Jane Robinson, wife to James Robinson
On or about as near as your orator can recollect 24 Aug 1851 the said William Swaim, Sr. made his will in the presence of E. M. Williams and John A. Barksdale, witnesses.
Source: Prairie County, AR site on RootsWeb: