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(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:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~arprairi/WILLS/Wills-b.htm