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Washington Ingram

Last Will & Testament

Filed October 21st A.D. 1880S.H. Kerr C.C.C.NC

In the name of God, Amen!

I Washington Ingram of Navarro County, Texas in view of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and being of sound mind and disposing memory do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby annulling and revoking all others Wills made by me.

First -:- I direct that the expenses of my burial &c. and such debts as I may owe at the time of my death shall be paid by my executor out of such money as I have on hand.

Second :-- I request and direct that my wife and children now with me shall reside and live together as one family on my present homestead and use the same, and such part, or parts, or all, of the stock of Horses, Mules, Cattle, Hogs, &c. as I own, as may be necessary and proper for their support and comfort while they reside together as such family.

Third:-- I give to my wife Mrs. Mary E. Ingram to be held and used by her during the full term of her natural life 226 acres of land owned by me out of the George Haynie survey of Navarro County, and after her death to go and pass in fee to my three sons in equal parts W.D. Ingram, A.A. Ingram and W.C. Ingram.

Fourth:-- I give to my two oldest sons W.D. Ingram and A.A. Ingram in equal parts 1280 acres of land my said homestead out of the T.F. McKinney and S.W. Williams survey No. 395 Vol. 4 and 174 acres the John Cauddle survey No. 1396 Vol. 12 and both in said Navarro County, and also all of my said stock of Horses, Mules, Cattle, Hogs, &c not used by my family, it being understood that they take said land and stock subject to the foregoing provisions reserved in favor of my said family, but that on the expiration of such reservation that they have full and absolute possession of the same and hold the same in fee forever.

Fifth:-- I give to my daughter Mrs. S.A. McConnico 200 acres of land out of the N.E. corner of the 1890 acres of the N.H. Carrol survey in said Navarro County owned by me the said 200 acres to be so surveyed as to include her present house, to be used and held by her during the full term of her natural life and after her death to pass in fee to her children if any, and if she have no issue then to revert to my Estate and be equally divided between my children.

Sixth:-- I give to my daughter Mrs. Artamissa Broyles 200 acres out of said 1890 acres of the said Carroll survey which is to be hereafter set apart and designated, and to be used and held by her during the full term of her natural life and at her death to pass in fee to her issue, if any, and if she should die without issue then to revert to my Estate and to be equally divided between my children and their descendants.

Seventh:-- I give to my daughter Mrs. Ida B. White 200 acres out of said 1890 acres of the Carroll survey to be hereafter set a part to her, and to be used, held, and conveyed of disposed of by her as she may see proper to do with the same, and to her heirs if any, but should she die without issue then that the same, if then owned by her, shall revert to my Estate and be divided between the heirs of the same.

Eighth:-- I give and bequeath to my daughters Mary Blanche Ingram and Theressa S. Ingram in equal parts 400 acres of land out of said 1890 acres of the Carroll survey to be held and used by them and their heirs and descendants forever, with power to sell or otherwise dispose of the same, but should they or either of them die without issue, and seized and possessed of said land, or any part thereof, then that the same revert to my Estate and be divided equally between the heirs thereof.

Ninth:-- I give to my son W.C. Ingram in fee 200 acres of land out of said 1890 acres of the Carroll survey.

Tenth:-- I direct that the sum of Three thousand Dollars shall be reserved and set apart out of such money as I may have on hand at the time of my death, by my Executors, and held by them as a special fund to be used both the interest and principal of which, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the support and education of my minor children, and I fully authorize my said Executors or a majority of them, to use and expend the same as they think best for such purposes and on the arrival at majority of the youngest of said minors to divide whatever balance of said fund then remaining on hand between the surviving ones, or their heirs, of my said children the said W.D. Ingram, A.A. Ingram, W.C. Ingram, Mary Blanche Ingram, and Theressa S. Ingram.

Eleventh:-- I give all other property I may die possessed of, not including money on hand, equally between all my said children.

Twelveth:-- I direct that my Executors shall take possession of all the money I may have on hand at my death after deducting the amount hereinbefore referred to, and disposed of, and divide the same equally between my wife and [all?] my children or their descendants alive at the time of my death deducting from the share of each of my children such sum or sums of money as I have already [advanced?] to any of them, and as soon after my death as convenient to pay to my said wife, and the said Ida B. White, their shares of the same taking their receipts therefor, and to hold the remainder and for the same or such part or parts of the share of each of the other of my said children, to them at such time as to a majority of my Executors may seem right and proper as they may need the same for their comfort and support, provided that they shall pay they share of each of my said sons to each of one of them respectively, as he becomes of age, and provided also that shall pay the shares of the said Mrs. McConnico and the said Mrs. Broyles at any time a majority of my Executors shall think it best and prudent to do so, and provided further that the said Executors shall pay their shares of the said Mary Blanche Ingram and Theressa S. Ingram on their marrying or arriving at age, or the marriage or arriving at age of either of them, or as soon thereafter as they shall think it best and prudent so to do.

Thirteenth:-- I name and appoint James Ingram, T.C. White, W.D. Ingram and A.A. Ingram the Executors of this my will and testament and direct that they shall not be required to give any Bond on account hereof, and that the Courts of the County take no further control over my Estate than to probate this Will and make an Inventory of the Estate.

Fourteenth:-- I also appoint my said Executors the guardians of the persons and Estates of my minor children and also relieve them from giving any bond on account of such guardianship. Signed sealed published and declared on this the 26th day of March A.D. 1878 W. Ingram In Presence of H. Ingram C.P. Kerr Bryan [T.?] Barry [text of will is in same handwriting as this signature]


[First Codicil, -- this codicil is in handwriting that is similar to James Ingram's signature]

1st I Washington Ingram of Navarro County Texas Do make this my codicil hereby confirming my last will of the 26th day of March AD 1878 and I do hereby further Bequeath to my children that are named as follows W.D. Ingram A.A. Ingram Mary Blanche Ingram Sarah Theressa Ingram W.C. Ingram and my wife Mary E Ingram One Thousand dollars each out of any moneys I might have on hand at my death This article in my codicil is intended to revoke the Tenth Article in my will of the date herein mentioned where it Sets apart Three Thousand dollars to Said minor children.

2nd I direct that my stock of all kinds be held together and all money arising from the Sales of Said Stock to go to the Support of my family, viz. W.D. Ingram A.A. Ingram W.C. Ingram, Mary B. Ingram, Sarah T. Ingram & wife Mary E. Ingram and I request my sons W.D. Ingram and A.A. Ingram manage said Stock untill all three of my sons arrive at maturity and then divided equally between them viz W.D. Ingram A.A. Ingram and W.C. Ingram and if there should be any money left over a support for the family at that time to be divided between W.D. Ingram A.A. Ingram W.C. Ingram Mary B. Ingram Sarah T. Ingram and Mary E Ingram

3rd I direct that all the Sheep I may have on hand be divided between W.C. Ingram [and] Sarah T. Ingram when W.C. Ingram arrives at Maturity.

4th I direct that at my wifes Death (Mary E Ingram) my Son W.C. Ingram Shall fall heir to the George Haynie survey of 226 acres given to her in my will.

Signed Sealed Published and delivered on this the 28th day of July AD 1880 Washington Ingram In presence of James Ingram Mary E. Ingram W.D. Ingram A.A. Ingram


[Second Codicil, Page 1-- this codicil is in handwriting that is similar to James Ingram's signature]

I Washington Ingram of Navarro County Texas Do make this my Second Codeceell hereby confirming my last will of the 26th day of March AD 1878 And I do hereby further Bequeath to my two Sons W.D. Ingram and A.A. Ingram all merchandise that I may have on hand at the time of my death

Signed Sealed and delivered this the 28th day of July AD 1880 Washington Ingram In presence of James Ingram Mary E. Ingram A.A. Ingram


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