Samuel Gordy 1
- Born: 09 Dec 1779, Worcester Co., MD 2
- Marriage (1): (?) (?)
- Died: 18 Jun 1865, Worcester Co., MD 3
Samuel Gordy Will -- June 23, 1865 -- Worcester County, Md. In the name of God amen: I Samuel Gordy, Sr. of Worcester County and the state of Maryland being in feeble health of body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last Will and Testament as follows. First and principally I comment my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried by my executors hereinafter named and after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid I devise and bequeath as follows: First I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Gordy the farm whereon I now reside the land I purchased of Doct. Richard Le_____, and also my part of the saw and grist mill and mill lot, provided he pays into my estate the sum of $4,000 and provided also he gives my daughter Nancy Gordy the use of the room in my dwelling house wherein she has formerly slept, also 2 rooms below stairs at the east end of my dwelling, the ability to use my kitchen to cook in, also a privilege of a piece of ground at the end of my apple orchard to raise vegetables and also the choice of one square in my garden and also the privilege to cut and burn as much wood as will answer her purpose without the knowledge of selling any. These privileges to be enjoyed by my daughter Nancy as long as she sees fit to remain on the farm or with her marriage and no longer. The said sum of $4,000 to go into and be considered as part of my personal estate and divided at ____after ____. Second I give to the heirs of my deceased son Elijah Gordy, 1/9th part of my estate provided Sally Evans pays into my estate a bill obligatory I hold against her and also a bill obligatory I hold against her husband William F. Evans. Third, I give the 1/9th part of my estate to the heirs of my deceased son Benjamin Gordy. Fourth, I give to my son Samuel Gordy 1/9th of my estate Fifth, I give to my son William Gordy 1/9th of my estate. Sixth I give to my daughter Nancy Gordy 1/9th of my estate also 1 bed, bed stand and sacking and bed covering for said bed. Seventh I give to the heirs of my deceased daughter Nelly Round 1/9th of my estate except the part that Alison T. Round may be entitled to his share of the same is not to be turned over to him until he pays into my estate 2 bills obligatory I hold against him, upon the payment of the same I direct that he receive his share with the children of said Nelly and also I direct he be released by my executor all claims I may have to his personal property by virtue of 2 bills of sale I hold against the same. Eighth, I give my daughter Martha Disharoon 1/9th of my estate. Ninth I give to my daughter Emaline Bayly 1/9th of my estate provided she pay into my estate a bill obligatory I hold against her husband Thomas C. Bayly. Tenth, I give to my grand son Thomas E. Gordy, son of my deceased son Thomas B. Gordy, 1/9th of my estate with interest on the same to be paid to him annually until he arrives to the age of 21 years, but should he die before he arrives to the age of 21 years, I give said ninth part to the residue of my heirs claiming under this my will share and share alike. And lastly I nominate and appoint my son Samuel Gordy sold executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made - satisfying and confirming this and none but this to be my last Will and Testament. Signed, sealed and published and declared by Samuel Gordy the within named testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. James A. Parson Saml. E. Foshey H. B. Smith In testimony where I have read and affixed my seal this twentieth day of February 1865. Samuel Gordy - Seal June 23, 1865 - Then came Samuel Gordy, Jr. and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God, that the foregoing instrument of writing, is the true and whole last Will and Testament of Samuel Gordy, Sr. late of Worcester County, deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession, and that he doth not know of any other. Signed before James S. Lou___
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