Will of John Morgan
Wilcox County, Alabama
October 1860

Contributed by Roger Campbell
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Will of John D. Morgan
Wilcox County Will Book 4 Page 62


       In the name of God, Amen!  I, John D. Morgan, of the County of 
Wilcox and State of Alabama, being sick and low in body, but of sound
and dispensing mind, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and 
Testament in manner as follows.  I lend to my wife Sally Morgan all of
my property both real and personal during hernatural life.  After her
death I then give to my son John Morgan, the west half of the southeast
quarter of Section thiry two in Township twelve of Range five East 
containing seventy nine 15/100 acres, and the northeast quarter of the 
southeast quarter of Section thirty two, Township twelve of Range five
East, containing thirty nine 87/100 acres.

       I give and bequeath to my son Jessie Morgan the south east quarter
of the southeast quarter of Section thiry two in Township twelve of Range
five East, containing thirty nine 87/100 acres, also the west half of the
southwest quarter of Section thirty three in Township twelve of Range 
five East, containing seventy nine 87/100 acres.  I give and bequeath to 
my grandson John R. Champion, the east half of the southeast quarter of 
Section 5 in Township eleven, Range five. I give and bequeath to my son 
James Morgan, the southwest fourth of the southwest quarter of Section 
four, in Township eleven and Range five, minus seven acres, and the north 
half of the east half of the northeast quarter of Section five, Township
eleven and Range five, being forty acres.

       I give and bequeath to my son-in-law, John Thomas Champion, the
northwest fourth of southwest fourth of Section four, Township eleven, 
Range five east, containing forty acres, after the death of my wife, the
balance of my land, I give and bequeath to children and grandchildren,
after the death of my wife,  the balance of my property that I have not
hereby given. I give and bequeath to my children, my grandson John R. 
Champion, my four grandchildren, the children of my dead son William 
Morgan, share and share alike to be equally divided amongst them to them
and their heirs forever.

       I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Sally Morgan, Executrix of 
this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed my seal. This the second day of October A.D. 1860.

                                          John D. Morgan

Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of us.

       Bradley Yow          B. Kimbrough         Wm. A. Hicks

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