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1758 Will of Samuel DAVIS, Son of Evan & Mary DAVIS,
Grand-uncle of Jefferson DAVIS, President CSA
Source:  Kirk Bentley Barb.  1971.  "Extract from Genealogy of Jefferson Davis."  Pp. 488-508, Appendix III, in Haskell M. Monroe, Jr. & James T. McIntosh, eds.  Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840.  Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.
 
 
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Testator:  Samuel DAVIS
Wife:  Martha DAVIS
Executrix:  Martha DAVIS
Date signed: 24 Dec 1758
Date proved: 1 Jan 1759
Recorded:  Register of Wills, Book L, pp. 202 ff. (Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia Co., PA).

498

I Samuel Davies of the City of Philadelphia Tailor: being possessed of a Sound Mind and Memory, though Weak in Body... as to all my Goods and Chattels and in general all that I may be esteemed worth both in real and personal Estate, I leave and bequeathe unto my Dear and well beloved Wife Martha Davis, in consideration of the Love and good Will I have for her...  I also appoint the Said Martha my Wife to be my Sole Executr[ix.]19  In Witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and Seal this twenty fourth Day of December, one thousand Seven hundred and fifty eight...

508

Endnotes...

19.  Ink blot in original document.

Family Group Sheet of Samuel DAVIS & Martha __?__

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