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Wills "G"

Gill, James     submitted by Terri Johnson
Written: 1827 Probated: not listed    
Administrator: Sara Gill--wife John Hirst Elisha Cochran
Wife: Sara    
Sons: Napoleon Bonaparte George Washington  
Daughters: Eliza Elvira Narcena Emaline Maria Louisa
Daughters: Nancy Lousianna Mrs Cynthia Hirst  
Other Persons: Garland Laughlin Samuel Laughlin  
Witnesses: Thomas Jenkins    
Land listed: land in MO across from Jackson Co, IL to wife Lot 64 & 65 in Brownsville to Laughlins's Lot with John Hirst's store to Cynthia
Land listed: 282a, half a sec worked by Wm Edwards N ½ sec 1 T9-4 to Cynthia 2 lots in Brownsville to each child
Land listed rest of land in IL & MO to Geo & Napoleon    
Other: Statement that James does not believe in slavery, and wants his slaves to stay in his family to be cared for Slaves are left to his wife, then divided among his children wife can sell a female slave named Lear, if she is a distress to his wife.
Other Note: Samuel Legate witness he saw will in 1836.  This was dated 15 May 1843    

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