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Jacob: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 1 of 2)

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bodys forever should either one of the named Sisters die without an heir as I have herein made mention of my desire is that her property be divided between the surviving Sisters to them and their heirs forever The property named in this Item bequeathed to my three nieces is now in possession of my Sister Elizabeth Shappard which I have a true list of besides a balance of property on the list which is not in this item named my wish and desire is that the property bequeathed to my neices & all the remainder which my list calls for and at this is deposited by me with my Sister Shappard to remain with her during life and the balance of the property which is on the list is to go to Mary E Carter and to the lawful heirs of her body forever Item 8th I give and bequeath unto my niece Elizabeth U Ewing half dozen Silver table spoons my Silver sugar tongs my Sugar cutters my bone china containing forty five peaces one tea waiter one large Blk. walnut folding table one bed and furniture the said Silver Spoons bequeathed unto Elizabeth U Ewing is marked P. E. V. to her and to the lawful heirs of her body forever if she should die without a lawful heir of her body the said property is to go to her brother Thomas U Ewing & his heirs forever Item 9th I give and bequeath and bequeath unto Thomas U Ewing my nephew my desk and book case and library books, my Silver Watch my Shotgun my Violin and all the balance of my property now in possession of my Sister Apphia Ewing which I have a true list of to him and to the lawful heirs of his body forever but should he die without such an heir as is named in this Item my desire is that it go to his sister Elizabeth U Ewing and her heirs forever Item 10th I give and bequeath unto my Sister Apphia Ewing which is to be paid unto her out of the money coming to me from my