Know all men by those present that I, Amanda Black of Lower Oxford
Township, Chester Co Pa. of sound mind and memory do make this and publish
this my last will and testament. And as to my worldly estate real, personel
or mixed of which I die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled
at the time of my deceased I devise bequeath and depose of as
First my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be my hereinafter named executor be paid out of my estate as soon after my deceased as shall be convenient.
Second I give and bequeath to my daughter Maggie Booker 1.00
Third I give and bequeath to my daughter Mamie Black 1.00
Fourth I give and bequeath to my son William Black 1.00
Fifth I give and bequeath to my daughter Lillian Noble 1.00
Sixth I give and bequeath to my daughter Fannie Black 1.00
Seventh I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel Black all the remainder of my estate real personal or mixed forever and this includes the violin which I have which was the property of my late husband. The said Rachel Black shall do with the remainder of my estate as she sees best and if she think best to share with the others it shall be entirely
optional with her.
Lastly I nominate and appoint J S Gillingham to be the executor of this my last will and testament. Signed and published this 19 day of Oct 1923 as my last will and testament.
Amanda D. Black
J. S. Gillingham
M. F. Gillingham
NOTE: Amanda's husband was William Henry Black, who was a member of Co. K, 24th regiment, US Colored Troops in the Civil War. He is listed on the new African American Soldiers memorial in Washington. He is also my gggrandfather. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Oxford, PA next to Amanda.
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