I Aris Vaughan being of feeble health and knowing
is uncertain and death is certain make this my last will and testament---towit--
Item first- I will and bequeath my soul to the God
Item 2nd - I will and bequeath my just debts all
to be paid
out of my personal estate that being sufficient to pay them.
Item 3rd - I will and bequeath to my beloved wife
Vaughan all my real and personal estate after the payment
of my debts until she dies and after said time I make the
following disposition of the same.
Item 4th - I will and bequeath my farm upon which
live and all other real estate I own lying and being in the
county of Floyd except as hereinafter provided. To Burwell
Vaughan. Jacob Vaughan, Elizabeth Crider, Amanda Mills
and Strouther Vaughan, being my sons and daughters I
hereby authorize them to take possession of and hold the
same after the death of my beloved wife Sarah Vaughan to
have and to hold to themselves and their heirs forever.
Item 5th - I hereby will and bequeath to the heirs
of my son
George W. Vaughan one dollar to paid by the rest of my heirs
or out of my personal estate if same is sufficient.
Item 6th - I hereby will and bequeath to my daughter
Vaughan one hundred dollars to be paid by my heirs equally
except the heirs of my deceased son George W Vaughan which
sum is to be paid at the death of my beloved wife Sarah
Vaughan but if said Susan wants the same or any part thereof
sooner any of my said heirs feel proper to pay the same the
payment will be good they or any of them are hereby authorized
to pay their part to the said Susan Vaughan but are not
compelled to do so until my beloved wifes death nor is the same
to bear interest till her death.
Item 7th - I will and bequeath to my son Leroy Vaughan
land I own on Johns Creek opposite my house on the other
side of Johns Creek from where I now live except as herein
provided commencing at my lower line on said creek and
running up the same creek opposite the bank of said creek on
hundred yards above the said residence of Leroy Vaughan
thence in a straight line square from said creek to my back line
on the mountain beyond his house and with said lines to the
beginning to the beginning. And it is further understood that
said Vaughan is to surrender a house I gave him for a title to
fifty acres of land a part of which I hereby will to him. Which
house I gave him without consideration and if he refuses to
give the same up and endeavors to coerce a title from the
balance of my children he is to pay to the remainder of the
heirs except the widow of George W. Vaughan the full value
of all the land included with said house not hereby willed to
him should he not surrender the house.
Item 8 - All the remainder of my estate both real
is hereby willed and bequeathed to be equally divided among
all my heirs.
Witness this 30th day of Jan 1831.
Item 9th - I hereby appoint my son Jacob Vaughan
executor to settle and adjust all claims both for and against
John M. Elliott
Geo. W. Mayo
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