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Absalom Coleman was born in South Carolina on the 25th of October 1784 and died in Attala County, Mississippi on the 8th of September 1839. He was the son of Robert Coleman and Elizabeth 'Treassy' Smith. He was married to Martha (maiden name unknown) and their children were; Robert, Elisha, Samuel, Miles, John, Absalom Jr., Giles, Henry and Sarah. It is not known where Absalom Coleman is buried.



 

Estate Record Of Absalom Coleman

 

 

State of Mississippi

County of Attala

Personally appeared in open court Matthew T. Harris and Hozmenick Nichols who being sworn made oath that Absalom Coleman the within named testator signed and published the annexed writing as his last will and testament that he was then of disposing mind and memory and that these affiants as witnesses subscribed their names thereto in the presents

Of the testator and at his request and these affiants further make oath that they saw Silas Ellett subscribe his name also as a witness to the last will and testament of Absalom Coleman in the presence of the testator and at his request

Subscribed and sworn to this 2nd day of December 1839 in open court.

Hanson Nash                                Matthew T. Harris

Judge of Probate                           Hozmenick Nichols                          

 

Filed and recorded 2nd day of December 1839

Rick Henry  Clk

 

 

 

In the State of Mississippi

County of Attala

I, Samuel Munson Clerk of the Probate Court of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original Last Will and Testament of Absalom Coleman died and the probate of the same as the same remains of record in my office

                                                            Witness my hand and seal of office

                                                             At Kosciusko this the 6th day of May A.D. 1843

                                                               Samuel Munson Clk

 

 

State of Mississippi

Attala County

 

I, M. A. Clark Clerk of the Probate Court of said county do hereby certify that

The annexed will, acknowledgments of, were this day truly recorded in my office in Book A of wills and accounts on pages 115 & 146

                                                       Given under my hand and seal of office

                                                       At Kosciusko this the 13th day of January

A.   D. 1859

M. A. Clark Clk

 

 

 

In the name of God Amen

     I, Absalom Coleman being now about to depart this life do in the presence of these witnesses make this my last will and testament in the name of God Amen.

     I, Absalom Coleman being about to depart this life and in my proper senses and elements

     I loan unto Martha Coleman my well beloved wife all the tract of land on which we now reside being as is designated by the certificates from the land office in Columbus the East half of the NorthWest quarter and the North half of the West half of the North East quarter of Section Number Four in Township Thirteen North of Range Six East. Also the Southeast Quarter of Section Thirty Three in Township Number Fourteen North of Range Six East in the Columbus Land District to be to her own proper use and benefit during her natural life and also to the use and benefit of raising and educating our children until the youngest of them comes to the age of twenty one years from birth and at that time to be equally divided among all our sons then living except Robert Coleman and Elisha Coleman which is Samuel Coleman, Miles Coleman, John Coleman, Absalom Coleman Junior, Giles and Henry Coleman and also I loan unto Martha Coleman my well beloved wife three negro slaves viz James, Molly and Martin to her own proper use and benefit and to the use and benefit of raising  and educating all our children until they all come of the age of twenty one years from birth and then to be equally divided among our children living also all of my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep except Samuel Colemans mare, Miles Colemans horse and one for John Coleman when it is raised.  I loan unto Martha Coleman my well beloved wife during her natural life to her own proper use and benefit and to the use and benefit of raising our children also all of my household furniture, provisions and working tools, except one feather bed and furniture I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sarah Bowers, also I give and bequeath unto my well beloved sons, Robert Coleman and Elisha Coleman two certain tracts of land viz as designated in the land office in the Columbus land district the SouthWest Quarter of Section Number Three and the West Half of the South East Quarter of Section Number Three in Township Number Thirteen North of Range Six East to their own proper use and benefit to divide or dispose of at their own discretion.

       I Absalom Coleman being about to depart this life and now in my last will and testament wish my well beloved sons, Robert Coleman and Elisha Coleman to become the executors jointly to this my last will and testament and have all of my children which is their brothers and sisters well and equally as possible dealt by and educated and also I wish them my executors Robert and Elisha Coleman to dispose of to the best advantage all of my last years crops except provisions for the family and use the money to the payment of all debts due by me also I wish my executors Robert and Elisha Coleman to assist as much as their ability will afford in the care and raising of my small children in good credit and respectability. 

     In the name of God Amen,  I Absalom Coleman of the County of Attala and the State of Mississippi being now about to depart this life and still retaining perfect memory and my usual mind and intellect do make and assign this my last will and testament on the 11th day of Feburary in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty Eight in the presents of my own house.

                                                                                 Absalom Coleman

 

Witnesses

Hoamenick Nichols

Matthew T. Harris

Silas Ellett

 

 

Absalom Coleman Land Patent

John Ashley, Absalom Coleman & Marchal Ashley Land Patent

The Last will and Testament of Absalom Coleman and the land patents were submitted by Gigi Tanksley.



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