.... all my just debts to be paid out of my Estate, by William Pyles
& William Barmore whom I appoint and wish for them to act as my
2nd. My will and desire is for the whole of my Estate to be sold by
3rd. I will and bequeath unto my Brother William Mitchell Five Dollars
only, Because his needs does not require more.
4th. The Balance of my Estate, I wish to be Equally divided between
the rest of my Brothers & Sisters. Namely John Mitchell, Allen
Mitchell, Macklin Mitchell, Asa Mitchell, Reuben Mitchell, James
Mitchell, Elizabeth Mitchell, & Patcy Box. And as my Brothers
Allen, John, Asa, & James are dead, my wish and desire is, that
their Equal distribution share be Equally divided amongst the
Lawful heirs of such Deceased respectively ....
.... In witness whereof I have here unto Set my hand and seal the
15 day of April one thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty one. Signed
Sealed and Acknowledged in Presence of:
George Mattison her
Chester Kingsley Susanna X Mattison
Benjamin Mattison Mark
Inventory made March 7, 1834 by, William Mattison, Chester
Kingsley, Andrew C. Hawthorne
Sale bill made March 22, 1834.
It is obvious from her Will that four of her brothers had died prior to 1831 (the date the Will was written) and that her sister "Patcy" was married to a Mr. "Box". Another thing that might be suggested is that her brother William was doing well enough financially, that she deamed it unnecessary to leave him anything other than five dollars. And finally, either she did not have any living children or she simply did not want to leave them anything since no children were named. Here are the children of William Mitchell: