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[DE] Elizabeth SHORT, Will. Success Cnty
Elizabeth Short Will
transcriber: Mark Tunnell
data: In the Name of god Amen. this fifteenth day of May seventeen hundred and eighty six I Elizabeth Short of Sussex County and Delaware State being very sick and weak in body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to God, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all persons once to die, as touching this worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with this life, I give bequeath devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.Item I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Short one Negro woman called Esther...Item I give and bequeath to my son Shadrach Short one Negro girl called trelis...Item I give and bequeath to my son Phillip Short one Negro girl called Leah...No further slaves mentioned.Will was written on May 17, 1786 and probated May 25, 1786.
source: Sussex County, Delaware