Will of Lemuel Chapman
Will of Lemuel Chapman, dated 25 Mar 1827, Probated 2 Apr 1827. In the name of God Amen. I, Lemuel Chapman, of the State of Alabama, Montgomery County, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First, I resign my soul unto the Almighty God hoping and believing in the remission of Sins by the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors.
1st. I give and bequeath to my dear beloved wife Prudence Chapman, six negroes Viz. Hannah, a woman; Jordan, a boy; Emily, a woman; Eunice, a girl; Sally, a girl; Malenda, a girl, to her and her heirs forever.
2nd. I also request my land to be sold, stock of horses, cattle and hogs and after paying all my debts, I do give and bequeath unto my dear beloved wife all the rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate and Effects real and personally whatsoever and wheresoever.
Executor: John Harper
Witnesses: H.W. Henry, D. Ripetoe, Stephen Coleman
(recorded in Will Book 2:53, Montgomery County, Alabama)
NOTE: The closest match in the CFA database is a Lemuel who married Prudence Durden Jun 22 1818 (also recorded as Duram Jun 9 1818) in Morgan Co., GA. If you have further information on this family, please email CFA@ChapmanFamilies.org.