Notes for David Adam Singleton: Publisher: Mississippi Genealogical Exchange D.A. Singleton ( David Adam Singleton Jr. ) Scott County, Mississippi September 9, 1893 I, D.A. Singleton, of Scott County, Mississippi do hereby make declare and publish this my last will and testament. I have given and conveyed unto my daughter Mrs. Alabama Sims land of the value of One Hundred Dollars, and to my daughter Mrs. Sidney Abbett I have given and heretofore conveyed land of the value of Two Hundred Dollars, and my son D.J. Singleton land of the value of Seventy five Dollars and I have given and delivered to my son D.J. Singleton a mule valued at One Hundred Dollars, and to my daughter Mrs. Sallie Hunt one mare to the value of fifty Dollars; these gifts I intended as advancements. I give, bequeath and devise to my wife Nepsey Singleton for life the following land lying and a situate in Scott County, Mississippi on which I now reside to wit: The e/2 of SE/4 Sec 6 and the E/2 of NE/4 Sec 7 and W/2 of NW/4 Sect 8 T7n R8E together with all household and Kitchen furniture, one mule named Luke, and one mule named Beck and as many cows and hogs as she wants all of said property to be Givin, bequeathed and devised to my said wife, and at her death to go to my son A.A. Singleton. I further direct that a sufficient sum out of the funds of my estate be expended to pay the board, tuition and expenses of my son A.A. Singleton for one year at Mississippi College, Hinds County, Mississippi this together with the said property givin, bequeathed and devised to my wife for life to be distributive share of my said sonA.A. Singleton in my estate direct that my executers hereinafter named shall settle my estate speedily, promptly and without any unnecessary delay and when they shall collect any money, not needed to pay debts or expenses they shall immediately distribute the same to the heirs. I give bequeath, and devide the balance of my estate both real and personal or or their proceeds thereof should the same be sold as hereinafter directed equally to the following children, to wit: D.J.Singlrton, Alabama Sims, Sally Hunt, Sidney Abbett, O. R. Singleton, and W.W. Singleton, the advancements given to the children heretofore named to be considered in said distribution. I appoint my wife Nepsey Singleton and my son-in-law Druy Sims to execute this will or the survivors of them should either die and I authorize them to sell and dispose of all my property both and real and personal except that heretofore given to my wife for life either at a public or private sale and to execute Deeds of Conveyance without first obtaining an order of the court heretofore and they may likewise compromise or sell any claim or debt without applying to the court for permissions, and I hereby invest them as such Executors with title to all my real and personal property, except thatgivento my wife for life to such extent as will empower them to make good and valid titles to purchasers, and I direct that as speedily as it can be done without injury to the estate that they sell and convert into money all my property not herein devised and distribute the same among my heirs as herein before directed. In making sales of my property I authorize and direct that either of my executors may become purchasers as individuals upon their paying a fair reasonable price for the property, and on the same terms as other purchasers. I further direct that my said Executors not be required to file and inventory and that in making the annual accounts it shall be sufficient to debit in one entry all moneys received and credit by the receipts of the heirs for distribution made to them. I Further direct that all meat, flour and provisions of every kind which shall be and remain in my dwelling house at the time of decease shall be appropriated for the use of my family and no account shall be taken thereof in the settlement of my estate. I further direct that all my cotton, corn and molasses which shall be on hand at the time of my decease shall br sold except a sufficient amount to feed two mules and fatten any hogs on hand and for no account be taken thereof in the settlement of my estate. I further direct that my executors be relieved from obtaining any orders or decrees from the Court except the probations of my will and the issuing of Letters of Testamentary. I farther direct that my executers shall speedily pay all debts due by me and it shall not be necessary that the same amount shall be probated, but they may pay them without being first probated and registered when they are satisfied as to the justness of the clam. I further will and direct that my executors be relieved from giving bond for the execution of this trust. Witness my signature of this the day 8th day of September, 1893. D.A. Singleton Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said D.A. Singleton as And for his last will and testament in the presence of who in his Presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have Hereunto set and subscribed our names, as witnesses hereunto on this The 9th Day of September A.D. 1893. S.H. Kirkland N.T. Niles , O. B. Triplett Clerk of the Chancery Court in and for the County of Scott and the State of Mississippi do certify the foregoing instrument Of writing was filed for record on the 30th day of January 1905 and Recorded on the 21st day of February 1905. Will provided by Raymond C. Hunt Transcribed by Mary Schwab
David Adam Singleton was a Farmer and Miller
More About David Adam Singleton: Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, near Forest Mississippi.
More About David Adam Singleton and Nepsa White: Marriage: 1858
Children of David Adam Singleton and Nepsa White are:
+Alabama Buford Singleton, b. January 25, 1859, Buford County, Alabama, d. July 31, 1931, Forest, Scott County, Mississippi.