Family:Gilbert Purvis and Unknown (1)

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  1.   Will of Gilbert Johnson Purvis, in Hinds County, Mississippi Will Book 1, 48.

    State of Mississippi, Hinds County; I, Gilbert Johnson Purvis of the county and state aforesaid do make this as & for my last will and testament. In the first place as all of my property is now in dispute between myself & James P. J. Purvis and William Purvis and in consequence thereof I can make no specific bequests or legacies, it is my direction, will and desire that my Executors herein after named shall forthwith and without delay proceed to ascertain & procure the portion of my father's estate the late Gilbert Purvis to which I am of right entitled. I claim all of the estate of which my mother was possessed at the time of her death---upon which property the said James P. J. Purvis has administered---for the negroes I have brought an action of replevin in the circuit court of Hinds County. I wish my Executors herein after mentioned to prosecute or abandon that suit as they may be advised by the counsel whom I have imployed in this suit Messrs. Marsh & Mayson---should the said suit be abandoned or should my Executors herein after named be cast therein then and in that case I hereby direct my Executors to file a bill in Chancery or commence such other suit as may be necessary & proper to procure from the aforesaid James P.J. Purvis Administrator as aforesaid the full distribution share of the estate of my deceased parents to which I am intitled insisting upon the advance made by my deceased father the said Gilbert Purvis to James Purvis the father of the said James P.J. Purvis in the life time of them both. And after my Executors shall have become possessed of the property to which I am entitled, it is my will and desire that they divide the same after the payment of all my just debts equally share and share alike between all the children of James Purvis Senr. of Rankin except to Wright Barnes and Nancy his wife & James Brock & Betsey his wife formerly Nancy & Betsey Purvis to them I give and bequeath nothing---provided however & it is my express will and direction that before any final distribution of my estate is made that my Executors secure & secure effectually for my sister Sally Purvis, out of said estate the annual sum of one hundred & fifty dollars to be paid to her the said Sally for and during the term of her natural life & to be paid at the end of each and every year. I do hereby nominate my friends and relatives John Purvis & William Purvis of Hinds County my Executors to this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all others. Witness my hand and seal this 9th April 1835. Gilbert J. (x) Purvis; wits. William H. Young, Chas. C. Mayson; Proved by Charles C. Mayson 27 April 1835.