Will of Abraham Haynes
I, Abraham Haynes do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at
First, I direct that so much of my present crop be sold as to satisfy my debts.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah fifty acres of land of the tract on which I now live to be and remain her own
during her natural life or widowhood beginning on the south boundary line of the cotton field (illegible). Thence east to the corner of the
fence that (illegible) the cotton field thence north to the corner of the lot thence with the now cotton field to Daniel Pott's line thence east
to a white oak at my gate thence north to Beesley's corner at a Spanish oak thence east thirty poles thence south to the spring the corner
field thence west to the corner of the fence thence south to the wash house thence west to the ash (illegible) thence south to the old barn
thence east to the still house thence south with the original fence to Thomas line thence west to the corner of the fence to the new ground
thence south to the beginning.
Thirdly, that fifty acres cleared land be rented out for the benefit of all my children until the death of my wife and then sold and equally
divided amongst all my children.
Fourtly, I give my wife one mare and saddle and two cows, one yearling and thirty-five barrels of corn and ten fat hogs and forty bushels
Fifthly, that all the remaining part of my property with the exception of the balance of my land be sold and equally divided between my
Sixth, that all the estate that may fall to my wife of her father's estate be divided equally among my nine children.
Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my sons, Thomas K. Haynes, Nathaniel Haynes, and James M. Haynes my executors in witness
whereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal this 10th day of September 1838.