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Notes for Moses Cavitt
Information on Moses Cavitt obtained via email from Sheila O'Hara .
Moved to Texas in 1794.
Moses' Will, dated 3 March, 1853, was probated in Henderson County, Texas, 30 May 1853.
THE MOSES CAVITT WILL:
In The Name of God Amen
I, Moses Cavitt of the County of Henderson and State of Texas, being of sound mind and, memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and Transitory Life Do therefore make and ordain, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament that is to say first after all my Lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my Estate Real and personal, I give bequeath and dispose of as follows: to wit: To my beloved wife. Susan, during her natural life and her bodily heirs after death one negro boy named Charles, some twenty two or three years old, yellow complexion, one Negro woman named Rose, fifty years old, black complexion, also four horses and a mare & colt, also one Carry-all, also all the farming tools, and a set of Black Smith Tools, also all the Stock of Cattle and Hogs, also all my stock of Sheep, consisting of nine head. Also one note which calls for cash of John Wofford, payable to me, Due January the first A.D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty three which calls for eight hundred dollars, also one note on Jessie Duren due the first day of September A.D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two. To my beloved Daughter, Margaret Jane Wren and to my son Canada Cavitt, I give grant and bequeath to each one the sum of ten dollars each, the above named heirs being children of my first wife Elizabeth (now deceased).
Also, to my beloved Daughter, George Ann Mary Elizabeth Cavitt, Mosettia America Jane Cavitt, Martha Ellen Cavitt, and Leah Docia Derotha Dulcena Cavitt. And also to my sons
Richard Dudley Brooks, John Wesley., James Alexander, and Andrew Jackson Carroll Scott Cavitt, I give and bequeath and set apart to each one the sum of ten dollars all the above mentioned property and Estate I am lawfully possessed.
Likewise, I make constitute and appoint my wife, Susan, to by my executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof,, I hereunto set my name and affix my seal (using scroll for seal) On this the second day of March A.D., one-thousand and eight hundred and fifty-three.
[Signed) Mosses Cavitt
James M. Trimble
State of Texas
County of Henderson
I, James M. Trimble, do Solemnly Swear that I signed the annexed Will as witness at the request of Moses Cavitt, Deceased and he declared to me that it was his Last Will and Testamnent.
J. M. Trimble
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th May 1853.
(Endorsed) Saml T. Owen Moses Cavitt C J H C T
John K. Bryan
Married in Sumner County, TN, in 1812, Moses and Elizabeth moved to Holmes County, MS, shortly after their first child, Alexander T., was born, three more children were born to them before they moved around 1830 to Yalobusha Co., MS. Elizabeth died there in 1839 and in 1840, Moses remarried. Two years later, Moses and his new wife sold their Yalobusha County land to his youngest son and moved to Red River County, Texas, where they produced seven children.
Moses assumedly sold land around 1832 in Greenville, Mississippi. Deeds may be in Chancery Court's Office.
Mrs. H.A. Peacock states on July 31, 1974, that she had many, many documents on the Wrenns, Turbevilles, and a book on the Cavitts.
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