Title: Copy of Will : Joseph M. White – Sep. 28, 1836
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Title: Copy of Will : Joseph M. White – Sep. 28, 1836
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Language: English
Publication Date: 1836
Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: North America
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America
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United States of America
Department of State
To all whom these presents shall come, greeting:
I certify that Nathaniel P. Cousin, whose name is subscribed to the paper hereunto
annexed, is nom and was, at the time of subscribing the same. Judge of the Orphan's
Court of the County Washington, in the District of Columbia, duly commissioned; and
that full faith and confidence are due to his acts, as such:

In testimony whereof, I, John Forsyth
Secretary of State, of the United States, have hereunto subscribed my name
and caused the Seal of the Department of State to be affixed.

Don at the city of Washington, this nineteenth
Day of December A.D. 1839
And of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-fourth.
[Signed] John Forsyth

The last will and testament of Joseph M. White of Florida.
In the name of God, Amen. I Joseph M. White of Florida considering the
uncertainty of human life, and being desirous of making a disposition of the property I
have acquired other than the law directs me in case of persons dying intestate, I hereby
ordain this my last will and testament revoking all others.
Imprimis. I hereby give and bequeath to my affectionate wife Ellen Adair White,
my entire property, real and personal consisting of lands, slaves, stocks, bonds, notes, and
money; with the exception of the specific legacies hereafter mentioned.
Item. I give to each of the children of my brother John B. White one share of
stock in the New Brighton Association of New York.
Item. I also give and bequeath to Phillip S. White, Thomas Foster, son of my
sister Maria Foster, and Oscar White of Florida one share each of said stock of New
Item. I give and bequeath to my sister Maria a negro woman named Judy, and her
children, being the woman I received from my father after the death of my wife.
Item. I give and bequeath to Phillip S. white my seventy-fourth part of the Town
of Winnebago in Wisconsin Territory, and to Jane White a negro boy Wilson (a mulatto
son of Mary.)
Item. To each of my sister Elizabeth W. Brayer's children, one share of stock in
the New Brighton association.
Item. I hereby direct the sale of my stock in the Brunswick and in the Atlanta
Company, upon which ten thousand dollars has been paid by Thomas Butler King and A
Colby by contract with me and the proceeds devoted to the education of such of the
children of the Brothers and Sisters of my wife, as she may designate.
If in the disposition of providence it shall be ordained, that I shall survive my wife
Ellen Adair White, in that event, I hereby direct that the property shall be divided unto
equal parts, one of which to be equally divided into four parts, one of which fours, shall

be given to each of the two Brothers of my wife, William & John Adair, and the other
two to the children of her two Sisters Margaret and Isabella, and the other half to be
divided into four parts, also one of each to given to my brothers Jane Wife John B. &
Phillip S. White and the remainder to the children of my two sisters Elizabeth and
Marcia. I hereby bequeath to Ann A. Bridges Harriet and her three youngest children
after the death of my wife.
I appoint Ellen Adair White my sole executor and direct that no security shall be
required of her, and in the event of my surviving her, I hereby appoint John Adair as my
sole executor.
Given under my hand and Seal, at Washington September 28th, 1836.
Joseph M. White {seal}
Signed, sealed, and acknowledged in presence of us. -
Michael Nourse
Elias Kane
T.W. Gallaudet

District of Columbia,
Washington County, to wit, December 18th, 1839.
This day appeared Michael Nourse & T.W. Gallaudet, two of the three subscribing
witnesses to the aforegoing last will & testament of Joseph M. White, late of Florid,
deceased and severally made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did
see the testator therein named sign & seal this will that he published, pronounced &
declared the same to be his last will & testament that at the time of so doing he was to the
best of their apprehensions of sound & disposing mind, memory, & understanding that
they together with Elias Kane the other subscribing witness, respectively subscribed their
names as witnesses to this will, in the presence & at the request of the testator, and in the
presence of each other.
Sworn before,
Ed: N. Roach Reg. Wills

District of Columbia,
Washington County, to wit, I certify that the aforegoing is a true copy from the
original *** and recorded in my office.
Witness my hand and seal of office, this 19th day of December in the year 1839.
Ed: N. Roach Reg. Wills of Columbia.
Washington County, to wit, I Nathaniel P. Cousin acting Judge of the Orphan's Court for
Washington County aforesaid do certify that the aforegoing attestation by Edward N.
Roach Esquire Register of Wills of the said County is in due form, and that full faith and
credit are to be given to his official acts.
Given under my hand and seal, at the City of Washington this 19th day of Dec.
Nathaniel P. Cousin

Copy Last Will and Testament of Joseph M. White

Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.

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