"I give and bequeat unto my loving wife, Mary Cantrell, all
my real and personal estate, during the time of her natural life, or
widowhood, except the money that is now in my hands.
" I will that it be equally divided amongst all my children, ex-
cept my son Elijah Cantrell's heirs; to the two children he left at
his decease, I will that they have of my estate ten shillings between
"I also except George Pirtle, and my grandson, Isaac Pirtle,
George Pirtle's son. I give and bequeath to George Pirtle five
shillings and to my grandson, Isaac Pirtle, five shillings.
" I aslo give and bequeath to my son Enoch Cantrell and his
heirs, after the decease of my wife, one negro boy named Watt.
" I also give to my son Lanceford one negro named Sam.
"I also give to my son Abraham one negro woman, Poll, except
"I also give to my son Caleb, the child the wench now has named
Will, if he dies before he is ten years old, then to have the next
living child, and the other increase left to the disposal of my wife:
if no living children, the wench to be equally divided between
Abraham and Caleb, at the decrease of my wife.
"I also will that my wife give the children that are now under
her care, when they leave her what she thinks necessary, and also
will that she give Nimrod such necessaries as the rest had, when
she thinks good.
(Signed) "Isaac Cantrell.
In 1830 Mary, widow of Isaac Cantrell, by a deed of gift gave
a number of negroes and a large tract of land to her children: Nim-
rod, Caleb, Abraham, Lanceford aand Enoch and grandchildren:
Mark Cantrell, Peter Cantrell (sons of Elijah), and Isaac Pirtle.