Source: The will Of James Ford Elms is on file in Independence Co. AR, dated 12 February 1849. Names his wife Mahulda Ann, dau. Minverva Elms, dau. Eliza Elms, Son William Burrell Elms, dau. Martha Ann Elms.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mahulda Ann Elms in lieu of his/her dower all the household furniture, one side saddle, two cows and calves and one year provisions with the exception of one bed and her clothing.
I hereby constru--- my brother Thomas Elms to be the executor to sell the following property, two head of horses, my stock of hogs and sheep, one wagon and farming utensils, any improvements to this property I want sold and the money equally divided between my wife and four children.
Signature: James F. Elms.
Witness: W.J. Clark, S.W. Peel.
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