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    Will of Blackstone Hardeman: Guadalupe County, Texas: In the name of Almightly God amen. Know all men by these presents that I, Blackstone Hardeman, of the state and county aforesaid, knowing the uncertainty of this life, and the certainty of death, and being of sound mind and memory make this my last Will and Testament. Item 1st I give and bequeath to my son Peter Hardeman the following named negro slaves, it wit, Jane and Young Sam. Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my son John B. Hardeman the following named negro slave, to wit, Amanda. Item 3rd I will and direct that the remainder of my property, both real and personal, be held, used, and enjoyed, by my wife Elizabeth Hardeman during the entire period of her life, and that at her death the same be equally divided among my children. Item 4th I nominate and appoint my beloved son, William N. Hardeman, my sole executor of this my last Will and Testament. Item 5th I will and direct that neither the County Court of Guadalupe nor any other court in Texas for the settlement of the estates of deceased persons shall have any thing to do with the settlement of my estate except what the law of Texas requires to wit; the probate of this my last Will and Testament and the return and record of an inventory of all my property. In testimony whereof witness my hand and seal, this 23rd day of February A.D. 1865. /s/ Blackstone Hardeman. Witnesses: T. L. Nugent, G. A. Dilworth.608
    Guadalupe County, Texas: In County Court for the settlement of Estates, September Term 1867. Thos. L. Nugent, William N. Hardeman by A. E. Cotton, atty. No. 534, Last Will and Testament of Blackstone Hardeman, 23 February 1865. Filed Sept. 16th, 1867, S. Wright, clerk G.C.C. Recorded. September Term 1867. To Hon. Nat Benton, County Judge of said County: Petition of William N. Hardeman: Blackstone Hardeman of said county, departed this life on the 14th day of September 1867. He presents the will of deceased and prays it may be admitted to probate and he be declared the executor of same.609
    Guadalupe County, Texas: Wm. N. Hardeman, G. A. Dilworth, and Jas. Manford appointed to do the inventory for the estate of Blackstone Hardeman. Inventory and Appraisement, filed 28 October 1867: 220 acres land in Guadalupe County near the San Marcos river (the homestead),

    608 Guadalupe County, Texas, Probate Case #534. Blackstone Hardeman, deceased., 16 September 1867. Will probated 30 September 1867, Record Book E, p. 564. Minute Book C, p. 343.
    609 Blackstone Hardeman probate packet.