Friday, January 21, 2011
Friend of Friends Friday - Dorcas McComb McLain Will
So I was doing the genealogy surf on the net and found some new information (love it when that happens). I stumbled on to the McClain Exchange Newsletters and found the transcribed will of Dorcas McComb McLain who is the 6th great-grandmother of my children. It was submitted by a McLain researcher that I used to correspond with back in the old days when I didn't know what the internet was (I need to look her up!)
Among the things she gave and bequeathed were slaves. This was also new information to me. I wasn't aware that any of the McLains owned slaves. So here I am sharing this will in the hopes it will help someone else.
This Will was included in the Volume 5, Number 4 - Winter 1995 issue of the McClain Exchange. I haven't looked at the other issues yet, better get busy and do that.
If you click on the image, you should be able to read it just fine. However, I will note the names mentioned here.
Slaves mentioned: ISAAC ELIZABETH NANCY(OR HARRY) REBECCA ISRAEL OBED
Heirs mentioned: JOHN MCLAIN, JANE MCLAIN, ELIZABETH MCOMB.
Witness: SAMUEL FISHER