Thanks a bunch for the letter from J.T. Elwood and the will. I haven't figured out yet whether I descend from the one who got the "Plantation" or five dollars. Boy there was no in between back in those days.
The fax copy was fussy but legible. Let me known if you want me to mail you a hard copy after my wife retypes.
Also I have a real family treasure, a photograph in excellant condition, taken circa 1880, of Thomas, Jane and their five children. Let me know if you want a copy and I'll mail it.
An interesting aside comment re the picture is my grandmother retreived it from not one but tree burning farm houses two of which were totally destroyed