Will book AMcGRIFF. Thomas McGriff. will 8/29/1842: probate 5/2/1843. Daughter: Polly Ann Taylor during her life or widowhood then to her children by her late husband, John J. Taylor, negroes. Daughter, Martha Johnston, wife of Micajah Johnson, negroes. Daughter, Elizabeth Jane Thomas, widow of James D. Thomas, negroes. Son: Thomas J. McGriff, alias Thomas J.Benson, land whereon I now live, lying on the north side of Beaverdam Creek including my mill. To daughter: Alafair McGriff, alias Alafair Benson, negroes. To son Thomas J. and daughter Alafair McGriff alias Thomas J. and Alafair Benson, negroes. To Mary Michael during her life then to her sons James and Patrick McGriff, alias James and Patrick Michael, negro girl. To sons James and Patrick McGriff alias James and Patrick Michael, sons of Mary Michael and any other child or children she may have by me that portion of land I live on south of Beaverdam Creek, and negroes. Exrs: Jacob Watson, Charles Walker and son-in-law, Micajah Johnston. Wit: J. A. D. Coley, John Lee Jr, Tyra Garrett.