The Dallas Journal, Volume 42, 1996 Page: 39
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being able to support himself. Since her
death, I have at the request of her four
sons, paid to her married daughter the
sum of one thousand dollars. I now give
to her son James Given . . . four
thousand dollars in discharge of the
promise which I gave to his mother.
* Item Fifty-fourth: to Mary E.
Boswell, Bessie B. Hammond, and John
H. Boswell, the children of my first
cousin Mrs. Sarah McCorkle Boswell,
each . . . two thousand dollars. The
legacy of John H. Boswell shall be
deducted from any amount which he may
owe me at the time of my death.
* Item Fifty-fifth: to Lillie
McCorkle, Nellie McCorkle and James
H. McCorkle, the children of my first
cousin, James H. McCorkle ... each two
* Item Fifty-sixth: to Mary E.
Owen, the daughter of the late Rev.
Roger Owen and -of my first cousin
Mary S. McCorkle . . . two thousand
* Item Fifty-seventh: I give,
devise and bequeath to the congregation
or to the corporation, when formed, of
the Protestant Episcopal Church of St.
Martin-in-the-Field, located at the
corner of Willow Grove Avenue and
Thirty-first Street (or St. Martin Avenue)
. .. the lot of ground and the buildings
thereon erected, including the church
and contents, the parish building and
contents, including the Sunday School
and Parish libraries and the rectory,
together estimated to be of the value of
One Hundred thousand dollars. I direct
that the church shall be a free church
forever, and that no pews or sittings
shall ever be rented or sold. I direct that
the rectory shall be occupied by the
rector free of rent and taxes.
* Item Fifty-eighth: I have given
so largely from my income during my
life to educational, religious and
charitable institutions, and to private
objects of charity, that I leave to the
surviving members of my family to
continue the system I have practiced
and recommend that they shall never
allow their donations in total to fall
below one-tenth of their income, and
that they continue the payment of the
allowances ordinarily paid by me to the
missionary and other Western Bishops
and to my friend Bishop Neely of the
Diocese of Maine.
* Item Fifty-ninth: All the rest,
residue and remainder of my estate real
and personal, wheresoever the same may
be, I give, devise and bequeath to the
executors hereinafter named in trust to
pay over the net income arising
therefrom in manner following:
* First: . . . out of the said
income . . five thousand dollars
annually to my cousin Sarah Wright
Houston (who for many years has lived
as a member of my family) during her
* Second: ... out of said income
one hundred and fifty thousand
dollars annually to my cousin William F.
Houston during his life.
* Third:... out of said income
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars
to my cousin Henry E. Houston during
* Fourth: . . . three hundred
dollars annually to my cousin Rachel V.
Houston during her life.
* Fifth: . . . three hundred
dollars annually to my cousin Susan H.
Houston during her life.
1996 39 DGS Journal
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