Will of Larkin Gunn 1802-1855 Chambers County, Alabama Will Book 1 pages 437-438 Abstract
I, Larkin Gunn, of the County of Chambers, State of Alabama, do make this my last will and testament to wit:
It is my desire that all my just debts be paid.
Item: to daughter Nancy E. Barrow, wife of James H. Barrow, I bequeath the sum of $1.00 in addition to what I have already advanced her.
Item: To my two sons, Leonidas and Simon [sic] all the land, tenaments, negroes, moneys, and the rest of my estate, both real and personal, not herein otherwise disposed of, reserving unto my beloved wife, Cynthia Gunn, one thrid part of the estate, real and personal, during her life or widowhood.
It is my desire that all my property to be kept together, until my son Simeon becomes of age. If said wife marries, she is to have one third part during her life, and at her death, this one third part to go to sons, Leonidas and Simeon equally. If either son should die without issue, it is my desire that his portion shall go to the remaining son, and if both my sons should died without issue, then all my property I bequeath to the children of my deceased brother, Richard Gunn, Sr., in equal parts.
Signed this the 21st day of March 1849
Seal of Larkin Gunn
Proved in open court of Chambers County, Alabama on the oaths of Charles McLemore on March 24, 1855
Larkin R. Gunn was born in Olgethorpe County, Georgia on August 24, 1802 to Richard S. Gunn and Elizabeth Radford Gunn. He was one of nine children, eight who survived infancy. Larkin married Cynthia Marie Darden in Taliaferro County, Georgia on July 26, 1822. Between 1835 and 1840 Larkin and his brother Richard left Georgia and moved to Chambers County, Alabama to raise their families.
Larkin and Cynthia were the parents of four children, three survived infancy: Leonidas Gunn b. 1827 in Taliaferro County, Georgia Nancy Elizabeth Gunn b. 1829 in Taliaferro County, Georgia who married Judge James Heath Barrow Reuben Gunn b.c. 1832 Simeon Gunn b. 1834 in Taliaferro County, Georgia
After Larkin's death in 1855, Cynthia Marie Darden remainded in Chambers County, Alabama until shortly before her death. She died July 1901, in the home of her grandson Josiah L. Barrow in West Point, Georgia. Her body was interred in Providence Church Cemetery.