I copied and pasted the following from this website: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/l/a/Barbara-Bla...
It looks like it comes from Edward's will. FYI, Thos is an abbreviation for Thomas, just like Wm is an abbreviation for William. I see that they spell the last name Echols, instead of Eckles, but that could be explained by a number of reasons. Sometimes when part of a family branches off and moves away, they would alter the spelling of their name slightly to distinguish themselves from the other group. Or, in times when it was a luxury to be able to read and write, a lot of people ended up altering the spelling of their own names by accident.
Eckles, Edward, Sr. Land whereon I live to be sold, one-fourth of proceeds to
Mary Morgan's children, one part to dau. Nancy Cowden, one part to dau. Jemima
Wheatley's three daughters, Epoly, Polly Ann, and Esther Wheatley at marriage
or majority, one part to dau. Rebecca Carouth. To children of son Thos.
Eckles, dec'd $95.00 at marriage or majority. Residue to be equally divided
between son Nathan Eckles, dau. Nancy Morgan's children and dau. Rebecca
Carouth. Signed Aug. 15, 1829. Probated Nov. 17, 1829. Son Nathan Eckles,
Excr. Thos. Faver, Sebron Moore, Nathan Eckles, Jr., Test.
Marriage 1 Jane
Mary Echols Morgan
Nancy Echols Cowden
Jemima Echols Wheatley
Rebecca Echols Carruth
Nathan Echols b: CA 1774
Author: Eckles, Harry E.
Title: Eckles and Eckles families in the United States
Abbrev: Eckles and Eckles families in the United States
Publication: Privately by R. A. and M. Gl Eckles, 1956
Text: Eckles and Eckles families in the United States: A Brief history of the present Eckles and Eckles famlies and their ancestors together with some notes on the origin of the surname and some general history
PO Box 2270
Fort Wayne IN 46802"