Jane Gilbert Mitchell Brooks
by Theresa Steele Page
October 18, 1887
An old colored woman, named Jane Mitchell, died in this city last week, who had attained the remarkable age of 116 years. Those who have known her for many years, say that the above figures given her age correctly. She was the mother of 13 children, and had 11 grand children, 44 great-grand children and one great-great grand child.
Milledgeville, Ga., Oct. 12th 1887.
On the 12th day of Oct next, I promise to pay W. & J. Caraker, or order, thirty eight dollars, for one full new casket this day purchased of them-the right and title remain in said W. & J. Caraker, until the same is fully paid for, and to secure them in the prompt payment of this note,
I hereby mortgage to the said W. & J. Caraker, the following property, which I declare to be mine, in my own right and against which there is not other lien or mortgage or encumbrance, of any kind, to-wit: the above item is for the Grand Mothers Casket. Nov 13th 1888 Paid in full by Charley & Frank Steel
With interest after maturity paid at 8 per cent, per annum...
Witness my hand and seal the 11th day of Oct 1887
In Presence of F. P. Steele
Pv F. P. Steele
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