East Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc.; P.O. Box 117; Winder, GA 30680
WILL OF CHURCHILL BLAKEY
Wilkes County GA Will Book 1837 to 1877, page 373
In the name of God Amen I Churchill Blakey Senior of the County and State aforesaid being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory and knowing that is appointed for all to ___ and being desirous to dispose of the property as it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with it is my will and desire to be disposed in following manner to wit.
1st I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Blakey one negro fellow named Matt one Feather Bed and Furniture to him and his heirs forever.
2nd I give and Bequeath unto my son Reubin Blakey on negro boy named George, one Feather Bed and Furniture to him and his heirs forever.
3rd I give and bequeath unto my son Churchill Blakey Junior one negro boy named John, one Feather Bed & furniture to him and his heirs forever.
4th I give and bequeath to my son Roling Blakey one negro boy named Augustus, one Feather Bed and Furniture to him and his heir forever.
5th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Anderson one negro girl named Ann to her and her heirs forever.
6th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Blakey one negro girl named Delsey, one Feather Bed and Furniture to her and her heirs forever.
7th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Penelope J. Wooten one negro girl named Emmy to her and her heirs forever.
8th I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Ann Roberts one negro girl named Eliza, one Feather Bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
9th I give and bequeath to my Grand Son George Blakey Smith one negro woman named Lucy to him and his heirs forever.
10th I give and bequeath unto my son James Blakey the tract of land whereon I now live in Wilkes County on the waters of Newfords Creek.
11th It is my will and desire that my negro woman Jinney and all my Stock and other property not herein particular before given or bequeaths should be sold and my Executors for the purpose of paying my Debts should the property herein mentioned that is to be sold by my executors procure a larger ______ will be necessary for the discharge of _______ _______ balance to be equally divided among ___________ legatees herein before mentioned.
12th I hereby nominate and appoint my son James Blakey and Thomas Wooten Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking any will that has been heretofore by me made signed sealed published and declared this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the subscribing witnesses this twenty second day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.
Churchill Blakey Jnr
Personally appears in open Court Thomas Blakey and Moses Sutton who being sworn says that he saw the testator Churchill Blakey sign and Seal and heard him that written instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and at the time of his so doing he was of Sound disposing mind and memory and that they subscribed the same as witnesses in his presence at his request and in presence of each other.
Sworn to and subscribed in open Court 24 January 1837.
Jno. H. Dyson, C.C.O.
Recorded February 2 nd 1837
Contributed by Carol McCrite