East Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc.; P.O. Box 117; Winder, GA 30680
WILL of DANIEL L. SHELL
transcribed by Patricia Freeman Hardin
Gwinnett County, Georgia
Will Book E, 1888-1916
Signed: July 3, 1893
Recorded: Oct. 4, 1897
Georgia Gwinnett County
I Daniel L. Shell of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.
First - It is my will and I direct that my mortal remains be intured in the Snellville Cemetery in said County in a decent and respectable manner according to my circumstances in life likewise the same of my wife and that a suitable tomb be erected at our resting place to disignate the place.
Second - I give bequeath and divise to my beloved wife Ann M. Shell the following real estate and personal property to wit - one hundred and fifty acres of land more or less embracing my place of residence and known and distinguished as part of lot No six lying and being in the 5th land district and bounded by lands north by Lanier Estate East by J.J. Jones South by John B. Williams west by Thomas McCart - more particular discribed in a deed from A. J. Flowers to D. L. Shell dated 26 December 1856 and apparentances and all my personal estate at my death to have and to hold the same in lieu of her right to Dower for and during her natural life for the maintenance and support to use it just as she pleases for the purpose mentioned.
Third - I give bequeath and devise to my beloved daughter Mary L. McDaniel the following real estate property to wit - one hundred and eighty five (185) acres of land more or less known and distinguished as No (285) two hundred and eighty five in the 4th district of originally Walton now Newton County lying east-side of little Hayns creek described in a deed from R. A. Stancile to D. L. Shell dated the 30th day of March 1872 to have and to hold the same to herself and her bodily heirs in fee simple for their own proper use benefit and behalf.
Forth - I give bequeath and divise to my beloved daughter Georgia E. Jones the following real estate to wit - fifty acres more or less ninty rod square discribed by No. (5) five in the fifth land district being the north east corner of lot owned by J. B. Williams land more particular described in a deed from John Hull to D. L. Shell dated Oct 11th 1860 to have and to hold the same from my death and at my wifes death to have and to hold the real estate described in Second Item (to my wife) to herself and her bodily heirs fee simple for their own proper use benefit and behalf.
Fifth - I give bequeath and divise to my beloved son Richard L. Shell the following real estate property to wit - One hundred and ninty one and one half acres more or less the Moore tract known and distinguished by the number 50 in the 5th fifth district - and minutely discribed in a deed from A. A. Hewett to D. L. Shell dated 1st day of Oct 1885 and also the Strickland tract known by the number 33 in the 6th land district and minutely discribed in a deed from D. L. McDonald to D. L. Shell dated 1st day of Oct 1891 to have and to hold said tracts and apparentances to his own proper use benefit and behalf forever in fee simple.
Sixth - And I direct that all my personal property or the residue thereof that may be gained or acquired at my wifes death disposed of by sale or otherwise and equally divided between my three children without any administration or court expense in case any expense do occur each child to bear it equally. I constitute and appoint my son Richard L. Shell executor of this my last will and testament this the 8 day of July 1893.
D. L. Shell
T. A. Clower
Andrew J. Webb