East Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc.
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Will of Joseph D. Hammack
Wills 1826-1922 – Georgia Court of Ordinary (Taliaferro County)
LDS Film No. 220541
Taliaferro County, Georgia Will Bk. B, Pages 252-254
Transcribed by Rhoda Taylor Fone
Dated March 27, 1899
Proved May 3, 1899
Georgia – Taliaferro County
I JOSEPH D. HAMMACK, of said State and County, being of sound and
disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will & testament
hereby revoking all wills heretofore made by me: -
Item First: I give, devise and bequeath unto MY BELOVED WIFE JULIA A.
HAMMACK, the following described property, to wit: - All that tract or
lot of land situated in the town of Crawfordville whereon I reside,
containing about one (1) acre, more or less, bounded on South by Main
Street, running East & West; on East and West by side street running from
said main street to a back street which bounds said property on the
North. Also, all that tract or lot of land, whereon is situated the house
known as the gin-shop, situated in the town of Crawfordville, near
Georgia Railroad depot, bounded on the North by said back street running
towards the depot; on East and West by side street and on South by lot of
W. C. Chapman.
Also, all that tract or lot of land situated in the town of
Crawfordville, said County, known as the Jim Hammack lot, bounded on the North and
East public Streets; on South by lands of Titus Richards, and on West
by Presbyterian Church lot, on which tract of land there are no
improvements, which tract of land continue about one-fourth (1/4) of an acre,
more or less. Also, all that tract or lot of land, situated in the 606
district G.M., Taliaferro County, Georgia known as the Woodall place,
containing Three Hundred and fifty four (354) acres, more or less,
bounded on North by lands formerly belonging to George Mitchell; on East by
public road to ______ and lands of C. C. Lucas; on South by lands of
C. S. Lucas, and on west by lands of H. M. Holden.
Also, all that tract or lot of land, known as the Peek place situated
in the 608th district G.M. Taliaferro County, Georgia, containing One
Hundred and Seventy five (175) acres, more or less, adjoining lands of
Jno. F. Holden, Susan Peek, Parker and others.
Also, all that tract or lot of land situated in the 608th district G.M.
Taliaferro County, Georgia, known as the Tom Smith(?) place containing
twenty-four (24) acres, more or less, adjoining lands of Shep Peek, J.
M. Lacy and others.
Also all that tract or lot of land, known as the Acree(?) place,
situated in the 603rd district G.M. Taliaferro County, Georgia, containing
Two Hundred and Eighteen (218) acres, more or less, bounded on the North
by public road leading from Crawfordville to Level Hill; on East by
lands of Frank Rhodes and J. A. Kendrick, and South by lands of Horace M.
Holden, and on West by lands of J. N. Chapman.
Also all that tract or lot of land, known as Stephens place, situated
in 604th district G.M. Taliaferro County, Georgia, containing One
Hundred and fifty (150) acres, more or less, on which Julius(?) Taylor now
resides as my tenant, adjoining lands of estate of Emma Richards,
deceased, lands of Mrs. Buford Bird, lands of estate of Mrs. H. R. Portwood
Item Second: I will devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Julia A.
Hammack, all of the property hereinbefore described free from all charge
or limitation whatever, to her own proper use, benefit and behoof
forever in fee-simple.
Item Third: I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Julia A.
Hammack, free from all charges or limitations whatever, to her own
proper use, benefit and behoof, forever in fee-simple, any and all property
both real and personalty, including notes and accounts, and any and all
other property of whatever kind and description which I may own or
have at my death. I give, devise and bequeath to my said wife the
property referred to in this item, in addition to the property described or
referred to in the first item of this, my last will and testament.
Item Fourth: My executrix, hereinafter named, need not make any return
as executrix of my last will and testament and no inventory or
appraisement of my estate need be had. An inventory and appraisement of my
estate and any returns by my said executrix hereinafter named are all
dispensed with, as far as the law permits me to allow them to be dispensed
Item Fifth: I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said beloved
wife, Julia A. Hammack, my executrix of and to this my last will and
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 27
day of March 1899.
/s/ Joseph D. (his X mark) Hammack
Signed, declared and published by Joseph D. Hammack as his last will
and testament, in the presence of us, the subscribers, who subscribe our
names hereto, as witnesses in the presence of said testator, at his
instance and request, and in the presence of each other, the said
testator, Joseph D. Hammack signing in our presence and we signing in his
presence. This 27 day of March 1899.
Horace M. Holden
W. R. Gunn
Jno. H. Stephens
Recorded May 3rd 1899
Geo. H. Mitchell, Ordinary