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WILLIAM WHITE'S WILL 1829



Recorded in Will Book 1828-1831, pages 37,38. Elbert County Records, Office Of Judge Of Probate Court, Elberton, Georgia


In the name of God, Amen-I, William White of the State of Georgia & of Elbert County, being weak in body but of sound mind & memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament- First, I recommend my Soul to God who gave it to my body-I consign to earth to be buried in Christian decency. 2nd- I will that all my just debts & funeral expenses be first paid. 3rd. I will and bequeath unto my well beloved wife, Mary White, during her natural life or widowhood, a decent support to be secured to her in the following manner. The lands I have herein this County are to be occupied by John W, White & Jesse White. Jesse White to have the tract of land known by The Dobbs Tract, whereon he, the said Jesse now resides to his own purposes, securing to his mother the one half of what may be necessary for her comfortable support. The tract on which I now reside, I allow John White to occupy securing to his mother the one half of which may be necessary for her comfortable support as aforesaid & after the death or intermarriage of my wife, the tract on which I now live to be for the express purpose of raising the children of the said John W White & to be applied in no other way, and the tract on which Jesse White lives, after the death or intermarriage of my wife aforesaid, he shall have at his disposal, requesting his house to be a home to Lydia White, should she choose it and further, my wife is to have the privilege of keeping one horse beast, one choice cow & calf & the sheep & hogs such part as she may choose, one feather bed & furniture and such household & kitchen furniture as she may wish to retain during her natural life or widowhood. But at her death or intermarriage, the whole to return to be considered a part of my estate. 4th. I direct that the balance of my estate be sold on a two month credit & the product to be equally divided between the heirs of James E. White, David White, Sarah Williams children and my daughter, Lydia White & I allow my daughter, Lydia to have the feather bed & furniture, the cow & calf & side saddle now in her possession & at her mother's death to have a large chest. 5th. And at the death or intermarriage of my wife, I direct that the effects left her in my third item, be sold & disposed of as directed in my fourth item. Lastly, I do constitute and appoint Jesse White & John Gordon, my executors to this my last will & testament hereby revoking and entirely disannulling all other wills & testaments made by me. In witness & in testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this twenty eighth day of June in the year of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and twenty nine.

Sealed and acknowledged


William ( X) White SEAL
his Mark

In presence of John McCurry, Angus McCurry, Reuben L. Giles

Elbert County, Georgia
Court of ordinary September Term 1829
Personally appeared in open court, Angus McCurry, one of the subscribing witness as to the last will and testament of William White, Decd. And being duly sworn, saith that he was present and saw William White sign seal and acknowledge the within instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and that he, the said testator appeared to be of sound and disposing mind and memory at the time he executed the same, and that he, together with John McCurry and Reuben L. Gyles subscribed their names as witnesses to the same all in the presence of each other and in the presence of the said testator at his requests.

Sworn to in court this 7th.day of September 1829
Attest: Job Weston c.c.o.
Where upon it was ordered to be recorded
Job Weston c.c.o.
Recorded the 10th.September 1829
Job Weston c.c.o.


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