Fayette County, GA Wills & Probate Records -

James Brassell, 20 Mar 1852

Source: Fayette County, GA Probate Court
Written: March 20 1852
Recorded: October 4 1852

Fayette County}

In the name of God Amen I James Brassell of said State and County being of Advanced age and Knowing that I must shortly depart this life or ????? deem it right and proper that as respects myself and family that I should make a disposition of the property which a kind providence blessed me. I therefore make this my last will and testament therby revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me.

Item first I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition my sould I trust shall return to rest with god who gave it.

Item 2nd Second I give and bequeath to my beloved grand son James T. Brassell one thousand dollars to be paid to him by my Executor herein after named and to be paid to him when he becomes twenty one years of age and to be raised out of the proceeds of my property. I also give and bequeath to him one horse sadelle and bridle, also one bed, bed stead and furniture.

Item third After the death of my beloved wife Patsey the ballance of the property to be Equally divided between Samuel Prewitt husband of my beloved Daughter Polly and Lorenzo D. Padgette husband of my beloved Daughter Elizabeth and my beloved son Willis Brassell, William Brassell and my beloved Grand Son James T. Brassell.

Item fourth. I constitute and appoint my son Willis Brassell Executor to this my last will and testament this the 20 day of March 1852. James Brassell (LS)

Signed Sealed declared and published by James Brassell his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator and of each other this March 20th 1852.
William Brassell
Richard B. Humphrey
John C. Brassell

Court of Ordinary October Term 1852
Fayette County}
The will of James Brassell late of said county deceased being produced in court and the witnesses of said will to wit William Brassell, John C Brassell, Richard B Humphreys being duly sworn depose and say that they saw James Brassell the Testator sign seal deliver and publish the instrument now presented as his last will and testament freely volunterly and of his own accord and without any compultion or influence whatever. That at the time of the Execution of the said will said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory that deponants signed said will as witnesses in the presence of the testator at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other, sworn to and subscribed before me in open court this 4 day of October 1852.
William Brassell
R B Humphrey
John C Brassell

J. L. Blalock Ordinary
Recorded this the 10 day of January 1853
Geo C King Dept Ordinary
We the Legatees under the will of James Brassell late of said County deceased each and every one of us for ourselves individually acknowledge notice of application to prove the will of said James Brassell deceased and wave all further notice of the same and have no objections to the probate thereof in solem or common form at the October Term of the court of Ordinary of said Fayette County or at any term thereafter.
September 7th, 1852
William Brassell, Jr.
Willis Brassell
Samuel Prewett
L. D. Padgette

Recorded this the 10 day of January 1853
Geo C King Dept Ordinary

Transcribed & Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton

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