Fayette County, GA Wills & Probate Records -

Willis Brassell - 15 Sept 1877

Source: Fayette County, GA Probate Court
Written: September 15 1877
Recorded: October 1 1877


Know all Men by these Presents That I Willis Brassell of Brooks Station in the County of Fayette and State of Georgia, being in ill health but of sound and disposing mind & memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, As to my worldly estate and all the property real, personal or mixed of which I shall ???? seized and possessed of, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit:

First, My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executors hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.

Secondly, I give devise and bequeath to my present wife Fanney and each of my two children by her Jesse & Nellie? one hundred dollars:

Thirdly, I will that my grand Son Willis Neal by daughter Martha have one hundred dollars

Fourthly, I will that the remainder of my Estate be divided equally among the rest of my legal heirs.

Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my Sons Titus W. Brassell & John W. Brassell to be the Executors of this my last Will and testament.

In testimony whereof I the said Willis Brassell have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the fifteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Seven. Willis Brassell

Signed Sealed and published by Willis Brassell in the presence of T. B. King, A. W. Gable, and John Tilley

Fayette County}
Fayette Court of Ordy Oct Term 1877
Before me on the 1st day of October 1877, for the purpose of proving the last Will and testament of Willis Brassell, one of the witnesses to said will to wit, T. B. King and the said will being brought before me for probate of the same, the said witness deposeth and saith of the same, that he saw Willis Brassell Sign and publish as his last will & testament on the day & year there stated as executed by him, That he witnessed the same, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of the other Witnesses A. W. Gable & John Tilley who subscribed said will as witnesses. That the same was voluntarily executed by him while he was of sound & disposing mind & memory.
Sworn to and subscribed before T. B. King
me this 1st day of Oct 1877

L. B. Griggs Ordy

Ordered that the will of Willis Brassell be admitted to record as satisfactorily proven in common form & the Executors Titus W. and John W. Brassell have leave to qualify & before so doing that letters testamentary
issue to them. L. B. Griggs Ordy

Recorded Oct 1st 1877
L. B. Griggs Ordy & Ex Officio CCO

Transcribed & Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton

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