Fayette County, GA Wills & Probate Records -

John McLean - 10 Oct 1850

John McLean Will
Georgia Fayette County,
In the name of God Amen, I John McLean of said State and County knowing that I must shortly depart from this world deem it right and proper both as respects myself and my family that I should make a distribution of of
the property with which a kind providence has blessed me I therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me.

1st I Desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition My soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it.

2nd I Desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my Executors hereinafter named as I am unwilling that my creditors should be delayed of their rights.

3rd I Give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha E. McLean fifty acres of land it lying and being on the south side of lot number two hundred and nineteen in the fourth district of originally Henry now Fayette County and including the residence where I now live also all that part lot of land number one hundred and ninety eight which lies north of a crop fence commencing at the line near Jesse Jones land running East across said lot to the East line then due East through lot number one hundred & ninety nine in the same district thirty rods thus a north corner to the north line also two head of horses to be made choice of by her the said Martha E. and two cows & calfs and choice sows & pigs and five year old shoats and five fat or killing hogs & five head of sheep all of which she is to keep & poses free from all charge off and during her natural life or widowhood. If she should marry then the land
revert to and become the property of my beloved son William Francis McLean and in order that she the said Martha E. may receive an equal portion of my property in case she should Marry I request that she relinquish her interest to said lands & that she then receive the sum of five hundred dollars out of my estate.

4th I bequeath to my son William Francis McLean and Allison Hurst McLean and a child yet unborned a negro woman Iseua? and her child Stephen and all of her increase to be equally divided in the year 1870 but in case the land now bequeathed to my wife Martha E. should revert to and become the property of my son William Francis then and in that case he shall not receive any part of the negro woman Iseua and her child Stephen & her increase but they be divided between my son Allison Hurst & a child yet unborned.

5th I bequeath to my Daughter Miriam S. McLean a negro girl Lithia? and two hundred dollars in money to be paid at her marriage or when she comes of age.


6th I bequeath to my daughter Rachel R. McLean the first child that my negro woman Salice may bring to life and and to hundd dollars in money to be paid at her marriage or when she becomes of age but in case she should not receive any negro as contemplated then in that case she is to receive the sum of five hundred dollars as full compensation for the negro & two hundred above mentioned.

7th I bequeath to my sons Oliver P. McLean & Joseph M. McLean lot of land number one hundred and eighty seven in the fourth district of originally Henry now Fayette County to be divided between them by a line
running from north to south in case they cannot agree upon a division that they draw for it after running the line.

8th I bequeath to my son Hiram H. McLean all of that part of lot of land number one hundred & ninety eight (198) in the fourth district of originally Henry now Fayette County which lies south of a line to commence on the west side of said lot at a crop fence near Jesse Jones land & running due East a long the line of the land bequeathed to Martha E. McLean fifteen Rods past the center of said lot then due south to the south line of said lot.

9th I bequeath to my son John M. McLean all that part of lot of land number one hundred & ninety eight which lies south of a line commencing at the crop fence fifteen rods east of the center of said lot and running east to the east line of said lot also all that part of lot n11umber one hundred & ninety nine which lies south west of a line to
run due east commencing at the termination of the line that runs through lot number 198 and to run east thirty rods then due south to the south line of said lot.

10th I bequeath to my son Juanfarranzer McLean all that part of lot of land number one hundred and ninety nine which lies south of a line to commence at the center of the east line of said lot & to run due west until it runs within thirty rods of the west line of said lot then south to the south line.

11th I bequeath to my son Hampton S. McLean all that part of lot of land number one hundred & ninety nine which lies north of a line to commence at the center of the east line of said lot & to run due west until it passes within 30 rods of the west line of said lot then north to the north line of said lot.

12th I request that my negro woman Salice & my negro boy Roland remain on the plantation for the purpose of working & raising support for my family until the year eighteen hundred & sixty five at which time I request that they be equally divided among all of my heirs.

13th All the property bequeathed in the foregoing bequest is to remain as it is and to be considered a part of my estate until such heir shall become of age or marry then and in that case they will be entitled to receive their bequest.

14th I request that all the rest of my property not herein disposed of be equally divided between my (heirs) lawful heirs.

15th I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Martha E. McLean my Executrix and my sons Joseph M. McLean & Oliver P. McLean Executors to this my last will & testament this the tenth day of October eighteen hundred & fifty. John McLean

Signed, Sealed declared and published by John McLean as 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 the tenth day of October eighteen hundred & fifty.
Eli Edmondson
Andrew McBride
Harrison Jones

State of Georgia}
Fayette County}
Nowitis? Ajouned This Court of Ordinary 1850
Before us Jesse L. Blalock Elijah Glass & Thomas M. Jones Justices of the Inferior Court of said County while sitting as a Court of Ordinary personally came Martha E. McLean Executrix of the last will and testament of said John McLean deceased and the witnesses of said will "Towit" Eli Edmondson Andrew McBride & Harrison Jones which witnesses being duly sworn depose and say that they saw John McLean the testator sign seal declare and publish the instrument now presented as his last will and testament freely voluntarily and of his own accord and without any compulsion 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 and at his special instance and request and in the presence
of each other.
Sworn and subscribed
in open court before us}
Jesse B. Blalock J I C Eli
Edmondson
T. M. Jones J I C
Andrew McBride
Elijah Glass J I C
Harrison Jones
Recorded Nov 12th 1850
William J. Russell Clerk
 


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In account current with Joseph McLean one of the executors of the last
will and testament of John McLean late of Fayette County deceased from
the 1st of January 1856 to the 31st Dec 1856 also showing the condition
of the estate from the death of the testator to 31st Dec 1856.
To cash paid out by Martha E. McLean as executrix before her ?????? was
revoked as per voucher No. 1 48.02
To cash paid Richman Dorman as per voucher no. 2 12.68
To cash paid taxes in 1851 as per voucher no. 3 7.07
To cash paid D M Williams as per voucher no. 4 45.27
To cash paid James M. Pate as per voucher no. 5 200.00
in right of his wife as distribution
To cash paid R K Holliday no. 6 15.15
To cash paid Bosworth & Brassell no. 7 9.29
To cash paid Richard F. Archer no. 8 72.50
To cash paid James Floyd no. 9 3.00
To cash paid W M C Dodson no.10 4.35
To cash paid C. Butler no.11 13.68
To cash paid John I Whitaker no.12 5.77
To cash paid Harrison Jones no.13 61.70
To cash paid Bosworth & Brassell no.14 4.65
To cash paid C C Ordinary no.15 6.57
To cash paid Eli Edmondson no.16 6.25
To cash paid Cover? & Stone no.17 30.00
To cash paid R F Archer work done on grave no.18 18.00
of testator
To cash paid Brassell & May apr? 1852 no. 19 17.25
To cash paid A A Parker for Tuition no. 20 8.99
To cash paid tax for 1852 no. 21 11.85
This amount paid out by Martha E McLean
Before her letters? was revoked $620.00

Cash paid J M McLain Executor from 1st January 1856
To cash paid Holliday & Ware April 1856 as per voucher no. 22 6.60
To cash paid Brassell & May Apr 1855 as per voucher no. 23 51.15
To cash paid Tax for 1855 as per voucher no. 24 8.58
To cash paid M. L. Heath Tuition as per voucher no. 25 10.75
To cash paid W & C E Bennett apr 1856 as per voucher no. 26 7.60
To cash paid W P Byington? Tuition as per voucher no. 27 15.15
To cash paid Brassell & Rodgers apr 1857 as per voucher No. 28 54.25
To commission on $1269 paid out in this return at 5 per cent 6.68
To division according to the will of Lot No 187.4 of Fayette County
Between J M & O P McLean appraised to No 29-30 1000.00
To 1 note on William Rou???? contained in apprais bill 10.50
To cash paid H??? & C???? for professional services No. 3 30.00
The will requires the personal property to be kept for the use
and benefit of the family. The following articles ma???os? and
contained in the apprais bill have been cust????? by and
used for the benefit of the family from January 1852 to January 1857
1 Bay mare appraised per apprais bill Page 284 to 80.00
1 Ro?? Mea? colt ???? per apprais bill page 284 to 30.00
1 Dark Brown? colt ???? per apprais bill page 284 to 40.00
40 Head of hogs all use of & ????? per apprais b8ll page 284 to 50.00
 


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