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FAYETTE COUNTY WILL BOOK A, PAGE 64-65
THE LAST WILL OF OLIVER McLEAN

I, Oliver McLean, of the State of Georgia and County of Fayette calling to mind my mortality, I leave these lines puncting the division of the stuff that God has given me and first I bequeath to Sarah where she lives, being a part of 162 & 163 in the 4th District of originally now Fayette County. Known by a line beginning in her spring and running South to Morgans line, thence East to Dr. Williams's(?) line, thence north till even with her house back to the beginning spring.

And Second, I leave to Elisabeth and Linny the half lot number 191. The half northward for Linny and the South half for Elisabeth, the intention is for them and their children.

And third, I bequeath to Ann the support of her children and stock these six ????? ????? and one hundred dollars.

Fourth I leave to Martha five hundred dollars.

Fifth I will to Mary the lot 162 what I own of it except what is above bequeathed and where I live of 163 and the cart and two of the best horses and four cows & calves and the Slaves Dinah and Suthing and as many Sheep and hogs as she needeth or can support.

And Sixth I bequeath to John the lot No. 161 and four hundred dollars and my gun and razor and the remainder of my property I allow to be sold excepting the household property to be left to Mary to do with as she pleases. My Books is to be equally divided among my children and the money arising from the above sale and the overplus that is not willed I allow to be equally divided excepting Elisabeth, Martha and Linney that I allow one fourth more than the others and I presents affix my hand and seal this 30th of June 1841.

Oliver McLean (signed)
Attest
A. Brown (signed)
William Walls (signed0
J. H. Crittendon (signed)


Georgia Fayette County

Personally appeared before us, William N. Hill & Patrick H. Allen Justices of the Inferior Court for Said County Alfred Brown, William Walls and Joseph H. Crittendon, who after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that
they saw Oliver McLean sign seal declare and publish the within and foregoing to be and contain his last will and testament, that they signed the same as witnesses in presence of the testator and that he was at the time of sound
and disposing memory and that he executed the same freely without compulsion so far as they know or believe. Sworn to and Subscribed before
us this 21st day of Oct 1846. A. Brown (signed)
William Walls (signed)
J. H. Crittenden (signed)
Patrick H. Allen C Cl
W N Hill ??


Fayette Court of Ordinary
November Term 1846 The within last will and testament of Oliver McLean having been duly proven on the oath of A. Brown, William Walls and Joseph H. Crittendon ordered that the same be admitted to recorde.

John P Stele JP C?
Patrick H. Allen J L
Wm N Hill ?????
Recorded Nov 3rd 1846 James F. Johnson ??????


Page 36

In account current with O M Pearson, Adminstrator of Oliver McLean deceased
from appointment to 31st Dec 1855
To cash paid Ordinary as per voucher No. 1 $13.12
" " " W & C E Bennett as per voucher No. 2 .65
" " " Holliday & Ware as per voucher No. 3 7.27
" " " Allen Reeves as per voucher No. 4 33.46
" " " Allen Reeves as per voucher No. 5 41.11
" " " Tax in 1855 as per voucher No. 6 4.25
" " " R. E. Prestley as per voucher No. 7 1.30
________
$99.79
Commission on $99.79 2.45
$102.32
By Mistake in E. R. Prestley's voucher 1.30
$100.72

By Sale of Negroes due Dec. 25th 1856 per record Page 652 $3242.00
Deduct amt expended 100.72
Balance due Estate 25 Dec 1856 $3141.28

Filed in office this the 30 May 1856
Georgia } Geo. C. King Dept. C. C.
Fayette County} Before me J. L. Blalock Ordinary personally came O. M. Pearson who being duly sworn saith that the within return is just and true to the best of his knowledge and beleafs. Sworn to and subscribed before me
this the 3 July 1856.
J. L. Blalock, Ordinary Oliver M. Pearson

Voucher No. 1
Received of Oliver M. Pearson administrator of Oliver McLean Thirteen Dollars and 12 cents for Receiving application granting citation advertising granting letters ???????? ???? warrant of appraisement. Recording sale bill & inventory
July 2nd 1855 J. L. Blalock Ordinary

Voucher No. 2 (page 37 +? Missing here******************)


NOTE: The next page does not all pertain to Oliver McLean's estate but because of the relationship of the other people mentioned on this page to the McLean family, I will transcribe this page no. 158? In it's entirety here.

By Amt Received of Oliver M. Pearson admn of the estate of Oliver M. McLean deceased $70.00
By amt received from Drury B. May Admn of Hiram Moses Deceased $82.98
By amt received from Oliver M. Pearson Admin of Mary McLean deceased $20.00

$172.98
Deduct commission for receiving $172.98 at 2 per cent 3.36
Deduct Less Amt Received $169.66
This amt in favor of guardian $28.71

Filed in office this the 2 day of Febuary 1857 Geo. C. King Dept C. Co.
Georgia}
Fayette County} Before me Geo. C. King Dept. CCo in and for said County personally appeared A. J. Pollard and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that the above account current is just and true to the best of his
knowledge and belief Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2 day of Febuary 1857
Geo. C. King Dept C. Co. A. J. Pollard


Voucher No. 1 Received of Andrew J. Pollard six dollars payment in full for the cost of the appointment of guardianship of John L. Moses this the 3 day of June 1856.
Geo. C King Dept C. Co.
Record of Andrew J. Pollard guardian of John L. Moses One 60/100 Dollars for his return made 2nd Febuary 1857
Geo. C. King Dept C. Co.
Received of Andrew J. Pollard guardian of John L. Moses Orphan of Hiram Moses deceased One hundred and seventy seven 81/100 Dollars in full of all the money in my hands as guardian of the said John L. Moses this the 3 day of Febuary 1857.
John L. Moses (signed)
Examined and passed by the court June term 1857 J. L. Blalock
Ordinary
Recorded this the 12 day of June 1857
Geo C. King Dept C. Co.

Page 289
An account current with Oliver M. Pearson as executor of the estate of Oliver McLain deceased from the 1st day of January 1856 to the 31st December inclusive
To cash paid Tax for 1856 as per voucher No. 1 4.90
To cash paid W. O. Duffell distributee Voucher No. 2 116.66
To cash paid T. L. Duffell distributee Voucher No. 3 116.66
To Cash paid Oliver P. McLain distributee Voucher No. 4 35.00
To cash paid Jos. M. McLain distributee Voucher No. 5 35.00
To cash paid Ann Pearsons distributee Voucher No. 6 350.00
To cash paid Jos. M. McLain Guardian Voucher No. 7 105.00
To cash paid Wm. A. Smith Legatee Voucher No. 8 87.50
To cash paid Jacob M. Brooks Legatee Voucher No. 9 116.66
To cash paid H. H. McLain Legatee Voucher No. 10 35.00
To cash paid A. J. Pollard Legatee Voucher No. 11 70.00
To cash paid A. J. Pollard Legatee Voucher No. 12 210.00
To cash paid J. M. Pearsons Legatee Voucher No. 13 87.50
To cash paid Miles Ward & wife Voucher No. 14 450.00
1819.92
Commission on $1819.92 at 2 per cent 45.48
$1865.44
By amt of Sale of the Negroes belonging to the estate sold 1st Tuesday in Dec
1855 and Dec 25th 1856 for $3242.11
Deduct amt paid out $1865.44
Amt on commission on $32.42 at 2 per cent 81.05 1946.05
1295.55
Deduct Voucher No. 15 2.74
$1292.81
Filed in office this the 23 day of May 1857 Geo. C. King Dept. C. Co.
Georgia}
Fayette County} Before me Geo. C. King Dept. C. C. ordinary in and for said county personally appeared Oliver M. Pearson.
Pg. 56
A statement and settlement of the Estate of Oliver Mclean deceased by John I. Whitaker as administrator De bonis non from his appointment showing a full and complete settlement with the heirs
Gross amount of estate per Record page 36 $3243.11
Total amount of debts ????? Admr Ex ??? up to final return & total amount of
Commissions 261.51
Ordinary for tax & this return 1,2,3, 25.60
Attorneys fee 4 50.00 514.11

Net amt of estate to be divided to 6 shares $2927.89
6 each ??? distribution shares $489.98
John McLane shares to his 10 children $4879.80
Amt. Paid by former Adm. Record 289
To O. P. McLane $55.00
To J. M. McLean 55.00
To J. M. McLean guardian for 3 children 105.00
To H. H. McLean 55.00
To J. M. McLean guardian for Juan Francis, Hamdin Sidney & Allison McLean
$105.00
Pad by John I. Whitaker Admr
To O. P. McLean Voucher #4 $15.79
To J. M. McLean Voucher #5 15.79
To J. M. Mclean guardian for 4 children voucher#6 55.16
To J. McLean, Agent Voucher #7 15.79
To John McLean voucher #8 15.79
To J. H. Harrell Voucher #9 15.79
To J. M. Pate Guardian Voucher #10 48.79 $487.98

Mrs. Duffells share to her 3 children $489.98
Shear of each $163.66
Paid by former admr to W. O. Duffell $116.66
Paid by John I. Whitaker Admr 46.00 163.66
To J. M. Brooks in right of his wife
By former Admr. Record page 289 $116.66
By John I. Whitaker Admr 46.00 163.66 $487.98

Elizabeth Reeves share to her 4 children (each share $121.98 $487.98
Paid Wm. A. Smith in right of his wife
By former admr Record Page 289 $89.50
By John I. Whitaker, Adm. Pg. 14 54.49 $121.99
Paid L. W. Prestly in right of his wife
By former Admr voucher page 289 $89.50
By John I. Whitaker, Adm 54.49 $121.99
$243.78
Paid Allen Reeves Guardian of O. A. Reeves
By former (Guardian) Admr. Voucher #16 $89.50
By John I. Whitaker Adm Voucher #17 54.49 $121.99
Paid John I. Whitaker, Guardian of E. A. Reeves
By John I. Whitaker Admr. $121.99 $487.98

Ann Pearson's share Record $487.98
Paid by former guardian Record page 289 $350.00
Paid by John I. Whitaker Voucher #18 137.98 $487.98

Linny Ward Share
Paid by former Admr Record 289 450.00
Paid by John I Whitaker Voucher #19 37.98 $487.98

Martha Moses share to 5 children $487.98
Share of each $97.59
Paid by former Admr to A. J. Pollard in right
Of his wife Record page 289 $70.00
By John I. Whitaker Admr No. 21 27.30 $97.30
Paid A. J. Pollard for 3 minor children
By former admr record page 289 $211.00
Paid A. J. Pollard for one of the children
The others being of age by John I. Whitaker
Admr voucher No. 22 $27.59
Paid by J I Whitaker Admr to J. B. F. Logan in
Right of ???? one of the minors No. 23 $27.59
Paid John L. Moses of age No. 24? $27.59 292.77 590.27
Balance due of one share $97.71
Paid Callaway Walls as guardian of W. B. Walls
One of the grandchildren of Elizabeth S. Reeves
Who stands in the place of his mother No. 25 $118.25
Over paid $5.34

Filed in office this the 20 May 1859
Geo. C. King Dept C. Co.
Georgia} Before me Geo. C. King Dept. C. Co. in and
Fayette County} for said county personally came John I. Whitaker and being duly sworn saith the within return is true to the best of his knowledge June 4th 1859
Geo. C. King Dept C. Co. John I. Whitaker


Page 58-61
Voucher Received of John I. Whitaker Admr De bonis non with the will No. 1 annexed of Oliver McLean deceased eight 60/100 dollars payment in full for the expense of his appointment of said estate including ????? fee May
5th 1858
Geo. C. King Dept C. Co.

Voucher
No. 2 Oliver M. Pearson Admr ??? the Estate of Oliver McLean deceased to Geo. C. King Dept. C. Co. To annual return & recording fee for the year 1856. Received of John I. Whitaker Admr. ?? of Oliver McLean deceased two 75/100 dollars in full of the above account. April 28th 1859
Geo. C. King Dept C. Co.

Voucher
No. 3 John I. Whitaker Admr ?? on the Estate of Oliver McLain deceased to Geo. C. King Dept C. Co. to advertising citation for dismission and expenses of Ordinary fee in last return. Received of John I. Whitaker Admr. In the Estate of Oliver McLain deceased twelve dollars payment in full of the above account
April 28th 1859. Geo. C. King Dept C. Co.

Voucher
No. 4 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator De boris non For the Estate of Oliver McLean deceased thirty dollars in full for professional services rendered in making returns and statement for settlement with the heirs and
the final return May 1st 1859. Huie Henner?

Voucher
No. 3 Received of Oliver M. Pearson Administrator of the Estate of Oliver McLean deceased One hundred and five dollars in part of the legacy or distributive share of said Estate to which Rachel R. McLane, William & Allison
McLane are entitled as the minor children of John McLean, deceased this January 13th 1859
Joseph M. McLean, Guardian

Voucher
No. 4 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de boris non in the estate of Oliver McLean deceased thirteen dollars and seventy nine cents being a balance in full of my distributive share of said Estate Dec 31st 1858.
Oliver P. McLane

Voucher
No. 5 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr deboris non in the Estate of Oliver McLean deceased thirteen dollars and seventy nine cents being a balance in full of my distributive share of said Estate.
Dec. 31st 1858 J. M. McLane

Voucher
No. 6 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de boris non in the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased fifty five dollars & sixteen cents being a balance in full of the legacy or distributive share of said estate to which Juan Francis McLane, Hamden Sidney McLane, William McLean and Allison McLean are entitled as the minor children of John McLean deceased December 31st 1858
J M McLean , Guardian

Voucher
No. 7 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de boris non in the Estate of Oliver McLean deceased thirteen dollars & seventy nine cents a balance in full of my distributive share of said Estate December 31st 1858.
J. M. McLane , Agent

Voucher
No. 8 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de boris non on the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased thirteen dollars and seventy nine cents being a balance in full of my distrubitive share of said Estate December 31st
1858.
John Mclane
Oliver P. McLane agent
Voucher
No. 9 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de bonis non on the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased thirteen dollars and seventy nine cents being a ballance in full of my distributive share of said Estate in right of my
wife Rachael R. Harrel formerly Racheal R. McLane.
December 31st 1858 John H. Harrel

Voucher
No. 10 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de bonis non on the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased forty eight dollars and seventy cents in full of the distributive share of said Estate to which JohnN. Pate an infant child of
Miriam S. Pate formerly Miriam S. McLane now deceased is entitled if she in her life time being entitled to one tenth of one sixth of said Oliver McLane
Estate Dec 31st 1858.
James M. Pate, Guardian

Voucher
No. 11 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased forty six dollars being a balance in full of my distributive share in said Estate December 31st 1858.
W. O. Duffell

Voucher
No. 12 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non in the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased forty six dollars being a balance in full of my distributive share in said Estate this 31st Dec 1858.
T. L. Duffell

Voucher
No. 13 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de bonis non on the Estate of O. McLane deceased forty six dollars being a balance in full of my distributive share in said Estate in right of my wife Rachel L. Duffell now
Rachel L. Brooks, this 31st Dec 1858.
J. M. Brooks

Voucher
No. 14 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de bonis non on the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased thirty four dollars and fifty nine cents being a ballance in full of my distributive share of said Estate in right of my wife
Mary J. Smith formerly Mary J. Reeves
Dec. 31st 1858 W. A. Smith

Voucher
No. 15 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on Estate of Oliver McLane deceased thirty four dollars and forty nine cents being a balance in full of my distributive share in right of my wife Rachel M. Prestly formerly Racheal M. Reeves
December 31st 1858 L. W. Prestley

Voucher
No. 16 Received of Oliver M. Pearson Admr of the Estate of Oliver Mclane deceased eight seven dollars and fifty cents in part of the distributive share of said Estate to which Oliver A. Reeves are entitiled as the minor child of Elizabeth A. Reeves formerly Elizabeth McLane this January 13th 1857.
Allen Reeves, Guardian

Voucher
No. 17 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased thirty four dollars and forty nine cents in full of the distributive share to which Oliver A. Reeves minor child of Elizabeth Reeves deceased is entitled as Legatee to Said Estate. December 31st 1858
Allen Reeves, Guardian of Oliver A. Reeves

Voucher
No. 18 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased one hundred and thirty seven dollars and ninty eight cents being a balance in full of my distributive share of said Estate December 31st 1858.
??? Elanta Pearson Ann (her mark) Pearson

Voucher
No. 19 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on the of Oliver McLane deceased thirty seven dollars and ninety eight cents in full of my legacy or distributive share of said Estate in right of my wife Linny M. Ward
formerly Linny M. McLane. Dec. 31st 1858
Miles Ward

Voucher
No. 20 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on the of Oliver McLane deceased the sum of one hundred and twenty one dollars and ninty nine cents in full of the distribution in said Estate of Elizabeth Ann Reeves a minor child of Allen Reeves this March 21st 1859
John I. Whitaker, Guardian
Of Elizabeth Ann Reeves

Voucher
No. 21 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on the Estate of Oliver McLane deceased twenty seven dollars and fifty nine cents being a balance in full of my distributive share in right of my wife Rachel M. Moses
now Rachel M. Pollard this 31st Dec. 1858.
A. J. Pollard

Voucher
No. 22 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on the Estate of O. McLane deceased twenty (twenty) seven dollars and fifty nine cents being a balance due me as Guardian of William N. Moses one of the minor children of Martha Moses deceased this 31st Dec. 1858.
A. J. Pollard Guardian


Voucher
No. 25 Received of John I. Whitaker Administrator de bonis non on the Estate of O. McLane deceased twenty seven dollars and fifty nine cents being a balance in full of my distributive share in right of my wife Mary Elizabeth Moses now Mary Elizabeth Logan this 31st Dec 1858.
??? A. J. Pollard J. B. F. Logan (his mark)

Voucher
No. 24 Received of John I. Whitaker Admr de bonis non on the Estate of O. McLane deceased twenty seven dollars & 59 cents in full of the balance of the distributive share of one of the children of Martha Moses deceased this 31st Dec 1858.
John L. Moses

Voucher

No.. 25 Received of O. Pearson as Admr of the Estate of O. McLane late of Fayette County deceased one hundred & three dollars & 25 cents in full of the distributive share of said Estate to which Wm. B. Walls an infant child of Ann W. Walls formerly Ann W. Moses now deceased she being in her lifetime entitled to the
one fifth part of one sixth share in said Estate Dec. 25th 1857?. Calloway Walls Guard Of Wm. B. Walls
Examined and proffered by the court this 24 June 1859.
J. L. Blalock Ordinary
Recorded this the 15 day of July 1859.
Geo. C. King Dept C. Co.

Transcribed on 3/30/01 from copies made at the Fayette County, Ga. Courthouse. This is the will
of Oliver McLean, my first ancestor who settled in Fayette County in the 1820's.


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