Fayette County, GA Wills & Probate Records -
James Pate Sr.
Source: Fayette County GA Probate Court
Written: May 16 1831
Recorded: September 5 1831
State of Georgia}
In the name of God Amen I, James Pate Senior of the county and state
aforesaid & knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time
it may happen and that the Lord giveth and taketh, blessed be his name. I
have thought to make this my last will and testament in a picuniary?
p?orm? to wit:
Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my wife Caty Pate the sum of five
Item 2nd I give and bequeath unto my son John Pate three cows & calves and
a bed & furniture.
Item 3rd I give & bequeath unto my son Thomas Pate three cows & calves a
bed & furniture and one grey horse saddle & bridle
Item 4th The ballance of my property both real & personal after the
payment of my just debts I desire my Executors (after having sold enough
for the payment of my debts) to have divided into ten shares as equal as
practicable and I authorize my executors to appoint the persons to make
said division and I give & bequeath unto my six sons, James Pate, John
Pate, Charles Pate, Seaborn Pate, William Pate, Thomas Pate & my
son-in-law Squire Posey one share each to be assigned them by lot or
otherwise. The remaining three shares I give & bequeath unto my executors.
Executors one share in trust for & for the use of my Daughter Phebe Yancey
during her life & at her death to be equally divided amongst her surviving
children - one share in trust for & for the use of my Daughter Franky
Harrison during her life & at her death to be equally divided among her
surviving children and the other share in trust for & for the use of my
Daughter Winny Bland during her life & at her death to be equally divided
among her surviving children.
Item 5th I hereby nominate & appoint Thomas B. Gay & my son James pate my
Executors to this my last will & testament. Hereby revoking all other
wills heretofore by me made.
In testimony whereof I have ???? to set my hand & affixed
my seal this sixteenth day of May Eighteen hundred & thirty one. Signed
Sealed published & declared by the above named James Pate SR to be his
last will & testament in the presence of us who have presents subscribed
our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.
James (his mark) Pate Senr
John D. Stell
Court of Ordinary September Term 1831
Personally appeared in open court John D. Stell & N.? Blanchard two of the
subscribing witnesses to the within will who being duly sworn depose & say
that they saw James Pate senior sign seal & declare the within to be his
last will & testament & that they subscribe the same as witnesses & saw
Simon Whitaker do so likewise in the presence of the testator & at the
time of the testators making the ???? he was of a sound mind & memory.
Sworn to and subscribed in open court This 5th day of September 1831
Wm. McBride CCO N? Blanchard
John D. Stell
The Executors Thomas B. Gay & James pate quallify to act according to the
September 19th 1831
Recorded October 19th 1831
Wm. McBride CCO
Transcribed & Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton
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