Fayette County, GA Wills & Probate Records -

Henry C. Reeves - 05 Oct 1915

Source: Fayette County Probate Court Records
Written: October 5 1915

Last Will and Testament of Henry C. Reeves.
Georgia Fayette County.

I, Henry C. Reeves of said State and County, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all others by me heretofore made.

First: I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and christianlike manner, suitable to my circumstances and condition in life.

Second: I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without unnecessary delay, by my Executor hereinafter named and appointed, out of proceeds of above property.

Third: I give, bequeath and devise to my wife, Permelia C. Reeves, the exclusive use of all my realty and personalty, consisting of the house and lot where I now reside in Woolsey, and all the farm lands, and personal property that I may have at my death during her natural life, the use of said property is intended to support her during her natural life, she not having to account for any of the rents and profits of said premises, or the use thereof to any one, and at her death the property mentioned above to be equally divided among such children as we may leave in life, or their heirs, to share and share alike equally between all the children born to us.

Fourth: I hereby constitute and appoint my wife, Permelai C. Reeves, the sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, and I expressly confer upon her power, as such, to administer my estate, excusing her from giving bond, or making any returns to the Ordinary, and I expressly wish that all the proceeds of said premises be solely for her use to take care of her during her natural life.

Fifth: After the death of said wife, I will that C. C. Reeves and Ed. L. Reeves, my sons, be and they are hereby constituted and appointed to administer my said estate, and divide among all the children share and share alike each all the property of my estate, without making any returns to the Ordinary, or giving any bond for the performance of their duty, I reposing in them full faith, and confidence that they will discharge honorably all the duties imposed on them.

Sixth: If it be impracticable to divide in kind the lands, and home at Woolsey, Ga, satisfactory, then I wish it sold without any order at Court, either at public or private sale to the very best advantage, and the proceeds be equally divided among my children, the said sale shall cause them to make good and sufficient title conveying to the purchaser a good title.

This Oct, 5th 1915. H. C. Reeves

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, and Declared and Published by Henry C. Reeves as his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator, after he had signed his name thereto, and at his special instance and request, and in the presence of each other.

This Oct, 5th 1915. W. L. Burch
J. C. Lewis
T. E. Elder

Transcribed & Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton

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