County, GA Wills & Probate Records -
Henry C. Reeves - 05 Oct 1915
Source: Fayette County Probate Court Records
Last Will and Testament of Henry C. Reeves.
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.
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.
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
This Oct, 5th 1915. W. L. Burch
J. C. Lewis
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