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
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
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