Fayette County, GA Wills & Probate Records -

Samuel Thompson

 I Samuel Thompson Fayette County and of said State and County being of advanced age sick and weak of body, but of sane sound, & disposing mind, and knowing that I must shortly depart from this world, deem it right and proper that I should make a deposition of the property with which kind providence has helped me. I therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all other heretofore made by me. Item First. I desire and request that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and hoping my spirit may return to that God who gave it as I before for Eternal Salvation through our Savior Jesus Christ. Item Second I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth one hundred acres of land. It being east half of lot number thirty four (34) in the fifth District of originally Henry now Fayette County. Also, three Negroes to wit one Negro man by the name of Mathew, ano by the name of John and ano Negro boy by the name of Ned (?) for & during her natural life and after her death the land property to revert and be equally divided between the seven legateese hereinafter mentioned (?) Item Third, I give and bequeath unto my grand son Lewis T Thompson as trustee for my son Jeraminah (?) Thompson four hundred and five acres of land being North half of lot number two (2) the whole of lot number Thirty one (31) and West half of lot number Thirtyfour all in the fifth District of originally Henry now Fayette County to manage by the said Lewis T Thompson as trustee as aforesaid for the sole use and benefit and support of said Jeremiah Thompson and his family For and during his natural life and at the death of the said Jeremiah Thompson the said Settlement of Lands to go and become the said Lewis T Thompson trustee as aforesaid. Item fourth, I give and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Thompson four Negroes to wit a man by the name of Bob and his wife Eady a man by the name of Isham and his wife Milly. Item fifth I give and bequeath unto the children of my grand daughter Paulina Millsaps and Larkin Millsaps her husband one hundred acres of land being the place whereon the said Millsaps now lives – also four Negroes to wit a woman by the name of Sarah and her three children Sussannah Liller and William to be and remain in the possession of said Larkin and Paulina Millsaps to be managed and controlled by them for their benefit and maintenance of the said children and not to be disposed of by them nor to be subject to the control of the said Millsaps but to be kept together until his youngest child which is now or is or may hereinafter be born to the said Larkin and Paulina Millsaps shall have arrived at the age of twentyone years at which time the aforesaid property together with their interest thereof is to be equally divided amongst the children aforesaid. Item sixth. I give and bequeath unto the children of my grand daughter Sarah Ann Wethers and Thomas Wethers her husband one hundred and acres of land being the west half of lot number twenty one (?) in the sixth district of Fayette County also ano Negro boy by the name of Robbin and ano Negro girl by the name Betty. The said property to be and remain in the possession of the said Thomas & Sarah Wethers to be managed and contoled by the said Thomas & Sarah Ann Wethers for the benefit and maintainence & education their said children. But not to be disposed of by them nor be subject to the controls of the said Wethers but to be left together until the youngest child which is or which may hereinafter be born unto the said Thomas and Sarah Ann Wethers shall have arrived at the age of twenty one years of age at which time the said property is to be equally divided between the children aforesaid. Item seventh. I give and bequeath to my grand son Allen Thompson one hundred acres of land being the place where on he now lives. Also three Negroes to wit a nigro man by the name of Payton, a boy by the name of Sam and a Girl by the name of Nina (?). Item Eighth I give and bequeath to my grand son Samuel Thompson one hundred acres of land being the place whereon he now lives. Also three Negroes to wit a woman by the name of Silly and a Negro boy the name of Henry and a Girl by the name of Masot Item ninth I give and bequeath to my grand son Samuel Thompson the South half of lot of land number two (2) in the fourth District of originally now Fayette County also two Negroes to wit a boy by the name of Joe and a Girl by the name of Phllis. Item tenth. I give and bequeath to my grand son Lewis T Thompson one hundred and one acres of land being the east half of lot number twenty three (23) in the Sixth District of Fayette County also three Negroes to wit a boy by the name of Robin son of Silly a boy by the name of Mishack and a boy by the name of Lewis Item Eleventh, all the rest of my real estate wherever it may be together with all the rest of my usual property consisting of horses head cattle sheep etc all my farming utensials smith tools of house hold and kitchen furniture to be sold by my executors hereinafter named and after paying off all Debts out of the proceeds thereof the ballance to be equally divided between the eight legatees hereinafter mentioned. Item Twelfth I constitute and appoint my grand son Lewis T Thompson and worthy friend Thomas Weathers my Executors of this my last will and testament this ninth day of October in the year of Our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty five. Samuel Thompson (some sort of sign Signed, Sealed and Delivered and Published by Samuel Thompson in the presence of his neighbors (?) also our names hereto in the presence of said testators and each other this October eighth 1845. Thos Bynum W (C ?) Blalock Edward Conner (?) Georgia Fayette County Inferor Court for Ordinary (?) November adjourned tenure 1845. Personally appeared before us in open court Elizah Chapman…..Postmaster Hilton (?) & Isiah(?) F. Peeves justices of this Inferor Court for said County Wm H. Blalock & Edward Conner (?) who after being Duly sworn deposeth and saith that they saw Samuel Thompson sign Seal establish and declare this the above and foregoing writings to be …and contain his last will and testament that they signed this same as …..and we have this bynow do so likewise in the presence of the testator that he was at the time of sound and lifesaving mind & memory that he Excecuted the same fully without compensation so far as all knows an believes . Sworn to and subscribed before us this 17 day of November Eighteen forty five


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