Fayette County, GA Wills & Probate Records -

Levicy Whitaker - 25 Feb 1875

Source: Fayette County, GA Probate Court
Written: November 25 1875
Recorded: February 1 1876

State of Georgia}
Fayette County}

I, Levicy Whitaker of said State and County being of advanced age but of sound and disposing mind and memory knowing that I must shortly depart this life, deem it right and proper that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me ~ I do therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all others by me heretofore made ~

1st I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent & christian like manner suitable to my circumstances & condition in life.

2nd I desire & direct that all my just debts be paid without delay.

3rd I give and bequeath to my son Simon T. Whitaker my buggy & Harness, my wagon, and farming tools & my two mules, Gussie? & Rhoda to him the said Simon forever.

4th I give and bequeath to my two grand sons Seborn and Martin Sams the sum of five dollars to each of them.

5th I give and bequeath the residue? of my property to my two daughters Mary Jane Roberts wife of L. E. Roberts and Elizabeth J. wife of C. B. Nipper and my said son Simon said residue? to be equally divided between my said three children after my son Simon has received a portion of the equal in value to the share of household property which said daughters have already received.

6th I hereby constitute and appoint C. B. Nipper Executor of this my last will & testament this November 25, 1875.
Levicy Whitaker (L.S.)
Signed Sealed declared & published by Levicy Whitaker as her last will & testament in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribe our names in the presence of said testator at her special instance and request & in the presence of each other this Nov 25 1875.
T. W. Ballard
John Sneed
W. L. Jones

Fayette County} In person and in open court came T. W. Ballard, John Sneed & W. L. Jones the subscribing witnesses to the annexed Will of Levicy Whitaker who being sworn said that they & each of the them saw Levicy Whitaker sign & publish & declare said paper as her last will & testament. That they & each of them signed the same as Witnesses at her special instance & request in her presence & in the presence of each other on the day the same purports to be signed, that said Levicy Whitaker at said time was of sound disposing mind &
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of Feby 1876.
L. B. Griggs Ordy T. W. Ballard
John Sneed
W. L. Jones
Recorded Feby 9th 1876
L. B. Griggs Ordy & Ex Officio Clk C O

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