Will & codicil of JC Singleton found at GA Archives
Forsyth Co. Will book B pp 260-262 on 11 September 2003 by Judy Campbell

"State of Georgia Forsyth County Last will and testament of J. C. Singleton

I John C. Singleton, of said State and county, Being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament Hereby revoking all wills heretofore made by me

Item 1st I desire my executors hereafter appointed as soon as practively after my deth to pay all my just debts. If it Should become necessary to Sell any of my Property to doo so it is my Desire he doo so either by Private Sale or public as he thinks best and to offer Such property for Sale as my wife can best Spair

Item 2nd I desire my executors to not make any returns To the ordinary nor ask lief of him to sell any property neither real or Personal

Item 3rd It is my wish that my executor keep a Book of record of all his actes and dooings as to Sailes and disbursments open to any one that is interested to show to them his faithful performance of his Trust

Item 4th It is my desire and I hereby request that my executors has full power to carry out all my Contracts to include making Deeds to land where I have out standing Bonds when said Bonds or obligations conplid with without any order from the Ordinary

Item 5th After all my debts and buryal expences has been Paid has heartobefore described, I give to my beloved wife Loo J. Singleton all of my residue both real and Personall money and efficts Duren her natural life or widowhood if She Should mary it is my desire that my Executors bring all the property both real and personal to Sale without any order by advertising in the county Paper havin the advertisements of the sheriff at least 4 weeks to sell the land at and on my homestead and not at the courthouse if he thinks best

Item 6th I case my wife Should mary and the Property should be sold as already stated it is my desire she have a dobled Shear in a division of my estate that is to say two shears of the remainder of my estate here after bequeathed to others to wit my Daughter Ida Sigleton. I desire she have two Hundred Dollars on account of her being afflicted

Item 7th I desire my daughter N. E. Singleton one Hundred Dollars

8th That my Daughter Mary _ Singleton (ne) Wallis have Fifty Dollars that amount to be her full shear in my Estate and that she shall not be held to account for any notes or accounts I hold against her

9th As has heare to before stated in the event of my wife is to have Two Shears if she marys it is to be receved after the special Bequeths have bin paid, then it is my desire that my heirs W.L. Singleton Emily Godfrey (ne Singleton Almer McClure ne Singleton Susan Jay ne Singleton N.E. Singleton J.E. Singleton Ida Singleton J.T. Singleton L.M. Singleton have equal Shears and Shear alike after accounting for any debts. I may have charged them with

10 I appoint my sonelanlaw William B. McClure Executor of this my will

11 at the Deth of my wife in the event she dos not marry all my residue to be sold and divided as above Described in testamoney hear of I have here to Set my hand and seal this the 24th day of February 1905

J.C. Singleton

Signed and published by J.C. Singleton as His last will and Testament in the Presence of The undersigned who Subscribe our names hereto as witnesses at the Instance and request of Said tetator and in his Presents and in the Presents of each other this the day of February 24th 1905

W.D. Hughes

J.B. Corruth

E.C. Hughes"

p. 262 Codicil of J.C. Singleton

"Cumming Ga May 25th 1917

I J.C. Singleton wright this instrument of wrighting To be and be come a part of my will heartobefore written

1st part

I desire in a division of my estate and affects my Daughter Mary L. Wallis have Fifty - $50 - Dollars at my Deth then the $50 fifty Dollars hereafter Described with all she may have received in time of my life

2nd at that be her Shear of my Estate as I have Done more for her than any of the rest of my children

3rd I appoint my son W. L. Singleton one of the Executors of my will with the same restrictions and Power as those of my Executors appointed by me heartofore. Signed in Presence day above written date

J.C. Singleton

J.B. Corruth

A.B. Corruth

M.N. Wallis

Pearle Wallis

Georgia Forsyth County I do Solemny swear that this writing contains The last true will of the Said J.C. Singleton Dead so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this State so help me God Sworn to and Subscribed W. B. McClure W.L. Singleton

Before me This 2nd day of June 1919 W.J. Tidwell Ordy

Filed in office April 21st 1919 W.J. Tidwell Ordy

Will Proven in Solemn form in open court and admitted to record June 2nd 1919 W.J. Tidwell Ordy"

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