Glascock County Wills
Last Updated 8/4/2005

The records below through Page 143 were transcribed from Glascock County Will Book A and submitted by Karen Mouton. at Email: kam72851@yahoo.com.   Several of these records were submitted earlier by Karen Swanson and Darleen Miller but are removed from the records below to avoid duplication.   Sandy Wyman and Linda Howell Fueschel have also submitted a couple of records, not included in those submitted by Karen Mouton, and those are frunished at the end of this list.   Appreciation is expressed to each of these ladies for their assistance in making the information available for publication on the Glascock County GAGenWeb Page.

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WILL OF PETER USRY

State of Georgia
Glascock County

In the name of God Amen. I Peter Usry of Said State and county knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me do therefore make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me.

Item 1    I desire that my body be buried in a decent and christain like manner suitable for my circumstance and condition in life. My soul I trust shall return to God who give it as I hope for eternal Salvation throught the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and humbly trust enjoyed for nearly twenty two years.

2nd Item    I desire and direct that all my just debts by paid by my Executors here after appointed

3rd Item     I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Usry for and during her natural life or widowhood only my lands whereon I now live (except that which is here after given to my son Daniel Usry) lying in said County containing Six hundred Acres be the same more or less. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife in the same reserved manner the following negroes to wit, Levi a man about forty eight years of old. Faitha a woman about forty three years old and her youngest child Gracy Dick about eight years old Rutha a girl about fourteen years old Two mules or horses such as she may choose from my stock of mules or horses, four cows and calves such as she may choose from my stock of cattle one yoke oxen & cart, Two sows with there pigs and ten shoats such as she may choose from of stock of hogs, all my household and kitchen furniture and a sufficiency of farming utensuls to enable her to carry on her farm and one years support for herself and family



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State of Georgia Glasscock County
In the name of God Amen. I Peter Usry of said state and county knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me do therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me

1 Item   I desire that by body be buried in a decent and chrisain like manner suitable to my circumstance and condition in life my soul I trust shall return to God who give it as I hope for eternal salvation throught the merit and atonement of the blessed lord and savior Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and humbly trust enjoyed for nearly twenty two years. 2nd Item     I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid by my executors herein after appointed 3rd Item     I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Usry for and dureing her natural life or widowhood only my lands whereon I now live except that which is here after given to son Daniel Usry, lying in said County containing Six hundred acres be the same more or less I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife in the same reserved manner the following negroes to wit Levi a man about forty years of old, Faitha a woman about forty three years old and her youngest child Gracy Dick about eight years old Rutha a girl about fourteen years old Two mules or horses such as she may choose from my stock of mules or horses four cows and calves such she may choose from my stock of cattle one yoke oxen & cart Two sows with there pigs and ten shoats such as she may choose from my stock of hogs all my household and kitchen furniture and a sufficiency of farming utensils to enable her to carry on her farm and one years support for herself and family



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4 Item     I also give bequeath and devise to my son George J Usry a lot of Land situate lying and being in said county on the George Town Road containing three hundred acres more or less adjoinging land of Jordin S Wilcher, Bryan Kent and others and known as the Kent place.

5 Item     I give bequeath and divise to my son Daniel F Usry a lot of land lying and being in said county of Glascock on buck tree creek containing Two hundred and fifty acres more or less beginning at the head of Umplits Branch thence down the said branch to Beechtree Creek tence up the creek to Harris line thence said line to James W usry's line thence said line to Augustus Neal's thence said Neals line to an unknown corner so as to run due South to the beginning corner

6 Item     I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Ann Usry wife of Ransome L Usry and her children for her Sold and Separate use for and during her natural life free and exempt from the debts and liabilities of her present or future husband the following property to wit one negro girl Jane about Six years old and two hundred Dollars to be paid to her out of my Estate and on her deceased to go to such child or children as she may leave.

7 Item     I give and bequeath to my daughter Francis Ann Usry and her children for her sole and separate use for and during her natural life free and Exempt from the debts and liabilities of a future husband the following property to wit: one negro girl Mariah about Twenty years old and four hundred dollars to be paid to her out of my Estate and on her decease to go to such child or children as she may leave said negro girl and money to be in full of her part at the first division of my estate



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8th Item     I give bequeath and divise to my Two Sons Samuel H Usry and Marion D C Usry a lot of land lying and being in the county of Glasscock on the waters of Blue Springs and Duharts Creeks containing Eight hundred acres adjoing of the Jefferson line on the East and lands of Henry Howell on the South and Section fifth on the north and known as the fourth section of the Graves survey to be equally divided between my said sons Samuel H and Marion D C Usry and I also give to my Sons Samuel H and Marion D C Usry two hundred dollars each to be paid to them out of my estate.

9 Item   The property given to my beloved wife Elizabeth during her natural life after her Estate therein is over I direct that it be sold by my executors and divided equally between all my children

10 Item     The residue of my property both real and personal whatever and wherever it may be I direct that it be sold and equally divied among my children that is to say between William J Usry, Mary Ann Tod, James W Usry, George J Usry, Sarah Ann Usry, Daniel F Usry, Marion D C Usry and Samuel H Usry

9 Item     I hereby constitute and appoint my sons William J Usry and James W Usry Executors of this my las will and testament
Peter Usry

Signed Sealed and declared and Published by Peter Usry as his last Will And testament in the presents the subscrining
Witnesses who subscribed our names hereto in the Presents of said Testator and of each other this 7th
Day of December 1859

George Underwood
David Felts
Allen Moat
Calvin Logue



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State of Georgia
Glasscock County Court of Ordinary of Said County Item

February Term 1860

Personally appeared in open court at this regular term Calvin Logue George Underwood and Allen Moat three of the Subscriving witnesses name to the within will and who being duly and legally sworn depose and say on oath that they saw Peter Usry sign seal declare and publish the within instrument of writing as his last will and Testament while he was of Sound and disposing mind and memory and that they each Subscribed the same as witnesses with one David Felts for said Peter Usry at his request and in his presents and in the presence of each other and that the same was Executed voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been done and they also saw David Felts sign the same as a witness

Sworn and Subscribed in open
Court February 6th 1860
Francis M Kelley Ordinary

Calvin Logue
George Underwood
Allen Moat

Recorded February 9th 1860



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WILL OF JOHN CHEELY

Georgia Warren County} I John Cheely of the county and state aforesaid being of sound mind and memory and taking into consideration the uncertainty of life make and ordain the following as my last will and testament herby revoking all former wills by made

Item     1  Loan to my wife during her life the homestead plantation on which I reside or that portion of it around the homestead nor directed to be sold, the other portion I direct to be sold by my Executors when over a majority of the legatees of my estate being of age shall desire it to wit that portion beyond Fort's Creek called the George Town tract the line to divide the Housetead and the Land to be sold to run up Forts Creek to the fork of the creek above the Hill fields thence up the right hand prong until it forks again, thence up the left hand prong until it comes to a Branch above the ford, thence up the right hand Branch to Joel Todd's fence the land north of this line and the Mann Tract not included in the loan, it is my will and desire however that the following reservation should be made in the property loaned, the housed now accepted by Thomas Locket is situate on the property loaned it is my will that said Locket and family have the right to reside in said houses free of rent so long as they desire it is also my desire the should have the right to cultivate land on the Mann tract until it is sold at a reasonable and low rent and that no rent is to be charged him for occupation previous to my death it is also my will and desire that when my Executors shall divide my property or have a sale of the perishable property that my said Executors set apart for my wife sufficient provisions to make the next crop thereafter and support her family, also such household and kitchen furniture as she may desire, such stock as she may need and such farming utensils as may be necessary the same to be loaned to my wife during her life or condition that at her death



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She is to return it back in my estate these articles or the value of them

Item   2   It is my will and desire that all the rest and residue of my estate not herein and hereby loaned to my wife be equally divided between my wife and all my children share and share alike those who have received advancements to account for such advancements to accord to my entries made their property advanced to be estimated as to kind as when received but in placing a valuation on such negroes to be estimated according to appraisement of like negroes at the division.

Item   3   It is my will and desire that in order to make a division that Celia a woman about 18 years old, Eli a boy 14 years old & Matilda a girl 7 years old be sold and divided among my wife and all my children provided however that no legatee or distributee under my estate shall be allowed to dispute titles or the distribution of these three negroes and claim any portion of my estate

Item   4   It is my will and desire that on the death of my wife that the land loaned her and also the other property loaned her be sold and equally divided between my children, such of my children as shall not be living but have a child or children living such child or children to stand in place of the parent

Item   5   In making a division of my estate the negroes to be divided in kind so far as practicable except the three names-the portion coming to my wife and the portion of my younger children by her to be turned over into her hands and kept together and worked on the plantation loaned her for the common benefit of her and her younger children until they arive of age or marry. As they arive of age or marry to received her shear out of the common stock and I request my wife to give our younger children the best education their income will justify

Item   6   All my children I now have are females it is the great object I have in making this will to secure my property to them during life and afterwards to their children and to prevent the same from being spent by husbands. It is therefore my will and desire that each and every share herein given to my children and each



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And every portion of shares and any and every part thereof the same be and is hereby given to the sole and separate use of such child free from the control of any present or future husband during the natural life of such female child, after her death should she die leaving any child or children then such child or children absolutely, should she die without any child or children leaving a husband surviving then such husband absolutely all and evey of my daughters to hold such property free from the marital rights of any husband and to be entitled to manage the same as a feme sole, her receipt alone to be a discharge to my Exexutors and in case and money shall be coming to any of my said children I desire the same to be laid out in negro property by my Executors under the direction of said daughter entitled to receive the same

Item   7   I nominate and appoint my wife Mary Cheely my Executrix and Thomas J Dickson & George W Davis my Executors to this my last will and testament Given under my hand and seal this 18th day of February 1847

John Cheely (Seal)

Signed by us in the presence
Of the Testator and in the presence
Of each other other
Emily M Thomas
Seaborn Glover
Jas Thomas

State of Georgia
Glasscock County
I John Cheely of said state and county do make and publish the following codicil to my last will and testament as published by me on the 18th Feby 1847-my daughter Amanda being departed this life and having left a child John Cheely Jones, I hereby add this codicil for the purpose of divising and bequeathing as I hereby do to my said Grand son John Cheely Jones, the part of my estate which was given to his mother in my said will and I hereby appoint my son-in-law George W Davis Guardian of the property herin given to my said Grandson and in case said Davis shall die before said child shall attain the age of Twenty-one years then



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Benjamin F Riley my son-in-law is to succeed to said Guardianship and if said Riley shall die before said child shall attain the said age then my son-in-law Robert A Beall is to succeed to said Guardianship. And it is my express direction that the property herein given to said child shall be kept within the state of Georgia and the proceeds thereof applied by his guardian to his maintainance and education and in case my said Grandson shall die before attaining the age of Twenty-one years and without leaving any wife or child living at the time of his death then the property given to him is to be divided equally among my residuary legatees named in said will; but if the shall attain twenty one years of age or shall leave any child or wife living at the time of his death then the property is to be freed from the liability to vent? To my estate the obliteration of one line and one word, made before signature

John Cheely
Signed Sealed and published
This 1st day of June 1858
By the testator in the presence of
Each of us who do hereby subscribe
As witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other
George Woodward
Samuel L Brinkley
Linton Stephens

State of Georgia
Glasscock County
I John Cheely of said state and county do make and publish the following codicil to my last will and testament as published by me on the 18th February 1858 hereby confirming said will and a codicil thereto made and published on the first day of the same month except so far as either may be modified by this presetn codicil I having bought some land since making said will to wit two tracts it is one object of this codicil and I do so direct that said two tract shall remain with and form a part of the land lent my wife in said will for the same purpose exactly and expressed in said will touching the said lands so lent to my wife and all lands which I may hereafter buy I desire to be sold and



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Divided in the same manner and among the same persons as are expressed in said will reseving the rest and residue of my lands after taking out the portion lent as aforesaid.

I further direct that the 3rd Item   in my last will should be so modified as to include the natural increase which has already arisen from the negroes therein named and also the future natural increase of said negroes so as to place the said three named negroes and their increase already acorued and yet to acorue on the same basis of distribution as in expressed in said 3rd Item     ?tourberry the said three negroes therein named=Signed Sealed and published by the testator in the presence of each of us who hereby subscribed as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other

John Cheely

George Woodward
Linton Stephens
Jas Thomas

State of Georgia
Glasscock County
I Seaborn Kitchens ordinary of the county aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will and Testament of John Cheely deceased, duly proven before me in common form August term 1860 at a regular Term of the court of ordinary that Mary Cheely named therein as Executrix and Thomas J Dickson and George W Davis, named therein as Executors duly qualified before me at said Term and invest them with full authority to Execute said will. I have duly issued to them Letters Testamentary annex to said copy of will. In Testimony whereof I the said ordinary have hereto set my hand and official signature this 8th August 1860

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinay



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WILL OF NATHANIEL THOMPSON

WILL OF NATHANIEL THOMPSON deceased

In the name of God Amen
I Nathaniel Thompson of the county of Glasscock and State of Georgia being of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and Transitory life. And being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, while I have strenght to do so, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills by me at any time heretofore made

And first I commit my soul to God who give it and by body I desire to be buried in decent and proper manner and my worldly estate real and personal

I dispose of as follows
First,  I desire my burial expenses to be paid out of my estate and all my just and lawfull debts in like manner and the residue of my estate I give and bequeath as follows: To my beloved daughters being three in number only to wit, Harriett Granade the wife of Benjamin Granade and Juley A S Blankinship the wife of Wily Blankenship and Sarah A Thompson being now a single or unmarried woman, I give all the residue of my estate both real and personal which I may own at the time of my death to be equally divided among them the said harriett Granade the wife of Benjamin Granade and Juley A S Blankinship the wife of Wily Blankinship and Sarah A Thompson now single woman all three shear and shear alike to the amount of six hundred and thirty dollars each if there should be enough for each one to get that amount out of the residue of my estate. But if my Estate Exceed the amount of six hundred and thirty dollars each I desire that my son John Thompson should shear equal with my said three daughters in the amount of all over and above the amount to each daughter above specified. As my son John Thompson has had by and through him expended the sum of six hundred and thirty dollars I desire that each one of my three daughters should have the amount of six hundred and thirty dollars of my estate should so amount before my said son John Thompson to have any
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PAGE 25 Worthy brother and friend Bell Thompson now of the county of Warren in said state, Executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I the said nathaniel Thompson to this my last will and testament have set my hand and seal this Twenty-first day of April in the year of our Lord Eighteeen hundred and fifty nine

Nathaniel Thompson

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Nathaniel Thompson as his last will and Testament in presence of us, who at his request in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto
Richard Walden of Glassock County Geo
Geo H Jones of Glasscock County Geo
Calvin Logue of Glasscock County Geo

State of Georgia
Glasscock County

Court of Ordinary for said county October term 1860

Personally appeared in open court at this regular term Richard Walden George H Jones and Calvin Logue three subscribing witnesses named named to the within will and who being duly and legally sworn deposeth and saith on oath that they saw Nathaniel Thompson sign seal dna publish the within instrument of writing as his last will and Tesrament while he was of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they each subscribed the same as witnesses for said Nathaniel Thompson at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other and that the same was executed voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been done

George H Jones
Calvin Logue
Richard Walden

Sworn to and subscribed in
open court this first day of
October 1860
Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary



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WILL OF HODGE CHALKER

Georgia Glascock County I Hodge Chalker of said state and county being of advances age and knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper both as respects my family and my self that I should make a disposition of my property which I know possess I do therefore make this my last will and testament

Item   1st  I desire & direct that my body be bured in a plain decent like manner suitable to my circumstances in life my sould I trust will return to rest with God who gave it as I hope for the Eternal Salvation throug the merits and atonement of the Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Item   2nd   I deside and direc that all my just debts be paid without delay
Item   3rd
I give and bequeath to my beloved sons A L S Chalker, Tobias Chalker & Benjamin Chalker Fifty dollars each to be paid to them out of my estate I also give unto my daughter Rebecar Reed Thompson's children Fifty dollars to be distributed amongst them as they become of age I hereby appoint Samuel Chalker as trustee for her children
Item   4th
I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary Ann Chalker all the remainder of my property Except one bay colt, now about 2 years old now none ?pige which I give and bequeath unto my beloved grand Son Benjamin Franklin Chalker

Hodge Chalker

Signed declared and published to be the last will and testament of Hodge Chalker who acknowledged the same in presents of us the subscribing witnesses who subscribe the same in his presents at his special request and in the presents of each other. This the 29th day of June Eighteen hundred & Sixty one

Calvin Logue J I C
J F Usry
James H Chalker



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State of Georgia
Glasscock County

Court of Ordinay for said county August Term 1862 Personally appeared in open court at this regular Term Joshua F usry and Calvin Logue Two subscribing named to the ?annex will and who being duly and legally sworn depose and say on oath that they saw Hodge Chalker sign Seal and publish the annexed instrument while he was of sound and deposing mind and memory and that they each subscribed the same as witnesses with one James H Chalker for said Hodges Chalked at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other and that the same was voluntarily Executed by him on the day it purports to have been done

J F Usry Calvin Logue

Sworn to and subscribed
In open court August
court August
4th 1862 before me
Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary

Georgia Glascock County
I Seaborn Kitchens of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of Hodges Chalker duly proven before me in common form. At the August Term 1862 at a regular Term of the court of Ordinary And there being no Executor named or apponted to said will Samuel Chalker one of the next of kin of said Hodges Chalker deceased did at the Term of the court of Ordinary aforesaid make application to for Letters of Administration with the will annexed on the estate of said deceased due notice of said application having been given the time required by law. And now to vest him the said Samuel Chalker with full authority to execute said will I have duly issued to him Letters of Administration with the will annexed to a copy of said will
In testimony whereof I the said ordinary have hereto set my hand and seal of office this 15th day of October 1862.

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary

Glascock County, Georgia



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WILL OF ALLEN KELLY

WILL OF ALLEN KELLEY deceased

State of Georgia
Glascock County

In the name of God Amen
I Allen Kelley of said state and county being of sound and desposing mind and memory and being now about to leave home to engage in the present war, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, deem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself to make a disposition of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me

First    I desire and direct that after my decease that all my just and lawful debts be paid without delay by my executors herein after named and appointed as soon as possible

Second   The residue of my estate real and personal I give and bequeath as follows: To my beloved wife Narcissa Kelley I give and bequeath the residue of my estate real and personal for and during the term of her natural life or widowhood with the following exceptions and restrictions that is to say should my wife marry in and during her widowhood then I direct that all my estate be equally divided between my wife and children shear and shear alike

Third    I desire and direct that when either and all of my three daughters to wit Nasisa Kelley Martha Ann Eliza Kelly and Anta Vanna Kelley shall arrive at the age of Eighteen years they shall have the amount of Seven hundred dollars each. To have one hundred dollars in money and a Negro worth six hundred dollars. The negroes to be valued then as like negroes is now

Fourth   I desire and direct that all of my children besides those named in the above third Item   to have the like shear of one hundred dollars and a negro worth Six hundred to be appraised and rated as specified in said third Article except Susannah Swint now the wife of John Swint Jr the reason why I except her is theat she has already received the amount of seven hundred dollars.



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Fifth    I direct that all my children now at home with me be sent to school until they obtain a common English Education to be sent at such time and places as is suitable to their circumstances of life

Sixth   I order to be more definitly understood with regard to the kind and how I desire the negroes to be rated that I direct to be given to my children as mentioned in the third and fourth Item   of this will I will here state that the one I give to Susannah Swint was a negro girl about six years of age which I rated at Six hundred dollars and in carrying out the provisions of this will I desire that those bequeathed to my other children should be rated in like manner

Seventh    I hereby nominate and appoint my worthy brother William M Kelley and my friend John Swint Sen Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking other will heretofore by me at any time made
Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of March AD 1862

Allen Kelley

Signed Sealed and declared and published by Allen kelley as his last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said testator at his special request and in the presence of each other this March 8th 1862

James S Fowler
Tobias Logue
John J Barfield

Glascock Court of Ordinary
November Term 1862

The will of Allen Kelley being produced in open court for probate by the Executors who has filed their petition to prove the same and Two of the witnesses to said will James Fowler and John J Barfield having subscribed the following affidavit



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Indorsed on Said will

November Term of the court of ordinary of Glascock County come in open court at this regular term of the court James S Fowler and John J Barfield and who being duly sworn depose and say that they saw Allen Kelly sign and publish the within as his last will and testament while of sound and desposing mind that they witnessed the same for him at his request and in his presents and in the presence of each other and that the same was executed voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been done and that they saw Tobias Logue subscibed the same with them as a witness likewise

James S Fowler
John J Barefield

Sworn to and subscribed
before me this Third day of November
1862 Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary

State of Georgia
Glascock County
I Seaborn Kitchens, Ordinary of said county do hereby certify that the forgoing is a true copy of of the last will of Allen Kelly duly proven before me in common form at the November Term of the court of ordinary at a regular Term of said court that William M Kelley and John Swint named in said wills as Executors duly qualified before me at said Term and to vest them with full authority to Execute said will I have duly issued to them Letters Testamentary annexed to said copy of will. In testimony whereof I the said ordinary have hereto set my hand and seal of office This third day of November Eighteen hundred and sixty two

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary
of Glascock County Geo



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WILL OF RICHARD H CLARK

State of Georgia
Glassock County
In the name of God Amen
I Richard H Clark being of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and from following

Item   1st  I will my soul to God its creator and my body to the grave in decent burial

Item   2nd   My will and desire is that all my just debts should be paid off as soon as possible

Item   3rd I give bequeath and devise to my wife Julie A Clark all my property both real and personal to be kept together until my youngest child becomes Twentyone years of age for the use and benefit of all my children equally., but if my said wife Julie E Clark should think proper to sell off any part of the property she is at liberty to do so and she also can use her own descression and give off to each child property, when they become Twenty one years of age or marry.

Item   Item 4th  I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Julie E Clark Executrix and my trustworthy friend Edwin F Birdsong Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me Witness my hand and seal this 21st day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixtythree
Richard H Clark

Signed Sealed delivered and published by Richard H Clark as his last will testament in presence of us the subscribing witnesses who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other this January 21st 1863
George M Darden
Henry W Coleman
A F Verdery, MD



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Proof of the will of Richard H Clark deceased

Georgia Glascock County
Before me on the 2nd day of February AD 1863 in open court personally came Henry W Coleman a Subscribing witness to the within instrument, it being produced in open court at this regular term of the court of ordinary for probate, who upon being duly and legally sworn says that he saw Richard H Clark Sign and publish the sae as his last will and testament on the day and year it purports to have been executed by him that he witnessed the same at his request and in his presence with George W Darden and A F Verdery who Signed the Same with him and that they each Signed the Same as witnesses and the request and in the presence of said testators and that the instrument was Executed by said testator voluntarily while he was of sound and disposing mind and memory

Henry W Coleman

Seaborn Kitchens
Ordinary

State of Georgia Glasscock County
I Seaborn Kitchens ordinay of the said County do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of Richard H Clark duly proven before me in common form February Term 1863 at a regular term of the court of Ordinary that Julie E clark and Edwin F Birdsong named therein as Executors duly qualified before me at said Term and to vest them with full authority to execute said will I have duly issued to them Letters Testament am? Anneced to said copy of will In Testimony whereof I the said ordinay have hereto set my hand and seal of office this 2nd day of February AD 1863

Seaborn Kitchens Ordiney Glasscock County Georgia
and Ex Officie Clerk



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WILL OF JOHN W HATTAWAY

State of Georgia Glasscock County
In the name of God Amen
I John W Hattaway of said State and county aforesaid being of Sound and disposing mind and memory deem it right and proper both as respects my family and my self 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 revoking and annulling all others by me heretofore made

FIRST  I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. My soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it as I hope for a Salvation through the merits and atonement of the Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

SECONTLY   I desire that all my just debts be paid without delay by my Executor herein after named and appointed.

THIRDLY   I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Appy for and during her lifetime or widowhood all that tract or parcel of Land whereon I now reside containing one hundred and thirty acres more or less, 130, in the county of Glasscock adjoining Land of John L Hilson, William R Hunter, James M Nunn and others. The above described premises is to her for and during her natural life, unless she should marry and should she marry it is my will and desire that said Land be sold by my Executor and the proceeds equally divided between my lawful heirs and I do hereby nominate and appoint my trustworthy friend Wily G Braddy my executor to carry into effect this my last will and testament this January the 25th 1863

John W Hattaway

Signed and sealed in presence of
Abel Hattaway
Ruben Haywood
James M Nunn

Georgia Glasscock County, before me came on this first day of June 1863 in open court



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For the purpose of proving the last will and testament of John W Hattaway the witnesses to said will vis James M Nunn and Abel Hattaway and the will having been before this time brought before me for probate by the Executor Wily G Braddy who has filed a petition for probate of the same that they saw said John W Hattaway sign and publish the same as his last will on the day and year then stated as executed by him that they witnessed the same at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other that the same was voluntarily Executed by him wile he was of sound and disposing mind and memory

James M Nunn
Abel Hattaway

Sworn to and Subscribed before me
This June 1st 1863
Seaborn kitchens Ordinary

Georgia Glascock County
I Seaborn Kitchens ordinay of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of John W Hattaway duly proved before me in common form at this June term of the court of ordinay for said county at a regular term of said court that Wily G Braddy named therin as Executor duly Qualified before me at Said term and to vest him with full authority to Execute Said Will I have duly issued to him letters testamentary annexed to said copy of will. In Testimony whereof I the said Ordinary have hereto set my hand and seal of office this 1st day of June 1863

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary
Glasscock County and Ex Officer
Clerk



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WILL OF CALVIN LOGUE

Georgia Glasscock County
In the name of God Amen
I Calvin Logue of Said State and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory and desirous of disposing of the property which a kind Providence has Blessed me with, do make and publish this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me

1st  I commit my sould to God who gave it

Item   2   I desire that all my just debts be paid by my executers and Executer hereinafter appointed

Item   3  I give and bequeath to my wife Epsibah P Logue during her natural life or widowhood all my Land situate lying and being in Said county containing five hundred and eighty nine acres more or less adjoining Lands of George Underwood Jacob H Kitchens Charles Logue and others also my three negroes, to wit Bob a man about Sixty years old Mill a woman about thirty five years old and Mary Ann a girl about Eleven years old also my Stock of horses mules, hogs, sheep and cattle of every Kind Also all my household and Kitchen Furniture and plantation Tools of every kind alo my buggy and harness that I now have in use.

Item   4   I desire and direct that my property herein willed and bequeathed to my wife during her natural life or widowhood Shall at her death be sold by my Executors and Equally didvied share and Shear alike between my children Susannah A R Logue, Joseph H L Logue, Josephine E Logue, John R Logue and any other child that may be borne by her (my wife) within theusual course of Jestation after my death provided that in case my said wife should again marry then it is my will and desire that all my property of every kind and description be by my Executers



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Will of Calvin Logue Continuted
Sold and proceeds thereof be equally diveded between my Said Wife and children above named.

Item   5th   It is my will and desire that if to settle my debts or it should be deemed for the best interest of my Estate that my Executors Sell the lot of Land in the Town of Gibson which is situated my Buggy and Blacksmith Shop also the lot whereon is Situated the office known as the Doctors office also all carriages Trimings all Tools and other things belonging to or used in the shops not necessary for the use of the plantation.

Item   6th  I desire that all my children be educated out of the proceeds or increase of my estate to the best advantange so as to give them a liberal education if it can done without injury to my estate

Item   7   I desire that Lot of Land (no 37) thirty seven in the Ninth (9) district of Mitchell County sold be sold by my Exectors and after paying to my Estate Twenty five dollars and legal interest thereon from the year 1850 and also ten Dollars Expenses incurred by me the balance of the Proceeds? Of said Lot be equally divided between my _____ and my brother Jeremiah Logue

Item   8th   I hereby appoint my beloved wife Epsibah P Logue and my brother Jeremiah Logue my Executrix and Executor of this my last will and Testament

Calvin Logue
Subscribed Signed Sealed and acknowledged before us and Subscribed by us as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and each other
This the 21st day of August 1861
Richard F Jones
Richard Walden J T C
Allen Kelley J T C
Tobias Logue
Acknowledged in presence of is
George W Kelley
Jeremiah Logue

This March 28, 18??



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Probate of Will of Calvin Logue
Georgia Glasscock County
I Epsibah P Logue Executreise and Jeremiah Logue Executer do Solomnly Swear that this annexed writing contains the true last will and Testament of the within named Calvin Logue deceased so far as I know or lebieve and that we will well and truly Execute the same in accordance with the Laws of this State so help us God

E P Logue
Jeremiah Logue
Subscribed and Sworn to before me October 10th 1864
Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary

Glascock Court of Ordinary
October Term 1864
The will of Calvin Logue being produced in open court for probate by the Executors who has filed their petition to prove the same and one of the witnesses to Said will Richard Walden having Subscribed the following affadavid indorsed as said will Glascock Court of Ordinary October 10th, 1864 come into open court Richard Walden at the regular Terma dn being duly Sworn depose that he saw Calvin Logue Sign and publish the within as his last will and testament while of sound and desposing mind that he witnessed the same for him at his request and in his presence and in the presence of Richard F Jones Allen Kelly and Tobias Logue who also signed the same as witnesses at the request and in the presence of said Testator and that the same was Executed Voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been done.

Richard Walden
Sworn to and Subscribed before me
In open court October 10th 1864

Seaborn Kitchens
Ordinary



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Will Calvin Logue Probate continued

Georgia Glasscock County I Seaborn Kitchens ordinary of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of Calvin Logue duly proven before me in common form October Term 1864 at a regular Term of the court of Ordinary and that Mrs. Epsibah P Logue named therein as Executrix and Jeremiah Logue named therein as Executer duly qualified before me at said Term and to vest them with full authority to execute said will I have duly issued to them the Letters Testamentary annexed to said copy of will

In testimony whereof I the said ordinary have hereto Set my hand and seal of office this 10th day of October 1864

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary Glascock County



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WILL OF BYNAM DICKSON

State of Georgia Glasscock County

Last will of Bynam Dickson resident of Said State and County

Item   1st   Intending this will to be a final disposition of my estate I hereby revoke all wills heretofore made by me

Item   2nd  I wish my Executors as soon as posible after my death to pay all my just and lawful debt

Item   3rd I give and bequeath my wife Clarky Dickson the following named property to wit One hundred and Sixty Six acres of Land lying in Said County on Rocky Comfort Creek adjoining Lands of Vincent Davis on the North and other Lands of mine on the South and west and Rocky Comfort on the east it being Division No 5 of my Land a copy of which Division is here to appended which Division No 5 by plat of S____ of the same is containing one hundred and thirty Six acres the remaining thirty acres to be taken of of Division No 4, below a pine corner on a small Branch between Said pine corner and Rocky Comfort Creek along side with a line running SE 3 E 47 chains which amount of thirty acres I desire to be taken off of Dicision No 4 and added to division No 5 for the use and benefit of my said wife Clarky Dickson for and during the term of her natural life and at her death to go to my two children to wit Adran and Francis and I also give and bequeath to my said wife the use and benefit of my present homested with all the ___ and ____ North of a certin lane now between my farm and the land ocupied by Son Henry B Dicksan Said Continued to Page 46



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WILL OF JAMES RABUN

WILL OF JAMES RABUN DECEASED

State of Georgia
Glasscock County

In the name of God Amen

I James Rabun being of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make ordain and declare the following to be my last will and Testament

Item   1st   I commit my soul to God who gave it

Item   2nd   I desire that my just debts be paid

Item   3rd  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Ann O M M Rabun during her natural life or widowhood for the joint benefit of herself and my several children my entire estate real and personal to be used by her in same manner as if I were living for raising and educating them and also for the purpose of maintaining them as a family that is such of them as remain together.

Item   4th   At the death of or marriage of my wife I desire and will that my entire estate be sold and equally divided between my lawful heirs.

Item   5th   I hereby appoint my beloved wife Mary Ann O M M Rabun my Executor to this my last will and Testament

Item   6th   In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 23rd day of July 1864

James Rabun

Signed Sealed acknowledged delivered and published by James Rabun as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who by his request signed the same as witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of each other this July the 22nd 1864

David Denton
Kindol MyTyiere
Lewis Rabun

Georgia Glasscock County-I do solemly swear that this writing contains the true Las will of the within named James Rabun deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same in accordence with the laws of this state so help me God Mary Ann O M M Raybun _____ below on this Oct 1st 1864



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Georgia Glassock County
I Seaborn Kitchens ordinary of Said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of James Rabun duly proved before me in common form at the October Term of the court of Ordinary 1866 at a regular Term of the court of Ordinary, that Mary Ann O M M Rabun named therein as Executrix duly qualified before me at Said Term and to vest her with full authority to Execute Said will I have duly issued to her the letters testamentary amended to said copy of will

In testimony whereof I the said ordinary have hereto set my hand and seal of office 2nd day of October 1866

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary
Of Glasscock County and
Sd Officer Clerk



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WILL OF JOHN LAND

Last will of John Land deceased

State of Georgia Warren County
In the name of God Amen
I John Land of said state and county being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself that I should make a dispostion of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me with do therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others herebefore made by me

1st Item   I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and christianlike manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. My sould I trust shall return to rest with god who gave it and my body to the dust from whence it came

2nd Item   I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid if any there should be without delay by my Executor hereinafter appointed as I am unwilling my creditors should be delayed in their rights especially as there is no necessity for delay

3rd Item   I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Mary with whom I have lived in the strictest quiet for a great many years all my property that I may die possessed with both real and personal whatsoever it may be or where it may be to remain hers and to be under her control during her naturel life or widowhood and at her death or intermarriage to be equally divided between my son Thomas Land and my daughter Elizabeth Aldred wife of Wm Aldred in the following manner to wit either to be sold or in any other manner that they may agree upon I gave one half to my son Thomas Land and I give the other half to my daughter Elizabeth Aldred for her sole and separate use for and during her natural life free and exempt from the debts and liabilities of her presnt or future husband and on her deceased on such child or children as she may leave and I appoint my truly and worthy friend William G Johnsen trustee of the property herein given and bequeathed to my daughter Elizabeth Aldred wife of William Aldred and her children

4th Item   I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved son Thomas Land executor of this my last will and testament this 9th of April 1853 John Land

Signed Sealed declared and published by John Land as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribe out names hereto in the presence of said Testator at his special instance and request and of each other this April 9th 1858

Allen Moat
Thomas J Hammett
Jeremiah Smith

State of Georgia Glasscock County
Court of Ordinary for said County June term 1868
Personally appeared in open court at this regular term Allen Moat one of the subscribing witnesses named to the within will and who being duly and legally sworn says on oath that he saw John Land sign Seal and declare and publish the within instrument of writing as his last will and testament while he was of disposing mind and memory and that he subscribed the same as a witness with Thomas J Hammett and Jeremiah Smith for said John Land at his request



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And in his presence and in the presence of each other and that the same was executed voluntarily by the said John Land on the day it purports to have been done
Sworn to and subscribed before me in open court June 1st 1868

Allen Moat

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary



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WILL OF BYNAN DICKSON - Continued from Page 3

Will of Bynan Dickson continued from Page 3, portion of plantation containing about thirty acres the use of said homested and thirty acres of the plantation to be full free and unmolested to my said wife from my death until my daughter Francies shall attain to the age of twenty-one years at which time the said houses and thirty acres of plantation is to be surenderd up to my son Henry B Dickson and my wife to ___ and reside an division Nor 5 herein bequeath to her, and I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife two cows and valvs one choice horse 10 choice head of hogs and all her house hold and kitchen furniture with a years provision all of which I give to her in lieu of her dower. In my ____ ____

And other alloences that may or might be due to her at my death which I give to her for and during her natural life for her suport and benefit and at her death to go to and be equally divided between my two said daughters Francies and Adran.

Item   4th   I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Dedwilder one half of Division No 7 of the Division of my Land agreeable to a plat on survey hereto apended the half that my said daughter is to have is the estern portion of said division with all the apentense thereto apertaning which is intended to be her full distributative share of my estate both real and personal.

Item   5th  I having heretofore by deed given off to my daughter Nelle Logue half of Division No ? of my lands and to Matilda Chalker Division No 8 of my Land and to my son Hickman Dicksan Division No 1 of my Lands and to my son Purtyman Dicksan Division No 2 of my Lands and the respective divisions so given off I intend to be there full distributive



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Share of my estate of those of my children who have received the same and I have also given to my son John W Dicksan a track of land purched from Seaborn Glover which I intend to be also his distributive sare of my estate

Item   6  To my son Henry B Dicksan I give and bequeath Division No 4 of my Lands containing two hundred and sixty four acres excepting thirty acres which I have directed to be cut off and added to Divison No 5. And also excepting the rest of the homestead and thirty nine acres for the plantation for the use of my wife until my daughter Francies Shall atain to the age of Twenty one years as set forth in Item   No 3 of this will which Division of Lands I intend to be his full distributive share of my estate both real and personal.

Item   7th   To my three other daughters to wit Elizabeth Lucinda and Rency I give and bequeath of my said lands division No 6 and Division No 3 and also the residue of my personal estate not here infore bequeathed to be equally divided between them share and share alike provided however that at my death if my son Purtyman Dickson will pay to my estate for the use and benefit of my said daughters Elizabeth Lucinda and Rincy the sum of five hundred dollars good and lawful money that then and in that event my said son Purtyman Dickson is to have said Division No 3 of my said lands to his proper use benefit and behoof forever

Item   8th  I hereby nominate and apoint my two sons Hickman and Purtyman Dickson Executors of this my last will and Testament This April 19th 1857

Bynam Dickson (his mark)



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WILL of Bynam Dickson Continued

Signed and published by Bynam Dickson as his last will and Testament in our presence as witnesses who subscribe our names hereto upon his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other this April 19th 1807
Seaborn Kitchens
Henry Logue
Joel Landrum
George W Davis

State of Georgia & Court of Ordinary for Glasscock County & Said County

July Term 1868
Personally apeard in open court at this regular term of the court Henry Logue and George W Davis two of the subscribing witnesses named to the _____ will and who being duly sworn despose and say on oath that they saw Bynam Dickson sign seal and declare and publish the wi___ instrument of writing as his last will and testament while he was of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they each subscribed the same as witness with Joel Landrum and Seaborn Kitchens for said Bynam Dickson at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other and that the same was executed voluntarly by the said Bynam Dickson on the day it purports have been done

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 6th day of July 1868

George W Davis
Henry Logue

Seaborn Kitchens Ord



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We do solemny sware that this writing contains the true last will and testament of the within named Bynam Dickson deceased so far as I know or beleave and that we will well and truly execute the L___ in accordance with the laws of this state so help us God

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of July 1868

Hickman Dickson
Purtyman Dickson

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary

Georgia Glasscock County
The following plat or diagram on Page 50 is a true copy of the plat of survey and division of land of estate of Byrnam Dickson late of said county deceased as is appended to his last will and testament

Recorded July 7th 1868 by Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary



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State of Glasscock County

I hereby certify that I have surveyed for Bynam Dickson agreeable to original grants and titles as the annexed plat represents containing Eleven hundred and Sity one acres 1161 and divided into eight Separate parcels by the express direction of said Bynam Dickson which will be seen by reference to the annexed plat which is severally numbered from one to eight (the red colored lines represent the outside lines and lines of Division surveyed on the 8th 9th & 10th days of February 1858 by Seaborn Kitchens CS

(NOTE there is a large drawing of this land bordering on Rocky Comfort Creek, Joes Creek and lands of Vincent Davis and Ezekial Mathis)



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WILL OF HIRAM THIGPEN

WILL OF HIRAM THIGPEN deceased

State of Georgia Glasscock County

In the name of God Amen

I Hiram Thigpen of said state and county being of advanced age but of sound and desposing mind and memory knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself 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 herby revoking and annuling all others by me heretofore made.

First I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my Executor hereafter named and appointed

Secondly I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Susan Thigpen all of my lands with all its rights members and apprenteances to said land in anywise belonging free from all charges and limitations whatever for her own proper use and the use of her family. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife in the same manner all my personal property to have and to hold during her natural life and after her death all of the property both real and personal is to be sold and divided equally with all my lawful heirs

Thirdly I hereby constitute and appoint my friends John M Tompkins and Hickmon Dickson executors of this my last will and Testament This July 9th 1868

Hiram Thigpen Signed seaded declared and published by Hiram Thigpen as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said Test___ at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other. This July 9th 1868

Abraham Brassell
Ezekiel Mathews
John M Tompkins
William Logue (his Mark)



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State of Georgia Glassock County

Court of Ordinary for Said County August Term 1868

In person appeared in open court Abraham Brassell and William Logue two of the sunscribing witnesses to the within will who on being duly sworn say that they saw Hiram Thigpen sign Seal publish and declare the within instrument of writing as his last will and testament while he was of sound and disposing mind and memory that they each subscribed the same as witnesses at the request of said testator and in his presence and in the presence of each other that the same was executed voluntarily on the day it purports to have been done

Sworn to and subscribed before me August 3rd 1868

Abraham Brassell
William Logue (his Mark)

Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary

Georgia Glassock County

We and each of us do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named Hiram Thigpen deceased so far as we 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 before me August 3rd 1868 Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary

John M Tompkins
Hickman Dickson

The foregoing will and probate of Hiram Thigpen recorded August 3rd 1868
By Seaborn Kitchens Ordinary



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WILL OF HENRY P HARRIS

Will of Henry P Harris

Georgia Warren County
I Henry P Harris of Glasscock County being of Sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare the following as my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made

First I desire all my just debts paid as soon after my death as practible

Second I give desire and bequeath unto my brother Eli Harris all of the cash on hand at my death notes accounts and other evidences of debt: Stock, Plantation tools and every specie of property of which I may die subjected possessed rea; amd personal.

Third I nominate contitute and appoint Eli Norris Executor of this my last will and testament.

In testamony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal on the twenty second day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and sity nine.

Henry P Norris L S

Signed Sealed published and declared by Henry P Norris as the last will and testament in our presents when at his request hereby subscribe our names as witnesses and in the presents of each other

Augustus Neal
H H FitzPatrick
E E Cody

Over



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Will Continued

State of Georgia Glasscock County
Court of Ordinary for said county

In person appeared in open court Augustus Neal one of the Subscribing witnesseses to the within will who on being sworn says that he saw Henry P Harris Sign Seal publish and deliver the within instruments of writing as his last will and testament while he was of sound and reposing mind and memory that he subscribed the same as a witness at the request of said Testator and in his presents and that the same was Executor voluntary and the day it purports to have been done Sworn to and subscribed before me May 2nd 1870

Augustus Neal

H Logue Ordinary

Georgia Glassock County
I do solemly sware that this writing contains the true last will of the within named Henry P Haris did 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 before me May 2nd 1870 H Logue Ordy

Recorded May the 2nd 1870

H Logue Ordy



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WILL OF H P NORRIS

Record of the last will and testamen of H P Norris Proven in Solemn form May 1 1871

Georgia Warren County
I Henry P Norris of Glasscock County being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare the followin asn my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made

First I desire all my just debts paid as soon after my decease as practable

Second I give devise and bequeath unto my brother Eli Harris all of the cash on hand at my death notes, accounts and other evidences of debt: Stock plantation tools and every specie of property of which I may die seized and possessed real and personal

Third I nominate constitute and appoint Eli Harris/Norris Executor of this my last will and testament

In testamoney whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal on this the twenty second day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine

Henry P Harris/Norris

Signed Sealed published and declared by Henry P Harris/Norris as his last will and testament in out presents who by his request hereby subscribe our names as witness and in the presents of each other Augustus Neal
N N Fitzpatrick
E E Cody

Recorded May 2nd 1871 by H Logue Ordinary



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Georgia Glasscock County
Ordinarys Office for said County
May 2nd 1871

This is to certify that the foregoing is a true coppy of the last will and testament of Henry P Norris/Harris as proven in my court in Solem form at the May term of the said court 1872
Given under my hand official Signature this May 2nd 1872
H Logue Ordinary



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WILL OF JEREMIA WILCHER

Record of the Last Will and testament of jeremiah Wilcher Dec

Georgia Glasscock County

I Jeremiah Wilcher of said county being of sound and disposeing mind and memory do make publish and declare the following as my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills of prior date

Irem 1st   I give devise and bequeath unto my Brother Julias C A Wilcher the tract of land on which he now lives containing three hundred and Seventy five acres more or less also all the interest in lands in said County which I have in joint tenancy with Julias C A wiclher and William J Wilcher to said Julias C A Wilcher and all other real estate whether in wild or cultivated lands of which I may die seized and possessed. I give devise and bequeath to said Julias C A Wiclher. I also give devise and bequeath unto said Julias C A Wilcher all the lands in which I have and interst in the estate of my Father at the death of my Mother.

Item 2nd   I give devise and bequeath unto my said Brother Julias C A Wilcher all of the stock cash on hand evidences of debt and all other property of every kind of which I may be seized and possessed

be equally divided between my Surviving next of kin. Should he leave a child or children at his death then the whole of my estate shall go to said child or children.

Item 4  I nominate and appoint Julias C A Wilcher Executor to this my last will and testament. In testamony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal in the thirteenth day of November Eighteen hundred and Seventy Two

William G Lyan
Jeremiah Wilcher
Wiley W Kitchens
William Walden

Over



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Record continued

Signed sealed published and declared by Jeremiah Wilcher as his last will and testament in the presents of us who at his Request in his presents and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses

Ordinarys office Glasscock County
May 3d 1873

This is to certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will and testmament of Jeremiah Wilcher late of said county Decd as propounded by J C A Wilcher Exr at the April term which was admitted in c____ f_____ Given under my hand & official Signature Henry Logue Ordinay



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WILL OF THOS GRIZZARD

Record of the last will and testament of Thos Grizzard

State of Georgia Glasscock County

In the name of God amen. I Thomas Grizzard of said state and county being of sound and disposeing mind and memory Do make and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills heretofore made by me

Item 1st   I commit my soul to God who give it

Item 2nd  I desire all my just debts to be paid by my Executors herein after named so soon after my devise as the Circumstances of my Estate will admit

Item 3rd   I give and bequeath unto my wife Emiline Grizzard who is now far advanced in age all my Estate of every kind To be used as she thinks proper for and during her life and at her death. I desire that the then estate be equally divided Between my lawful heirs share and share alike

Item 4th   I do constitute and appoint my wife Emiline Grizzard Executrix and my son A J Grizzard Executor to this my Last will and testament Given under my hand and seal this 17th day of February 1874

His
Thomas Grizzard
Mark

Signed Sealed and declaired to be his last will and testament in the presents of

A B Rogers
Jas E Ro____
L R Walden

Ordinarys office Glasscock County
March 2nd 1874 This is to certify that the above



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Is a true copy of the last will and testament of Thomas Grizzard late of said county deceased as propounded by Emiline & A J Grizzard executors in open court at the March term 1874

Henry Logue Ordinary

WILL OF WILLIAM LOGUE

RECORD OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM LOGUE

State of Georgia Glasscock County

I William Logue of Said State and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory deem it right and proper both as respects my myself and family to make a disposiion of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me

Item   1st I will my soul to God who give it

Item   2nd I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid by my Executors hereinafter appointed by me so soon as the circumstances of my estate will admit

Item   3rd I do give and bequeath unto my wife Nelly Logue my entire estate both real and personal to be used by her as she may deem best for and during her natural life or widowhood and at her death or intermarriage I direct that all my estate be sold and equally divided between my lawful heirs share and share alike my son Wilson B Logue having received one hundred an ten ____. I direct that he account for the same in the division of my estate

Item 4 I do hereby constitute and appoint



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my friend Jeremiah Logue executor to this my last will and testament and in witness whereof I do hereby set my hand seal on the 20th day of May 1874

William Logue (his mark)

Signed Sealed Published and declared by William Logue to be his last will and testament in the presents of us Richard Walden
Abraham Brassell
Henry Logue

June term 1874 of Glasscock Court of Ordinary
Came into open court at this regular term of the court A B Brassell and Richard Walden and being duly sworn depose that they saw William Logue sign and publish the within as his last will and testament while of sound and disposing mind and memory that they witnessed the same for him at his request and in his presents and of each other and that the same was executed voluntarilly by him on the day it purports to have been executed
Sworn to & Subscribed before me in open court June term 1874

Abraham Brassell
Richard Walden

Henry Logue Ordinary

Ordinarys office Glassock County

I do certify that the above and foregoing a true copy of the last will and testament of William Logue Decd as propounded in my court by the above named executors at the June term of the court of ordinary 1874 this July 4th 1874

H Logue Ordinary

Recorded July 4th 1874 by H Logue Ordinary & by office clerk



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WILL OF JOEL LANDRUM

Record of the Will and testament of Joel Landrum

I Joel Landrum being now of advance age but of sound and desposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory 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 all former will I may have heretofore at any time made

Item 1st I will my soul to God its creator and my body to the grave in decent and christian burial Suitable to my circumstances and condition of life

Item 2nd I will that all my just and lawful debts be payed without delay by my executors herin named and appointed.

Item 3rd The residue of my estate both real and personal of whatever kind I do give and bequeath in the following manner to my beloved wife Mary Landrum I give and bequeath that portion of my real estate the line divideing it from the other of my land beginning at a stake corner being Mrs Walker corner to run to the corner of the fence a southerly course and to continue with the same fence to now where another crop fence thence with the crop fence a westerly course and continue with said fence as it now runs to the road now leading near the house and thence with said road to John Swints line reservin a space of fifteen feet on the west side of said road also one acre in the front of the residence of Lewis Landrum house all the lands east of this line I do give and bequeat to my wife said Mary Landrum during the term of her natural life and at her death to be sold and equaly divided between my children.



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Ido also give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Landrum all my stock household and kitchen furniture and plantation tools and all speces of personal property of every kind and discription for her use suport and benefit during the term of her natural life

Item 4th The residue of my lands not hereinbefore bequeathed to my wife I direct to be sold by my Executors and the proceeds applied to the payment of my just and lawful debts and the excess if any to be equally divided between my children. I hereby nominate and appoint my sons Patric H Landrum and Lewis Landrum Executors of my last will and Testament this 12th March 1876

Joel Landrum

Signed by the testator in our presence as witnesses who signed the same as witnesses at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other this 12th March 1876

Seaborn Kitchens
David G D Allen
William S Harris

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WILL OF MABERRY HOWELL

Reocrd of last will and Testament of Maberry Howell

State of Georgia Glasscock County
January the 10 day of 1876

1st In the name of good Amen My will and desirryth my should berried sutible to my standing and after that my just debts should be paid by my Executors heareafter name in this my will last name

2nd My will and desire is that all of property boath real and personaly go to my wife Sary an Howell during hir life and subject to there controler and after her death to be eakeal divid between my name Living onley one feather bead and furnter to goe to my daughter Mary Howell and all of each chile part of my said estat to be thers and subject to no bodely els whatevery and Sary and Tine Howell to have the sume of fifteen dollars out of my said estat to make her equal with rest of my girls and also for son John P Howell to have the fifteen dollars out of my estat to make him eakle with the rest and also my sone Leroy Howell to have fifteeen dollars out of my said estat to make him eakel with the rest of my children and also my sone Samuel Howell to have fifteen dollars out of my estat to make him eakel with the rest of my children and also my son George Nelson Howell to have fifteen dollars of m estate to make him eakel with the rest of my children and my desirary that my darter Elisabeth Howell now Elisabeth Black and I now give unto the said Elisabeth Black hir full shear of my land for this time hit being about ten acers on the south east side of the track of land I now live on hit being her full shere of all of the land I hold.

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And fore my executors to be the trust teas of my darter Elisabeth Black for hiam to appervat the funds to said Elisabeth Black as they see sh need hit
In testamona where of I here unto seate my hand and affixed my seal this the 10 day of January 1876 Maberry Howell
T G Raley
H S Black
Larkin Wilcher

State of Georgia Glasscock County
Before me came on the 12th day of January 1878 at Chambers for the purpose of proving the last will and Testament of Maberry Howell the witnesses to said will viz Gibson Raley, Hershel Black and Larkin Wilcher and the will having been before that time brought before me for probate by the Executors of Maberry Howell who has filed a petition for probate of the same they the said witnesses depose of the same that they said Maberry Howel sign and publish the same as his last will on the day and year then stated, as executed by him that they witnessed the same at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other. That the same voluntarily executed by him while he was of sound and disposing mind and memory Sworn to and subscribed before me in open court this 12th day of January 1878

H S Black T G Raley

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Georgia Glasscock County
Ordinarys office for said county
January 15th 1878

This is to certify that the foregoing as a true copy of the last will and testament of Maberry Howel as prop_-ded in my court in common form in vacation on the 12th day January 1878
Given under my hand and official signature this 15th day of January 1878
F L Calhoun Ordinary

Georgia Glasscock County
We and each of us do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true ____ will of Maberry Howel deceased so far as we know or believe and that we will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this state So help us God Sworn to & Subscribed before me this the day of Jan 1878



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WILL OF GEORGE W ALLEN

Record of the last will and Testament of George W Allen deceased
State of Georgia Glasscock County

I George W Allen of the County and State of Georgia nowing that I must shortly shall leave home an goe in the Confeederick Sirvices deem hit properly to make a disspare of my property

Item 1 My will and desire is that all of my just debtes be paid out of my estate by my Executor here after named in this my said will

Item 2 I will and bequeth to my beloved wife Elisabeth Allen all of my estate boath reael and personaly during of here natural life and her widdowhood and if I should dye or be kill and my said wife shoul marry againe then for my said Executor to ekealy divid all of my said propley among children without anny saile and with as little expen as posable

I hereby constitut and apint my beloved wife Elisabeth Allen Execetor of this my last will and Testament this September the 21st 1863    George W Allen

Signed Sealed declared and published by George W Allen as his last will and Testament in the presantes of us the undersigned who subscribed our names in the presant of said Testator at his special instant and requst and in the presant of each other this the 21 of September 1863

Jordan S Wilcher
W G Braddy
Larkin Wilcher

Glasscock Court of Ordinary November Term 1878

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Petition to prove the same and witnesses to said will W G Braddy Larkin Wilcur and Jordan S Wilcher having subscribed the following affidavit indorsed on said will Nov term 1878 of Glasscock Court of Ordinary come into open court at this regular term of the court W G Braddy and Larkin Wilcher and being duly sworn depose that they saw George W Allen sign and publish the within as his last will and testament while of sound and disposing mind that they witnessed the same for him at his request and in his presince and of each other and that the same was executed voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been executed. W G Braddy Larkin Wilcher

Sworn to and Subscribed before me in open court November Term 1878
F L Calhoun Ordinary

Georgia Glasscock County
I Franklin L Calhoun Ordinary of said county, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of George W Allen duly proved before me in common form November term 1878 at a regular term of the court of Ordinary: that Elisabeth Allen named therein as executrix duly qualified before me at said term: and to vest her with full authority to execute said will. I have duly issued to her the Letters testamentary annexed to said copy of will

In testimony whereof I the said Ordinary have hereto set my hand and seal of office 5th day of November 1878
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WILL OF JAMES M NUNN

State of Georgia Glasscock County
In the name of God Amen
I James M Nunn of said county and State being of advanced age and knowing I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper that I should make a dispostion of the property which a kind providence has blessed me with I do therefore make this written with my own hand my last will and testament revoking all others heretofore made by me

Item   I desire that my body be buried in a decent manner suitable to my condition in life my soul I trust will return to God who gave it

Item   I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executors herein after appointed

Item   I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Mary all the tract of land where on I now live containing about four hundred 400 acres made up of several small parcels or tracts joining together free from all charges whatever for and during her natural life. I also give to my wife Mary two mules or horses such as she may choose from my stock of that kind and two cows and calves of herown chois also ten head of fattening hogs of her own chois from my hogs of that kind also five head of sheep of her own chois and two sows and pigs of her own chois and I also give my wife Mary two hundred bushels of corn, fifteenhundred pounds of fodder twenty five bushels of wheat also fifty dollars in money to supply her in coffee sugar and salt or other necessaries of life as she may see fite and I give my wife Mary also plow gearing and all kinde of farming utensils such as I may have suffiicent for carring on a two horse farm. I also give to my beloved wife all of my household and kitchen furniture of every discription whatever I may be possessed of also my Buggy or carriage and harness that I may have at my death. The bequest



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To my wife are in lieu of her whole dower and for her lifetime only. At her death to be sold and divided among my children as herein after provided

4 Item   Whatever is left of my property both personal and real of my estate over what I have given to my wife it is my will and request that my executors proceed according to law and sell it for the purpos of a division amongst all my children and John B Kitchens my grandson an equal share with the rest of my children

5 Item   It is my will and desire that Charles H Kitchens have no part whatever for his own use of my estate nor have anything to do with it. It is my will and desire that my daughter Sarah Kitchens have an equal shear also my grand son John B Kitchens have an equal shear. I hereby appoint Hardy H Todd and my son Frank Pierce Nunn trustees for Sarah Kitchens my daughter and John B Kitchens my grand son to manage there shears for them so it may never go into the hands of Charles H Kitchens

6 Item   I hereby constitute Hardy H Todd and my son Frank Pierce Nunn executors of this my last will and testament This Jan the 29, 1878    James M Nunn

Signes Sealed and declared and published by James M Nunn as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator at his special instance and request and of each other This Jan 29, 1878

Test By
Joseph H Harrison
Alfred C Harrison
Wm A Gibson



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State of Georgia Glasscock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary in and for said County do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will and Testament of James M Nunn duly provin before me in common form April Term 1880 at a regular term of the court of ordinary that Frank Pierce Nunn and Hardy H Todd named therein as Executors duly qualified before me at said Term and to vest them with full authority to execute said will. I have duly issued to them Letters Testamentary annexed to copy of said will
In testimony whereof I the said Ordinary have hereto set may hand and Seal this 5th April 1880
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State of Georgia Glasscock County
In the name of God Amen

WILL OF MATTHEW HEWETT

I Matthew Hewett of state and county being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself that I should make a dispostion of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me with do therefore make this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me

1st Item   I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christianlike manner suitable to my circumstances And condition in life my Soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it as I hope fro eternal Salvation through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and as I humbly have enjoyed for twenty five years

2 Item   I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my Executors hereinafter appointed as I am unwilling my creditors should be delayed in their rights especially as there is no necessity for delay.

3 Item   I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Mary A with whom I have lived in the strictest quiet for forty three years, lot of land in the 1234th District of said County known as the lot of land in which I now reside containing Three hundred and Twenty five acres about Seventy five acres of which are cleared and in cultivation with all the rights, numbers and appertances to said lot of land in anywise belonging free from all charge or limitation whatever to her own proper use benefit and behoof during her natural life. At her death the balance of my children to be made equal to my son William C in value of land and the balance to be equally divided among all my children. I also give and bequeath to my beloved in the same manner all of my perishable property as it stands at my death.

4 Item   The residue of my property both real and personal wherever and whatever it may be including that given to my beloved wife Mary A during the natural life (after her estate therein is over) I give



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Bequeath and devise to my children forever

Item   5 I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary A Executrix and my beloved son William C Hewette Executor of this my last will and Testament This February 25th 1874 Matthew Hewette

Signed, Sealed, declared and published by Matthew Hewette as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presenceof said Testator (at his special instance and request) and of each other This February 25th 1874

George W Silas
Franklin L Calhoun
Daniel Hayes

Georgia Glasscock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of Matthew Hewette duly proven before me in common form August Term 1880 at a regular term of the Court of Ordinary that Mary A Hewette named therein Executix and William C Hewette named therein as Executor duly qualified before me at said term and to vest them with full authority to execute said will. I have duly issued to them the letters Testamentary annexed to said copy of will In testimony whereof I the said ordinary have hereto set my hand and Seal of office 2nd day of August 1880 F L Calhoun Ordinary



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State of Georgia Glasscock County

WILL OF RUTH WILCHER

Last will and Testament of Ruth Wilcher resident of said State and County

Item 1st   Intending this will to be a final disposition of my estate I hereby revoke all wills made by me heretofore

Item 2nd   I desire my body buried in a decent and christianlike manner and as soon as practicable thereafter that all my debts be paid by my Executor herein after named

Item 3  I give to my sons Julius C A Wilcher and William J Wilcher with whom I have been farming and by whom I have been sustained and cared for during the past years of my life all of my interest said interest being the one fourth in the stock of every and any kind consisting of horses Mules Hogs, Cattle Sheep Goats also all my Meat Lard and provisions of every kind and the vessels in which the same placed or packed also all my interest in the farm, farm products or proceeds of the farm also all corn Fodder Peas, Wheat, Shucks, Rye, Oats, Potatoes Cotton and Cotton Seed that may be gathered an housed from a previous crop, all my interest in Platation Tools of every kind, Buggies, Wagons, Carts Harness and Gear, in Short each and every thing appertaining to or connected with growinga__ of or proceeding from said joint farming operations. I give to said Julius C A Wilcher and William J Wilcerh, also all my money, notes, accounts and other evidences of debt which I may be possessed at the time of my death.

Item 4   I give to William J Wilcher one Bed and contents, also half dozen Tea Spoons and half dozen Table Spoons They being my Silver spoons and my large clock

Item 5   I give to Julius C A Wilcher my smallclock and fine set Table knives and Silver Forks

Item 6   I give to Leona Wilcher (or Gains) my sewing machine



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Item 7   The rest and residue of my property all and every kind, I give to Julius C A Wilcher and William J Wilcher to be equally divided between them share and share alike

Item 8   I do hereby appoint my son Julius C A Wilcher Executor to this my will

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of February 1881 Ruth Wilcher

Signed, Sealed, declared and published by Ruth Wilcher as her Will and Testament in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said Testatrix at her special instance and request and in the presence of each other this the 10th day of February 1881

James L Wilcher
Henry J S Mcniel
John S Snider
Larkin Wilcher

Georgia Glascock County I F L Calhoun Ordinary of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of Ruth Wilcher duly proved before me in common form June Term 1881 at a regular term of the Court of Ordinary that Julius C A Wilcher named herein as Executor duly qualified before me at said term and to vest him with full authority to Execute said will I have duly issued to him the letters Testamentary annexed to said copy of will

In testimony whereof I the said Ordinary have hereto set my hand and Seal of Office June 6th 1881
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WILL OF MARION NEWSOM

State of Georgia Glasscock County
In the name of God Amen I Marion Newsom of said State and County is weak and in feeble health but of sound and disposing mind & feeling that the time of my departure is near & feeling it a duty which I ow to my family to dispose of the little property which God has blessed me with I make this as my will to wit

1st  To give my soul to God who gave it-I desire my body decently buried& all my just debts be paid by my Executors

2nd  For the natural love & affection which I have & bear for my wife & children John & Augustus I give and bequeath to them all of my Lands lying & being insaid county to be equally divided between according to valuation when John the older child becomes of age. The wife claiming her part at said time & Augustus part to be given to him when he becomes of age The wife holding her part until her death & then it to be divided between said children

3rd   I desire my Executors to take charge of my place and rent it out to the best advantage & the proceeds of the same to be used for the support & education of said children during their minority & that said place be free from all incumberences.

4th   I desire that my executors improve the woodland and the amount of a horse farm & that to be on the South east end of said lot

5th   I desire my executors that after seting apart a year support for the widow & children tha the balance of the personal property be sold & used for the payment of my debts

6th  I Marion Newsome do hearby constitute & appoint David Denton & Joda Newsom my Executors to carry out this my last will & Testament & hereby acknowledge the same in presence of This July the 6th 1881
Marion Newsom (His mark)

J C Raley
W V Usry
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WILL OF F L CALHOUN

Georgia Glasscock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of Marion Newsom duly proved before me in common form August Term 1881 at a regular term of the Court of Ordinary that David Denton and Joda Newsom named therein as Executors duly qualified before me at said term and to vest them with full authority to execute said will I have duly issue to them the Letters Testamentary annexed to said copy of will

In testimony whereof I the said Ordinary have hereto set my hand and Seal of office this 1st day of August 1881
F L Calhoun Ordinary

State of Georgia Glasscock County
I Peter Usry of said county & State being now an old man but of sound mind and memory and desiring to dispose of the property that I have accumulated and saved by a life of industry and economy do make publish and declare this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all wills that may have been heretofore made by me

Item First I desire all my just debts to be paid by my Executor hereinafter appointed as soon after my death as is consistant with the best interst of my estate.

Item   Second I direct my Executor to see that my body is decently buried by the side of my first wife upon my plantation in said county

Item   Third To my wife Francis Usry I give the Plantation where I now reside known as my home place containing three hundred and twenty five acres more or less subject however to corrections and limitations herein after expressed. I give to my wife two horses to be selected from any that I may have on hand at my death she to make the selection & take any two that she wants. I give her also my buggy, a two horse wagon all of my household & kitchen furniture, three cows and two sows & pigs to be selected by her, one hundred & fifty bushels of corn-two thousand bundles of fodder, plow gear, tools etc to run a two horse farm and Four hundred Dollars in cash to be paid to her immediately after my death out of any money that may be on hand. If it so happens that I have not at the



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tiome of my death all the personal property mentioned in this Item my executor directed to purchase for my wife such as is necessary to enable him to turn over to her all of the articles mentioned in this Item  

Item   Fourth All of the pproperty both real and personal given to my wife under the third Item   of this will is given her for and during her natural life only and it is my will and desire that at the death of my said wife Francis all the property given her by this will shall become the property of my daughter Macie and my grand daughter Mary Ann Elisabeth daughter of my said child Macie as tenants in common my said wife Frances taking ____ this will a life estate with remainder at her death to the said daughter & granddaughter

Item   Fifth To my son "Tip" Usry I give my saddle horse bridal and Saddle and two hundred acres of land to be cut off from that portion of my lands in Glasscock County that lie next to the lands of Seth Wilson upon the following conditions to wit that my said son shall not marry Emma Dunn of said County of Glasscock believing that marriage with said Emma Dunn would result in the downfall and ruin of my said Son. I desire that the legacy herein given him shall return to my estate & pass under the residue claude of this will, should he at any time contract marriage with the said Emma Dunn

Item   Sixth The balance of my estate of every character and discription not hereinbefore disposed of together with the legacy to my son "Tip" should the same be defeated by his marriage with Emma Dunn I desire my executor to convert into cash and to invest the same in safe & good securities to be selected by him and inlike manner to invest all interest that may acuumulate from said fund from time to time. I desire my Executor to hold together and manage said fund as above indicated until the majority of all my grandchildren hereinafter named to wit Peter Usry, Wm John Usry Earnest Usry Nancy Usry , Usry children of my son Wiley Usry. Wm Thomas Jackson Usry Minnie Belle Usry children of my son James Usry, James Newsom, Fulchum Newsom, Lissie Newsom & Angelo Newsom children of my daughter Catherine Newsom and Fulchum Hughes child of my daughter



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Martha Hughes when the youngest of my said grandchildren shall reach the age of twenty one I desire my executor to divide said fund with the accumulated interest upon the Same equally between such of my said grandchildren above named as is living at that time

Item   Seventh I appoint my friend W R Logue in whom I have unlimited confidence Executor of this my last will

Witness my hand & Seal this 28th day of July 1882
Peter Usry (his Mark)

The foregoing four pages of paper signed Sealed and published & declared by the testator therin named Peter Usry as his last will and testament in our presence and in the presence of each other signed the same as witnesses

David Denton
Lawrence T Harden
Samuel W Denton

Georgia Glasscock County
Before me came L T Harden & David Denton named as witnesses to the within writing purporting to be Peter Usrys last will & being duly sworn saith that they with Samuel W Denton at the request of Peter Usry & his presence did attest as witnesses the within writing as his Peter Usrys will: that the same was signed & published by Peter Usry in their presence as his last will that he was at the time of said attestation & signing by himself of sound & disposing mind & memory that he executed the within paper voluntarily
Sworn to & Subscribed before me Nov 13th 1882
David Denton
Lawrence T Harden

F L Calhoun Ordinary

Georgia Glasscock County
I do hereby certify that the foregoing contains a true copy of the last will and testiment of Peter Usry, decd as propounded in my court by the above named persons at the Nov adjourned term 1882
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WILL OF SEABORN GLOVERK

State of Georgia Glasscock County

I Seaborn Glover of said state and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this fail and transitory life deem it right and proper both as respects my family and my self that I should make a sidposition of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me. I do therefore make and publish this as my last will and Testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills by me at any time made.

1st   I will my Soul to God its Creator as I hope for eternal salvation through the merits and atonement of Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and my body to the dust in decent burial

2nd   I will and desire that all my just and lawful debts be paid without delay. The residue of my estate both real and personal I desire and bequeath as follows: To my beloved wife Nancy Glover I give and bequeath the following property
"to wit" Two hundred acres of Land including the dweling house and other out houses it being division No 7 of the body of Land I now reside on the shape and boundaries of which will fully appear by reference to a diagram or plat of said lands hereto annexed and appended as part of this will and I also give and bequeath to my said wife Two choice cows and calves, one choice horse or mule. Ten head of choice hogs and my negro boy George and fifty dollars in money with all nexessary house hold furniture and cooking utensils. Two beds with the necessary quantity of bed clothing, all of which I give and bequeath to my said wife Nancy Glover for and during the term of her natural life and at her death to go to and belong to my son Henry Glover except one of the aforesaid beds which I desire to go to my Grand Son Wilson Glover

3rd  To my daughter Editha May now the wife of Joseph B May I give and bequeath Division No 8 of the lands mentioned in the Second Item   of this will containing Two hundred and eight acres more or less with all the rights numbers and appertenaces to the same in any manner belonging to her own proper use and benefit for and during the term of her natural lide ande at her death _____________ (copy cut off this line)



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From the custody contraol debts or liability of her present or future husband which said tract of land I value at Fourteen hundred dollars

Item   4th   To my son Thomas Glover I give and bequeath one hundred acres of Land it being Division No 3 of my lands the shape and boundaries of which will fully appear by reference to the annexed diagram which said tract I value to him at five hundred dollars

Item   5th   To my son John Glover I give and bequeath one hundred and Sixty five acres of Land it being division No 10 of the division of my Lands which I value to him at Eleven hundred and forty eight dollars

Item   6th   To my daughter Leacy Harrell now the widow of Benjamin Harrell deceased I give Division No 1 of the Lands aforesaid containing one hundred acres which I value to her at Five hundred dollars to her during the term of her natural life and at her death to go to her children to be free from the debts contract or liabilities of any husband she may have

Item   7th   To my Daughter Catharine Dickson wife of John W Dickson I give Division No 4 of my said lands said Division containing one hundred and Seven acres which I value to her at five hundred and thirty five dollars to be free from the control debts contract or liabilities of her present husband or any future she may hereafter have to use and enjoy the same for and during the term of her natural life and at her death to go to her children

Item   8th   I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Adams now the wife of Solomon D Adams Division No 5 of the Lands afore mentioned which I value to her at Five hundred dollars for and during the term of her natural life and at her to go to her children to be free from the control contact debts or liabilities of her present or future husband and I also give to my said daughter Mary Adams in the same reserved manner Division No 6 containing one hundred acres which I value to her at five hundred dollars making in both Divisions two hundred acres valued at one thousand dollars

Item   9th   To my Grand Son Wilson Glover son of my daughter Lucinda Harrell I give and bequeath Division No 9 of my Lands agreeable to annexed Diagram containing Two hundred and sixteen acres which I value at fifteen hundred and Twelve dollars with the following reservation to wit that is my said daughter Lucinda Harrell to have a home or life time estate in said Lot of Land and a decent support from the profits rent and income of said lot of Land and I also give and bequath to my said daughter Lucinda Harrell one good feather bed with the necessary bed clothing thereto appertaining



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Item   10th  To my two daughters to wit Rutha N Glover and Stacy A A Glover I give and bequeath four hundred and Seventy five acres of Land more or less lying on the South side of Indian Creek it being a part of the Lands formerly owned by Mary Thompson, deceased, adjoining Lands of Randol Irby on the East and bounded by Indian Creek on the North and Lands of William Irby on the South and the Lands herein before bequeathed on the west which I value to them at Twenty three hundred and Seventy five dollars which said tract of Land I desire to be equally divided between them share and share equal in valuation. I also give and bequeath to my said daughters to wit Rutha N and Stacy A A one Bed and furniture each, and a cow and calf each.

Item   11th   The residue of my estate both real and personal I direct to be sold by my executor hereinafter named and appointed and the proceeds there of divided so as to make all my children equal in share in the distribution of my estate Cour_ing the advancement of Lands as I have herein rated to each one respectively, except my Son Henry and my daughter Lucinda Harrell. That is to say the amount of property herein before bequeathed to my son Henry is to be his full and complete distributive share of my estate and my daughter Lucinda to account in the division of the reidue for the amount willed to her son Wilson as though it has been bequeathed to her invidually

Item   12th   I have direct that if the bequest I have herein made to my children in Lands Should agreebly to the way I have periced it should be more than a distributive share that they nor neither of them shall be bound to pay anything back to my estate but the advancement in Lands made to them to stand as their full distributive share

Item   13th
I hereby nominate and appoint my son John Glover executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have here to set my hand this 27th October 1863
Seaborn Glover

Signed and published by Seaborn Glover as his last will and Testament in our presence as witnesses there of by his request this 27th day of October 1863 Seaburn Kitchens
W L Colman
Geo W Kelley



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Georgia Glasscock County
I Seaborn Glover of said State and county having on the 27th day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and Sixty three made and executed my last will and testament in the presence of Seaborn Kitchens , William L Colman and George W Kelley as witnesses to the same and do still hereby ratify the same still to be my last will and testament with the following amendments and alterations to wit in the 10th Item   of said will I did give and bequeath to my two daughters to wit Rutha N Glover and Stacy A A Glover a tract of Land containing four hundred and Seventy five acres to be equally divided between them and having since the time of making said will made a survey of the said tract of said and made a division of the same between my two daughters Rutha and Stacy by marked lines and boundaries which is shown by a plat of said survey hereto annexed I will and allot to Stacy Division No 11 Designated in said plat containing one hundred and sixty six acres which I value to her at Six hundred and Sixty four dollars. And to said Rutha I give and bequeath Division No 12 containing one hundred and Sixty acres which I value to her at Eight hundred dollars. And Division No 13 containing one hundred acres I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Glover and value the same to him at five hundred Dollars. The two Divisions herein and hereby given to my two daughters Rutha and Stacy I give and bequeath the same to them for their sole and separate use and benefit for and during the term of their natural life and at their or either of their deaths to go to and vest in their then living children and to be free from the debts contract or liabilities of present of future husband having altered my notion about the value of same of the Lands given off by said will and I here make some corrections. I do therefore direct that Division No 8 of my Lands be valued at one thousand and forty dollars instead of fourteen Hundred And that Divison No 10 be valued at Eight hundred and twenty Dollars instead of Eleven hundred and forty eight as it is in said will the value as set to all the other Divisions I desire to remain as they are charged in said will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of October 1866 Seaborn Glover
Signed and Published by Seaborn Glover as a



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Codicle to his last will in our presence as witnessed hereto by his request this October 10th 1866
Benj H Smith
David Denton
Seaborn Kitchens

Georgia Glasscock County
I Seaborn Glover of said State and County having on the 27th day of October in the year Eighteen Hundred and Sixty three made and executed my last will and Testament in the presents of Seaborn Kitchens William L Coleman and George W Kelley as witnesses to the same and do hereby still ratify the same with the amendments made on the Tenth day of October AD 1866 together with the following Whereas I did allot to my Daughter Stacy (on the 10 day of Oct 1866 as aforesaid all of Division No 11 designated in a plat of Survey hereunto annexed containing one hundred and sixty six acres which I valued to her at Six hundred and Sixty four dollars. And whereas I have disposed of the said tract of Land known as Division No 11 for the sum of Two hundred and Eighty Two dollars which sum has been paid to my said daughter Stacy. I further give to my said Daughter Stacy for her sole use for and during her natural life and at her death to her then living child or children which shall be free from the debts of her present or any future husband all that tract or parcel of Land situated lying and being in the county of Jefferson in said State containing ninety five acres more or less adjoining Lands of Mary Fagle Courtney Fountain Anna Hadden R A Wood and others valued at three hundred and Eighty two Dollars

In witness whereof I the said Seaborn Glover have hereunto set my hand this July 28th A D 1869
Seaborn Glover

Signed and published by Seaborn Glover as a codicil to his last will in our presents as witnesses at his request this July 28th 1869
Harty H Todd
Henry Logue
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State of Georgia Glasscock County
I Seaborn Glover of said State and county having on the twenty seventhday of October in the year Eighteen Hundred and Sixty three made and executed my last will and Testament in the presence of Seaborn Kitchens William L Colman and George W Kelley as witnesses to the same and do still hereby ratify the same to be my last will and Testament with the amendments made October the 10th 1866 and also the amendments and alternations that I now make having the misfortune to loose my former wife Nancy Glover and the kind providence having blessed me with another I now give and bequeath to my second wife Jane Glover and to my beloved son Henry Glover Two Hundred acres of Land as described in Item   2nd in my last will and Testament it being the same Land given to my former wife and if my Son Henry Glover should outlive my said wife then the said Land to belong to him the said Henry Glover and if my wife Jane Glover should outlive the said Henry Glover then at her death the said Land to revert back to my estate. I also desire that my wife Jane Glover and my Son Henry Glover shall have one horse or mule Two cows and calves. Ten head of hogs. The large wash kettle the cooking Stove and cooking utensils. Two beds Bedsteads and Bed Clothing sufficient for the two Beds, Platntation tools sufficient for a one horse farm
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 31st day of October 1879    Seaborn Glover

Signed and published by Seaborn Glover as a codicil to his last will and Testament in our presence as witnesses hereto by his request this 31st day of Octobert 1879

Julius C A Wilcher
Richard Thigpen
Franklin L Calhoun

State of Georgia Glasscock County
I Seaborn Glover of said State and County havin g on the 27 day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and Sixty three made and executed my last will and Testament in the presents of Seaborn Kitchens William L Colman and George W Kelley as witnesses to the same and do still ratify the same to be my last will and Testament with the amendments made on the 10th day of October 1866 and also the amendments and alternations that are here above stated



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And that I now make to wit I hereby add to my wife Jane Glover and Son Henry Glover one cart and Steer one Buggy with all the household and kitchen furniture with also the stock of all kinds and all the farm utensils of all kinds. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Decem 19th 1881
Seaborn Glover

Signed and published by Seaborn Glover as a 2nd codicil to his last will and Testiment in our presents at his request witnesses this ninetenth day of December 1881

Daniel W Barfield
A H Sammons
Allen Moat NP

State of Georgia Glasscock County
I Seaborn Glover of said State and county having on the 27 day of October in the year 1863 made and executed my last will and Testament in the presents of Seaborn Kitchens William L Coleman and George W Kelley as witnesses to the same and with the amendments made on the 10th day of October 1866 and whereas I did allot to my Grandson Wilson Glover son of my daughter Lucinda Harrell a certain Lot of land containing two hundred and sixty acres known as Lot no 9 also one good feather Bed and the necessary Bed clothing for the same in which my wish and desire was that my daughter Lucinda Harrell was to have a lifetime interest and be supported out of the same during her life and after death to go to my grandson Wilson Glover, said Lot of Land I valued at fifteeen hundred and twelve dollars, and now for reasons known to myself I now desire to change what is contained in Item   the ? of my will so far as it relates to my Granson Wilson Glover. I now desire and it is my will that my daughter Lucinda Harrell shall have the two hundred and sixty acres of Land one Bed and Bed clothing for the same contained Item   the 9th of my will and to be suported and the same during her natural life and at her death it is my will and desire that said two hundred and Sixty acres of Land by executor be sold and the proceeds of same be equally divided among my then living children I furhter desire and it is my will to change Item   No 13th of my will in which I did nominate and appoint (Line cut off)



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And it my last will that my son Daniel Glover be my executor and he the said Daniel Glover is hereby nominated and appointed Executor instead of my son John Glover to my last will and testiment
In witness whereof I the said Seaborn Glover have hereto set my hand this July 12th 1882 Seaborn Glover

Signed and published by Seaborn Glover as a codicil to his last will and Testament in our presents as witnesses and at his request this July 12th 1882
T J M Kelley M D
J M Carter
M L Newsom

I do hereby certify that the foregoing contains a true copy of the last will and testament of Seaborn Glover deceased as propounded by the Executor in my court in common form at the adjourned term November 13th 1882
Given under my hand and official Signature this November 13th 1882
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WILL OF JOHN KENT

State of Georgia
Glasscock County
In the name of God Amen

I John Kent of said State and county being of and being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart from this world deem it right and proper both as _____ myself and family that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me-I therefore make this my last will and Testament revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me

Item   1st
I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition. My Soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it as I hope for eternal Salvation through the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and I trust enjoyed for many years

Item   2nd
I desire that all of my just debts be paid as early as possible

Item   3rd
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Huldy Kent (during her natural life or widowhood) for the support and education of our minor children, all of my property both real and personal of every description, with power to sell or trade in any way any of my personal estate provided saide trade may be approved or sanctioned by my son J Hopkins Kent he believing the same to be of interest to the estate, but by no means to sell of dispose of any part of real estate

Item   4th
I direct at the death of my wife all of property personal and real be sold and proceeds equally divided between my children by my wife Huldy Kent

Item   5th
I appoint my beloved wife Huldy Kent Executrix to this my last will and testament

Signes Sealed declared and published by John Kent as his last will and testament in presence of us who subscribed our names hereto in presence of said testator and of each other this July 26th 1880    John Kent
Jasper N Waden
I N Dickins
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I hereby certify that the forgoing page of writing contains a true copy of the last will and testament of John Kent deceased as propounded by the executrix in my court in common form at the regular January term 1883 of Court of Ordinary of Glasscock County   F L Calhoun Ordinary

WILL OF ELCANY TODD

Last Will and Testament of Elcany Todd, deceased
State of Georgia Glasscock County

In the name of God Amen

I Elcany Todd of said State and county being of sound disposing mind and memory and knowing the uncertainty of this life deem it both right and proper that I should make a distribution of the property which a kind Providence has blessed me with hereby revoking all wills heretofore by me at any time made do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament

1st   I Commit my soul to God who gave it

2nd   I desire my body to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances in life

3rd   After my death it is my will and desire that all of my property shall remain together untill the death of my wife should she then be a living and after her death to be disposed of as follows

4th   I give and bequeath to my daughter Data Griffin four hundred dollars

5th I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Underwood the balance of all my property both real & personal after paying the bequest I have made to my daughter Data Griffin and all of my just debts

6th  I direct my Executor whom I shall hereafter appoiont either to sell or divide my property as I have heretofore made the bequest as in his judgement may be for the interest of my estate

7th   I hereby constitute & appoint my Grandson C C Underwood Executor to this my last will & Testament

8th   In testimony whereof I the said Elcany Todd hath hereunto set my hand & affixed my Seal in the presence of us the undersigned who at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses to the same July 8th 1882

Witness
Hardy H Todd   Recorded April 2nd 1883   Elcany Todd
Henry J Calhoun   By B F Calhoun, Ordinary
James A Todd
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State of Georgia Glasscock County

I F L Calhoun ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing page contains a true copy of the last will and testament of Elcany Todd as propound in my court by the Executor in common form at the regular April term 1883 of Court of Ordinary of Said county
F L Calhoun Ordinary

WILL OF JODA HARRIS

Last Will and Testament of Joda Harris

In the name of God Amen, I Joda Harris of Glasscock County Ga being in good bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory, calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs, and directing how the estates with which it has pleased God to bless me shall be disposed of after my decease, while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all other last wills and testaments by me heretofore made. And first I commend my immortal being to Him who gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried with as little expense or ostentation by my Executors hereafter named-And as to my worldly estates and all property real, personal, or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in manner following. To wit My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges shall by my Executors hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient-I give devise and bequeath to my wife Francis Harris one half of all my Household furniture and all other personal property together with one half interest in my real estate to be diveded by commissioners if she desires it-so she retains the dwelling and spring for her sole use & benefit during her widowhood and then to revert to my estate and as is hereafter disposed of. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Saphronia (Callie) Thompson and her body heirs the remaining one half of all my Household furniture and other personald property and one half interest in my real estate (and the reversionary interest bequathed to her Mother at her Francis Harris death) for her and her children sole benefit and use. To be hers



PAGE 93 During her natural life and then be equally divided between all her children except her oldest son Gale I give & bequeath at the time the property is divided fifty acres of Land to be cut of so as to include the dwellings & Spring. I do this as it is my wish and desire to have my old homestead retained in the family. If however he the said Gale Thompson shall not desire to live on the said fifty acres so bequeathed-then it is all to be equally divided, provided however in the above where the bequeath is made to my daughter for her natural life & then divided is that she may live to raise all her children to the ages of maturity but should she die before all her children are raised to years of maturity it is my desire to have the property to remain together to raise the children all alike. And it is also my desire that Gale Thompson my Grand Son have one Horse (mare) for himself at my death.

Lastly I do nominate and appoint my wife Francis Harris and Cicero Thompson to be my Executors without bond of this last will and testament. In testimony whereof I the said Joda Harris have to this my last will and testament contained on one sheet of paper subscribed my name and affixed my Seal this 8th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine
Witnessed by us in the presence of Joday Harris

of each other
John Neal
Jas L Neal
Samuel R Raybun J P

I F L Calhoun Ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing two pages contains a true copy of the last will and testament of Joda Harris deceased as propounded in open court by the Executors named in said will in common form at the regular September term 1884 of the Court of Ordinary of said County F L Calhoun Ordinary



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WILL OF RICHARD WALDEN

Last will and testament of Richard Walden

State of Georgia Glasscock County
I Richard Walden being of sound mind and disposing memory make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills heretofore made by me

Item   1st   I will my Soul to God and that my Body be buried as decently as my circumstances will admit

Item   2nd   I direct that my just debts be paid by my executor and executrix, whom I shall hereafter appoint

Item   3rd   I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Eliza Ann one hundred acres of Land during her natural life, said land lying on the East side of my place including the dwelling where I now reside the line to be run from North to South provided there is that much after my just debts are paid-I also give to my said wife two beds and bedteads well furnised-a set of sitting chairs, set of cooking and table furniture, a dining table, a years support for her and my two children Robert L and Thomas a Walden. Also I give to my said wife 8 head of hogs and 8 head of sheep of her own selection, also one horse or mule of the value of $50 and one ox and cart of the value of $40. also one buggy and harness for the same

Item   4th   I will that my sons Robt L and Thomas A Walden have at least one years schooling each

Item   5th   I further direct that the residue of my estate both real and personal be sold by my executor and executrix and equally divided among my legal heirs

Item   6th   I will at the death of my said wife that all that I have given her shall go back to my two sons Robert L and Thomas A Walden and equally divided between them

Item   7th   I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife, Executrix and my son William A Walden, Executor of this my last will and testament

I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this December 21st 1884
Signes and Sealed  Richard Walden (his Mark)
in presence of
S C McGahee
Thos S Roney
C F Logue



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State of Georgia Glasscock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing page of writing contains a true and exact copy of the last will and testament of Richard Walden late of said county deceased as propounded in open court by the executor and executrix named in said will, in common form at the regular January term 1885 Court of Ordinary of said county   F L Calhoun Ordinary

WILL OF THOMAS H HADDEN

Last Will and testament of Thomas H Hadden decd

Georgia Glasscock County
In the name of God Amen

I Thomas H Hadden of said State and County being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper, both as respects my family and myself that I should make a dispostion of my property with which a kind Providence has blessed me do therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me

Item   first I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life my soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it as I hope for eternal salvation through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Item   the Second I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executor herein after appointed, out of my ready money on hand and if not sufficient out of the first arising from the proceeds of my estate

Item   the third I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Jane for and during her lifetime all my effects consisting of lands and stock also farming utensils household and kitchen furniture with all the appurtencances appertaining to the same for her own proper use and benefit for and during her lifetime as above stated

Item   4th In connection with the foregoing I hereby appoint my wife Mary Jane Hadden in connection with my son James J Hadden Executors with full power to carry into effect the provisions of this my last will and testament.

Item   5th  It is my will that my wife Mary Jane Hadden in connection with my son James J Hadden shall take immediate possesion of all my effects after my death with full power to manage my estate in the best possible manner to support educate and advance the interest of all my children



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Item   the 6th I hereby constitute my Executors with full power to sell and dispose of any of my effects at anytime that the interest of the family require it, but in no event to sell any of my real estate excepting an especial emergency require it.

Item   7th It is my desire and request that my executors ra__ a horse a piece for each of my boys to be given them when they arrive at the age of twenty one years Item   the 8th It is my desire and request that at the death of my wife Mary Jane Hadden all of my property both real and personal excepting the horses my sons are to have at the age of twenty one years as above stated, be sold at public out cry to the highest bidder and the proceeds arising therefrom be equally divieded between my lawful heirs This August 26th 1884   Thomas H Hadden (his mark) JT J Dickson David Denton V A Terry

Georgia GlasscockC ounty Before me came T J Dixon, David Denton and V A Terry named as witnesses to the within writing purporting to be Thomas H Haddens last will and being duly sworn saith that they, at the request of Thomas H Hadden and in his presence did attest as witnesses the within writing as his Thomas H Haddens will, that the same was signed and published by Thomas H Hadden in their presence as his last will , that he was at the time of said attestation and signing by himself of sound and disposing mind and memory, that he executed the within paper voluntarily.

Sworn to and subscribed before Me  T J Dickson
August 3rd, 1885   David Denton
F L Calhoun Ordinary   V A Terry

Georgia Glasscock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is an exact copy of the will of Thomas H Hadden late of said county deceased, as propounded in open court by the executor and executrix named in said will in common form at the regular August term 1885 Court of Ordinary of said county F L Calhoun Ordinary



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WILL OF MARTHA J BARTON

State of Georgia Glascock County

Last will and testament of Martha J Barton of said County

Item   1 Intending this to be my last will I hereby revoking all wills heretofore made by me

Item   2d I wish my executor as soon as possible after my death topay all of my just and honist debts and especially the debts acruing on and by my Last Sickness in testimony wheof I have hereto set my hand

Item   3 I give and beqeath all my property boath real and personall to my sister Viney Barten

Signed Sealed and published by Martha J Barton as her last will and Testament in our presents as witnesses by her request this September 25th 1884

B A Lane  Martha J Barton (Her Mark)
Geo W Kelley MD
William Miles (His mark)

State of Georgia Glascock County
I B A Lane do swear that I as well as george W Kelley and William Miles saw the within named Martha Barten sign and publish the within paper as her last will and testament that I Subscribed the same as a witness thereto at the special instance and request of the said Martha Barten and in her presence as did George W Kelley and William Miles. That the said Martha Barten signed the same freely and voluntarily and was at the time of such signing of sound and disposing mind and memory Sworn to and subscribed before me
October 12th 1885 F L Calhoun Ordinary   B A Lane

Georgia Glascock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is an exact copy of the will of Martha Barten late of said county deceased, as propounded in open court by Viney Barten in common form of law, at the regular adjourned term October 12th 1885 Court of Ordinary of said county F L Calhoun Ordinary



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WILL OF SAMUEL HART

Last Will and testament of Samuel Hart decd

State of Georgia Glasscock County

In the name of God Amen
I Samuel Hart of said State and County being of advanced age, and knowing that I must shortly depart this life, deem it right and proper, both as it respects my family and myself, that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me, and being of sound mind and disposing memory do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me

Item   1st   I desire that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. My Soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it, as I hope for eternal Salvation through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whose religion I have professed, and as I humbly trust, enjoyed for many years.

Item   2nd   I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Diza the sum of six hundred dollars to paid to her immediately after my demise by my Executors to be hereinafter mentioned. I also give and bequeath unto her my said wife Diza, the use and control of the two East rooms of my house in which I now live, together with the three beds tables and other furniture belonging or usually staying in said two rooms during her natural life, also the priviledge of the yard and garden. Also I give and bequeath to her my buggy and mare, and should the mare die, her place to be supplied by my Executors. It is my will and I further direct that my two Sons (Vis-William and Absolun Hart, in and for consideration of what I have done for them, do give my said wife Diza a decent support during her natural life, to keep the buggy devised above in repair, and supply a horse or mare for her to drive, should the one devised above fail, and allow her to remain in my house as above devised in peace and quiet. Should they fail or refuse to do so, I direct that the Ordinary of said County upon sufficient evidence of the fact issue execution against my said two sons and sell enough of the property to give her the necessary support. All this I give and bewuath unto my said wife Diza, upon condition that she abide by this will, should she refuse t o abide by it and claim dower in my lands, then she is not to have the six hundred dollars, or a support from my two sons as named above.



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but only the Dower she may obtain, and the buggy and mare is all that I give her of my personal estate

Item   3rd   I have given to my son Randolph J Hart, five hundred dollars in cash. I give him no share in my estate except the following notes which I hold against him, viz, one note for thirteen hundred and fifty three dollars and eighty cents dated Jan 1st 1859 and due one day after date, one note for one thousand and forty three dollars and fifty four cents dated Feb 11 1863 and due one day after date, one note for one thousand dollars dated Feb 11 1863 and due one day after date, and all other notes of which I may die possessed due from said Randolph J Hart to me. And I direct my executors to surrnder said notes to him or his legal representative.

Item   4th   I give to my grand Daughter Mary Ann, daughter of my deceased Son Barnabas, three hundred dollars in cash this is the extent of her interest in my estate

Item   5th   I give Bequeath and devise the balance of my estate both real and personal to the following married children, viz Isaac, Isabel (the wife of Samuel Beall) Elizabeth (the wife of A J Adkins) William, Absolem, Mary Ann (the wife of Dawson Johnson) and Martha (the wife of Lewis Johnson) in manner and form following viz-The property in this Item   to be equally divided among the seven named children thus-To my two sons William and Abslem, I give all my lands to be acounted to them at five dollars per acre, that is they must pay unto my estate or charge themselves as though they had paid it, the amount my lands would bring at five dollars per acre, this added to the residue of my estate making whatever amount it may-out of this amount five hundred dollars to be paid to William, five hundred to Absolem five hundred to Mary Ann and five hundred to Martha, to make them even to hwat has already been advanced to the others, then the balance of said amount to equally divided among the seven as named in this Item

Item   6th  Should either of my sons, William or Absolem or both die and leave no living child, in that case I direct that his or their land revert to my estate

Item   7th  Should my wife Diza refuse to abide by this will, It is my will and I so direct that my two sons William and Absolem, still to take the land subject to Dower, at the same price, my daughters Mary Ann and Martha not to receive the five hundred dollars each as given in Item   5th. The notes, money and accounts of my estate eaqually divided among the five following named chidren viz Isaac, Isabel, wife of Samuel Beall, Elizabeth wife of A J Adkins, William and Absolem, my Sons William and Absolem to only pay



PAGE 100 for two thirds of the land should my wife take Dower, the proceeds of which to be equally divided among the seven children named in Item   5th of this will

Item   8th   I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons, viz William and Absolem Hart Executors of this my last will and testament this April 27th 1872 One line erased on page 3rd and several words underlined before signing

Samuel Hart LS

Signed, Sealed, declared and published by Samuel Hart as his last will and testament in the presence of us, the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto, in the presence of said testator (at his special request) and of each other, this April 27th 1872
Isaac F adkins
Walter Thompson
William Swint (his mark)

Georgia Glasscock County January term court of Ordinary 1886 We and each of us do solembly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named Samuel Hart deceased so far as either of us know or believe and we, each, will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this State, so help us God
Sworn to and subscribed before me   William Hart
this January 4th 1886   Absolem Hart


State of Georgia Glasscock County January term 1886 of Court of Ordinary
Came in open court at this Regular January term of said court Walter Thompson and William Swint each of whom being duly sworn depose and say that they each with Isaac F Adkins saw Samuel Hart sign and publish the instrument to which this is attached as his last will and testament while he was of sound and disposing mind and memory. That they with said Adkins witnessed the same for him at his request, in his presence, and they of each other, and that the same was executed freely and voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been done or executed
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this January 4th 1886   Walter Thompson
F L Calhoun Ordinary GC   William Swint (his mark)



PAGE 101 State of Georgia Glasscock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing three pages contains a true copy of the last will and testament of Samuel Hart late of said county deceased, as propounded in open court by the Executors named in said will, in common form of law, at the regular January term 1886 of the court of Ordinary of said county
F L Calhoun Ordinary

WILL OF LARKIN WILCHER

Last Will and Testament of Larkin Wilcher deceased

State of Georgia Glascock County
In the name of God-Amen
I Larkin Wilcher Sr 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 both as respects my family and myself that I should make a dispostion 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.

First I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. My Soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it as I hope for salvation through the merits of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Second I desire that all my just debts be paid by my Executors hereinafter named and appointed

Thirdly I give and bequeath to my beloved son James L Wilcher upon the following agreement and conditions herein after explained all my real estate consisting of Three hundred acres of land more or less lying and being in the county and State aforesaid on the waters of Little Creek, it being the land and premises whereon I reside at this time the said lands adjoining lands of J.C.A & W. J. Wilcher on the South and West, W. W. Kitchens on the North and J. P. Allen on the East, with all the rights, members and appurtenances to said lot of land to his own proper use, benefit and behoof forever with full power to dispose of the same by will or otherwise as he may deem proper, with the exception of Ten acres of the said described land that I give and bequeath to my Daughter Polly Wilcher for a home for her during her natural life and it is my will and desire that at her death the said ten acres of land with all the appurtenances thereto to belong to the said Pollys Daughter Lany Wilcher if then in life for her own proper



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use and benefit forever

Fourth The conditions and agreement upon which I give and bequeath the above named property to James L Wilcher is that is to pay over to my son Jordan S Wilcher of emmanuel County at my death one hundred dollars in annual installments of twenty dollards until the one hundred dollars is paid without interest, and that the said James L Wilcher is to furnish me a home and take care of me during my natural life as a dutiful Son should his old and helpless parents

Fifthly I hereby constitute and appoint my Sons Jordan S Wilcher and Jas L Wilcher Executors of this my last will and testament this the 19th day of September 1889
  Larkin Wilcher LS Signed, Sealed delivered and published by Larkin Wilcher Sr as his last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator at his special request, and in the presence of each other this the 19th day of Septembert 1889

J C A Wilcher
W W Kitchens
W G Brady   Witnesses

Georgia Glascock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the last will and testament of Larkin Wilcher Sr decd as was probated by James L Wilcher Executor named in said will at the regular September term court of Ordinary said County September 3rd 1890 F L Calhoun Ordinary

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WILL OF JAMES M WILLIAMS

Last Will and Testament of James M Williams decd

State of Georgia Glascock County
In the name of God Amen
I James M Williams of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind and memory deem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself to make a dispistion of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me, hereby revoking all former wills made by me

Item   1st I direct and desire that after my decese that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executors hereinafter appointed.

Item   2nd The residue of my estate both real and personal I give and bequeath as follows: To my daughters Elizabeth Hannah, the bodily heirs of Fathy G Logue deceased and Martha Whitely, each one hundred acres of land, that is to say I give Elizabeth Hannah one hundred acres of land, to the bodily heirs of Fathy G Logue I give one hundred acres of land and to Martha Whiteley I give one hundred acres of land. And to my daughter Mary Brassell I give fifty acres of land having heretofore given her fifty acres which will make her equal. To my daughter Nancy I also give one hundred acres of land which is to include the homestead, all to be laid off by my executors hereinafter appointed. I desire and direct that said lots of land be laid off so as to be equal in valuation

Item   3rd I desire and direct that the residue of my estate both real and personal not heretofore bequeathed at my death be sold and equally dived amongst my children share and share alike by my executors

Item   4th I desire and direct that my executors shall if I should die before the death of my present wife that my executors carry out the contract that now exists between myself and her the said wife for her support.

Item   5th I hereby nominate and appoint my son John B Williams and my son in law John W P Whiteley my executors to this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 9th day of February 1885

  James M Williams (his Mark) LS Signed Sealed declared and published by James M Williams as his last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribed our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of said testator at his special request and in the presence of each other February 9th 1891

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Georgia Glascock County
I F L Calhoun ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing page of writing contains an exact copy of the last will and testament of James M Williams deceased as was this day probated in Solemn form of law and admitted to record at the regular August term Court of Ordinary 1891   F L Calhoun Ordinary

WILL OF WALTER TOWNER

Last Will and Testament of Walter Towner deceased
State of Georgia Glascock County

Know all men by these presents that I Walter Towner of Glascock County and State of Georgia Yeoman being in ill health and of sound and dispoising mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made

First my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executors hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient And then all the property Real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possesed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Towner during her life for her sole use and benefit and behoof

I do nominate and appoint my son William A Towner and my son in law James A Todd to be the executors of this my last will and testament

In testimony whereof I the said Walter Towner have to this my last will and testament contained on one sheet of paper I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 18th day of January 1889

Signes Sealed published and declared by the said Walter Towner as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto
Walter Towner LS

Witnesses
J W Walden
J W P Whiteley
J F Hannah Clk
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Georgia Glascock County
We J F Hannah (Clk Superior Court G.C) J W Walden and J W P Whiteley do each of us Swear that we saw the within named Walter Towner sign and publish the within as his last will and testament that we each subscribed the same as witnesses thereto at the special instance and request of the said Walter Towner and in his presence and in the presence of each other and that the said Walter Towner signed the same freely and voluntary and was at the time of such signing of sound and disposing mind and memory
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of March 1892
F L Calhoun Ordinary

J F Hannah
J W Walden
J W P Whiteley

We William A Towner and James A Todd do swear that this writing contains the true and last will of the within named Walter Towner deceased so far as we know or believe, and that we will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this State. So help us God
Sworn to and subscribed before me March 9th 1892 F L Calhoun Ordinary W A Towner, J A Todd Extra

Georgia Glascock County
I F L Calhoun Ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing page of writing contains an exact copy of the last will and testament of Walter Towner deceased as was this day proven and admitted to record in solemn form on the 9th day of March 1892 at a regular adjoured term of the court of Ordinary of said county F L Calhoun Ordinary



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WILL OF J F HANNAH

Last will and testament of J F Hannah decd

Georgia Glascock County
I J F Hannah of Said State and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament

Item   1st   I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid by Executrix herein after named as Soon as posible after my death

Item   2nd   I will to my wife and two children all of my Estate both real and personal. The real estate to be kept together by my Executrix for the joint use and benefit of my said wife and children until my youngest child shall become twenty one years of age. Then said real estate to be equally divided between said wife and children in any way that may be satisfactory to them

Now if my said wife should marry before my youngest child becomes twenty one years old or before a division of the real estate is made then my wife to have no interest in nor any part of the real estate whatever but the whole of said real estate shall go to my said two children and to be divided between them when the youngest becomes twenty years of age. The bequest of one third of my real estate to my wife in the event she shall not marry before my youngest child becomes twenty one years of age or before a division of the real estate is made is given to said wife in lieu of whole Dower and to be in full for all her fees and commissions as my executrix to this my will

Item   3rd   What personal property I may have on hand at my death my Executrix shall dispose of the same in any way she may think best for the use and benefit of her and my children. If she should sell the said personal property she can do so at either public or private sale and she shall not be required to make any retutnes of ____ same to the court of ordinary

Item   4th  It is my will that my Executrix appointed shall not as required by law make annals reurns or any returns whatever to court of ordinary to make only such returns as she may think proper and she is not required to have any app___ of my estate

Item   5th  It is my will that my real estate nor no part of the ___ shall at any time be encumbered by any deed mortage or lein whatever

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Testament and as such Executrix she shall not be required to give any bond In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day July 1893 J F Hannah (LS) Signed and published by J F Hannah as his last will and testament in our presence as witnesses thereto by his request this 5th day July 1893 we signing as witnesses in his presence

B F Walker
G T Hannah
J W P Whitely

We G T Hannah and B F Walker do swear that we as well as J W P Whiteley saw the within named J F Hannah Sign and publish the within paper as his last will testament -that we subscribed the same as witnesses thereto at the special instance and request of the said J F Hannah and in his presence as did J W P Whitely that the said J F Hannah signed the same freely and voluntary and was at the time of such signing of sound and disposing mind and memory sworn to and subscribed before me this 5 day March 1894 J C English ordinary G T Hannah B F Walker

I Carrie Hannah do Solemnly swear that this writeing contains the true last will of the within named J F Hannah so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the law of this state so help me God
Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 5 day of March 1894 J C English ordinary
Carrie Hannah

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English odinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the fore going page of writeing contains an exact copy of the last will and testament of J F Hannah deceased as was this day proven and admitted to record in common form on the 5 day of March 1894 at a regular term of the court of ordinary of said county J C English ordinary



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WILL OF G C DIXON

Last Will and Testament of G C Dixon decd

Georgia Glascock County

I G C Dixon of said state and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me

Item   1st   I desire that my body have a decent and christian like burial

Item   2nd   I desire all my debts be paid as soon as possible ater my death by me Executrix herein after named

Item   3rd   I give bequeath and devise to the three children of my brother that is to Eulie Dixon David Dixon and Gertrude Dixon three hundred dollars each making a total to the three of nine hundred dollars to be to their father for them by my Executrix herein after named as follows. Three hundred dollars (one hundred dollars each) to be paid the first year after my death. Three hundred dollars to be paid the second year after my death and the remaining three hundred dollars to be paid the third year after my death. If my brother Richmond Dixon should die before all the payments is made then my Executrix to pay to their Guardian

Item   4th  I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Josie Dixon all the horse mule cow and hog stock I may have on hand at my death also all the buggies wagons vehicles and platation tools I may have on hand at my death also all the house hold and kitchen furniture I may have on hand at my dath

Item   5th   I will desire and direct that my Executrix herin after named as soon as she can coniently do so after my death to advertise and sell my interest in the lands owned jointly by W. C. Avera and myself in the county of Jefferson known as the Smith land-the proceeds of said sale to go into my estate.

Item   6th   All the remainder and balance of my estate of each and every kind whatever that shall be left after taken out the gifts made in them the third and fourth of this my will I give the same to my wife Josie Dixon for during her natural life only and at her death to go and to belong to Eulie Dixon David Dixon and Gertrude Dixon and between them to be equally divided.



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7th I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Josie Dixon Executrix to this my last will and testament. She to make and return to the ordinary of said county a proper inventory of my estate and to make to said ordinary annual returns at all times showing the standing and condition of the estate in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my this 28 day of Feb 1894   G C Dixon Signed and published by G C Dixon as his last will and testament in our presents as witnesses thereto by his request and we Signing as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other this 28 day of Febuary 1894

J W P Whiteley G T Hannah B F Walker

Georgia Glascock County
We J W P Whiteley G T Hannah and B F Walker do each swear that we saw the within named G C Dixon sign and publish the within paper as his last will and testament and that we subscribed the same as witnesses thereto at his special instance and request of the said G C Dixon and we signed the same in his presence and in the presence of each other. That the said G C Dixon signed the same freely and voluntarily and was at the time of such signing of sound and disposing mind and memory Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 7th day May 1894 J C English Ordinary

J W P Whiteley
G T Hannah
B F Walker

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordianry in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing pages of writeing contains an exact copy of the last will and testament of G C Dixon deceaed as was this day proven and admitted to record in comon form on the 7 day May 1894 at a regular term of the court of ordinary of said county J C English ordinary



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WILL OF PURTIMAN DIXON

Last Will and Testament of Purtiman Dixon

State of Georgia Glascock County
I Purtiman Dixon of said state and county, being of sound and disposing mind & memory do make this my last will & testament

Item   first I desire my body after my death to be buried in a desent and christian like manner my soul I will to God who gave it

Item   Second I desire my Executors herein after named as soon as they can after my death to pay all my just debts from any money I may have on hand at my death or that may be due to me

Item   Third I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Mary A E Dixon during her natural life (293) two hundred ninety three acres of land in said state and county being the same place where I now reside & being division No 4 of my lands-bounded by lands of B F Sammons myself & the waters of Joes Creek also (3) three head of mule that I now own, one name Bob, one Henry & one Banty (all horse mules) one oxen and cart wagon and all plantation tools I may have on hand at my death all the household and kitchen furniture I may have on hand at my death except the beds-herein after give to my daughters in Item  s Nos 7 & 8 all the hogs that I may have on hand at my death and all the cows I may have on hand at my death except three cows & calfs herein after given to my daughters in Item  s Nos 7 & 8 and at the death of my said wife the above described tract of land and all the personal property that may then be on hand or that she may be in possession of is to be equally divided between my two youngest sons Henry B Dixon and Joseph W Dixon. This bequest is in lieu of dower and twelve months support.

Item   fourth I give devise and bequeath to my son C. Pierce Dixon (122) one hundred and twenty two acres of land in the state & county being division No 5 of my lands lying on the waters & in forks of Rocky comfort & Joe's creek also I give to him one gray mule named Ida

Item   fifth I give devise and bequeath to my son David G Dixon (90) ninty acres of land in said state and county being division No 2 of my lands-also I give to him one bay mare mule named Florda



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Item   Sixth I give bequeath and devise to my daughter O. Alice Daniel wife of Willie Daniel for and during her natural life and then to her children (90) ninty acres of land in said state and county and being division no 1 of my lands adjoining lands of Pleasant Walden W. S. Lamb and others. I have already given to her a feather bed bed stead and usual beding and cow & calf

Item   Seventh I give bequeath and devise to my daughter Gerania Dixon (135) one hundred and thirty five acres of land in said state and county & being division No 3 of my lands bounded by lands of Hickman Dixon myself & others also I give to her one bed stead one feather bed & usual beding and one cow and calf

Item   Eigth I give bequeath and devise to my two daughters Mary Dixon & Laura Dixon Divission No 6 of my lands containing 18 acres also I give to them one hundred and Thirty four acres of land all of said land in said state & county. The (134) one hundred and thirty four acres is known as the Rony place & being the same land that was deeded to me by T S Rony on 28 day Sept 1891 also I give to each one of them one bed stead one feather bed & usual beding and each a cow & calf

Item   Ninth I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons C Pierce Dixon and David G Dixon Executors to this my last will and testament. And I further devise that if any of my children should be minors at my death & need Guardians that my two sons appointed Executors to this will act and be their Guardian

Item   Tenth I have before the making of this my last will & testament given to my son Lawson Dixon four hundred dollars in cash and one mule which is to be & is a full and entire settlement with him & he is to have no further interest in my estate whatever. And I have also given to my daughter G. A. E. Mathis wife of Jeptha Mathis four hundred dollars in cash bed stead feather bed usual beding & one cow & calf which is to be and is a full and entire settlement with her in my estate, and she is to have no further interest in my estate whatever this Dec 27 1893 Purtiman Dixon

Signed declared & published by Purtiman Dixon as his last will & testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribe our names thereto in the presence of said testator at his instance and request and of each other he signed in our presence and we signing in his presence
B F Walker
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Georgia Glascock County I Purtiman Dixon having heretofore on the 27 day of December 1893 made published and declared my last will and testament in the presence of B F Walker W R Logue Jr and J P Allen they signing the same as witnesses in my presence at my request. I now add this codicil and amendment to said will.

Item   1st in additional to the tract of land and personal property given to my wife for and during her natural life and then to my two youngest sons Henry B Dixon and Joseph N Dixon in the third Item   of my said will I give and bequeath to them in the same way as the other personal property is given in said Item   my cotton gin belt all machinery connected therewith and the cotton press all now at the gin house on the tract of land described in Item   third of my said will

Item   2nd I make this change in Item   Eighth of my said will as to the lands given therein jointly to my two daughters namely Mary Dixon & Laura Dixon. It is my desire & I do hereby so give bequeath & devise said land as follows the division No 6 of my said land containing (18) Eighteen acres and Forty Seven acres of the one hundred & thirty four acre tract, said forty seven acres known as the Brassell land & that is set out & described seperatly in the Deed from T. S Rony to me on the 28th day September 1891 I give to my daughtrer Laura Dixon I also give & bequeath to her (125) one hundred and twenty five dollars to make her equal with my other children said one hundred & twenty five dollars I now place & leave with my papers for that purpose. The remainding Eighty Seven acres of Said (134) one hundred and thirty four acres tract known as the Hickman Dixon place is to go & is bequeathed to my daughter Mary Dixon after making this devision of said land between my two said daughters herein named the other gifts to them in Item   Eight of my said will is to remain unchanged. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 4th day of February 1895   Purtiman Dixon



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Signed and published by Purtiman Dixon as a codicil to his last will in our presence as witnesses thereto by his request and we Signing in his presence and in the presence of eath other this 4th day of February 1895

B F Walker
W R Logue Jr
J P Allen

Georgia Glascock County
We B F Walker W R Logue Jr and J P Allen do each swear that we saw the within Purtiman Dixon sign and publish the within paper as his last will and testament.The we each subscribed the same as witnesses thereto at the special instance and request of the said Purtiman Dixon and in his presence and in the presence of each other, and that the said Purtiman Dixon signed the same freely and voluntarily and was at the time of such signing of sound and disposing mind and memory Sworn to and subscribed to before me Sept 2nd 1895 J C English Ordinary

B F Walker
W R Logue Jr
J P Allen
Georgia Glascock County
We C P Dixon and D G Dixon do each swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named Purtiman Dixon deceased so far as we know or believe and that we will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this state. So help us God
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 2 day of September 1895 J C English Ordinary
C P Dixon
D G Dixon

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing three pages of writeing contains an exact copy of the last will and testament of Purtiman Dixon deceased as was this day proven and admitted to record in solemn form on the 2nd day of September 1895 at a regular term of the court of ordinary for said County J C English Ordinary



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WILL OF HENRY B SEALS

State of Georgia Glascock County
I Henry B Seals of said state and county being of Sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will will and testament

Item   1st I desire all my debts to be paid by my Executor hereinafter appointed as soon after my death as is consistant with the best interest of my estate

Item   2nd I give bequeath and divise to my wife Nancy M Seals, and the heirs of her body now born or to be born by her intermariage with me the following property to wit one tract of land being the same tract on which I now live with the dwelling house and other improvements on the same and containing one hundred and fifty acres, also one mare and one mule now owned and possessed by me, also all the corn, fodder, peas, plow gear, wagon and plantation tools, and buggy, all the cows and hogs now owned or hereafter owned by me, and all other personal property which I may now own or may hereafter own provided however that the personal property herein bequeathed shall be and remain the property of my said wife Nancy M Seals, for her own proper use and benefit without any conditions or limitations whatever. This bequest is made to my said wife in lieu of her whole dower.

Item   3rd I give and bequeath to my two sons Robert B Seals and Charles W Seals as tenants in common one tract of land lying in said county on Mill Creek branch adjoining lands of B K Harris on the north, south and west and on the East by Mill Creek branch, an containing one hundred acres, and in case of the death of either the said R.B. or C.W. Seals without issue, the share of the deceased shall revert to the one living and should both the said Robert B and Charles W die without issue then the land bequeathed by this Item   of my will shall revert back to their own sister on their mothers side then living. If none of said Sisters should be living then to go back to my estate and be equally divided among my living heirs. I also give to my



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Said sons Robert B and C W Seals five acres of land being my one half interest in the mill seat known as the Seals mill tract they to hold said tract as tenants in common subject to the same conditions and limitations as the other land devised to them in this Item   of my will. The devise herein made by this the 3rd Item   of my will to the said R. B. and C. W. Seals my sons is in full settlement with them of any share or interest whatsoever of the remainder of my estate whether real or personal property, and they are debared from further participation in the remainder of my estate as a legatee distributee or otherwise.

Item   4th I give and bequeath to my three daughters to wit Annie Forest Seals Lovie Seals and Lavonia Seals as tenants in common one tract of land lying in said county and containing one hundred and seventy eight acres and known as the Landrum tract, subject to a claim on the same held by I S Peebles for three hundred dollars, which claim I direct my Executors to pay as soon as possible with the cotto crop of the year 1895. Should either of said daughters die without issue then her share to go to the ones living, but should they leave bodily heir or heirs then the share of the deceased daughter to descend to her heirs. I further direct that the rents profits and issues of the land bequeathed in Item   4th be divided yearly equally among my said three daughters, whatever may be left after applying same to the claim of I S Peebles

Item   5th I direct that my executors probate this my will but they are exempt from making and are directed not to make any returns whatever to the ordinary of said county

Item   6th I hereby constitute and appoint my wife Nancy M Seals my Executrix and A.T.R. Hall my executor of this my last will and testament, all erasing and interlining done before signing this my last will and testament This 23rd day of October 1895   Henry B Seals Signed Sealed and published by Henry B Seals as his last will and testament in the presence



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Of the subscribers who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said testator (at his instance and request) and of each other the signing in our presence and we signing in his presence
W C Langham
F M Kitchens
C W Littlejohn

Georgia Glascock County
We F M Kitchens and C W Littlejohn as well as W C Lanham Saw the within named Henry B Seals sign and publish the within paper as his last will and testament that we Subscribed the same as witnesses thereto at the special instance and request of the said Henry B Seals and in his presence as did also W C Langham, that the said Henry B Seals signed the same freely and voluntatily and was at the time of said signing of sound and disposing mind and memory Sworn to and subscribed before me Dec 2 1895 J C English Ordinary
F M Kitchens
C W Littlejohn

Georgia Glascock County
I A T R Hall and Nancy W Seals do solemnly swear that this writeing contains the true last will of the within named Henry B Seals deceased, So far as we know or believe, and that we will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this state so help us God.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of Dec 1895 J C English Ordinary
A T R Hall
N M Seals

Georgia Glascock County
I J.C. English ordinary in an for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing 3 pages of writeing contains an exact copy of the last will and testament of Henry B Seals decd, as was this day proven and admitted to record in common form on the 2nd day of December 1895 at a regular term of the court of ordinary of said county J C English Ordinary



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WILL OF CALIFORNIA NEWSOME

State of Georgia Glascock County

I California Newsome of said state and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testimony

Item   1st I want all my land Real Estate Real and personal estate stock household farming tools and every thing I have remain and stay together till my youngest child becomes of age then devided among them as they wish among themselves.

Item   2nd I want William R Swint my brother hereafter made my Executor to manage all the said estate, as he sees best till the youngest child becomes of age and the estate wound up

Item   3rd I hereby constitute and appoint my brother William R Swint Executor of this my last will and testament This September 25th 1897 California Newsome (Her Mark) Signed declared and published by California Newsome as her last will and testament in the presence of us the Subscribers who subscribe our names hereunto in the presence of said testator at her instance and request and of each other. She signing in our presence and we signing in her presence
W H Todd (LS)
W T Griffin (LS)
John S Johnson (LS)
Not Publix Ecec JP WC

State of Georgia Glascock County November 5th 1897
This is to certify that I California Newsome, do hereby revoke that part of the above will concerning my personal effects. I only desire the land only to remain untill the youngest child becomes of age. The personal property I wish divided among my children at my death and wish my Bro W R Swint to attend to the same. In witness whereof I have this day above written affixted my hand and seal
California Newsome (Her Mark_
Signed in presence of us Nov 5th 1897
Witnesses
J Larance Johnson
T H Hammett
J R Swint

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing page contains an exact copy of the last will and testament of California Newsome decd as was this day proven and admitted to record in common form on the 3rd day of january 1898

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WILL OF R L USRYK

Last Will and testament of R L Usry

State of Georgia Glascock County
I R L Usry of said state and county being now of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me.

Item   1st I wish my executor or administrator as soon as possible after my death to pay all my just debts.

Item   2nd I give to my daughter Elizabeth Coxwell for and during her natural life only (150) one hundred and fifty acres of land more or less in the 1168 Dist GM Glascock county, bounded by lands of Seth Wilsons estate and others and known as the Newsome place, same place and land deeded to me by Wm & Mary Newsome on the 10th day of December 1873 and at the death of said Elizabeth Coxwell the land herein given to go and belong to her children share and share alike.

Item   3rd I give to my daughter Maggie Lee Usry for and during her natural life only the place where I now reside containing (187) one hundred and eighty seven acres, more or less bounded as follows, on north side by lands of Harden East side by Harden also and on the south side by other lands of mine in the 1168th Dist G.M.. Glascock County, and at the death of Maggie Lee Usry, the land given in this Item   to go to and belong to her (maggie Lee Usrys) children share and share alike

Item   4th I give to my grand son Eddie Usry (160) one hundred and Sixty acres of land more or less in the 1168th Dist G.M. Glascock county, known as the Harden place bounded as follows, on north side by lands of D I Harden, on south side by lands of R W Williams, west by Barton place, also give Eddie Usry, one gray mare about five years old Nancy Hanks.

Item   5th I give to my son J Frank Usry for and during his natural life only one tract of land in said state and county containing about (187 ) one hundred and Eighty Seven and half acres. Being the East side and half of the place known as my Beckworth place. Said land will be bounded as follows, on west side by other half of said Beckworth place (which will be described in next Item   of this my will) bounded on East Side by lands of J D Newsome, South by lands formerly belonging to Jacob Beckworth, this half of said place



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to take in and include the gin seat the dividing line between the half of Beckworth land herin this Item   described and the half described in the next Item   of my will is to commence at the creek and to run the lane that goes through said Beckworth place as near as it can be done so as to put a dwelling house on each side the lane above named running about north and south and at the death of said J. Frank Usry the land given in this Item   to go to and belong to his J. Frank Usrys children share and share alike

Item   6th I give to my son John C Usry for and during his natural life only one tract of land in the 1168th Dist G.M. Glascock County, containing about (187 ) one hundred and Eighty Seven and half acres, being the west side and half of the place known as my Beckworth plae, said land will be bounded on the East side by the other half of said Beckworth place and described in 5th Item   of this my will bounded South by Rutha Davis place and bounded North by Thompson land the dividing line to be run and made as set out and requested in 5th Item   of this my will. I also give to my son John C Usry for and during his natural life only Eight acres of land more or less in the 76th Dist G.M. Jefferson County, where said John C Usry now lives adjoining lands of Mrs John C Usry Walter Stapleton and others, and at the death of said John C Usry both tracts of land given in this Item   of my will to go to and belong to his (John C. Usrys) children

Item   7th I give to my two grand children Elizabeth Williams and Fannie Williams (children of Geo Williams) one tract of land in the 1168 th Dist G.M. Glascock County containing (105) one hundred and five acres more or less known as the Todd place bounded South by lands of Jorden Chalker bounded east by Jorden Chalker

Item   8th I give to my Son D.P. Usry for and during his natural life only one tract of land in said state and county of Glascock in 1168 Dist G.M. containing (290) two hundred and ninety acres more or less known as the Barton place bounded South by lands of Wm Sheppard, bounded west by lands of Jorden Chalker and bounded north by lands of D I hardin, this tract of land is given with the following incumbrance on the land now in cultivation that is Viney Barton who now lives on said place has the right to rent the house where she now lives and all the land that



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is now in cultivation for and during her natural life provided she will keep the improvements on said place in as good repairs as they are now in and also pay to said D.P. Usry one thousand pounds of midling lint cotton each year. Said thousand pounds of cotton to be paid each year on or by October 1st and to be put into merchantable bales and delivered at Gibson, upon her failure to make said repairs or to pay said cotton each year her right to posses and rent shall cease and said D. P. Usry will then have full right to take possession of said cultivatable lands and premises where said Viney Barton now lives. Nothing herein contained or set out is to prevent nor hinder said D. P. Usry from taking possession and full control of all the other lands on Said Barton place and clear improve and cultivate it as he may like and at the death of said D. P. Usry the said tract of land herein given in this Item   of my will to go to and belong to his D. P. Usrys children share and share alike

Item   9th I give to Vianna Norton for and during her natural life one hundred (100) acres of land to be cut out of my tract of land on north side of long Branch said one hundred acres to be laid off as follows-the said long branch to be south side and line and to run up north on my line far enough to get and make one hundred acres. Said one hundred He__ this Item   given will be in 1168 Dist G.M. Glascock county, bounded South by Said Branch bounded north by other lands of mine bounded east by W. ? Moats and Peebles and bounded west by lands Joe Newsome and at the death of said Vianna Norton the one hundred acres herein given to go to and belong to Theodocie Norton and R L Norton children of said Vianna Norton

Item   10th I direct that the tract of land on South side of Indian Creek containing one hundred acres more or less bounded north by my home place South ____ Williams and bounded east by estate of Richard Newsome, also the tract of (740) Seven hundred and forty acres, bounded on north side by lands of Rachel E Usry, bounded South by one hundred acre tract given and discribed in 9th Item  



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this will, bounded west by lands of Geo W Usry & Joda Newsome, And also the (600) Six hundred acre tract bounded east by lands David Denton South by lands of R. E. Usry north by lands of (Blank) said last named Six hundred acre tract deeded to me by Rachel E Usry all the above named and discribed three tracts of land in the 1168th Dist G.M. Glascock County to be divided into six equal shares and drawn for by my children herein after named. I give one share to my daughter Elizabeth Coxwell for and during her natural life and at her death to go to and belong to her Elizabeth Coxwell children, one share I give to my daughter Maggie L Usry for & during her natural life and at her death to go to and belong to her (Maggie L Usry's) Children

One share I give to my son John C Usry for and during his natural life and at his death to go to and belong to his (John
C Usrys) Children

One share I give to my son J. Frank Usry for and during his natural life and at his death to go to and belong to his (J. Frank Usrys) Children

One share I give to my son D. P Usry for and during his natural life and at his death to go to and belong to his (D. P. Usrys) children

And the remaining one share I give to my two grand children Elizabeth Williams and Fannie Williams (children of Geo Williams) I direct and request that my Executor or Administrator named with the advice of the ordinary of Glascock County appoint three good competant Freeholders of said county to make said Division of said land and to superintend the drawing, and assigning shares, one of the three commissioners here to be appointed to be a good competent surveyor In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand this 2 day Dec 1897

R L Usry

Signed and published by R. L. Usry as his last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned who subscribed our names hereto as witnesses at the instance and request of said R. L Usry and in his presence and in the presence of each other this 2nd December 1899
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Georgia Glascock County

Before me personally appeared E L Grimes M F Usry and Thos W Walden named as witnesses to the within writing purpoting to be the last will of R L Usry and who being duly sworn deposes and says that they did on the 2nd day of December 1899 attest as witnesses the within above and foregoing writing in the presence of R L Usry who in their presence voluntarily signed and published the same as his last will and that the said R L Usry was at the time of said attestation of sound mind and memory.
Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 5th day of February 1900
E L Grimes
M F Usry

Thos W Walden

Georgia Glascock County
I J E English ordinary in and for said county hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will and testament of R L Usry as propounded in open court on the 5th day of February 1900 by the Administator in solemn form
J C English Ordinary
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WILL OF I D HARDEN

In the name of God Amen
I D. Harden of the county of Glascock and state of Georgia being of sound and disposing mind and memory and feeling it to be my duty, both as regards myself and family, to make a disposition of my property, both real and personal which a kind Providence has blessed me with. I do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me.

First I commit my soul to God who gave it through the atonement of my blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Second I desire that my body shall be buried in a decent and christian like manner suitable to my circumstances in life.

Thirdly (D3) I desire and so direct that all my just debts be paid by Executor hereinafter mentioned as soon as circumstances shall admit.

Fourtly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Harden, my home tract of land containing 105 acres to have and to hold during her lifetime after which it is to go to my Son J. F. Harden, and held by him during his life after which to his children if he has any, if he has none then said tract shall then revert back to my estate. I desire that said J. F Harden shall now take possession of 30 acres of my home tract of land and use it til the death of myself and wife, paying for said use 300 lbs of midling lint cotton for each year during my life and then to my wife as long as she lives, doing all necessary fenceing theron. Said 30 acres shall ly on the south end of said tract.

Fifthly I give to my daughter Sarah J Thompson a tract of land known as tract no 1 containing 91 acres, to be held by her during her natural life time and then to her children if she has any living at that time, if none then said tract of land shall revert back to my estate, in as much as I now turn over said land to her, she is to pay 350 lbs of midling lint cotton each year during my life and then to her mother Elizabeth Harden during her life, after which payments shall cease. She keeping up necessary fencing, and is not to use any timber except for plantation use.

Sixtly I give and bequeath to Matty Newsome a tract of land known as tract No 2 containing 104 acres of have and to hold during her natural life time and then to



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Her children if she has any living at that time if none said tract is to revert back to my estate. In as much as I now turn over said tract of land to her she is to pay for each years use 400 lbs of midling lint cotton to continue during my life, and then to her mother during her life, after which payment shall cease. She is also to keep up necessary fencing and use no timber except for plantation use.

Seventh I give and bequeath to my Daughter Minnie L Wells a tract of land known as lot No 3 containing 95 acres to have and to hold during her natural life time and then to her children provided she should have any living at that time. If no then said tract of land shall revert back to my estate. In as much as I now turn over to her the said lot of land, she shall pay for the use of it 250 lbs of midling lint cotton for each year so long as I shall live and then to her Mother till she dies and then payment shall cease. She is required to do necessary fencing and use no timber except for plantation purparses.

Eighth I give and bequeath to my son J L Harden a tract of land known as lot No 4 containing 100 acres to have and to hold during his natural life time and then to his children provided he has any children living at his death. If none then said tract of land shall revert back to my estate. In as much as I now turn over said tract of land to him, he shall pay to me during my life time 300 lbs of midling lint cotton for each year and then to his mother as long as she lives and then payment shall cease. He is to do all necessary fencing, and use no timber except for plantation purposes

Ninth I do hereby give to my son Thos J Harden a tract of land known as No 5 containing 110 acres to have and to hold during his life time, and then to his children provided he has any living at that time, if none then said tract of land is to revert back to my estate, said Thomas Harden is to do all fencing and use no timber except for plantation purposes.

Tenth I desire and so direct that after settling up all my estate, if any personal property or effects shall be left it shall go to my beloved wife Elizabeth Harden

Eleventh I do hereby appoint my beloved son Thos J Harden Executor to this my last will and testament



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In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal in the presence of these witnesses this 24 day March 1898
D L Harden (L S)

C W Harden
W H Johnson
W R Harvey
M F Usry

Georgia Glascock County
Before me personally appeared C W Harden W H Johnson W R Harvey and M F Usry named as witnesses to the within writeing purporting to be the last will of David I Harden, all who being duly sworn, deposes and says that they did on the 24th day of March 1898 attest as witnesses the within above and foregoing writeing in the presence of D I Harden who in their presence voluntarily signed and published the same as his last will and that the said D I Harden was at the time of said attestation of sound and disposing mind and memory
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of October 1900 J C English Ordinary

C W Harden
W R Harvey
M F Usry
W H Johnson

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of David I Harden as propounded in open court on the 1st day of October 1900 by the Executors in solemn form
J C English Ordinary

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WILL OF ELI HARRIS

Last will and testament of Eli Harris
Georgia Glascock County

I Eli Harris of said state and county, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me

Item   first I deside that after my death, that my Executors hereinafter named collect in all money that be due to me or my estate on notes mortages lein and accounts, and from said collections and from the money I may have on hand at my death, to pay all my debts including funeral expenses and the expense of probating and carrying out this my will, and all money that may be left from said collections and the money on hand at my death to be by my executors equally divided between Robert L Harris my son Fannie Belle Harris and Henry Etta Harris my two daughters

Item   Second I give bequeath and devise to my wife Francis Harris for and during her natural life or widowhood only and at her death or upon her marriages then to my two daughters Fannie Bell Harris and Henry Etta Harris the following property (818) eight hundred and eighteen acres of land in said state and county, and being the same place where I now reside, and is made up of three small tracts, 1st where I now live continuing two hundred and eighteen acres, 2nd containing four hundred acres and known as a part of the Seven hundred and ten acres I got from J D Seals, and the 3rd containing two hundred acres lying on the North Side of Gin Branch and known as the Hallie Brooks Place, all the household and kitchen furniture that I may have at my death, two head of mules? To be selected by my said wife from the mules I may have on hand at my death, all the cows cow stock, hogs and sheep I may have on hand at my death, all the wagons carts buggies Harness plantation tools, farming implements of each kind that I may have on hand at my death and all the wheat corn fodder cotton seed and oats I may have at my death. now the lands and personal property described in this Item   of my will is given to my said wife Francis Harris for and during her natural life or widowhood only. At her death or upon the marriage the said property is to go to and be equally divided between my two



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Daughters who is above named in this Item   of my will the property given in this Item   is in leiu of dower and years support

Item   Third I give bequeath and devise to my son Sherman Harris (509) five hundred and nine acres of land more or less in said state and county and known as the Sucky Kelly place adjoining lands of W C Avera John B Williams and others and deeded to me by John B Williams. I have already given to him one horse and mule that I valued to him at one hundred and ninty five dollars, and I have already given to him eight hundred dollars in cash his expenses at colledge the gift named in this Item   is Sherman Harris full share of my estate

Item   fourth I bequeath and devise to my son Robert L Harris one tract of land in said state and county containing (400) four hundred acres and is made up of four tracts described as follows- 1st known as the Welborn place bounded by lands of W C Avera and others, deeded to me by James Welborn 2nd containing forty five acres adjoining Welborn place and the same land deeded to me by Joel English 3rd fifty acres adjoining lands Welborn place and known as the Usry lands, deeded to me by John B Williams, and 4th Thirty five acres adjoinging lands of Welborn place known as Betty Kitchens land deeded to me by Frank M Kitchens. I also give to my said son Robert L Harris two mules to be by him selected from the mules I may have on hand at my death after my wife makes her selection as is provided for her to do in Item   Second of this my will

Item   fifth I give bequeath and devise to my Said son Robert L Harris and to my said Francis Harris for and during her natural life or widowhood only my steam engine cotton gin cotton press and all of my gining outfit. Now at the death of my said wife or upon her marriage the whole of the property given in this Item   of my will goes to my said son Robert L Harris

Item   Sixth As to my son Boze K Harris I Have already given to him by deed six hundred and fifty acres of land in said county, which is fully described in deed of gift from me to him. I have given to him two mules valued at two hundred dollars, and one more named pet valued one hundred and twenty five dollars the gifts to my son Boze K Harris here mentioned is



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A full and entire settlement with him as to my estate and he is to have no further intrest in my estate whatever

Item   Seventh I hereby constitute and appoint my son Sherman H Harris and my Nephew Henry H Kitchens Executors of this my last will and testament they to give good and suffcient bond for the faithful performance of their trust

Eli Harris
Signed declared and published by Eli Harris as his last will and testament in the presence us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator at his instance and request and of each other he signing in our presence and we signing in his presence
This 19 day of February 1894
J W P Whiteley
W R Logue
B F Walker

Georgia Glascock County
Before me personally appeared B F Walker named as a witness to the writing purporting to be the last will of Eli Harris who being duly sworn deposes and says, that he with J W P Whitely and W R Logue did on the 19th day of February 1894 attest as witnesses the within writings in the presence of Eli Harris, who in their presence volutatily signed and publish the same, as his last will, and that the said Eli Harris was at the time of said attestation and signing of sound and disposing mind and memory Sworn to and subscribed to before me 25th day March 1901 J C English Ordinary B F Walker

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WILL OF JAMES M RIVERS

Last will and testament of James M Rivers decd
State of Georgia Glascock County
I James M Rivers a citizen of Glascock County Georgia being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make and execute my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills made by me

Item   1st I desire and direct my executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts according to priority, and including the note of nineteen hundred and eighty seven and 50/100 dollars due to my wife Saphronia E Rivers and which said note is secrued by a Security deed.

Item   2nd After all my debts are paid as above directed, it is my will that all the balance of my property be divided equally between my four children Sobrina McCracken, Fannie Rymer, Emma Harris and Albert Rivers. I having already given to my son Frances Iverson Rivers one hundred acres of land which is as much or more than I will be able to give to my other children

Item   3rd I make no provision in this will for my wife Saphronia E Rivers for the reason that the law gives her a years support and dower and I should expect her to exercise both these rights under the law, and take years support and dower.

Item   4th I hereby releive my Executor hereinafter named from giving bond, or making returns to the ordinary, but do suggest that she have my estate appraised. If in the settlement of my estate it should become necessary to sell any portion of my estate either real or personal I authorize her to sell the same without order from court, and sell the same publicly or privately as she may desire, but suggest that she sell the land and the main personal property publicly and after advertisement.

Item   5th Reposing full confidence in my wife Saphronia E Rivers I hereby appoint her executrix of this my will beleiving she will honestly and faithfully execute the same.
Signed and sealed this the 10th day of April 1901
James M Rivers (LS)

The foregoing will was signed by James M Rivers on the 10th day of April 1901 after satisfying us of his knowledge of its contents, same signed in our presece, and we at his express request signed the same as witnesses, he signing in our presence, and we in his, and the witnesses Signing in the presence of each other
J W Pilcher
J W Hobbs
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I Saphronia E Rivers do solomnly swear that this writing contains the true will of the within named James M Rivers deceased so fat as I know or believe and that I will, well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of the state, so help me God Feb 3rd 1902
Sworn to and subscribed to before me Feb 3rd 1902 J C English Ordinary
S E Rivers

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing contains a true copy of the last will and testament of James M Rivers late of said county deceased as propounded in open court by the Executrix named in said will in solemn form Feby 3rd 1902 J C English Ordinary

WILL OF ABSOLAM HART

Last Will and testament of Absolam Hart decd

I Absolom Hart of the county of Glascock State of Georgia, do make this my last will and testament

First It is my will that my just debts be paid out of my estate

Second I give bequeath and devise all the residue of my estate to Juverna Hart, my wife to be hers for and in fee simple

Third I appoint and make John S Hart my oldest son Executor of this my last will and testament.
Signed and Sealed the 31st day of March 1902
Absolom Hart

Signed and Sealed in the presence of John F Johnson, W T Griffin W R Swint

I John S Hart do solemly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within Absolom Hart decd-So far as I know or believe, and that I will well and truly execute same in accordance with the laws of this state. So help me God.
Sworn to and Subscribed to before me this Aug 4th 1902 J C English Ordinary
J S Hart

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing contains a true copy of the last will of Absolom Hart as was propounded in open court by the Executor named in said will in common form Aug 4th 1902
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WILL OF NATHANIEL E GRIFFIN

Last will and testament of Nathaniel E Griffin
State of Georgia Glascock County

I Nathaniel E Griffin, of said state and county, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and desiring to make dispostion of the property with which a kind providence, and a life of industy and fugality has blessed me, do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all wills heretofore made by me

Item   1st I wish my Executors as soon as possible after my death to pay all the just debts due by me at my death.

Item   2nd I give to my beloved wife Jane Griffin all of my property which I may have at my death, both real and personal together with the cash on hand at my death; said property to be held by my said wife Jane Griffin with the following limitations. She the said Jane to hold all of said property during her life or widowhood, and at the death of my said wife, my executors hereinafter named are instructed to adv ertise on hand at the death of my said wife Jane, sell the same at public outcry, and after deducting the expences of said sale, the proceeds of said sale to be equally divided among my children or the representatives of my children. In case my said wife Jane should marry again then and in that event my executors are instructed to sell all the property in this the 2nd Item   of my will and divide the proceeds of said sale equally among all my children

Item   3rd It is my will and I so direct that all the property given to my wife by the 2nd Item   of this will be kept together by my wife and executors during the life of my said wife and to be used for the benefit and support of my said wife, the duty being imposed upon my said wife to support herself, and the children living with her and me and her at the time of my death from the property herein bequeathed to her, the said property to be used by her as it is now used by me for farming and other purposes.

Item   4th It is my will that my daughter Susie Ann Griffin be given by my wife Jane from the property given her in this will one cow and calf, and one bed stead, feather bed and beding for same, the same to be given her at such time as she elect to take it.

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All the accumulations, accretions?, and profits realized in the property herein given to my said wife Jane to belong to and be apart of my estate, at the death of my said wife Jane.

Item   6th I do hereby appoint my sons W T Griffin and David C Griffin executors of this my last will and testament, without bond, and they are releived from making returns to the court of ordinary for said county during the life of my said wife Jane, they only probating this will after my death. They are hereby given as compensation for their services in making the sale and division among my heirs after the death of my said wife Jane, as provided in the 2nd and 3rd Item   of this will, the sum of twenty five dollars each, to be paid from the proceeds of said property whereof I have hereto set my hand this June 2nd 1902 N E Griffin

Signed and published by N E Griffin as his last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned who subscribed our names hereto as witnesses at the instance and request of said testator and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, this 2nd day of June 1902
Augustus Kitchens
James H Harrell
Wembs B Wilcher

We do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named N E Griffin deceased, so far as we know or believe, and that we will, well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this state. So help us God. This 5th day January 1903
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day Jan 1903 J E English Ordinary
W T Griffin
D C Griffin

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of N E Griffin as was propounded and pro____ in common form on the 5th day of January 1903
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WILL OF NATHAN T BASTON

Last will and testament of N T Baston

State of Georgia Glascock County
In the name of God Amen
I Nathan T Baston, of said state and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills heretofore made by me

Item   1st I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Lucy A Baston all of my property both, real, personal, and chases? In action of every description which I may have at the time of my death

Item   2nd All the property given to my said wife Lucy A Baston in the first Item   of this will is to be, and remain her property for her sole use, benefit and behoof, to be used, and disposed of by her as she may see fit and proper, either by deed, will, or in any manner that she deems proper, the property given to her by this will being helf by her, subject to any just claim, or debt that may be due by me and not paid before my death, but after the payment of any such debt or debts, if any, then the title to all my property as set forth in Item   1st of this will shall pass to her absolutely, as her property

Item   3rd I do hereby appoint Jordan A Sturgis and Albert S Barksdale executors of this my last will and testament, the only duty required or to be required of them is to file this my last will and testament in the proper court for probate, they shall not be required to give bond, or appraise the property herein bequeathed, nor make any returns whatever as such executors to the court having the jurisdiction of the probate of wills.
In testimony whereof, I have hereto set my hand this 28th day of Aug 1901   Nathan T Baston

Signed and published by Nathan T Baston as his last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned, who subscribed our names hereto as witnesses at the instance and request of said testator, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other.
this 28th day of August 1901
J J Hadden
M F Usry
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Georgia Glascock County
Personally appeared before me E B Rogrs named as a witness to the within writing proporting to be the last will of Nathan T Baston, Who, being duly sworn, deposed, and says that he with J J Hadden and M F Usry did on the 28th day of August 1901 attest as witnesses the within writing in the presence of Nathan T Baston, who in their presence volunterily signed and published the same as his last will, and that the said Nathan T Baston was at the time of said attestation and signing of sound and disposing mind and memory
Sworn to and subscribed before me Feby 5th 1906 J C English Ordinary
E B Rogrs

State of Georgia Glascock County I J C English ordinary in and for said county, do hereby certify that the foregoing page contains a true copy of the last will and testament of nathan T Baston late of said county deceased, as propounded in open court by the executors named in said will in common form of law at the regular Feby term 1906 of the court of ordinary for said county J C English
Ordinary

WILL OF JODA NEWSOME

Last will and testament of Joda Newsome

State of Georgia Glascock County
I, Joda Newsome, 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 wish my executors, as soon as possible after my death, to pay all my just debts, if a sale of my property shall be necessary, I wish them to sell the steam enjine and boiler, one half interest in the brick machine, and all the cows, except one cow and calf, and I authorise them to sell same at publis or private sale, as they may see fit

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Then to his children, if any living at that time if none then to revert back to my estate, the following property, fifty seven and one half (57 ) acres of land, bounded on East by Deep Creek, South by public road (known as the Augusta and Gibson Road) to marked post oak, from here the line running north west to public road leading from Blankinship Mill to Gibson, the same being the tract of land to which he now holds bond for titles?. This gift including all timber and kaolin? And one acre of land excepted in bond for title

Item   3rd I give to my son Willie, all the timber and kaolin on his place, which was excepted in the trade between him and myself

Item   4th I desire that my home place, containing 60 acres, more or less, be rented out annally for fifty years, and that one third the rent and proceeds of kaolin bed be given to my son Joseph, the remaining two thirds (2/3) of the rent and proffits of Kaolin bed to be divided as follows. To my son Willie, one third (1/3) to my daughter Minnie Griffin one third (1/3? And the remaining one third (1/3) to be divided equally between my two daughters Narcissus Bennett and Iola Newsome. This bequest is made to each of my chidlren, for and during his or her natural life, and then to his or her children. This bequest is made subject to the provissions set out in the next Item   Item   5th I desire that my wife George Ann, and my daughter Iola have the refusal of my home place the first year, after my death, mule, plow, tools and gear included. Should they wish to stay on said place after the first year and not rent the same. I desire that my Executors build for them a small house on said place out of the rent and proffits of said place.

Item   6th I give to my wife, George Ann, and my daughter Iola, all my hogs and chickens, and also one cow and calf of their choice

Item   7th I do hereby appoint my son Joseph and S J Harden Executor of this my will, who shall not be required to give bond or make annual returns, but shal keep a memorandum of all sales and rents open to the inspection of all the heirs. In testimony whereof. I have hereto set my hand this 16th day of October 1906   Joda Newsome

Signed and published by Joda Newsome, as his last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned, who subscribed our names hereto as witnesses at the instance and request of said testator, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other. This the 16th day October 1906
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Georgia Glascock County
Before me personally appeared T J Harden Joseph Hobbs and D J F Harden, named as witnesses to the within writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Joda Newsome, all who being duly Sworn deposes and says, that they did on the 16th day of Octobert 1906, attest as witnesses the within, above, and foregoing writing in the presence of Joda Newsome, who in their presence voluntarily signed and published the same as his last will and that the said Joda Newsome was at the time of said attestation of sound and disposing mind and memory.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 4th day of February 1907 J C English Ordinary
T J Harden
D J F Harden
Jos. Hobbs

State of Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing pages contains a true copy of the last will and testament of Joda Newsome, late of said county deceased, as propounded in open court by the executors named in said will, in solumn form of law, at the regular February term 1907 of the court of ordinary for said county, this February 10th 1907 J C English Ordinary

Georgia Glascock County

WILL OF W C LANGHAM

I W C Langham of said state and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other will or wills heretofore made by me

Item   1st I give bequeath and devise to my wife Margret Langham the following property, with the stipulation and remainder hereafter named to wit: I give to my said wife the said Margret Langham for and during her natural life, and at her death with remainder as hereinafter devised all my real estate in said county consisting of two hundred and eight five (285) acres more or less, bounded north by land of J V Davis, East by land of Mrs Julia Hogans, west by land of L D Usry and J A Peebles, south by land of J A Peebles and W S Langham. It is my will that my said wife Margaret Langham have the title to all the above described land untill her death, and at her death I direct that my executor hereinafter named to have cut off and surveyed, and platted two hundred acres of said



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two hundred and eighty five above described as follows. Beginning at the land corner on the land between J V Davis and myself on horse branch, and running due of sufficient length, and thence due south of sufficient length to make one hundred (100) acres. This lot to be known as lot no 1 which I hereby bequeath, and devise to my son, W D L Langham: he to take possession of the same, and have the products of the same during the life of my said wife Margaret Langham, but the title to same not to vest in him until the death of my wife the said Margaret Langham, but at her death the title to vest in him. I also direct my executor to cut off and survey from said two hundred and eighty five (285) acres as follows, Beginning at corner of lot No 1 above described on land line between J V Davis and myself on horse branch, and runing due east of sufficient length, thence south of suficient length to make one hundred (100) acres. This lot to be known as lot No 2, which I bequeath and devise my my Daughter Dessie Johnson. She to take possession of the same on January first 1907 in case of my death. In the event I am still in life on January 1st 1907, the said W D L Langham and Dessie Johnson to take possession of said land at any time after my demise. I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret Langham all of my personal property which I have or may hereafter have free from all charge or limitation whatever, to her own proper use benefit and behoof, to be used or disposed of by her as she in her wisdom my deem proper

Item   2nd I give to my son W S Langham, the following property to wit Ten acres of land lying in front of the residence of said W S Langham bounded north and west by the remainder of the 285 acres to wit, 85 acres, east by land of W A R Ivey, south by lands of the said W S Langham. The said W S Langham to enter into possession of said land on January 1st, 1907, the title to same to vest in him at my death.

Item   3rd The residue of my land, to wit: 85 acres which is bequeathed to my wife Margaret Langham for and during her life. I direct that my executor have a saw mill put on said 85 acres of land, and have sufficient timber sawed from land to build a dwelling of three or four rooms, and all necessary out houses on the same



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And to have the necessary fencing put around said 85 acres, and also to use a sufficient amount of timber from said 85 acres to build a dwelling house of three or four rooms on the 100 acres of land bequeathed to my daughter Dessie Johnson, in the first Item   of my will, and also all necessary out houses on said 100 acres of land.

Item   4th It is my desire that my executor hold said 85 acres of land during the life of my wife Margaret Langham for the use and benefit of the said 85 acres, and also the 200 acres of land given to my son W D L Langham and my daughter Dessie Johnson and at the death of my said wife Margaret it is my desire that my executor sell what may be left of said 85 acres, at private or public sale, and divide the proceeds of said sale among my heirs equally, should it become necessary my executor is authorized to sell all or any portion of said 85 acres of land for improvements as mentioned in the 3rd Item   of my will

Item   5th I direct my executor to pay to my son J V Langham one hundred and fifty (150.00) on January 1st 1907 out of any money on hand at my death. The said $150.00 being by bequest to my said son from my estate except as is provided in Item   4 of my will.

Item   6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Fannie Johnson, wife of A E Johnson one hundred and fifty $150.00 which I direct my executor to pay her or her children in the event of her death: Said $150.00 to be paid on or about January 1st 1907.

Item   7th I hereby constitute and appoint my son W S Langham executor of this my last will and testament. He to be releived from executing bond or making returns to the ordinary

Item   8th I direct that my executor pay to the children of my deceased daughter Georgia A Baggett fifty dollars each on their arrival at 21 years, or when they marry. This October 29th 1906   W C Langham

Signed, declared and published by W C Langham as his last will and testament in the rpesence of us the subcribers, who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said testator (at his instance and request) and of each other, he signing in our presence and we signing in his
J M Hogan
W E Usry
E B Rogers



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Georgia Glascock County
Before me personally appeared J M Hogans named as a witness to the within writing purporting to be the last will of W C Langham, who being duly sworn deposes, and says that he with W E Usry and E B Rogers did on the 29th day of October 1906 attest as witnesses the within writing in the presence of W C Langham, who in their presence voluntatily signed and published the same as his last will and that the said W C Langham was at the time of said attestation and signing of sound and disposing mind and memory
Sworn to and subscribed before me July 1st 1907 J C English Ordinary
J M Hogans

Georgia Glascock County
I J C English ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of W C Langham, as was propounded and probated in common form in this office on July 1st 1907
J C English Ordinary



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WILL OF NANCY A WILLIAMS

Georgia Glascock County
In the name of God Amen
I Nancy A Williams of the county of Glascock & state of Georgia being of sound & disposing mind & memory & feeling it to be my duty to make a disposition of my property both real & personal which a kind providence has blessed me with

First  I desire that my body shall be buried in a decent & Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances in life my soul I trust shall return to the Lord who gave it throught the atonement of blessed lord & Savior Jesus Christ

Secondly   I desire & direct that all my just debts be paid by my executor here in after mention as soon as circumstances shall admit

Thirdly   I desire & do so direct that my beloved husband R W Williams shall have the use of all of my estate both real & personal durring his life time or widow hood after which the land shall be divided in five equal parts in valuation & not in regard to none of achers in lot my Executor shall appoint three commissioners to apprais & assign said five lots of land

Fourthly  I desire that one of the five lots of land shall be assigned to my R L Williams & shall ajoin a lot of land that I have already deeded to him

Fifthly   I desire & so direct that lot shall be assigned to my daughter Macy Faglie & Shall adjoin a lot of land that I have already deeded to her

Sixthly   I desire & so direct that one of the lots shall go to my daughter Mary L McTier & shall adjoin a lot that I have already deeded to her.

Sevently  I desire & So direct that one of the remaining lots shall go to the heirs of my deceased son Titus Williams

Eightly   I desire & so direct that the other lot shall go to the heirs of my deceased son J L Williams

Ninthly   I do hereby give to my daughter Macy Faglie in addition to the lot of land one feather bed



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Tenthly  I do hereby give to my daughter Mary L McTier in adition to the land one feather bed

Elevently  I desire & so direct that all the balance of my personal property of every kind shall be sold & divided in five shears & assigned to the five different parties above mentioned

Twelvely   I do hereby appoint my son R L Williams Executor to this my will I do hereby publish & decalir this to be my last will & testament hereby revoking all other will here to fore by me made
In witness where of I have here to set my hand & affixed my seal here to in the presents of these witnesses this the 20 day of June 1902 Witnesses
J F Faglie    Nancy A Williams (LS)
G F Dixon
M M Hadden

Georgia Glascock County
We J F Faglie M M Hadden and G F Dixon do each swear that we saw the within Mary A Williams sign and publish the within paper as her last will and testament the we each subscribed the same as witnesses there unto at the special instance and request of the said Nancy A Williams and in her presence and in the presence of each other and that the said Nancy A williams signed the same freely and volentary, and was at the time of such signing of sound and disposing mind and memory. Sworn to and subscribed to in the preasance of me this 1st day of March 1909 E L Braddy Ordinary GC
J F Faglie
G F Dixon
M M Hadden

I do solemn swear that this writing contains the true last will and testament of the within named Nancy A Williams deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute same in acordance the law of the state so help me God
E L Braddy Ordinary GC   R L Williams (his Mark) Georgia Glascock County
I E L Braddy ordinary in and for said county hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will of Nancy A Williams as was prpounded and probated in solemn form in this office March 1st 1909
E L Braddy Ordinary



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WILL OF MARY A NUNNK

State of Georgia Glascock County
In the name of God amen
I Mary A Nunn of said county & State do publish make and declare the fowling as my last will and testament

Item   1st It is my will and desire that my body be intered in a christian like maner in the Earth whence it came my Soul to God who gave it

Item   2nd I desire that all of my just debts be paid by Executor here in appointed

Item   3rd I will and bequeath unto W Terrell Kitchens all of property containing one hundred & thirty acres of land known as my Home Place one Lot in town of Mitchell, Ga containing one acre & one lot in Ocilla Ga said lot 95 by 145 feet also my Insruance Policy of One Thousand dollars in mutual life of New York

Item   4th I hereby constitute and appoint W. Terrell Kitchens, Executor of this my last will and testament and hereby revoke all other here to fore made by me In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my Seal Signed Sealed Published and delivered in our presents. Signed the same in the presence of Testator and presence of each other this 28th day of July 1909   Mary A Nunn

Witnesseth
N Wilkins
D J Harrison
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Georgia Glascock County Before me the undersigned Ordinary of said count came Albert O Harrison whos name appeared as a subscribing witness to the writing containing purporting to be the last will and testament of Mary A Nunn who on oath says that he together with N Wilkins and D J Harrison on the 28th day of July 1909 Subscribed the said will as a witness there to at the special instance and request of the said Mary A Nunn the testator therein and in her presence and in the presence of each other as did also the said N Wilkins and D J Harrison after she the said testator had signed her name there to that the said Mary A Nunn in there presence freely and voluntarily signed and published the same as her last will and testament and at the time of said signing and attestation she was of sound and disposing mind and memory.

Sworn to and subscribed before me Nov 29 1909 E L Bradddy Ordinary GC Albert O Harrison

Georgia Glascock County
I W Terrell Kitchens do Solumnly swear that this wriging contains the true last will of the within named Mary A Nunn deceased so far as I know and believe and that I will well and truly excute the same in accordance with the laws of the state so help me God Sworn to and subscribed to before me Dec 6th 1909   E L Braddy Ordinary GC W Terrell Kitchens

Georgia Glascock County
I E L Braddy ordinary in and for said that the above is true and correct copy of the last will and testament of Mary A Nunn and will probated in common form Dec term 1909   E L Braddy Ordinary



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State of Georgia County of Glascock I T J M Kelley of said state and county being of sound and disposing mind do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me

Item   First I desire that my body have a decent and christian like burial

Item   Second I desire that all of my debts paid as soon as possible after my death by my Executor herein after mentioned and named

Item   Third I will to my daughter Lill__ J Hawkins the following property to wit Twelve hundred and Fifty (($1250.00) Dollars in cash to be paid out of the effects of my estate

Item   Fourth I will to my daughter Mary Bessie Kelley the following property to wit one lot of land lying in State of Ga and county of Glascock said land contains about (250) Two hundred and fifty acres and said land is known as my Avera place where Wm Johnson now lives. I also will to my daughter Mary Besie Kelley ($3000.00) Three Thousand Dollars in cash to be paid out of the effects of my estate

Item   Fifth I will to my son J T M Kelley the following property to wit one lot of land in said state and county and in the Town of Gibson with Two small dwelling housses and one small Barn on said lot said lot of land



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Is bounded on west by land of H A Williams Bounded on North by lands of I S Peebles Bounded on East by lands of Mrs Walton Wilson and bounded on south by Publick Road said lot land contains about (1 ) one and one half acres of land I also will to my son T J M Kelley Jr one lot of land in said county and state and in Town of Gibson on Street leading south to depot measuring 30 ft front and running back west 58 ft and joining lands Mrs W J Whiteley and J B Williams I also will to son T J M Kelley Jr ($1000.00) one thousand dollars in cash to be paid out of the effects of my estate.

Item   Sixth I will to my Son Jas. Lewis Kelley the following property to wit I will to my son Jas Lewis Kelley ($3000.00) Three Thousand Dollars in cash to be paid out of the effects of my estate I also will to my son Jas Lewis Kelley my office and office lot and all of fixtures therein in the town of Gibson, Ga on Main Street

Item   Seventh I will to my sons Harry and Fred Kelley the following property to wit one lot land in the county of Jefferson and State of Georgia said land contains about (200) Two hundred acres said land known as my McDonald Place and my Black Place and ____ where J C Williams and Henry Sheppard now lives I also will to my sons Harry Kelley and Fred Kelley one acre land lying said State of Ga and county of Glascock Said lot of land being part Rob Williams deceased estate I also will to my sons



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Harry Kelley and Fred Kelley one lot of land lying in state of Ga and county of Glascok said land contains about (19) ninteen acres and being known as a part of Rob Williams deceased estate. I also will to my sons Harry Kelley and Fred one lot of land in state of Ga and county Glascock Said land contains about (100) one hundred acres and is known as Floyd Usry Place I also will to my sons Harry Kelley and Fred Kelley ($3000.00) three thousand dollars in cash to be paid out of the effects of my estate

Item   Eight I will to my son T J M Kelley, Jr and Jas Lewis Kelley and my daughter Mary Bessie Kelley the following property to wit one lot of land where my house and brick barn now stands in the Town of Gibson State of Ga and county of Glascock said lands contains about (5) five acres of land and is bounded on West by lands of J W Whiteley and Babtist church lot bounded on north by lands of G T Hannah M E Church lot and graveyard and lands of W A Logue bounded on East by land of G T Hannah and W W Kitchens bounded South by Publick Road

Item   Ninth I will that my son T J M Kelley Jr shall be free to act for myself and I appoint him my Executor and Guardian of my children I also will that my son T J M Kelley Jr shall be my executor and Guardian of my children without bond or security



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I also will to my son T J M Kelley Jr all of balance of my entire estate for the purpose of educating and supportin my children.
In Testamony whereof I have hereto set my hadn and seal this August 30th 1910
Thomas J M Kelley LS

Signed and published by T J M Kelley as his last will and testament in presence of the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto as witnesses at the request and instance of said Testator and in presence of each other this 30th day of August 1910  Thomas J M Kelley LS
Witnessed by
J W Hughs
A H Jooks
E L Braddy Ordinary GC

Georgia Glascock County
Before the undersigned Ordinary for said county came J W Hughs E L Braddy and A H Hooks whose names appear as subscribing witnesses to the within within writing purporting to be the last will and testament of T J M Kelley Sr who on oath say that on the 30th day of August 1910 subscribed the said will as witnesses thereto at the special instance and request of the said T J M Kelley Sr the testator therein and in his presence and in the presence of each other after he the said T J M Kelley Sr the testator had signed his name there to that the said T J M Kelley Sr in their presence freely and voluntarilay signed and published the same as his last will and testament, and at the time of said signing and attestation he was of sound and disposing mind and memory

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of Nov 1912
E L Braddy ordinary as to J W Hughs and A H Hooks Thomas A Walden clerk Superior court as to E L Braddy
J W Hughs
A H Hooks
E L Braddy



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WILL OF E L BRADDY

Georgia Glascock County
I E L Braddy ordinary in and for said county do hereby certify that the foregoing pages contain a true and correct copy of the last will and testament of T J M Kelley Sr as probated in solemn form on the 4 day Nov 1912 E L Braddy Ordinary

Georgia Glascock County
Last will and testament of Sophronia E Rivers. I Sophronia E Rivers of said state and county being of sound & disposing mind do make this my last will and testament

Item   1st I give to my son J Albert Rivers one hundred (100) acres of land to be cut off from the tract of land in 1168 Dist GM Glascock County Georgia said one hundred acres to be cut & laid off so as to take in & include lot Barn & houses where I now live and to be taken & cut from the Eastern side of my said tract land that is __ along the line between my tract & David Denton line ____ gets far enough to cut off said one hundred acres & to put same in good shape If my son J Albert Rivers should die with out child or children then said land herein given goes &r reverts back to my estate If he should have child or children living at his death then said one hundred acres of land herein goes to & belongs to his said child or chldren then living this gift of one hundred acres is to ____



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of Said J Albert Rivers share of my real estate & lands & he is to haveno further interest nor share in my land whatever In testimony where of I have hereto set my hand this 2 day May? 1904   S E Rivers

Signed & published by Sophronia Rivers as her last will & testament in the presence of the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto as witnesses at the instance & request of said testator in her presence & in the presence of each other This 2 day May 1904
B F Walker
Alfred Marsh

Thomas Walden Clerk SC

Georgia Glascock County
Before personaly appeared B F Walker Alfred Marsh and T A Walden named as witness to the within writing preporting to be the last will of Mrs S E Rivers who being duly sworn deposes and says that they with each other did on the 2nd day of May 1904 attest as witnesses the within writing in the presents of Mrs S E Rivers who in there presents volunterely Signed and published the same as her last will and that the said Mrs S E Rivers was at the time of said attestation and Signing of sound and disposing mind and memory

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 7 day of Jan 1913 E L Braddy Ordinary of Glascock Couty, Ga

B F Walker
Alfred Marsh
Thos A Walden

 




LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF BYNUM DICKSON
1799-1868

Record submitted by Sandy Wyman at Email: DixonDesc@aol.com

State of Georgia
Glascock County

Item 1st Intending this will to be a final disposition of my estate I hereby revoke all wills heretofore made by me.

Item 2nd I wish my Executors as soon as possible after my death to pay all my just and lawful debts.

Item 3rd I give and bequeath my wife Clarky Dickson the following named property to wit. One hundred and sixty six acres of land lying in said county on Rockey Comfort Creek adjoining lands of Vincent Davis on the north and other lands of mine on the South and west and Rockey Comfort on the east it being Division No. 5 of my land a copy of which Division is hereto appended which Division No. 5 by plat of Survey of the same is containing one hundred and thirty six acres, the remaining thirty acres to be taken of Division No. 4below a pine corner and a small branch between said pine corner and Rockey Comfort Creek along side with a line ___ S53.E 47 chains which amount of thirty acres. I desire to be taken off of Division No. 4 and added to division No. 5 for _____ and benefit of my said wife Clarky Dickson for and during the term of her natural life and at her death to go to my two children to wit. Adran and Frances and I also give and bequeath to my said wife the use and benefit of my present homested with all the plantations North of a certain lane now between my farm and the land occupied by my son Henry B. Dickson, said portion of plantation containing about thirty acres the use of said homested and thirty acres of the plantation to be full free and unmolested to my said wife from my death until my daughter Francies shall attain to the age of twenty one years at which time the said house and thirty acres of plantation is to be surrendered up to my son Henry B. Dickson and my wife to ____ and reside on Division No. 5 herein bequeath to her and I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife two cows and calvs, one choice horse, 10 choice head of hogs and all her house hold and kitchen furniture with a years provisions all of which I give to her in lieu of her dower. In my real estate and other allowences that may as might be due to her at my death which I give to her for and during her natural life for her support and benefit and at her death to go to and be equally divided between my two said daughters Francies and Adran.

Item 4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Dedwilder one half of Division No. 7 of the division of my land agreeable to a plat of survey hereto apended the half that my said daughter is to have is the estern partian of said division with all the ____ thereto ____ which is intended to be her full distributative share of my estate both real and personal.

Item 5th I having heretofore by deed given off to my daughter Nelly Logue half of Division No. 7 of my lands and to Matilda Chalker Division No. 8 of my land and to my son Hickman Dickson Division No. 1 of my lands and to my son Purtyman Dickson Division No. 2 of my lands and the respective divisions so given off I intend to be there full distributive share of my estate of those of my children who have received the same and I have also given to my son John W. Dickson a track of land purchased from Seaborn Glover which I intend to be also his distributive share of my estate.

Item 6th To my son Henry B. Dickson I give and bequeath Division No. 4 of my lands containing two hundred and sixty four acres excepting thirty acres which I have directed to be cut off and added to Division No. 5 And also expecting the rest of the homested and thirty nine acres for the plantation for the use of my wife until my daughter Francies shall attain to the age of twenty one years as set forth in Item No. 3 of this will which Division of lands I intend to be his full distributive share of my estate both real and personal.

Item 7th To my three other daughters to wit Elizabeth, Lucinda and Guracy I give and bequeath of my said lands Division No. 6 and Division No. 3 and also the residue of my personal estate not here infore bequeathed to be equally divided between them share and share alike provided however that at my death. If my son Purtyman Dickson will pay to my estate for the use and benefit of my said daughters Elizabeth, Lucinda and Pency the sum of five hundred dollars good and lawful money that there and in that event my said son Purtyman Dickson is to have said division No. 3 of my said lands to his proper use, benefit and behoof forever.

Item 8 I hereby nominate and apoint my two sons Hickman and Purtyman Dickson Executors of this my last will and testament this April 19th 1867.

Bynum (x) Dickson
(his mark)
Signed and published by Bynum Dickson as his last will and Testament in our presents as witnesses who subscribe our names hereto at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other this April 19th 1867

Seaborn Kitchens
Henry Logue
Joel Landrum
George W. Davis

Probated: July 6, 1868 Seaborn Kitchens, Ord.

Copy of plat of survey appended to his last will and testament July 7, 1868 by Seaborn Kitchens, Ordinary



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LAST WILL AND TESTIMENT OF MAYBERRY HOWELL

Georgia Glascock County

State of Georgia
Jan 10 1876

Glascock County

In the name of God Amen.

My will and desire is that I should be buried suitable to my standing and after that my just debts should be paid by my executors hereafter named in this my Last Will and Testament.

To Wit: My will and desire is that all of my property, both real and personal go to my wife Sary Ann Howell during her life and subject to her control. And after her death to be equally divided between my named living only. One feather bed and furniture to go to my daughter Mary Howell. And each child, part of my said estate to be theirs and subject to nobody else whatever. And Sary Ann Tiny Howell to have the same of fifteen dollars out of my estate to make her equal with the rest of my girls. And also for John T Howell to have the fifteen dollars out of my estate to make him equal with the rest. And also my son Samuel Howell to have fifteen dollars out of my estate to make him equal with the rest of my children. And also my son Levi Howell to have fifteen dollars out of my estate to make him equal with the rest of my children. And also my son George Nelson Howell to have fifteen dollars to make him equal with the rest of my children. And my desire that my daughter Elizabeth Howell, now Elizabeth Black, her full share of my land for this time it being about ten acres on the south east side of the track of land I now live on. It being her full share of all of the land I hold.

I hereby constitute and appoint my son John T Howell and my son-in-law Dennis Ivy my executors to this my Last Will and Testament. And for my executors to be the trustees of my daughter Elizabeth Black for their approval, the funds to said Elizabeth Black as they see she needs it.

In Testimony, where of I here unto state by my hand and affix my seal this the 10th day of January 1876.

Maberry Howell {seal}
T G Raley {seal}
H S Black {seal}
Larkin Wilcher {seal}

State of Georgia
Glascock County

Before me came on the 12th day of January 1878 at chambers for the purpose of proving the Last Will and Testament of Maberry Howell.

The witnesses to said Will being Gibson Raley, Hershel Black and Larkin Wilcher. And the Will having been before that time, brought before me for probate by the executors of Maberry Howell, who has filed a petition for probate of the same.

They, the said witnesses, depose of the same that they saw Maberry Howell sign and publish the same as his last will on the day and year then stated as executed by him. That they witnessed the same at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other, that the same voluntarily executed by him while he was of sound and disposing mind and memory.

Sworn to and subscribed before open court this 12th day of January 1878} Larkin Wilcher

} H S Black
} T G Raley
F L Calhoun
Ordinary


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