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Will of Charity Ball

 

State of Georgia County of Wilcox

 In the name of God Amen, I Charity Ball being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.

 Art 1st After Burial expenses and the liquidation of all my just debts I will and bequeath to my beloved niece Sarah Land all the notes held by me at the my death against James Land (her husband).

 Art 2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved niece Celia Odom in some kind of property to be agreed upon between her and the Executor (price) amount of Fifty dollars.

 Art 3rd I will and bequeath to my beloved niece Eliza Gibbs and her children all the property that remains of my property both real and personal after setting apart what is Called in Art 1st and Art 2nd to her Said Eliza Gibbs and her children with all the rights titles appertanent as held by myself while living in Warranty and fee simple.

 Art 4th I hereby Constitute elect and appoint my trusted friend and Neighbor A.B. Cain my Executor of this my last will and testament this 28th day of May 1892.

 Charity Ball (her mark)

 Signed and declared and published by Charity Ball as her last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribing who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testatrix and at her instance and request and of each other she signed in our presence and we signed in her presence.

 Witnesses     

W.M. Gibbs
G.W. Young
G.W. Williams

 Codicil to above will:

In Article 2nd I revoke the bequest to my beloved niece Celia Odom who is now dead and will to my beloved niece Eliza Gibbs and her Children what I intended for Celia Odom to have had. This I request my executor A.B. Cain to see executed in accordance to this Codicil this 31st day of March 1902.

 Charity Ball (her mark)

 This Codicil was signed declared and published by Charity Ball as her last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testatrix and her instance and request and she said testatrix signed in our presence and we signed in her presence and in presence of each other.

Witnesses
D.E. Smithart
Lizzie Smithart
M.A. Cain

 Georgia Wilcox County

Before me personally appeared Mrs. M.A. Cain named as a witness to the codicil to the within writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Charity Ball and who being duly sworn deposed and says that She with D.E. Smithart and Lizzie Smithart did on the 31st day of March 1902 attest as a Witness the Codicil to the last Will and Testament a part of the within writing in the presence of the said Charity Ball who in this presence is Voluntary signed and published said Codicil as a part of her last will and testament and that the said Charity Ball was at the time of said attestation and signing of Sound and disposing mind and memory.

 Sworn to and subscribed before me                              M.A. Cain

5th day of January 1907

J.M Warren Ordinary Wilcox County

 Georgia Wilcox County

Before me personally appeared W.M. Gibbs named as a witness to the codicil to the within writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Charity Ball and who being duly sworn deposed and says that he with George W. Young and George Williams did on the 31st day of March 1902 attest as a Witness the Codicil to the last Will and Testament a part of the within writing in the presence of the said Charity Ball who in this presence is Voluntary signed and published the same as her last will and that  the said Charity Ball was at the time of  Sound and disposing mind and memory.

 Sworn to and subscribed before me                              W. M. Gibbs

7th day of January 1907
J.M Warren Ordinary Wilcox County

 Georgia Wilcox County

To the Honorable J.M. Warren Ordinary of the said County The petition of A.B. Cain a resident of said state shows that Charity Ball late of said County died on the (blank) day of (blank) 1906 leaving a last will and testament owning real and personal property in Said State amounting in value to the probable sum of (blank) dollars. Petitioners herewith presents the last will and testament of said deceased and shows that he is named therein as executor wherefore he prays leave to prove said will in Common form and that letters testamentary to issue to him.

A.B. Cain

 In Re

The Will of Charity Ball                         Wilcox Court of Ordinary Jan Twenty 1907

 The petition of A.B. Cain praying proof in Common form of the will of Charity Ball and further praying the issuance of letters testamentary of the petitioner being sufficient by the affidavits of W.M. Gibbs, one of the witnesses to said will and M.A. Cain one of the witnesses to the Codicil to said will and the contents of said will appearing to be true it is now ordered the Same be recorded having been duly proved in Common form. Let Letter testamentary issue to him upon his taking the usual oath of office this 7th day of January 1907.

 J.M. Warren

Ordinary Wilcox County

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

 

transcribed by Janet Moore
to provide free research
to Wilcox County families.
 

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