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Last Will and Testament

Cornelious Jordan

 

Last Will and Testament

Cornelious Jordan

 

State of Georgia Wilcox County

I, Cornelious Jordan of said State and County do make declare and publish this my last will and testament and hereby expressly revoke any and all wills by me heretofore made.

Item First I desire and direct that all my just debts should I owe any at the time of my death be promptly paid.

Item Second I desire that my body be decently buried and that my grave be marked by suitable monument to cost including the price of the lot about and not exceeding Five hundred dollars and all to be paid out of my estate before any division is made thereof.

Item Third To my son Wilber C. Jordan I give and bequeath Two hundred and Forty acres (240) of land lot one hundred and eighty nine (189) in first land district of Wilcox County on the east side of said lot of land and lying in Wilcox County Georgia to have and to hold the same for and during his natural life only with remainder over to his lineal heirs if any survive him and if he should die without leaving lineal heirs surviving him then to go to my sons Walter T. Jordan Lamar N Jordan and Roy Jordan for life and then to their lineal heirs and if one of them should die without lineal heirs then to the lineal heirs of the others.

Item Fourth To my son Walter T. Jordan I give and bequeath east half of lot of land number two hundred and Seventy two (272) in the 8th land district and two hundred (200) acres on the west side of lot of land number one hundred and Eighty Nine (189) in the 1st land district and lying in Wilcox County Georgia to have and to hold the same for and during his natural life only with remainder over to hi lineal heirs if any survive him and if he should die without leaving lineal heirs surviving him they to go to my sons, Wilber C. Jordan Lamar N. Jordan and Roy Jordan for life and then to their lineal heirs and if one of them should die without lineal heirs then to the lineal heirs of the others.

Item Fifth To my son Lamar N. Jordan I give and bequeath lot of land number Two hundred and sixty one (261) and west half of lot of land Number two hundred and seventy two (272) in the 8 land district of Wilcox county Georgia to have and to hold said lands for and during his natural life only with remainder over to his lineal heirs if any survive him and if he should die without leaving lineal heirs surviving him then to go to my sons Wilber C. Jordan Walter T. Jordan and Roy Jordan for life and then to their lineal heirs and if one of them should die without lineal heirs then to the lineal heirs of the others.

Item Sixth To my son Roy Jordan I give and bequeath lot of land number Two hundred and seventy eight (278) and west half of lot of land number Two hundred and Seventy three (273) in the 8th land district of Wilcox County Georgia to have and to hold said lands for and during his natural life only with remainder over to his lineal heirs if any survive him and if he should die without leaving lineal heirs surviving him then to go to my sons Wilber C. Jordan Walter T. Jordan and Lamar N. Jordan for life and then to their lineal heirs and if one of them should die without lineal heirs then to the lineal heirs of the others.

Item Seventh To my son Lamar N. Jordan I give and bequeath West half of land lot number Two hundred and Sixty Eight (268) in the 8th land district of Wilcox County Georgia to have and to hold said land for and during his natural life only remainder over to hi lineal heirs if any survive him and if he should die without lineal heirs surviving him then the said lands to go to my sons, Wilber C. Jordan Walter T. Jordan and Roy Jordan for life and then to their lineal heirs and if one of them should die without lineal heirs then to the lineal heirs of the others.

Item Eighth To my sons Lamar N. Jordan and Walter T. Jordan I give and bequeath two mules each in fee simple

Item Nine To my son Roy Jordan I give and bequeath my horse and Five mules in fee simple

Item Ten I desire that all live stock not herein mentioned shall be divided by my son Roy Jordan as he sees fit.

Item Eleven I desire that all farm implements buggies and wagons be divided by my son Foy Jordan as he sees fit.

Item Twelve To my son Roy Jordan I give and bequeath my automobile in fee simple

Item Thirteen I desire that all my household and kitchen furniture be divided by my son Roy Jordan as he sees fit.

Item Fourteen To my son Roy Jordan I give and bequeath my watches and all other jewelry in fee simple

Item Fifteen To my son Roy Jordan I give and bequeath all my money notes and all other property of every kind and character not herein mentioned in fee simple.

Item Sixteen I hereby Constitute and appoint my son Roy Jordan Executor of this my last will and testament and I desire that he shall give no bond and I desire that no inventory or appraisement be made of my estate and my property and I hereby relieve my said Executor from making any and I desire that no returns annual or otherwise be made to the Ordinary nor to any other Court and I hereby relieve my said Executor from making any such returns.

Item Seventeen The disposition of the property mentioned in item fifteen of this will is the disposition of the balance after paying all the expenses of Administration including my burial and monument it being my intention that these things shall be paid out of the cash on hand if there be sufficiency of such left to pay them. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal on this the 18th day of April in the year of our Lord 1915.

Cornelius Jordan

 

This and the foregoing three pages were signed and sealed and published by Cornelius Jordan the testator as his last will and testament freely land voluntarily and while of sound and disposing mind and memory in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto as Witnesses at his special instance and request in his presence and in the presence of each other on the day the same purports to have been signed to wit on this the 13th day of April in the year of our Lord 1915.

F. E. Forrester

J.R. Ham

E.W. Ham N.P.W.C. Ga

 

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957 Page 108-109

Film No. 271348

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

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