Georgia Wilcox County
In the name
of God Amen. I, Daniel Ezekiel Gammage of said State and County being of
sound mind and memory knowing that I must depart this life deem it right
and proper as respects myself and family that I should make a
disposition of the property with which a kid Providence has blessed me
with I do therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking
and annulling all others by me heretofore made.
and direct that my body be buried in the
Pineview Cemetary in a decent and Christianlike manner with Masonic
Honors suitable to my circumstances and conditions in life My soul I
trust shall return to rest with God who gave it as I hope for salvation
their the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus
I wish my
Executor hereinafter named and appointed as soon as possible after my
death to pay all my debts and any Securities being treated as individual
the principal first failing and refusing to take care of same.
I give to
my beloved wife Lizzie Lena Gammage the sum of Eighteen Hundred $1800.00
Dollars The foregoing provision to be made in full extinguishment of her
whole interest in my estate and expressly in lieu of her right to a
years support and dower in my Real Estate.
rest and residue of my property both real and personal of every kind and
character wherever located I give to my son George Francis Gammage in
fee simple. I hereby appoint my brother James Thomas Gammage Guardian of
the person and property of my said minor son George Francis especially
relieving said Guardian of giving bond making any returns to any Court
or accounting to nay Court for his acts as such Guardian.
this brother James Thomas Gammage not live till this my minor son George
Francis is Twenty one (21) years old I hereby appoint my youngest
brother Monroe Elijah Gammage to take his place and carry into execution
this will as set forth.
further at any time this my minor son (now) die and not leave any legal
heirs of his body I direct that this bequeathment together with any
property in his hands at that time be equally divided between James
Thomas Ruel Lee Monroe Elijah Gammage my brothers and Georgia A. Dubose
a Sister or their estates.
constitute and appoint my trusted brother James Thomas Gammage Executor
of this my Last Will and Testament and I expressly Confer upon him power
as such to administer my estate relieving him from giving any bond or
making any returns to the Ordinary except that he shall make and file
and inventory of all my property. I further expressly confer upon my
executor full authority to sell all or any part of my estate at public
or private sale with or without notice as he may deem best and without
any order of Court making good and sufficient title to the purchases and
holding the proceeds to the same uses and trust as hereinbefore declared
in eh several items of this my will.
It is my
will and desire that my said Executor shall keep my estate together and
manage the same until such time as he in his discussions shall deem wise
proper and for the best interest of the beneficiaries named herein to
dispose of same and make a division thereof and to that end I hereby
expressly confer upon him full power and authority to bind my estate in
any instance where he may think it necessary and proper and to secure
the same by lien mortgage security deed or trust deed and this he may do
privately without any order of Court and without accounting to or making
returns to any Court.
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 31st day
of March 1915.
Sealed declared and published by Daniel Ezekiel Gammage as his last will
and testament in the presence of the undersigned who subscribe our names
thereto as Witnesses at the special instance and request of said
testator after he had singed his name thereto and in his presence and in
the presence of each other This 31st day of March 1916.