I, David W.
Taylor a resident of said State and County being of sound mind and
memory knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do
hereby make declare and publish this my last will and Testament hereby
revoking all wills made by me prior to the date of this Will.
It is my will and desire that my body be buried in a decent and
Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and conditions in
life at New Bethel Church in Wilcox County Georgia.
It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid without
unnecessary delay by my Executor hereinafter named and appointed.
I give bequeath and devise to Mrs. Martha Rogers 25 acres of lot of land
No 181 and 10 acres of lot of land No 204 in the 12th
District of Wilcox County Georgia making a total of 35 acres.
I give bequeath and devise to Leah Rogers all the other real estate I
own at my death.
I give bequeath and devise to my Nephew J. D. A. Smith one Horse and
Buggy all the live stock of every kind and nature one cane mill and
kettle one iron safe all my honey bees.
I give my Executor the right to sell enough of my property to pay any
debt that I might owe or pay the expense of setting up this Will.
It is my will and desire should I die before my beloved wife Mary Ann
Taylor that all my property shall be kept together and under his control
and management until her death.
I appoint my friend L.G. Gibbs Executor of this my last will and
testament. This May 1st 1917.
sealed and published by David W. Taylor as his last will and testament
in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto in
the presence of said testator after he had signed his name thereto and
at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other
this May 1st 1917.
E. Y. Bowen
D.W. Taylor did on the 1st day of May 1917 sign seal declare
and publish my last will and testament in the presence of E.M. Bowen W.L.
McKinley and J.L. Bennett who signed the said Will and testament as
Witnesses and whereas I am desirous of making the following change and
publish this Codicile to said Will and testament. I hereby revoke Item
Eight as to the appointment of L.G. Gibbs Executor and hereby appoint my
friend Jos. M. King Executor and all of my personal property and real
estate to go to Leah Rogers except the 35 acres bequeathed to Martha
Rogers. This Feby 11th 1920.