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Will of Frederick Brown

 

Frederick Brown

 

Georgia Wilcox Co.

In the name of God amen, I Frederick Brown of the said county & state aforesaid being of sound mind knowing the uncertainty of life & deeming it right & proper to make a distribution of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed make this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore by me made.

 

Item 1st I desire that after my death my body be buried in a decent & christianlike manner suitable to my conditions & circumstances of life.

 

Item 2nd I will & desire that as soon after my death as circumstances will admit that my just debts be paid by my executor hereinafter named out of the effects of my property estate or out of my money that I may have at the time of my death or that may come into the hands of my said executor from any other place.

 

Item 3rd I will & bequeath to my wife Lucinda Brown four hundred (400) dollars & one bedstead & furniture. The money to be kept in the hands of my executor hereinafter named & to be apportioned by him t0 & for her support, use & benefit and at her death the amount that may be in the hands of my executors that has not been consumed by my said wife to revert back & become a part of my estate & equally divided among the parties hereinafter named.

 

Item 4th I give & bequeath to Mary Hutto the one tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 5th I give & bequeath to my adopted daughter Nancy Brown, now the wife of James M. Griffin the tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 6th I give & bequeath to my adopted daughter Elizabeth Jane Brown, now the wife of Eldred Swain the tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 7th I give & bequeath to James H. Hutto the tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 8th I give & bequeath to Lucinda Hutto the tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 9th I give & bequeath to Madison D. Hutto the tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 10th I give & bequeath to George Hutto the tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item117th I give & bequeath to Phillip Hutto the tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 12th I give & bequeath to Mary Margaret Hutto the tenth part of my estate both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 13th I will & desire that if Mary Hutto mentioned in item the 4th should give birth to another child in the present year (eighteen hundred & sixty seven) 1867, that it the said child be entitled to & inherit the one tenth part of my estae, both real & personal always excepting the legatees bequeathed in Item the third 3rd.

 

Item 14th I hereby constitute & appoint James O. Farnell of the County & State aforesaid my executor with full power to carry out & execute this my last Will & Testament.

 

This the 30th day of July 1867

Frederick Brown (his mark)

 

Signed, sealed declared & published by Frederick Brown as his last Will & Testament in the presence of the subscribers, who subscribed our names hereto & in the presence of said Testator and of each other.

This the 30th day of July 1867

H. H. F. Reid

John Statham

 

State of Georgia Wilcox Co.

Before me James W. Mashburn, Ordinary of said county came in person James O. Farnell late of said county & also H. H. F. Reid, witness to said will who being duly sworn deposeth that they saw the said Frederick Brown sign seal, publish & declare the said instrument as his last Will & Testament voluntarily & freely without compulsion & that we signed said Will in presence of each other and said Frederick Brown sworn to & subscribed before me this Sept. 10th 1867

James W. Mashburn Ordinary

James O. Farnell

H. H. F. Reid Witness

 

Georgia Wilcox Co.

I do solemnly swear that the within writing contains the true last Will & Testament of within named Frederick Brown deceased as far as I know or believe, & that I will well & truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this state; So help me God.

James O. Farnell

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this Sept 10th 1867

James W. Mashburn

Ordinary

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

 

transcribed by Janet Moore
to provide free research
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