Georgia Wilcox Co.
In the name of God amen, I Frederick Faircloth
of the County of Wilcox & State of Georgia being of sounds mind & memory & being
desirous to settle my worldly affairs while I have the strength to do so do make
& publish this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all will by me made at
any time heretofore.
First, I commit my soul to God who gave it &
my body I desire to be buried in a christianlike manner & my worldly estate
disposed this (illegible word).
Second I give & bequeath to my beloved wife
Nancy Faircloth for the duration of her natural life to dispose as she may see
fit Lot of land no (92) ninety-two including my residence, also twenty (20) head
of cattle, her choice out of all my stock of cattle, also twenty (20) head of
hogs, her choice out of all my stock of hogs and fifteen (15) head of sheep, her
choice out of all my stock of sheep. (Illegible words) & all my farming tools of
every description & all my household furniture of every description & kitchen
furniture & provisions as I may now have or have at the time of my death of
Third For the natural love & affection which I
have & for towards my nine (9) children, William T. Faircloth, Robert, Bennett,
Warren, Parmelia L. Warren, Polly & Eliza & my grandson James (illegible name)
Ray, & to my grandson John Warren, too my two grandsons Sugar Faircloth & Calvin
Faircloth, after paying my just debts let the residue of my property of every
description to be divided equally among all of these.
Fourth I do appoint & ordain my beloved son
William T. Faircloth & my friend Stephen Bowen executors of this my last Will &
Testament consisting of one sheet of paper have set my hand & seal the 10th
day of June 1864.
W. Frederick Faircloth (his mark)
Signed, sealed, published & declared by the
above name Frederick Faircloth as his last Will & Testament in the presence of
us who at his request in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as
Louis Ball of Wilcox County
Annie E. Bowen “
H.L. Davis “
Georgia Wilcox Co. Court of the Ordinary April
Before me James W. Mashburn ordinary of said
county came in person William T. Faircloth & Stephen Bowen, executors of the
last Will & Testament of Frederick Faircloth deceased & also the witnesses of
said Will Louis Ball, Annie E. Bowen, H. L. Davis who after being duly sworn
depose & say that they saw Frederick Faircloth sign & publish the foregoing as
his last Will & Testament while of sound mind and signed the same for him at his
request & in his presence & of each other & that the same was executed
voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been executed.
Annie E. Bowen
H. L. Davis
Sworn to & subscribed before me the 1st
day of April 1867.
James W. Mashburn