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Last Will and Testament

James Johnson

Mary Johnson

Last Will and Testament

James Johnson

Mary Johnson

 

Georgia Wilcox Co.

In the name of God, amen, we James Johnson & Mary Johns of the county of Wilcox & State of Georgia being of sound & disposing mind & memory & being desirous to settle our worldly affairs while we have strength so to do make & publish this our last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other will by us at any time made heretofore and

First

We commit our souls to God who gave them & our worldly estate we dispose of as follows.

First

It is our will & desire that the whole of our estate remain together & after our death after paying our debts to go to one only Caroline Mimms now Caroline Doster & her bodily heirs & if so said Caroline Doster should die & bear no heirs then it is our will & desire that Andrew Doster, the husband of Caroline Doster should have it. In witness thereof, we the said James Johnson & Mary Johnson to this our will, consisting of the foregoing one sheet of paper have set our hands & seal this the 24th day of February 1871.

 

James Johnson (LS) his mark

Mary Johnson (LS) her mark

 

Signed, sealed, published & declared by the above name James Johnson & Mary Johnson as their last Will & Testament in presence of us who at their request in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Francis A. Blue, Wilcox County

Norman Statham

Philitus Doster

 

Georgia Wilcox Co.

August term Court of Ordinary 1881

 

In person came Norman Statham one of the subscribing witnesses to the Will of James Johnson & his wife Mary Johnson, deceased & sayeth on oath that he signed said will as a witness & that he saw James John 7 his wife Mary Johnson sign it as their last Will & Testament.

 

N. Statham

Sworn to & subscribed in open court

This 1st day of August 1881

W. M. Gibbs

Ordinary 

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

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

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