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Last Will and Testament

Jane Brown

 

Last Will and Testament

Mrs. Jane Brown

 

Georgia Telfair County

I, Jane Brown of the County of Wilcox State of Georgia being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all others by me heretofore made.

Item 1st I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christianlike manner suitable to my circumstances and conditions in life.

Item 2nd I desire and direct that all my just debts and burial expenses be paid by my son R.P. Brown without unnecessary delay and that if he should fail or refuse to pay same that a sufficiency of the property herein given bequeathed and devised him be sold to pay such indebtedness and that the amount of same be a change upon his share in the property herein devised.

Item 3rd I desire and direct that my son R.P. Brown without unnecessary delay place in good repare at an expense and cost of not less than $250.00 nor over $300.00 the Brown Burial Ground on my home place and that should he fail or refuse to do so that it be done by my Executors and that a sufficiency of the property herein given bequeathed and devised to my said son be sold to cover the expense thereof and that the cost of such repares be a charge upon the share of my said son in the property herein devised.

Item 4th I give bequeath and devise to my son R.P. Brown and to my daughter Ann Willcox all that certain body of my land comprising several and various contiguous and adjoining lots parts and fractions of lots lying in the First Land District of said County of Wilcox the said body of land being better and more commonly known as the Phil Brown Place Containing Twenty Two Hundred (2200) acres more or less hereby giving and devising to my said son a three fourths undivided share and interest in deed to said premises and to my said daughter the other one fourth undivided share and interest in and to said lands.

Item 5th I give and bequeath unto my said son all my personal property save and excepting money notes and accounts.

Item 6th I give bequeath and devise unto my daughter Ann Willcox all that certain body of my land comprising several and various contiguous and adjoining lots parts and fractions of lots lying in the First Land District of said County of Wilcox the said body of land being better and more commonly known as the George Reid Place Containing Eleven Hundred (1100) acres more or less.

Item 7th I give bequeath and devise to my said son and my said daughter all the residue of my estate both realty and money notes and accounts not herein before specifically devised in equal shares share and share alike and I hereby direct and empower my executor for the purpose of division without order of Court and either at public or private sale to sell the real estate devised by this item of my will and make deed of conveyance of said property to the purchaser accordingly and to apply the proceeds of such sale to the same uses and trusts as declared in this Will.

Item 8th Provided however that should my said son not survive me or if he die before this will takes effect leaving no legitimate heirs or children born or unborn then the property of both real and personal herein given bequeathed and devised him in the several items of this will is to go to my said daughter if she survives me but if she should not survive me then the same is to go to her husband J.L. Wilcox and her children in equal shares share and share alike provided further that should my said son not survive me but should die before I do leaving legitimate child or children born or unborn surviving me then in such event the property herein given bequeathed and devised him in the several items of this will is to go to his said child or children in equal shares share and share alike.

Item 9th Provided further that should my daughter not survive me then the property both real and personal here given bequeathed and devised her in the several items of this will is to go to her said husband J.L. Willcox and her children in equal shares share and share alike provided however should the said J.L. Willcox not survive me then the property herein mentioned that would go to him if in life is to go to the children of my said daughter in equal shares share and share alike.

Item 10th I further desire and direct that should any legatee devisee or beneficiary under this will contest the probate of same or undertake directly or indirectly to annul and set it aside that he shall forfeit his share in the property herein given bequeathed and devised and shall have no interest whatever in my estate.

Item 11th The property herein specifically given bequeathed and devised shall be accepted by the respective legatees and devisees in full satisfaction and discharge of any and all claims or demands they may have or hold against me.

Items 12th I do hereby appoint my son R.P. Brown and my son in law J.L. Willcox Executors of this my last will and testament provided that should my said son in law not survive me then in such event I name and constitute my daughter Ann Willcox Executrix in his stead.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 11th day of April 1913.

Jane Brown (L.S.)

 

Signed Sealed declared and published by Jane Brown as her last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said testator after she had singed her name thereto and at her special instance and request and in the presence of each other this the 11th day of April 1913.

D.B. Lanier

John A. McKay

Eschol Graham

 

 

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957 Page 113-114

Film No. 271348

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

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