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Last Will and Testament

John E. Maguire

 

Last Will and Testament

J. E. Maguire

 

Georgia Wilcox County

In the name of God Amen, I John E. Maguire of the County of Wilcox and State of Georgia being of sound and disposing mind and memory but of feeble bodily health, do declare make and publish this my last will and testament.

 

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I give and bequeath my body to the grave to be buried in a Christian like manner by my executors hereinafter named and appointed and I direct that my said Executors shall pay the expenses of my said burial out of the first moneys belonging to my estate which shall come into their hands. My spirit I meekly entrust to the merciful God who gave it relying upon his infinite love for my eternal welfare.

 

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I direct that my executors shall pay all my just debts and for the payment of the same I hereby dedicate and set apart the proceeds of the sale of my former home place in Dekalb County said State sold by me to Riley Coggins and for which he now holds my bond for titles: also lot of land number Seventeen in the twelfth (12th) district of Wilcox County And my said executors are hereby fully empowered to make titles to said Coggin for said lands upon payment by him of the purchase money therefore and they are further empowered to sell said lot number seventeen and make title to the same if necessary to pay my just debts, and the charges and expenses of carrying out the several trusts herein report in there. And in case the said Riley Coggins for any cause fails to pay for the said lands in Dekalb County and my said executors shall come into possession of them they, my said executors are hereby fully empowered authorized and directed to sell said lands in such manner as may by them be deemed most advantageous for the purpose of paying my just debts and make title transfer to the purchase.

 

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I give devise and bequeath to my beloved sons John Murphy Maguire and George Thomas Maguire all my lands and all my interest in lands in the counties of Wilcox, Clinch and Echols in said State of Georgia equally and Share and share alike. I also give and bequeath all my personal property of every kind and description also all evidence of debt and chosen in action belonging to me to be theirs equally share and share alike.

 

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I hereby appoint my sister S.E. Minor of Orange County, State of Florida Guardian without bond for my said son George Thomas Maguire till he shall arrive at lawful age of twenty one years with power and authority to spend for him in his support and education such as she may deem prudent.

 

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I herein and hereby confer upon my executors hereinafter named and appointed full power and authority to manage windup and dispose of all matters and affairs connected with my estate in such way and manner as they may deem wisest and most advantageous.

And Specially to fulfill and carry out the contract made my me with C. J. Haden of Fulton County, Georgia concerning the lands for which I hold his bond for titles in the Counties of Wilcox, Clinch and Echols and the said C. J. Haden is hereby directed to make title to said lands to my said Executors according to the purpose and tenor of said contract which said contract and bond for title bear the date the 11th day of October 1897.

 

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I hereby name and appoint D.B. Nicholson Esq. to be the legal adviser of my said executors; he to have reasonable compensation for his services.

 

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I hereby name constitute and appoint my beloved sister S.E. Minor and my beloved son John Murphy Maguire executors without bond of this my last will and testament with full power and authority to carry out all the tenets therein set forth.

 

In testimony of all which I John E. Maguire have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of December 1898

J.E. Maguire

 

The above and foregoing last will and testament of John E. Maguire was made executed and signed by him in our presence and signed by us at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses: he stating to us and to each of that that the same was his last will and testament this 13th day of December 1898.

D.F. McCrimmon

W.D. Bullington

J.T. Lee

 

Georgia Wilcox County:

Before me personally appeared D. F. McCrimmon, W. D. Bullington and J.T. Lee named as witnesses to the foregoing and within writing purporting to be the last will of J.E. Maguire who being duly sworn deposes and says that they did on the 13th day of December 1898 attest as witnesses the foregoing and within writing in the presence of J.E. Maguire who in their presence voluntarily signed and published the same as his last will: and that the said J.E. Maguire was at the time of said attestation and signing of sound and disposing mind and memory.

D.F. McCrimmon

W.D. Bullington

J.T. Lee

Sworn to and subscribed before me this

20th day of March 1899

John M. Warren

Ordinary Wilcox Co. GA

 

Examined and approved Sept. 13th 1899

M.B Cannon

 

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

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

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