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Last Will and Testament 
John J. Finlyson

Last Will and Testament of John J. Finlyson or Finleyson

 

Georgia Wilcox County

 

In the name of God, amen I John Finlyson of the County of Wilcox & State of Georgia being of sound mind & memory & being desirous to settle my worldly affairs which I have thought so to do make & publish this my last will & Testament hereby revoking all wills heretofore made.

 

Item 1 -  I commit my soul to God who gave it & my body is desire to be buried as my circumstances in a neat & christianlike manner at a place hereby designated as a family burial ground & my worldly estate disposed of as follows.

 

Item 1st I wish all my just debts to be paid

 

Items 2nd I wish all the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me both real & personal to remain together for the natural benefit of m family until the youngest come of age or marry, then I wish all my property equally divided amongst all my legal heirs, except my (2) two eldest Elam Holt and L.S. Pearce, who have already had (illegible) hundred dollars which same I wish decreased from their distribution.

 

Item 3rd I hereby appoint & constitute my wife V.B. Finlyson administrix of my estate (illegible words) In witness whereof I John Finlyson here to the set my hand & seal this 20th July 1878.

John Finlyson (L.S.)

 

Witnesses:

John D. Pearce

James N. M. Coan

W.D. Finlyson

 

Georgia Wilcox Co.

Personally appeared in open court John D. Pearce who being duly sworn say the contents of the within is just & true.

John D. Pearce

 

James B. Luke Ordinary

Entered this 2nd day of September 1878

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

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

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