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Last Will and Testament

Mrs. Lovina Bruce

 

Last Will and Testament

Mrs. Lovina Bruce

 

Georgia Wilcox County

In the Name of God Amen. I, Lovina Bruce of said State and County do make declare and publish this my last will and testament.

Item It is my will and desire and I do hereby make the following disposition with reference to the One hundred and fifty (150) acres of land on lot Number two hundred and thirteen (213) in the Fifth 5th District of said County of Wilcox which I now own being all of said lot except forty acres is heretofore conveyed by me to C.R. Bruce and twelve to which I have executed to A.B. Bruce. A bond for titles that is to say it is my will that my son E.D. Bruce shall have and enjoy the use benefit and income for and during his natural life of all of said land of which I shall die seized and possessed with the special privilege and authority to sell as mutch as Seventy five acres of said land and apply the proceeds of said sale to the improvement of the remainder seventy five acres for the use and benefit of my said son E.D. Bruce during his life as may be necessary in his Judgment.

Item It is my will that if my said son E.D. Bruce shall survive me that said land remaining unsold under the provision of the foregoing item (illegible word) the Seventy five acres to be in provided as therein set fourth shall be the property of my daughter in law Mrs. Elmira Bruce wife of my son G.W. Bruce My Grand daughter Alma Bruce daughter of my son G.W. Bruce my Grand daughter Mrs. Leila Blue wife of D.A. Blue and the children of my son J. I. Bruce and I hereby devise and bequeath said land to them in fee simple after the death of my said son E.D. Bruce in the following proportions to wit one fourth to Mrs. Elmira Bruce one fourth to Alma Bruce one fourth to Mrs. Leila Blue and one fourth to the children of J.I. Bruce then in life or the heirs of any who may die share and share alike.

Item I hereby appoint my son E.D. Bruce and G.W. Bruce Executors of this my last will and testament without bond and it is expressly stipulated that they shall not be required to make any return or be otherwise answerable to any Court. In Testimony of all which I the said Lovina Bruce have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 4th day of March 1908.

Lovina Bruce (L.S.)

 

The above and foregoing paper Consisting was this day singed in our presence by Lovina Bruce who declared the same to be her last will and testament and the same is signed by us as Witnesses at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other This the 4th day of March 1908.

D.B. Nicholson

C.J. Pope

R.T. Pope

 

The foregoing copy of the Will of Lovina Bruce was this day filed in my office by E.D. Bruce and G.W. Bruce together with their petition to probate the same as executors named therein December 6th 1915, April 3rd 1916.

J.M. Warren

Ordinary Wilcox Co. Ga

 

Georgia Wilcox County

Personally appeared D.B. Nicholson C.J. Pope and R. T. Pope and in addition to being duly sworn and testifying orally before the Court of Ordinary this day do further swear on oath that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will and testament of Lovina Bruce deceased the original will was signed published and declared as her last will and testament by Lovina Bruce in the presence of all of us and that at the special instance and request of the said Lovina Bruce each of us in the presence of the testatrix and of each other signed our names thereto as subscribing Witnesses after testatrix had signed her name thereto that the said Lovina Bruce in their presence freely and voluntarily signed and published the same as her last will and testament and at the time thereof was of sound and disposing mind and memory.

D.B. Nicholson

C.J. Pope

R.T. Pope

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of May 1916.

J.M. Warren Ordinary Wilcox Co. Ga

 

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957 Page 115-116

Film No. 271348

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

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