In the name
of God Amen.
Causey of Wilcox County Ga. being of sound and disposing mind and memory
conscious of the uncertainty of life and of the Certainty of death do
make declare and publish this my last will and testament.
It is my will and desire that at as early a date as practical after my
death all my just debts be paid by my executor hereinafter named and for
this purpose I direct him to sell either at public or private sale as he
may deem best without being required to procure and order of Court such
portion of my property as may be necessary for such purpose.
Item Two. I
hereby give devise and bequeath all property real or personal of which I
may die possessed after the paying of my just debts to my beloved wife
Susan V. Causey to be hers absolutely without limitations restrictions
I remember with affection my daughters Mrs. Annie Wilson and Mrs. Mary
Wilcox but I make no provision for them in my Will for the reason that
they have husbands who can and will keep them in comfort. I remember
also my minor children Aline Causey Jane Causey Artemas Causey and
Grayham Causey and I have the greatest affection for them but I make no
provision herein for them because I am sure that their Mother Susan V.
Causey will at all times give them the proper care and attention and
otherwise provide for them this however is not to be construed as any
trust in their favor under the law nor as imposing any conditions
whatever upon my estate or on the property herein bequeathed to my wife
Susan V. Causey.
I appoint my son in law John Wilcox Executor of this my last will and
testament. He shall not be required to make any inventory of my estate
to be filed with the Ordinary nor any annual or final returns nor to
give any bond. He is authorized to sell for the payment of my debts such
parts of my estate as may be necessary such sale to be either public or
private without any order of Court being required to authorize the same
nor shall my executor be required to make any report of such sale or
sales to the Ordinary. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal and do hereby make publish and declare this my last will and
testament in the presence of the following Witnesses who sign their
names in the presence of each other and of myself they signing in my
presence and I signing in theirs. This February 20th 1918.
sealed published and declared as his last will and testament by S.A.
Causey in the presence of the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto
at the special instance and request of said S.A. Causey in the presence
of each other and in his presence he signing in our presence and we in
his. This February 20th 1918.