In the name
of God Amen. I Sarah Dychus of said state and County 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.
I desire and direct that my body be buried in a christain like manner
suitable to my circumstances and condition in life.
I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without unnecessary
delay by my executors hereinafter named and appointed.
I bequeath and divide to my daughter Emogene Grantham my home in
Rochelle Georgia comprising City lots Number Eleven (11) and Twelve (12)
and Thirteen (13) in block Twenty (20) Williford Survey being a part of
land lot number 282 in the 8th District of Wilcox County
Georgia to be hers in fee simple.
Except the property bequeathed and devised in the foregoing paragraph to
Emogene Grantham in feel simple I give bequeath and devise all of my
estate Comprising all property of every kind and description of which I
may die seized and possessed whether real personal or mixed equally to
my said daughter Emogene Grantham and my grand daughter (her daughter)
Mattie Claude Grantham share and share alike. An in the vent that the
property bequeathed and devised in this item cannot be equally divided
in kind then my executor is hereby authorized empowered and directed to
sell any portion thereof necessary to make the division of the same of
equal value between my said daughter and grand daughter such sale may be
made in such manner as the sound judgment and discression of my executor
In the event of my death during the minority of my said grand daughter
Mattie Claude Grantham I hereby appoint my brother Samuel B. Reid
Trustee for said property herein before devised and bequeathed to said
Mattie Claude Grantham to have and to hold same for her use and benefit
as in his judgment may be deemed by him for her best interest. Upon her
majority he shall turn over the same to her or in his sound discression
he may do so when she shall arrive at the age of Eighteen years provided
she shall be married at that time. The said Trustee shall not be
required to give any bond nor to make any returns to any Court
respecting his acts and doings as such.
I hereby name and appoint my brother Samuel B. Reid Executor of this
Will, He shall not be required to make any bond or file any returns in
any Court as such executor except he shall report to and have recorded
in the Court of Ordinary of Wilcox County the division of the property
here before bequeathed and devised equally to Emogene Grantham and
Mattie Claude Grantham he shall be allowed for his services as such
Executor the lawful compensation of Administrators and he shall also be
allowed any legitimate expenses that may be incurred in carrying our the
provisions of this will.
In the event of the death of my said executor before this Will is fully
executed I request the Ordinary of this County to appoint some suitable
discrete person as Administrator of my estate with this will annexed who
shall be required to give bond file returns and make Settlements as the
law requires of Administrators. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand this 22nd day of January 1909.
published by Sarah Dychus as her last will and testament in the presence
of the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto as Witnesses at the
instance and request of the Testator after she had signed her name
thereto and in the presence of her and in the presence of each other
this 22nd day of January 1909.
personally appeared John N. Evans. R.R. Reid and D.B. Nicholson named as
Witnesses to the within writing purporting to be the last will of Sarah
Dychus who being duly sworn depose and say each for himself that they
did on the 22nd day of January 1909 attest as witnesses the
within writing in the presence of Sarah Dychus who in their presence
voluntary signed and published the same as her last will and that said
Sarah Dychus was at the time of said attestation and signing of sound
and disposing mind and memory.
and subscribed to before me this 5th day of June 1911.
Ordinary Wilcox Co. Ga