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WILL OF JOHN WILLIAMSON
State of Georgia
County of Emanuel
In the name of God Amen I John Williamson of the county and State aforesaid being in a low State of helth and of a Sound Disposing mind and memory do make Publish and declare this to bee my last Will and Testament herby revoking and making null and void all Former wills made by me.
First I Direct that all my just debts bee paid then I give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife the land and place whereon I live except what was given off to Thomas Morris and Martha Williamson from the Survey which was granted to Lisians(?) lying on Pendleton Creeke in the county aforesaid also one negro girl named Laurah age nineteen years old also twenty cowes and thare calves and also all my hoges and the best horse I have and one yoke of oxens and waggon and carte and Shugar mill and Shugar biler and the blacksmith tools and all my Plantations and farming utentials and one fether bed and all the kitchen furniture and I further direct that one negro boy bee bought from fifteen to Sixteen year old out of my propity Which She my Said Wife is to hold and keep during hur natural life or widowhood and faire management and then after hur death or unfar management to become the propity of all my children and thare issue except my Daughter Martha hur Shear is bee vested in hur and the heirs of hur body and further as I have given off Some propity to some of my oldest I direct that the balanc of my children Shall have thare legal Sheare made up and Shear alike then if thar bee aney other propity lift I give and bequeath it to all my children to bee Equeally divided betwean them all Shear and Shear alike except my Daughter Martha hur Shear is to bee Selfs and the heirs of hur body only and lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my well beloved Sons William J. Williamson and Andrew J. Williamson my Executors to this my last Will and testament in Witness Whareof I John Williamson have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this Sixth day of november Eighteen hundred and fifty Signed and delivered and published in the present of us who have hereunto Subscribed our name as witnesses thare unto in presents of Each other and in the present of the testator
|Elisah Wilkes (Elisha)
Georgia Emanuel County Court of Ordinary
September term first day 1851
The Within will and testament of John Williamson having been duly proven at this regular turm in open court upon the oathes of Elisah Wilkes and Alexander Wilkes and Elias Wilkes and John McIntosh the court ordered the Same to be admited to record
Jordan Flanders CCO
(Will Book A, Page 70-71, Emanuel County Records)
Transcribed and Submitted by: Olivia Williamson Saffold. Copyright © 1998. Olivia Williamson Saffold. All Rights Reserved.
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