MONROE COUNTY WILLS

 

INDEX WILL BOOK 'A' - FROM 1824 TO 1847 (The index lists all Wills in Book A  including those that have been transcribed)
INDEX BOOKS B, C, AND D (Index of  Will Books B, C, and D)

NDEX OF ON LINE WILLS  - OTHER THAN WILL BOOK 'A' 


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The Monroe Co. probate office now charges $10.00 in advance of doing any genealogical research.  A money order must be mail to them along with any request.)

(Some of the following wills are on-line in the GaGenWeb Archives.  Links are provided to the individual wills.
Other links are to newspaper articles appearing in the Monroe Advertiser regarding estates.)

INDEX OF ON LINE WILLS  - OTHER THAN WILL BOOK 'A'       
BAILEY, STEPHEN
BEAN, ADDISON
CLOWER, MRS. ANNIE ELIZA
CHAMBLESS, ZECHARIAH
COCHRAN, JOHN
DANIEL, JOSEPH
DAVIS, TOLIVER
FREEMAN, T. P.
HOLLIS, THOMAS
HUCKABY, WILLIAM
JOHNSON, MARY D.
JOHNSTON, THOMAS
MADDON
MCKEE, NANCY
MIDDLETON, JOHN
OWEN, JOHN H
OWENS, NEWSOM
PONDER, DANIEL
PONDER, MARGARET CUMMINGS
PONDER, JAMES M.
POTTS, MAHLON B.
RAY, MARK
RAY, MARK, Estate Papers
REAVIS, WILLIAM J.
ROGERS, BENJAMIN
ROGERS, JOHN
SAPPINGTON, HENRY T. (Book B, Page 132
SHANNON, JOHN R.
SHELBY, JOHN LAURENCE
SINGLETARY, JAMES AND MARTHA
THOMAS, JARRETT
ZELLNER, ANDREW


The will is transcribed as it was written by John Middleton: Submitted by Danna

 Georgia           }Monroe County}                                

  the name of God Amen.  I  John Middleton of the State of Georgia and County aforesaid being weak of body but sound in mind and memery knowing that it is appointed once for man to die and after death to judgment.    Do hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and testament to wit, first I give and design my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian buriel at the discretion of my Executors and as for such worldly good as it has pleased God to help me with in this life I give and demise the same in the following manner. Viz.

Item 1. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Middleton and her two children,  David Middleton & Mary D. Middleton the following land being in the 12th district Monroe County lot No. one hundred & sixty one and one third part of lot number one hundred & sixty and it being the south end of said lot also fifty eight acres in the southwest corner of lot number one hundred and forty six called the Chambers place all together supposed to be three hundred & twenty five acres more or les the same I give to my wife and her two children forever and should either of them die before they arrive to the age of twenty one years then the said land shall become the property of the surviving one or should my wife die then it shall become the property of the two children share and share alike the same being the place whereon I now lie.  Also it is my will and desire that all my property both real and person, bond, notes, bills, cash and accounts and all things of whatsoever kind under the character of my property shall remain with my wife Sarah Middleton to be managed governed controlled & conducted by my wife until the first of January Eighteen Hundred and thirty five except such as I hereafter disposed of.  At which time it is my will and desire all my property not otherwise disposed of shall be divided share & share alike between my wife Sarah Middleton and my daughters Eliza Middleton and Louisa Middleton  and Mary D. Middleton and my son David Middleton each taking their proportionable share which shall be theirs forever. 

Item 2. I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Eliza and Louisa Middleton, my lot of land number one hundrd & eighty in the 12th district Monroe County continuing two hundred two & half acres more or les to be equally divided between them share & share alike and should either of my daughters Eliza or Louisa die before they arrive at the age of twenty one or Marry then it is my will and desire the surviving one shall own posses and enjoy the aforesaid lot of land forever.  And should my daughter Eliza, Marry before the expiration of five years or the time of the division, it is my will and desire that she shall have two Negroes a boy & a girl also two cows & calves a feather bed, bed stead & furniture the same to be accounted for in her share at the general division of all my property. 

Item 3  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Collins my Negro woman Jinney and her Six Children also all her Increase also George & Mary also one bed bedstead & furniture also one lot of land which I own in Henry Count y all of which she has received except the land and George & Mary which it is my will and desire she shall have immediately and have the same forever, the above property to be in full of all her right title interest or demand in my property both real and personal~ 

Item 4  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Simmons the full sum of five dollars cash the same being in full of all my property both real and personal.  She having declared she did not want one cent of my property I feel no disposition to encumber her with my property and hope she will not after my death endeavor to get it contrary to my will.  Which sum of five dollars is Sarah’s share in full.  I do herby make and ordain my beloved wife Sarah Middleton and Stephen Collins my executors to this my last will and testament  And I do hereby publish and declare this and no other to be my last will & testament  & executors by me made in any manner whatever—I witness wherof this said John Middleton doth herewith set my hand and affix my seal This twenty ninth day of December 1829.

 

Assigned, sealed, published and}Declared in presence of us and  }We assigned as witneses by his }                                           his

Request in presence of each       }                               John     X        Middleton

Other this 29the Dec. 1829        }                                           mark

            James D. Lester                                                          

            James Harden

            William McKineley

 

Note:  The will was recorded  May 21, 1831 and can be found in Georgia Will Book A, Pages 28-30.  The last few pages of the will inventories John’s wealth at $10,445.55.




CAPT. JAMES M. PONDER
09. JAMES MONROE6 PONDER (DANIEL J.5, JOHN4, DANIEL3, RICHARD1, JOHN1) was born 01 Jan 1846 in Forsyth, Ga, and died 13 Aug 1926 in Forsyth, Ga. He married ELLA MARIE ENSIGN 14 Dec 1869 in Forsyth, Monroe Co., Ga, daughter of ISAAC ENSIGN and SARAH PHELPS. She was born 28 Feb 1 85 1 in Forsyth, Monroe Co., Ga, and died 19 Feb 1924 in Forsyth, Monroe Co., Ga.
Notes for JAMES MONROE PONDER:
Last Will and Testament.
To my Grand daughter Juliett Rutherford
1 State Ga Bond #V-45- for $5,000.
1 State Ga Bond #V-46- for $5,000.
1 State Ga Bond #V-47- for $5,000. Making $15,000.
I have given her before 10,000 bonds and delivered to her and registered in her name making in all $25,000.
To my Grand daughter Eleanor Rutherford 1 State Ga Reg in name of J. M. Ponder - V- 48 - $5,000 V- 49 - $5,000 V- 149 - $5,000 V- 125 - $5,000 V-150- $5,000  Total $25,000
Making her equal to Juliett. And my daughter Abbie P. Rutherford all the balance of my estate consisting of realty, notes, mortgages, cash and bonds of every description except the bonds above conveyed to Juliette and Eleanor P. Rutherford without administration or requiring her to give or make bond. She has the sole power to sell as she thinks best without any order of court of making any returns.
(s) J. M. Ponder Dec 20, 1925


THE WILL OF JARRETT THOMAS

Monroe County will book D. pg 111, Monroe County Courthouse, Ordinary Court (Submitted by Gwen Cosby Moore, gfm1012@aol.com)

The following is verbatim as recorded in the will book, including how words and names were spelled. All items in parentheses were written that way in the will book. If I could not decipher a word or words then a group of asterisks will take it's place.

State of Georgia { In the name of God Amen I, Jarrett Thomas of state aforesaid &

Monroe County { county of Monroe being of advanced age & knowing that I must

shortly depart this life deem it right and proper that as respects my family and myself and especially as respect my beloved wife that I should make a distribution of the property which a kind providence has blessed me, do therefore make this my last will & testament revoking all others:

Item 1st I give and bequenth to my beloved wife (Mary) for and during her natural life (only) west half lot of land no 202 in the third dist Monroe County & state aforesaid containing one hundred & a half acres and about fifty five acres of which is cleared and in cultivation with all the rights, **** & **** to said half lot of land during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided between all my children & not until then:

Item 2nd I give and bequenth to my beloved wife (Mary) all other property whatever, one Horse & Buggy & one Horse waggon, Household & Kitchen furniture and all notes & ***** of any value whatever that I own for & during the natural life of my wife & at her death to be equally divided between my children & not untill then:

Item 3rd I appoint my beloved wife Mary Executrix and my beloved son Alx.Thomas Executor of this my last will & testament. This August 5th 1881

his

Jarrett X Thomas,  Mark

Signed, sealed & delivered by Jarrett Thomas as is his last will & testament in presence of us this sub***** our ***** hereto in presence of said testator at his special insistance & request & of each other August 5 1881 J. J. Thorton

J. C. Bell

Thos P Bell

W. A. Jackson

FIRST INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF JARRETT THOMAS

Inventory of the estate of Jarett Thomas, Estate Inventory Book G, 1863-1896, pg 438,Monroe County Ordinary Court, microfilm copy GDAH drawer 4, box 15

words below are as written in the estate book, if any were illegible they are replaced with several *****

Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Jarrett Thomas decd

$ cts

No 1 One Horse wagon & harness 40.00
" 2 Buggy and Harness 30.00

" 3 1 single and double plow & Hrs 1.00

" 4 Axe and Spades & Hoes 2.00

" 5 Loomes & Plunder 1.00

" 6 One hundred Acres of land 1000.00

" 7 Cow & yearling 15.00

" 8 2 Hogs 10.00

" 9 Sythe Cradle 3.00

" 10 2 Feather Beds, Stands & bedding 50.00

" 11 2 sets of chairs 6.00

" 12 1 sewing machine 10.00

" 13 1 Drawing Table & Clock 5.00

" 14 cooking stove, Table Crockery & Pots 25.00

" 15 One Safe 4.00

" 16 Trunk & Chest 1.00

" 17 One Note on Samuel Thomas

due Oct. 1874 3.50

" 18 One Note on Jim Thomas

due 1st Nov, 1882 7.00

" 19 Note on J. Gossett due Dec,

25th, 1882 177.00

" 20 Rent Note on J. C. Gossett for

Poney due Dec. 1882 110.00

State of Georgia } We do certify upon Oath that as far as was produced

Monroe County } to us by the Executrix Mary A. Thomas and A. S. Thomas Executor that the above and forgoing contains a true Appraisement of the good and chattels and credits of the estate of Jarrett Thomas decd & the best of our Judgement and understanding given under our hands and official signatures this June 19th 1882,

R. D. Ogletree }

H. A. Hartsfield }

Wm. P. Spruce } Apraisors

Thomas P. Bell }

W. P. White }

I do certify that the above appraisors were duly sworn to perform their duty according to law this 19th day of June 1882. Thos. P. Bell JP


 



Owen, John H.  Dated:   2-29-1840  proved:  11-13-1843 (TRANSCRIBED BY Meredith Clapper)

 Georgia, Monroe Co.}  In the name of God Amen.  I, John H. Owen, of the 
County and State aforesaid do make and declare this my last will and 
testament in the manner and form following:
First I assign my soul into the hands of Almighty God; and my body I commit 
to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereinafter 
named; and my worldly estate I give and devise as follows:
First I give and devise to my beloved wife Polly Owen all the track of land 
whereon I now live formed of the following lots, viz. lot no. one hundred 
and seventy one (171), lot no. one hundred and seventy-two (172), lot no. 
one hundred and eighty (180), and eighty acres of lot no. one hundred and 
fifty it being the east part of said lot
(the will goes on to name household and kitchen furniture and certain 
livestock and other things) --
It is further my will and desire after the death of my wife, the property so 
devised to her that may remain, to be sold and the amount raised therefrom 
my son, Glen D. Owen to have one equal share, my son, Vines H. Owen to have 
one equal share, my daughter, Sarah H. Sappington to have one equal share, 
my daughter, Quinton Bankston to have one eequal share, my son, Newton Owen 
to have one equal share and my son Newton Owen in trust for the use and 
benefit of my Daughter Dorothy Smith one equal share-- includes all my 
children.  And it is further my will and desire the amount so devised to my 
son Newton Owen in trust for my said daughter, Dorothy Smith after her death 
to e equally divided between the lawful heirs of her body.
Secondly, I give to my son Newton Owen in trust for the use and benefit of 
my daughter, Dorothy Smith a negro woman by the name of Sue or Susan and 
after the death of my said daughter the said negro woman to be sold and the 
amount raised therefrom to be equally divided between the lawful heirs of 
her body.  I would further remark that the said negro woman Sue or Susan 
named in this clause of my will is to be considered as being worth five 
hundred and sixty dollars.
Thirdly, the balance of my estate of whatever it may consist to be sold and 
after paying my just debts out of the proceeds thereof to be divided among 
my son Glen D. Owen, Vines H. Owen, Sarah S. Sappington, Newton Owen, 
Newsome Owen, Quinton Bankston until each of them shall receive five hundred 
and sixty five dollars and if there should be a surplus remaining, then and 
in that case Newton Owen, the Trustee of my daughter, Dorothy Smith, shall 
come in for an equal share of the balance of my children as trustee.  And I 
do hereby appoint my son Glen D. Owen and Wilborn Bankstone executors to 
this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all form Wills by me made: 
In witness whereof I John H. Owen hath hereunto set my hand and Seal this 
twenty ninth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
hundred and forty.
Signed, Sealed and declared by the testator is and for his last will and 
testament in presence of us who at his request in his presence and of each 
other subscribe our names as witnesses is.  The word wife in ninth line from 
the beginning interline (?) before assigned.
Jackson Bush 
his
Seaborn J. Thomas                                            John H. 
Owen
Robert Collier 
mark
Georgia, Monroe County   Personally appeared in open court:  Seaborn J 
Thomas who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw John H. Owen by 
his mark, sign, seal, publish and declare the writing as & for his last will 
and testament.  That deponent in the presence of Jackson Bush & Robert 
Collier assigned said will as a witness and that said Jackson Bush and 
Robert Collier in presence of the testator & at his request & in presence of 
each other & of this deponent assigned said will as the execution of said 
will was of sound disposing mind and memory and that he executed the same 
freely voluntarily & without compulsion.                      Seaborn J. 
Thomas
Sworn to & subscribed in open court Novr 18th 1843
James Anthony D. C. C. O.
Meredith Clapper

 



WILL OF SINGLETARY, JAMES AND MARTHA (Submitted by Karla Corkran (email:kcorky24@ktc.com)

WILL OF MARTHA CAROLINE HUCKABAY SINGLETARY, Page 284

Court in Session May 7th 1902

This day came on to be heard the petition of B.H. Singletary for the probate of a certain instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of M.C. Singletary deceased, which
writing is now produced in Court and the evidence a statement of which is filed in this case being heard and fully considered by the Court, and the Court being satisfied from
the evidence that such instrument should be admitted to probate. It is ordered and decreed by the Court that such instrument be and it is hereby admitted to probate and record
as the last will and testament of the said M.C. Singletary deceased, and the testimony shall be recorded in the minutes of this Court. It is further ordered that letters testamentary
issue to B.H. Singletary upon the estate of the said M.C. Singletary Deceased. It is further ordered by this Court that W.L. Karp, J.H. Ball and W.A Howe be and are hereby
appointed to appraise said Estate and return to this Court.

Application
The State of Texas
County of Cass

In the County Court Cass Co., Texas, February ____ A.D. 1902

To the Hon. W.F. Ford Judge of said Court:

The petition of B.H. Singletary respectfully represents that M.C. Singletary late of said County deceased at her residence therein departed this life and that in her life time to wit: on the 20th day of May A.D. 1899 the said M.C. Singletary dead executed in writing, and due form of law her last will and testament which said will accompanies this application, and thereby disposed of all her estate, both real and personal and therein named and appointed your petitioner sole executor of said last will and testament: and your petitioner further represents that he is not disqualified by reason of the law as executor aforesaid: Wherefore your petitioner files his application together with said last will and testament of decedent, and prays that citation issue as the law directs, and that at the next regular term of the County Court to be commenced for probate purposes in and for said County on the first Monday in February instant, said will be admitted to probate and that letter testamentary thereof be granted to your petitioner, and your petitioner will ever pray to.

O’Neal & Alldays Attys.
for petitioner B.H. Singletary

Filed Jan. 7th 1902,J.G. King, Clerk

"Proof of Will"
The State of Texas
County of Cass

Estate of M.C. Singletary, Proof of Last Will and Testament of M.C. Singletary Deceased:

This day personally appeared W.A. Howe who being duly sworn as a witness in the above entitled matter, and experienced on behalf of the applicant to prove said Will says: I was well acquainted with M.C. Singletary deceased during her life time: I knew the above decedent for about Twenty five years before her death: the signature of the said deceased to the instrument now shown to me, and offered for probate as her last Will and Testament, and bearing date May 20th in the year A.D. 1899 was made by the deceased at Atlanta Tex. In presence of myself W.A. Howe and B.F. Ellington the other subscribing witness: all of said witnesses being over the age of fourteen years. At the time of the making of said Will the testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory and the declared the said Will so made by her to be her last Will and Testament, and I thereupon signed my name as a witness, together with B. F. Ellington at the request of the said testator, in her presence and in the presence of each other. The said deceased at the time of the executing of said instrument was about 70 years of age: the said M.C. Singletary departed this life about Dec. 1900 about 19 months after making said Will.

W. A. Howe

Sworn and subscribed before me this 7th day of May A.D. 1902.

J.G. King, County Clerk, Cass County, Filed May 7th 1902, J.G. King
 


WILL OF JAMES A. SINGLETARY#284 & #288

The State of Texas, Cass County

We, J.A. Singletary and wife, M.C. Singletary of said county and State , being of sound and disposing mind and memorys and being desirous to settle our worldly affairs while we have strength so to do, do make this our last will and testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore by us made.

______1st We desire and direct that our bodies be buried in a decent and Christian manner, suitable to our circumstances and situation in life.

______2nd We desire and direct that our just debts (if any) be paid, without delay by our executor to be hereafter appointed.

______3rd We give, bequeath and demise to our beloved sons George W. and B.H. Singletary certain lots of land situated in Atlanta Cass County Texas, the same being our present homestead and more particularly described as follows to wit: Lots numbers 14, 15, 16 in Block 10 of the railroad survey of the City of Atlanta together with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto in anywise belonging or appertaining to have and to hold the same forever in fee simple.

______4th The residue of our property both real and personal wherever and whatever it may be, we give, bequeath and demise to all our children in equal shares, T.J. Singletary, W.C. Singletary, J.A. Singletary or his children, Mrs. M.F. Cloniger, E.D. Singletary or his children, Geo.W. Singletary and B.H. Singletary.

______5th We hereby constitute and appoint our beloved son B.H. Singletary sole Executor of this our last will and testament without bond for his due and legal performance of the same.

In testimony whereof we have hereto set our hands this 20th day of May A.D. 1899.

J.A. Singletary

M.C. Singletary

Signed, declared and published by J.A. Singletary and wife M.C. Singletary as their last will and testament in the presence of us, the attesting witnesses who have hereto subscribed our names in the presence of said J.A. and M.C. Singletary at their special instance and request, this 20th day of May, A.D. 1899.

B.F. Ellington

W.A. Howe

#288

Court in session May 7th,1902

This day came on to be heard the petition of B.H. Singletary for the probate of an instrument in writing now produced in court purporting to the last will and testament of J.A. Singletary, deceased, and a statement of the evidence is filed in this case, and being heard and fully considered by the court, and the court being satisfied from the evidence submitted to probate. It is ordered by the court that said instrument be and is hereby submitted to probate is the last will and testament of the said J.A. Singletary, dead, and that the testimony be recorded in the minutes, and that letters testamentary be issued to B.H. Singletary upon said estate, It is further ordered that J.H. Ball, M.L. Karp and W.A. Howe be and are appointed to make appraisement of said Estate and report to this court as the law directs.

"Application"
The State of Texas
County of Cass
In the Estate of J.A. Singletary, Deceased

To the Honorable County Court in and for said County:

Your petitioner B.H. Singletary shows to the Court that he resides in the County of Cass in the State of Texas. That J.A. Singletary is dead, that he died on the 16th day of January A.D 1902, that at his death the said J.A. Singletary had his domicile in the County of Cass in the State of Texas, that at the time of his death the said J.A. Singletary was seized and possessed of real estate of the probable value of Three Hundred Dollars and left a written will duly executed and herewith filed in which your petitioner was appointed Executor, that there is a necessity for an administration upon the estate of said J.A. Singletary who at the time of his death was indebted to different parties. That your petitioner is not mandated by law from accepting letters testamentary. Wherefore your petitioner prays that citation be issued as recognized by law, that said will be admitted to Probate, that letters testamentary be issued to your petitioner and that such other and further orders be made as the Court may deem proper.

O’Neal and Alldays Attorneys, for petitioner B.H. Singletary

Filed Jan. 23rd 1902

J.G. King Co. Clerk

Your "Proof of Will"
The State of Texas County of Call
Estate of J.A. Singletary

Proof of Last Will and testament of J.A. Singletary, Deceased:

This day personally appeared in the court, W. A. Howe who being duly sworn as a witness in the above stated matter, and examined on behalf of the applicant to prove said Will says: I was well acquainted with J.A. Singletary deceased, during his life time: I knew the above descendent for about Twenty five years before his death: the signature of the said deceased to this instrument now shown to me, and offered for probate as his last Will and Testament, and bearing date May 20 in the year A.D. 1899 was made by the deceased at Atlanta Tex. In the presence of myself W.A. Howe and B.F. Ellington the other subscribing witness; all of said witnesses being over the age of fourteen years. At the time of the making of said Will the testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory, and he declared the said Will so made by him to be his last Will and testament, and I thereupon signed my name as a witness, together with B.F. Ellington at the request of the said testator, in his presence and in the presence of each other. The said deceased at the time of the executing of said instrument was about 80 years of age: the said J.A. Singletary departed this life on the 16th day of January A.D. 1902 about 32 mos. After making said Will.

W.A. Howe

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of May A.D. 1902

J.G. King, Clerk County Court Cass County, Filed May 7th, 1902. J. G. King, Clerk (Back to Top)
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SINGLETARY, MARGARET

DEED OF GIFT TO MARGARET FROM JOHN D. SINGLETARY

May 4 1842

This Indenture made this the fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two, between John D Singletary of the County of Monroe and State of Alabama of the first part and Margaret Singletary wife of the Said John D Singletary of the County of Monroe and State of Georgia of the second part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which the Said John D Singletary has and bears unto the Said Margaret Singletary his wife and also for and in consideration of the sum of one Dollar to him in hand paid by the Said Margaret Singletary at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents-the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given granted bargained and sold and by these presents do give grant bargain and sell unto the said Margaret Singletary her heirs and assigns forever the following described negro slaves to wit Mariah a girl aged about fourteen years and Sally her mother aged about thirty five years. Together with the future increase of the same and one Bed & furniture. To have to hold the said negro Slaves and their future increase and the bed and furniture unto the said Margaret Singletary, and to be disposed of at her death as she may think proper by will or otherwise. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written-

John D Singletary (seal)

The State of Alabama Monroe County

Be it remembered and made known to all whom these presents Shall come that on this day personally came before me James M Coll Clerk of the County Court of Monroe County John D. Singletary who acknowledged that he Signed Sealed and delivered the foregoing deed of gift to Margaret Singletary of Monroe County in the State of Georgia and that his signature to the same is genuine

Given under my hand and Seal office the 4th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two and of the Independence of the United States of America the Sixty Sixth year

James M Coll Clk

(LS)

Filed for record May 4 1842

James M Coll Clerk
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SINGLETARY, JAMES ALEXANDER

DEED OF GIFT TO JAMES FROM JOHN D. SINGLETARY

May 4, 1842

This Indenture made this the fourth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and forty two-between John D. Singletary of the County of Monroe and State of Alabama of the first part and James Alexander Singletary of Monroe County of the State of Georgia of the second part Witnesseth that the said John D. Singletary for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he has and bears for and to the said James Alexander Singletary, son of the said John D. Singletary, and also for and in consideration of the sum of one Dollar to him in hand paid by the Said James Alexander Singletary at and before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do give grant bargain and sell unto the Said James Alexander Singletary his heirs and assigns forever. The following described negro Slaves to wit; Hameta girl aged about ten years, Harrison a boy aged about six years. The children of negro woman named Sally. Together with the future Increase of Said negroes and one Bed & Furniture. To have and to hold the Said negro slaves. Together with the future increase of the same unto the Said James Alexander Singletary, his heirs and assigns forever-

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year above written   John D Singletary (seal)

The State of Alabama Monroe County

Be it remembered and made known to all to whom these presents shall come that personally came before me James M Coll Clerk of the county court of Monroe County John D Singletary of the county and State aforesaid who acknowledges that he signed sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed of gift-to James A Singletary of the County of Monroe State of Georgia on the day therein Expressed and that his signature thereto is genuine

Given under my hand and seal of office this the fourth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two and of the Independence of the United States of America the sixty sixth year

James M Coll Clk
(LS) Filed for record May 4th 1842
Attest James M Coll Clk


WILL OF WILLIAM J. REAVIS  (Submitted by Karla Corkran (email:kcorky24@ktc.com)
 

WILLIAM REAVIS

1785- 1868


William Reavis was born in Wake County, North Carolina about 1785, son of Issac and Hannah (Wallace) Reavis. He married Frances (‘Fannie’) Parham
22 Jan 1816 in Wake County. She is believed to have been a sister of Sarah Parham who was the wife of Elijah Maynard, also of Wake County and early settlers of Monroe County. The 1829 Tax Digest for Captain Kelsey’s District in Monroe County show William Reavis’ name but no information about his land.

We know from various deeds in the Monroe County Court House that his home was in Land Lots 63 and 64 in the 12th District. On 6 June 1829 he was paid for ‘a privilege of a 12 foot road’ on this property. On 5 April 1842 a suit was brought in the Superior Court of Monroe County against Henry G. Smith and William Reavis by Mary Chanceley (Chancellor) (his daughters’ mother-in-law!!) in which 100 acres of his land ‘whereon William Reavis now lives’ was seized and sold for $86.00! The reason for the suit was not given.

He was in the Monroe County Census for the years 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860. Some of his neighbors were Huckabay, Chancely (Chancellor) Fowler, Maynard, Battle and Cheeves. Little is known of his life except that he was a farmer. Others sometimes wrote his name as "Revis" or "Reves" but he always wrote it as "Reavis" and that is the spelling in early wills back to 1750 in Virginia and North Carolina.

His will was written 7 May 1864 and proved 8 Jan 1869. He names his wife Frances, giving her his plantation, furniture, farm animals, etc. He also leaves property to be divided between his son William J. Reavis, his daughters Mary Ann Huckabay and Josephine Chancely (Chancellor). His grandson William F. Chancely (Chancellor) was left $100.00. His daughter, Amma Reavis Chancellor, had died as had her younger son John and that is the reason William F. Chancellor received a portion of the property as her only surviving heir. William Reavis apparently died before 5 Dec 1868 as that is the date his son W. J. Reavis, daughter Mary Ann Huckabay and grandson William F. Chancellor sold 133 acres of land in Lot 64 ‘known as the place where William Reavis once lived’. Reavis sisters—Amma and Josephine—married Chancellor Brothers—William and Gilliam. William and Frances (‘Fannie’) Reavis and their son William J. Reavis are buried in Maynard Cemetery (just off Rogers Church Road) in Monroe County

Children of William and Fannie (Frances) Reavis (all married in Monroe County): Amma G., b. about 1819; m. William Chancellor, Jr 28 Jan 1839; d. bet.1846-1848, Monroe County (see Chancellor Family for descendants); Josephine, b. about 1825; m. Gilliam Chancellor 15 Apr 1845; d. after 1870 in Louisiana; Mary Ann Elizabeth, b. 1831; m. George Washington Huckabay 25 Jun 1856; d. 6 Feb 1905 in Louisiana; William J., b. 1835; unmarried; d. 1871, Monroe County. He enlisted in Company A, 14th Georgia Regiment in Forsyth on 4 March 1862 and surrendered with Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, VA.

Compiled from Monroe County Census and Marriage records, deeds, and family records.
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WILL OF WM. HUCKABAY, PAGE 443-47 – (Submitted by Karla Corkran (email:kcorky24@ktc.com)

State of Georgia
Monroe County

            In the name of God, Amen.
     
      I,  William Huckabay, of said State and County, being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart from this world, deem it right and proper, both as respects myself and my family, that I should make a disposition of the property with which the kind Providence has blessed me.  I therefore make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me.

      Item 1st.  I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, suitable to my circumstances and condition.  My soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it, and I hope for eternal salvation through the blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whose religion I have professed and as I humbly hope enjoyed for many years.

      2nd Item.  I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my Executor hereinafter named as I am unwilling my creditors should be delayed in their rights.

      3rd Item.  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy, with whom I have lived in strict quiet for many years, for and during her natural life (only) the lot of land number One Hundred and Seventy-Six and one hundred and fifty acres of lot number One Hundred and Sixty-five, in the Twelfth district of said County, it being my home plantation and residence (?) containing three hundred and five acres, more or less, with all the rights, numbers and appurtenances to said tract or lots of land in any wise appertaining or belonging, free from all changes whatever.  I also give and bequeath to my wife, in the same limited manner, the farming utensils used on and belonging to said plantation of every description whatever, including two wagons, and one buggy, and all the tools belonging to and connected with the shops; also, four mules or horses, or mules and horses, four cows and calves, 1 yoke oxen, and forty head of stock hogs, all of which to be of her choosing from my whole stock of mules, horses, cows, oxen and hogs respectively, a sufficient quantity of provisions of every description necessary for the use of the family and stock on the plantation for one year.  Said provisions, if not on hand, to be bought and all my household and kitchen furniture of every description belonging to said plantation.

      I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife in the same manner as above, to wit: for and during her natural life (only) my negro men and boys as follows:  Dick, about forty-seven years of age; George, ___ twenty-eight; Jeffry, do twenty-five, Gus, do twenty-three; Jerome do twenty.  Dave, do fifteen; Mose, do twelve; Lewis, do ten; and Ike do seven years of age.  And the following women and girls, viz: Caroline, about twenty-three years of age, Genny, do ten, and Easter, about four years old.

      The bequests made to my wife are in lieu of her whole dower.

      4th Item.  The residue of my property, both real and personal, wherever and whatever it may be, including that give to my beloved wife Nancy, during  her natural life (after her estate therein is over), I give and bequeath to my sons, A. Jackson and George W. to my daughters Sarah Rodgers, M. Caroline Singletary, and Elizabeth Keneday, and the portion that would have fallen (as hereinafter explained and directed) to my deceased daughter Mary Darby, had she lived to her children, viz: Sarah A. Darby, James M. Darby, and Delaski J. Darby.  The bequests made to my sons A. Jackson and George W. in this Item 4th, according to the division hereinafter directed, I make to them without reserve forever.  The bequests made in this the said Item 4th, according to the division hereinafter explained, to my daughters, Sarah Rodgers, M. Caroline Singletary and Elizabeth Keneday, I give and bequeath to them my said daughters, for their sole and separate use for an during their natural lives, free and exempt from the debts and liabilities of their present or any future husbands, and on the decease of them my said daughters, to their respective children.  And the bequests made in this item 4th according to the division above referred to, to the children of my deceased daughter Mary Darby; Sarah A. Darby, James M. Darby, and Delaski J. Darby, I give and bequeath to my son George W. in trust for them, my said grandchildren, or children of my deceased daughter Mary Darby, each of them to have and to receive their respective shares as they become of age or marry and I desire that out of the same, they have their actual wants and necessities supplied during their raising should they unfortunately come to that condition and furthermore, should they, the children of my deceased daughter Mary Darby, all die and leave no children or issue, then and in that case I desire and direct that the property herein bequeathed to them return as a part of my estate, to be distributed under the same arrangement and restriction as above stated.
      5th Item.  I desire and direct that the property given and bequeathed in the Item next above (4th) be divided between my five children, as above named and my three grandchildren, as also above named (grandchildren taking one share their Mother’s) in such a manner that each of the six shares designated shall be equal to the others, taking into consideration what I have already heretofore given to each one. Which is as follows, to wit:  I have heretofore given to my son A. Jackson, one horse and buggy and three hundred and fifty dollars ($350.) to my son George W, one horse and buggy and three hundred and fifty dollars ($350) to my daughter Sarah Rodgers giving items and considerations at twelve hundred and six dollars ($1206.00), to my daughter M. Caroline Singletary, to my daughter Elizabeth Kenady one mule, one hundred dollars ($100.), to my deceased daughter Mary Darby (changeable (?) to the distributive share given to her children; one negro girl Sylva, at six hundred and twenty-five dollars, and one lot of land at two hundred dollars ($825.00).  These ____ to be taken into consideration, and an equalization  made at the final distribution which may be made of my effects.

      6th item.  I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Nancy, Executrix, and my beloved son George W., Executor, of this my last Will and Testament, this 29th day of January 1859. SS:  William Huckabay)

Signed, sealed and declared and published by William Huckabay as his last Will and Testament in presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator, at his special instance and request, and of each other, this 29th day of January 1859.  B. H. Zellner, J. M. Brown, H. A. Banks. 

Personally came Joseph M. Brown, who having made oath, says that he saw William Huckabay sign and seal and declare the foregoing paper as and for his Last Will and Testament, freely, voluntarily and without compulsion and that said Huckabay was at the date thereof, of sound disposing mind and memory.  Sworn and subscribed in open Court. 

J. M. Brown.   J. J. Stephens, Ordinary   (Return to Top)


JOHN COCHRAN. (Will Book B, Pages 384-385, File furnished by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    GEORGIA, MONROE COUNTY
    In the name of God Amen.  I, John Cochran, being of sound mind and memory deem it right and proper that I should dispose of the goods with which the beneficient
Providence has blessed me which I therefore as in manner and form as follows:
    Item 1st.  I desire and direct that all of my just debts be paid without delay.
    Item 2nd. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah W. Cochran my negro woman, Dolly for and during her natural life.
    Item 3rd.  I give and bequeath to my son James H. Cochran, 1 horse and saddle and ___ and _____ plus one cow and calf to be paid over to him by my executors.
    Item 4th.  I give and bequeath to my beloved Sara W. the balance of my estate both real and personal for an during her natural life.
    Item 5th.  At the death of my beloved wife Sarah W., I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Franklin L. Roquemore five (?)
    Item 6th.  At the death of my beloved wife Sara W. I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, the children of Benj. G. Cochran and the children of William F. Cochran, and
the children of John L. Cochran and to any children Lucy Ann Roquemore, Abner F. Cochran, Mary V. Stevenson, Lizzy Little and James H. Cochran.  The balance of my estate
that may be left the children or a parent taking the share the parent would have done if they had been living.
    Item 7th.  I nominate and appoint my beloved wife Sarah W. executer and brother-in-law Hiram Vinson, my executrix to this my last will and testament.
        Signed, sealed and published this 21st day of  Feb. 1863, in the presence of T. M. Wynne, A. F. Jackson, E. C. Jarrett
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    Personally appeared Alex F. Jackson, one of the subscribing witnesses who being duly sworn , despose and says he saw John Cochran sign, seal and declare this paper as his last
will and testament, freely, voluntarily, and without confusion and that testator was at the ____ thereof of sound disposing mind and memory and that testator signed and published
same in presence of Joshia V. Garrett and Thomas Wynn who signed same in his presence and as witnesses.  Sworn to and Subscribed in open court 6th Apr. 1863.  A. F. Jackson
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I do solemnly swear that this writing contains the last will of John Cochran so far as I know and believe and that I will well and truly execute same in accordance with the laws
of the State, so help me God.  Sarah W. Cochran, Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 6th April 1863. Return to Top.
 


 

SHANNON, JOHN H.  (The Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1911)
    LEAVE TO SELL.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has applied to the Ordinary of said county for leave to sell two shares of capital stock of the Great Southern
Accident and Fidelity Co., of Atlanta, Ga. belonging to the estate of John R. Shannon, for distribution.  Said application will be heard at the regular term of the Court of Ordinary for
said county, to be held on the first Monday in March 1911.  This 6th day of February 1911.  Stephen D. Jackson, Administrator with will of estate of John R. Shannon
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FREEMAN, T. P.  (The Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1911)
    DISMISSION FROM ADMINISTRATION:  GEORGIA, Monroe County
    Whereas, E. B. Freeman, Administrator of T. P. Freeman, represents to the Court in his petition, duly filed and entered on record, that he has fully administered T. P. Freeman's estate.  This
This is therefore to cite all persons concerned, kindred and creditors, to show cause, if any they can, who said Administrator should not be discharged from his administration and receive letters
of dismission on the first Monday in March 1911.
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Page 132....Jarrett Bryan having applied for letters of administration on the estate of Stephen Bailey, deceased, and a citation ____having been
in terms of the law and no objections being raised.  It is ordered by the Court that said Jarrett Bryan be and he is hereby appointed administrator on the estate of
Stephen Bailey, deceased and that he give bond and security in the sum of eight hundred dollars.Return to Top


MISCELLANEOUS COURT RECORDS - exact dates unknown:
Page 42.  John Powell, Adm.  of Mary D. Johnson, dec'd, having fully administered the estate of said dec'd and a rule ____ ____ for letters of dismissal therefrom having been published
in terms of the law, and no objection being file.  It is ordered by the Court that said John Powell be dismissed from the administration of said estate.
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Page 42.  It appearing to the Court that Rejoice Daniel, guardian of Joseph Daniel is mismanaging and wasting the estate of his ward and that she is or is likely to become insolvent.
    It is ordered by the Court that she be and appear at the next regular term of this Court on the first Monday in March next and ___ ____ show cause if any she have, why her securities
for her guardianship should not be released. 
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Page 42. It appearing to the Court that the security of William Bowden, guardian of Hamit G. Maddon and Labetta F. Maddon has become insolvent.
    It is therefore ordered by the Court said William Bowden be and appear at the next regular term of this Court on the first Monday in March to show cause, if any
he has, why he should not give other a good security as guardian of aforesaid or be dismissed from his guardianship.
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Page 53.  The last will and testament of John Rogers, dec'd, having been proven in open Court upon the oath of Amos Ponder and William R. Cozart.  It is ordered by the Courth that the
same shall be admitted to record and that letters testamentary be granted to Anthony Cozart the executor in said will named.
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Page 53.  Newton Owens having applied for letters of administration on the estate of Newsom Owens, dec'd, and citation therefor having ____ in terms of the law, and no objection being filed.
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that said Newton Owens be done and he is hereby appointed administrator of the estate of said Newsom Owens, dec'd, and that he give bond and security
in the some of  Thousand Dollars. 
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Page 53 . David Lauford having applied for letters of administration on the estate of Toliver Davis, dec'd, said citation therefore having issued in terms of the law and no objection being filed
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that said David Lauford be and he is hereby appointed administrator of the estate of Toliver Davis, dec'd, and that he give bond and
security in the sum of ninety dollars. 
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Page 53.WILLARD SULLIVAN HAVING APPLIED FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION on the estate of Jesse Pye, deceased, and citation therefore having issued in terms of the
 law and no objection  being pled, it is therefore ordered by...


SHELBY, JOHN LAURENCE  (Will). File submitted by Jane Newton, Transcribed by E. Robertson)
GEORGIA
DOOLY COUNTY
    In the name of God. Amen.
    I, John Laurence Shelby of the County and State aforesaid being ill in health but sound mind do make and publish this my last will and Testament. 
    First, I desire that my just debts be paid and I further desire that all debts by open account notes on hands be collected as speedily as the value of the case
will allow and the proceeds be appropriated to the payment of my said debts.  I further will and desire that all my perishable property and property not herein after
suspended be sold and the proceed through loaned out to the best advantage by my Executor hereinafter named.
Item ...I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Ann Shelby the following negro slaves , Louise Lou and Adaline and Adam together with the increase
of the females during her natural life and at her death to my beloved son William Alexander Shelby to him and his heirs forever.
Item... I give and bequeath unto my said beloved wife Mary Ann, my pleasure carriage together with any horse known by the name of Charley.
Item...It is with and desire and so I will that my lot of land whereon I now reside including the ferry be rented out annually by my said Executor hereinafter, to the best
advantage leaving it discretionary however with my said Executor to sell said lot and ferry whenever he shall feel it that said sale will be advantageous to my estate.
Item...I give and bequeath to my son William Alexander the three negro boy slaves, viz Miles, Sam and Isaac and I desire that said negroes be hired out by my said
Executor until my said son becomes of age and the proceeds during that time appropriated to the education of my son.  I further desire that my said son shall have
every means him for obtaining a colligate education and then to adopt whatever profession he may choose.
Item...I nominate and appoint my brother-in-law and friend Alexander Russell of Monroe County Executor to this my last will and testament.

Signed, Sealed and published by John Laurence Shelby as his last will and testament in presence of us who have subscribed our names s witnesses in presence
of the Testator and of each other this eighth day of May 1837. Robert B. Davis, J. W. Fuller, Leonard Weeks.   SS John L. Shelby
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Georgia, Dooly County:  Personally appeared before the Inferior Court in Chambers for Ordinary purposes, Robert B. Davis, J. W. Fuller and Leonard Weeks who after being
duly sworn saith that they saw John L. Shelby sign, seal and deliver the instrument as his last will and testament.  Signed and acknowledged before us the 15th May 1837.
David Graham, JIC
John G. Sheffield, JIC
Allen Waters, JIC                Recorded by Thos. H. Key, C C O, the 17th May 1837. 
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Court Minutes (Note by transcriber..appears to be dated about 1845)
    It appearing to the Court by the exhibition of examplication from the County of Dooly in this State, that Alexander Russell now of the County of Monroe and state aforesaid
was by the last will and testament of John L. Shelby late of Dooly County, deceased, appointed executor to said will as well as executor guardian for William A. Shelby
a minor son of said John L. Shelby and being also shown to the Court that the said executor and guardian being now a resident of the County of Monroe and wishes to make
his returns to the court of Ordinary of Monroe County.  That said Russell do deposit in the office of C C O the aforesaid examplifications and hereafter that he make
his returns in the County of Monroe.

    It appearing to the Court that Alexander Russell, executor of John L. Shelby, deceased and guardians of the minor son William A.Shelby, of the said Shelby, deceased, hath not
made proper returns either as executor or guardian aforesaid and that he hat otherwise mismanaged the estate aforesaid in both ________ aforesaid.
    Therefore ___ that the said Alexander Russell show cause (if any he have) at the next term of this court why he should not be disqualified as guardian and executor
aforesaid and the letters in each case marked.
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Page 53.  Amos W. Hammond having applied for letters of administration de bonis now with the will annexed of John L. Shelby, dec'd, and citation therefore having found in terms of the law
and no objections being pled.
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that said Amos W. Hammond be and he is hereby appointed administrator de bonis ___ with the will annexed of John L. Shelby, dec'd and that he give
 bond and security in the sum of eight Thousand dollars.
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HOLLIS, THOS.
State of Georgia,
Marion County
    We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the Executor the above and foregoing contains true appraisement of the goods,
chattels and credit of the estate of Thomas Hollis, Deceased to the best of our judgment and understanding.  Given under our hands and
official signatures this 11th day of September 1852.  Jacob Clement; Vincent E. Reviere; George H. Sims; Daniel Majors; N. H. Campbell
3 Lots of Land. No. 148, 149, 171, 50 acres from No. 173........$4,500.00

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BEAN, ADDISON  (Copy of Estate List furnished by Jane Newton although the copy of the will is not included.)    Mr. Bean was a Doctor
 (and Dentist) in Monroe County.  He is probably buried at Forsyth City Cemetery (date of death unknown, however, the below
 Appraisment was dated Oct. 12, 1854 ) since his wife, Mary Ann Owens Bean (Born 5-19-1819, Died 9-17-1878) and a son
 Henry Gaither Bean are buried there.  Photographs of those headstones may be viewed at: Mary Ann Owen Bean, born May 19, 1819,
Died Sept. 17, 1878
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/monroe/photos/tombstones/forsythcity/bean9232ph.jpg

Henry Gaither Bean
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/monroe/photos/tombstones/forsythcity/bean9231ph.jpg
According to the 1880 Mortality Schedule for Monroe, Henry G. Bean died of Meningitis at the age of 37.  He was a confederate soldier. 
Monroe 71 BEAN, H.G. 37 M W M GA GA GA CB MCH Meningitis 37.

Assessment of Estate of Addison Bean, Deceased: (Click on picture to enlarge)

THE BELOW INFORMATION IS NOT PART OF THE WILL BUT A SKETCH OF THE FAMILY OF ADDISON  BEAN.
 1850 Monroe Co. Census - Page 140
15 1044 1044 Bean Addison 40 M M.D. Tenn
16 1044 1044 Bean Mary A. 33 F G.A.
17 1044 1044 Bean Henry G. 8 M G.A.
18 1044 1044 Bean John W. 6 M G.A.
19 1044 1044 Bean Ada 4 F G.A.
20 1044 1044 Bean Emily 2 F G.A.

1860 Monroe Co. Census - Page 7
3 44 44 Bean Mrs Mary 40 F Teacher Comm School Penn
4 44 44 Bean Henry G 17 M Clerk Geo
5 44 44 Bean John 15 M Clerk Geo
6 44 44 Bean Adaline 13 F Geo
7 44 44 Bean Emma 11 F Geo
8 44 44 Bean Parker 7 M Geo


1870 Monroe Co. Census.Page 86A
BEAN AMMA 11 MO F W GA
BEAN PARKER E. 17 M W DRUG. CLERK GA
BEAN MARY A 48 F W SCHOOL TEACHER PENN

Forsyth City Cemetery -
No Grave for Addison Bean. He was born Feb. 22, 1810, Died Aug. 21, 1854
Mary Ann Owen Bean, born May 19, 1819, Died Sept. 17, 1878
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/monroe/photos/tombstones/forsythcity/bean9232ph.jpg

Henry Gaither Bean
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/monroe/photos/tombstones/forsythcity/bean9231ph.jpg

1880 Mortality Schedule
Monroe 71 BEAN, H.G. 37 M W M GA GA GA CB MCH Meningitis 37  Return to Top
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Family Search Web Page (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset-search.asp

William BEAN
Birth: 1635
, Inverness Shire, , Scotland
Death: 18 Nov 1697
Cherry Point, Northumberland, Va

Marriage(s):
Spouse: Margaret
Marriage: Abt 1675

Child: William BEAN Birth: 1655 , Va.
Spouse: Elizabeth (AFN: 17NB-TTF) Family
Marriage: 15 Nov 1693

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John BEAN
Birth: 4 Oct 1675
St Stephens, Parish, Va.
Death: 1755

Marriage(s):
Spouse: Lydea (AFN: 17NB-TR1) Family
Marriage:
St Stephans Parish, Northumberland

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William BEAN Birth: 1700
St Stephens, Parish, Va.
Spouse: RUSSELL
Marriage: Abt. 1720


Children of William Bean:
John BEAN
<St Stephens, Northumberland, Va>
Death: Aft 1809
Spouse: Elizabeth HENDERSON


Children of John Bean
Mordecai BEAN
Birth: 8 Jan 1772 , , , Md
Death: 16 Jun 1852/1853 , Hawkins, Tn

Spouse: Jane CURRY
Marriage: 17 Oct 1795 , Augusta, Va

Spouse: Katherine

Son of Mordecai:
Addison BEAN
Born: 22 Feb 1810 Place: , Hawkins, Tennessee
Died: 21 Aug 1854 Place: Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia
(Note: Estate if Addison Bean was Assessed Oct, 12, 1854)
Married: 30 May 1837 Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Mary A. OWEN
Born: May 19, 1819 Place: Pennsylvania
Died: Sept. 17, 1878 Place: Monroe Co., GA., Buried at Forsyth City Cemetery
Married: 30 May 1837 Place: Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania

Children :
F Ada Byron BEAN
Born: Abt 1846 Place: , , Ga
Died: 1925 Place:

F P Emily BEAN
Born: Abt 1848 Place: , , Ga

F Ada Jean BEAN
Born: 1838 Place: , , Ga
Died: 1843 Place:

F Emily Matilda BEAN
Born: 1840 Place: , , Ga
Died: Bef 1850 Place:

M John A BEAN
Born: Sep 1844 Place: , , Ga
Died: 1879 Place:
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M Henry Gaither BEAN
Born: 7 Sep 1842 Place: Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia
Died: 24 Mar 1880 Place: Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia
Burial: Forsyth City Cemetery

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Transcribed by Deloyce T. Conrad 23rd July 1984

Will of BENJAMIN ROGERS
Will Book B, page 329                                                 Office of the Probate Judge Monroe County, Georgia

                                                                                         

 
  Georgia

     Monroe County

                                    In the name of God, Amen. I Benjamin Rogers, of said County & State, Being of advanced age & greatly afflicted, in
body & knowing that death is the common lot, of all men & consequently, I know that I must shortly die, therefore I feel it to be my duty, to heed
the heavenly injunction, & set my house in order, by making a distribution, of my effects, with which a kind providence has blessed me, making this
my last will & testament; & hereby revoking all others, at any time heretofore made by me. My soul, I trust, will return to rest, with God, who gave it,
as I hope for life & salvation, through the blessed Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, whose religion I have professed & as I humbly hope, have enjoyed,
for more than thirty years. My body, I commend, to my family, for internment, in a Christian like manner, suitable to my condition, in life.                                   

                                    Item 1st     I direct that all of my just debts be paid, as soon as practicable, as I am unwilling, that my just creditors should
unnecessarily be delayed, of their rights.                                   

                                    Item 2nd    I bequeath all of my estate, both real & personal, that is to say, all of my land, Negroes, stock, household &
kitchen furniture (etc.) to my beloved wife, Martha Rogers, with whom I have lived, in the strictest quietude, for forty years, for & during her
widowhood & should my beloved wife choose to marry again, I direct that all my estate, both real & personal, be divided among my said wife &
children & that she only have a child's part. But should she choose, to live as a widow, during her natural life, as before stated, I direct that she control
all of my estate & that she is at liberty, to dispose of such property, as she may choose, for the purpose of paying my just debts & defraying of
expenses, & at the death of my said wife, I direct that all my estate, both real & personal, be divided among my children viz.: Eli B. Rogers,
B.F. Rogers (I have given off to my grandchildren their full share) each one rendering in at the division what they have heretofore received.

 

                                    Item 3rd    I appoint my worthy & trusty son Benjamin F. Rogers my Executor to Execute this my last will & testament,
whereof I now say Amen.                                                                                                      Benjamin Rogers  ( L S ) 

     Signed sealed published by the said Benjamin Rogers to
be his last will & testament who signed the same in the presence
of us & we in the presence of each other this March 29th, 1861 

     E. Parma
     James H. Clements
     C. F. Gibson

     Alfred O'Neal
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The Will of Mark Ray
the following is verbatim, including spelling variations as recorded in the will book, including how words and names were spelled. Transcribed by Gwen Cosby
Moore
from Monroe County
Will Book  B, pg. 17, 18, 19;
Monroe County Courthouse- Forsyth, Georgia
(Will transcribed by Gwen Cosby Moore, and submitted for Monroe Co. GaGen Web page.
©Gwen Cosby Moore)


Georgia
Monroe County
In the name of God Amen I Mark Ray of said state and county being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart from this world, deem it right
and proper both as respects myself and my  family that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me. I therefore
make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me .
Item first - I desire that my body be decently buried and that my soul return to God who gave it
Item second - I desire also that a suitable and substancial rock wall be built around the grave of myself and my first wife to be laid in lime mortar also a
brick arch turned over each grave
Item third - I give to my wife Nancy Ray the sum of five dollars as her entire legacy in my estate both real and personal
Item fourth - I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executor hereinafter named
Item fifth - I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Ray one bed bedstead and furniture of her own choosing also sixteen dollars in lieu of two cows and
 calves (the rest of my
children having had that much)
Item sixth - I desire and direct that all my household and kitchen furniture together with my plantation tools blacksmith tools and stock of every description
 Ox waggon and spring
waggon also one still stands and barrels all be sold (on a credit of twelve months) and the proceeds thereof be equally divided among my children Viz:
The heirs of Thomas Ray dec'd, James Ray,(changed from Thomas to James by C. Betsill, Dept Clerk June 28, 1982)  Nancy Ray, Solomon Ray, Temperance
Hartsfield, Naoma Perminter, David Ray, and Mary Hardaway
Item seventh - I desire and direct that my negro fellow Edwin and his wife Lucy be sold together and not separated also my negro woman and her children
be sold in like manner also my negro fellow Jack be sold and the proceeds be equally divided as directed in the sixth item
Item eighth - I desire and direct that my whole possession of land be sold upon a credit of one two and three years and the money arising from
the sale of said land to be disposed as directed in the sixth and seventh items
Item ninth - I desire that all my property not mentioned be sold and the proceeds divided among my heirs as before mentioned
Item tenth - I give and bequeath to my son David Ray my silver Levis watch provided I own said watch at the time of my death
Item eleventh - I constitute and appoint my friends James Haile and Thomas Jones Executors to this my last will and testament and that they have fifty dollars each for their trouble
this October 24th 1848
Mark Ray (Seal)
Signed sealed declared and published by Mark Ray as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the
 presence of said Testator
 and of each, this October 24 1848
George his X mark F Ozmer
Thomas B. Williams
George M. English
Bowling P. Greene  
      
Georgia
Monroe County
Personally came before us William S Norman and David Ogletree two of the Justices of the Inferior Court of said County George F Ozmer, Thomas B. Williams, George M. English &
Bowling P. Greene who being duly sworn depose and say that they saw Mark Ray Sign, Seal, publish and declare the foregoing writing as & for his last will and testament that they
 in the presence of the testator & at his request & in presence of each other attested said will as witnesses, that said testator at the time of the execution of said will was of sound
disposing mind & memory and that he executed the same freely, voluntarily & without compulsion.                                 his
Sworn to & subscribed before us                        George  x F. Ozmer
this 27th day of November 1848                                      mark
William S. Norman J. J. C.                               Thomas B. Williams
David Ogletree J. J. C.                                       George M English                                                                           
                                                                               Bowling P Green

Monroe Court of Ordinary, January Term 1849
The last will and testement of Mark Ray decd having been proven before their Honors William S. Norman & David Ogletree, two of the Justices of the Inferior Court of this county
by the oaths of the subscribing witnesses to said will ---
It is ordered by the court that said will be admitted to record & that letters testamentary be granted to James Haile & Thomas Jones the executors named in said will


Georgia                }
Monroe County  }     I do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named Mark Ray deceased so far as I know or believe & that I will well & truly
 execute the same by paying first the debts & then the legacies contained in said will as far as his goods & chattels will there unto extend & the law charge & that I will make a true &
perfect inventory of all such goods & chattels. So help me God,
Sworn to and subscribed in                                   Thos D. Jones
open court this 8th                                                     James Haile
day of January 1849
 E. C. Cabaniss  C.C.O.                                                                           
 

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ESTATE PAPERS OF MARK RAY
The Estate Papers for Mark Ray

Monroe County Annual Return book  G. 1841 - 1853, pg 310 -325 , Court of the Ordinary, LDS microfilm 0164244
The following is verbatim as recorded in the annual return book including how names and words were spelled; items
in parentheses are my addition for clarification

Transcribed by Gwen Cosby MoorePage 310
An acct of the sale of the personal estate of Mark Ray deceased
sold on the 20th day of Febr. 1849 on twelve months creditESTATE PAPERS OF MARK RAY

The Estate Papers for Mark Ray

Monroe County Annual Return book G. 1841 - 1853, pg 310 -325 , Court of the Ordinary, LDS microfilm 0164244
The following is verbatim as recorded in the annual return book including how names and words were spelled; items
in parentheses are my addition for clarification

Transcribed by Gwen Cosby Moore
Page 310
An acct of the sale of the personal estate of Mark Ray deceased
sold on the 20th day of Febr. 1849 on twelve months credit
Purchaser 
 Property 
 amount
J. M. Settle
 Four Augers 
 50
Clark Hammil
 l3 do ( do means ditto)
 55
R. Latson
 one lot chisels 
 55
do gouges 
 05
W. M. Echols
 3 hand saws 
 2 12 1/2
James Collins
 1 circle saw & 2 drawing knives 
 25
C Hammill 
 1 drawing knife 
 65
R. Latson 
 1 Currying Knife & adz 
 1 75
Wm Garner
 2 Squares 
 10
Thos Foster
 5 Jugs 
 25
Crispin Davis
 2 Jugs of vinegar 
 871/2
S Hand 
 one Croze 
 561/2
Hosea Haile 
 1 Box Shoe tools 
 1 30
C Hammell 
 1 Jointer & Jack Plain 
 1 60
Jesse Hand 
 1 Lot plains & round shaver
 35
Abr Hill 
 2 Horns 
 25
C. Davis 
 2 do & Sheep Shears
 31
Jas Harper 
 1 Lot of Sundries 
 1 00
Peter Bray 
 Nails assorted 
 50
R Latson 
 4 plane bits 
 25
Hosea Haile 
 1 Whet Rock 
 25
Wm Hartsfield
 1 do do 
 20
Jas Garr 
 3 Gimlets & pliers 
 50
W. Hartsfield 
 Razors Box etc 
 1 25
Sol Ray 
 1 Whip Saw 
 1 00
H Haile 
 2 poll Axes 
 1 45
F. W. Cauthen 
 1 do do 
 1 10
Tos B Williams 
 one Broad Axe & Cosp axe 
 1 00
Green English 
 6 axes 
 80
C. Davis 
 1 Side Sole leather 
 1 50
H. Hand 
 1 do do 
 1 121/2
J. Hand 
 1 do do 
 1 00
S. Hand 
 1 do do 
 1 75
R. Letson 
 1 Lot do 
 1 00
J. Hand 
 1 Steel trap 
 2 30
F. Whattey 
 1 pr Steelyards 
 1 05
Jas Gardner 
 4 pr cotton cards 1 do wool
 371/2
J. C. Ray 
 1 Lot Crockery 
 871/2
J. Dismukes 
 1 do Bottles & glassware
 75
 
 
 32 45
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R. Latson 
 1 Knife box & Knives & forks
 75
W. M. Echols 
 1 Hand Bellows 
 31 1/4
W Johnson 
 1 Family Bible 
 2 00
Green Harper 
 1 Lot Books 
 25
H Godard 
 1 do do 
 12 1/2
J. Thompson 
 1 do do 
 2 12 1/2
J. English 
 1 do do 
 2 00
H Haile 
 1 U S Map 
 20
G English 
 Rent of land 
 122 00
C S Luncford 
 1 Brass Clock 
 5 30
G M Hartsfield 
 1 Shot gun 
 7 25
B Green 
 1 Rifle do 
 9 55
W Bray 
 2 pr specks 
 121/2
J Dismukes 
 1 pr shears & pr snuffer 
 15
C Hammel 
 Shovel & tongs 
 93 3/4
B Haile 
 1 pr smoothing Irons 
 65
J Ball 
 1 Cupboard & sugar box 
 5 00
J P Weaver 
 1 Table 
 50
W M Echols 
 1 Chest 
 12 1/2
J Dismukes 
 5 Chairs 
 2 25
 
 7 do 
 3 00
 
 


C Hammel 
 2 Bed blankets 
 2 05
Wm M Echols 
 1 Bedstead, Bed & furniture
 25 00
James C Ray 
 1 do do 
 18 50
David Crawford
 1 do & furniture 
 10 00
R Latson Ser 
 1 d0 do & stead 
 9 25
Mary Ray 
 1 Trunk 
 1 50
R Blackman 
 1 Spinning wheel 
 1 061/4
R Letson 
 1 do do 
 75
W Hartsfield 
 1 Clock Reel 
 75
Nancy Ray 
 3 Slaies
 60
A. R. Hill	 
1 Barrel, box, tallow & Bag
 811/4
F. Cauthen 
 One lot of tin 
 1 00
do 7 Pewter plates 
 1 15
d0 3 water pails 
 371/2
W M Echols 
 1 Oven & Skillet 
 75
d0 
 1 do & Pot 
 1 061/4
J M Gardner 
 1 Loom 
 5 00
Henry Goddard
 1 Table 
 121/2
Wm Hartsfield 
 3 Trays & 1 sifter 
 50
 
do 5 Spoons & 1 Spice mauter
Jefferson Englis 4 Barrels & 1 Gun
246 08


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J P Weaver ; 3 Jars ; 15;
Js M Hardaway ; 2 Jars Lard 107lbs @7 c pr lb ; 7 49;
C Hammel ; 2 do d0 111 " " 63/4 ~~; 7 133/4;
Wm M Echols ; 2 do do 67 " " 61/2 ; 4 351/2;
; do 1 Stand & soap ; 25;
; do 1 do do ; 25;
J M Settle 1 Box & Bench ; 25;
C David Soap grease ; 50;
Jas Hardaway ; 327 lbs bacon @ 71/2 cents pr lb ; 24 521/2;
J English 300 " do " 7 " ; ~ ~ 21 00;
00;

Wiley Coulter 300 " do " 71/4 " ; 21 75;
T S M Bloodworth 300 " " " 7 " ; 21 00;
J Dismuker 302 ~ ~ ~ 708 c pr 100lbs ; 21 38;
T S M Bloodworth 339 ~ ~ ~ 63/4 c pr lb ; 22 88;
Joel Moody 395 ~ ~ ~ 63/4 ~ ~ ~ ; 26 661/4;
Wm English 1 Stil ; 23 50;
do 1 Peach Mill & Trough ; 371/2;
P Goddard ; 2 Tubs & 1 Pot ; 70;

Clark Hammel 1st & 2nd choice of Bee gums ; 1 75;
Jas Harper 3rd & 4th do do; 1 25;
C Hammell 5th 6th & 7th do do ; 4 061/4;
Wm Hartsfield 2 Grindstones & crank ; 50;
H Haile 1 shoe laste; 05;
R Mannery ; 1 Lot Sweet potatoes ; 4 10;
J Ball ; 1 Cross cut saw ; 3 85;
B D Hammel ; 1 Bushel Irish potatoes ; 371/2;
W Blackman ; 1 do " do ; 311/4;
C Davis ; Remainder of do ; 25;
Thos Foster ; 1 Ox wagon ; 20 00;

G English ; 1 Log cart ; 5.00;
W S Andrews ; 1 Lot of Lumber ; 2 50;
R Letson ; 6 Hampers & 1 Lathe wheel ; 25;
Levi Mills ; 1 Carriage & Harness ; 61 00;
Thos B Williams ; 1 Lot Boards ; 3 061/4;
W Bray ; 6 Barrels ; 933/4;
H Jester ; 218 lbs tobacco @ 51/8 c per lb ; 11 17;
do ; 1 Box ; 10;
R A Whatley ; 8 Hogsheads ; 6 00;
W Jarrel ; 2 Stands of Peas ; 1 85;
B Hammel ; 2 do do ; 2 05;
W Jarrel ; 1 Lot of peas on floor ; 1.95;
J English ; 4 Hogsheads ; 1.80;
; ; ________ ;
; ; 338 321/2;
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J English ; 3 Barrels ; 80;
W Bray ; 1 Lot of oats ; 4 301/4;
W S ; 1 do of lumbeR ; 1 871/2;
George Edwards ; 1 cutting box & knife ; 811/4;
Jas M Hardaway ; 2 Coulters & 1 stock ; 1 25;
G English ; 1 lot plow stocks ; 25;
do ; 2 Mattocks & 1 grubing hoe ; 40;
Wm Hartsfield ; 1 Scythe & cradle ; 2 00;
C Hammel ; 1 do do ; 2 061/4;
S Bridges ; 3 Raw hides ; 1 95;
R Fambrough ; 1 Lot plows ; 1 00;
J Dismukes ; 1 do do ; 871/2;
Jas Swan ; 1 do do ; 1 00;
Green English ; 3 Singletrees & clireys (not sure of last word) ; 1 15;
J. Hardaway ; 3 Heel pins ; 40;
do 9 Hoes ; 40;
D L Duffy ; 1 Wheel barrow ; 45;
J Hand ; 1 do ; 10;
W Andrews ; 1 wedge & fro (not sure of last word) ; 1 20;
J. Dismukes ; 2 do ; 95;
do 1 Spade & 2 Shovels ; 50;
G English ; 1 Set log irons ; 90;
H Haile ; 1 Jackscrew, chisels etc ; 50;
R A Whatley ; 1 Cro bar ; 95;
do 1 do ; 1 10;
G English ; 1 Lot of plow gear etc ; 1 00;
W J Wilson ; 2 Mill saws ; 1 00;
Jas Collins ; 1 Lot of Irons ; 1 35;
W Hartsfield ; 1 Shoe Bench ; 15;
A R Hill ; 1 Set Blacksmiths tools ; 13 50;
G English ; 1 Pen Coal ; 70;
Thos Foster ; Rent of griss mill ; 25 00;
J M Settle ; Hoop Iron;

W Hartsfield ; 1 Wheat Fan ; 5 621/2;
G English ; 2 Boxes of cotton seed ; 2 00;
B Haile ; 2 do ; 811/4;
J Mullins ; 1 Box Rye ; 1 25;
G English ; 1 C Gin (probably means cotton gin) ; 10 00;
do ; one Thrasher ; 3 00;
C Hammel ; 2771 lbs of seed coton @ 1.70 per 100lbs ; 47 10;
G English ; 1 Yoke & Steers ; 21 25;
John Mullins ; 1 Bull ; 2 75;
;;

; _________

; ; 153 881/2;

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;

Jas Harper ; 1 Black heifer; 2 50;
H F Kemp ; 1 Young Red heife; 3 50;
D Crawford ; 1 Cow & Calf; 8 00;
John Mullins ; 2 Yound steers ; 7 75;
N F Kemp ; 1 Black & White heifer; 4 25;
Sol Ray ; 1 cow & young calf ; 10 00;
B Green ; 1 old cow ; 4 25;
Thos B Williams ; 1 Young Black cow; 8 00;
B Green ; 1 do do heifer; 3 25;
C Hammel ; 1 Lot chickens; 3 10;
J Parker ; 1 do Boxes ; 1 45;
do ; 1 Pr warping Bars ; 20;
W A Hartsfield ; 1 Bag & salt ; 561/4;
Sold on the 31st day of Febr 1849;

B Jester ; 2 Butcher knives & Rasp; 75;
J M Hardaway ; 1 Lot of Sundries; 55;
W J Wilson ; 1 Jointer; 121/2;
B Jester ; 1 man's Saddle & 2 sheep skins; 40;
S Bridges ; 1 Side do & 2 do; 3 311/4;
H Haile ; 1 Slate 2 Pocket Books ; 1 05;
Jas Harper ; 1 Pen of shucks; 2 683/4;
H McLehany ; 1 Stock of FoddeR; 2 50;
J C Parker ; 1 do do; 3 95 do;
; 1 do do; 6 00;
R Mannery ; 5 Barrels corn @ 2.60 per Bbl; 13 00 do;
----- ;5 do " " 2.60 " ; 13 00;
P. Bray ; 5 do " " 2.65 " ; 13 25;
S Bridges ; 5 do " " 2.60 " ; 13 00;
C Davis ; 5 do " " 2.50 " ; 12 50;
Jas Hardaway ; 5 do " " 2. 45 " " ; 12 25;
Jas Harper ; 5 do " " 2. 50 " ; 12 50;
B Rivers ; 5 do " " 2.55 " ; 12 75;
J G Heard ; 5 do " " 2.561/4 " ; 12 811/4;
Jas Harper ; 5 do " " 2.50 " "; 12 50;
----- ;do 1 Barrel 31/2 bushels 2.50 " " ; 4 25;
J Parker ; 71/2 bushels @ 50c ; 3 75;
C Hammel ; 7 shoats 1st choice ; 3 25 do;
----- ;7 do 2 ;" 2 60;
S Bridges ; 5 hogs 1 "; 10 00;
Jas Hardaway ; 5 do 2 " ; 7 05;
Bowman ; 5 do 3 " ; 2 40;
R Letson ; 5 Barrels corn @ 2.60; 13 00;

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C Hammel ; 1 Sow & 3 pigs ; 2 00;
Green English ; 6 Hogs last choice ; 6 25;
John Bowman ; 1 Boar ; 3 35;
W English ; 1 Grey horse ; 25 00;
J M Gardner ; 2 small cotton Hampers; 20;
H McLehany ; 1 Iron grey horse ; 23 25;
Jas C Ray ; 1 Black mule ; 82 00;
W Bray ; 5 Sheep 1st choice; 6 183/4;
Jas Hardaway ; 5 do 2 ~ ; 3 75;
Jas Harper ; 5 do 3 ~ ; 2 25;
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134 233/4

Sale of the land and negroes belonging to the estate of Mark Ray decd on the third day of April 1849. 
The negroes on a credit of twelve months & the land in three instalments on one,two, & three years credit

Amy a woman & two children, William & Betty purchased by W A Hartsfield 1345 00
Edwin & Lucy J C Parker 807 00
Jack a man James Hardaway 312 00
950 acres of land more or less in the 3rd Dist of
Monroe John Akin 4200 00
Hire of the negroes of Mark Ray decd from Jan 12th 1849 to April 1st 1849

Edwin to Wm Bray for 25 00
Jack ~ J C Parker 5 00
Amy & children C. Hammell 10 25
The estate of Mark Ray decd

In accts with James Haile & D Jones Exor 1849

Jan 8 To cash paid E G Cabaniss C.C.O. 7 50

1 25

18 " " " T S M Bloodworth 1 50

May 1 " " " J A C Wynn 22 50

" " " Tax 1849 7 551/2

" " " R Manry 621/2

Dec 22 " " " " "

5 271/2

April 3 " " " J W Gaulding 7 871/2

Dec 22 " " " T S M Bloodworth 11 10

" " " Jones Phillips & Co. 1 25

" 15 " " " Etheridge & Clopton 16 75

" 22 " " " T S M Bloodworth 1 271/2


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1849

June 23 To cash paid ;John P Hunt ; 7 00;
" " "; M S Thompson ; 5 00;
Dec 18 " " " ; James Haile on note ; 13 023/4;
Feb 21 " " " ; W. S. Jones ; 2 00;
April 3 " " " ; E G Cabaniss C.C.O. ; 2 25;
" 4 " " " ; W A Hartsfield ; 5 00;
Feb 5 " " " ; Phillips & Huddleston ; 1 28;
" 21 " " " ; Robt Letson Jr ; 4 00;
" 5 " " " ; R Fambrough ; 4 00;
April 3 " " " ; J T Crowder ; 2 00;
Feb 21 " " " ; B B Haile ; 15 00;
" " " ; forbrick & hauling ; 5 60;
" " " ; (not sure of 1st word) & sugar & coffee ; 1 25;
Sept 4 " " " ; R Trippe on J H Davis note ; 50 00;
1850 Jan 1 " " " ; do do do do ; 29 09;
1849 Cr (credit)
Jan (?) by cash on hand at the death of Testator ; 77 21 1/2;
Jan 9 " " of R Moody on a/c ; 1 72;
" " recd of J C Parker on a/c ; 77;
June 1 " " " S Bridges a/c ; 3 71;
July 20 " " " J J English a/c ; 5 11;
Nov 23 " " " J Dismukes a/c ; 8 00;
Dec 7 " " " of Margaret a woman of color on a/c; 3 11;
" 19 " " " P Bridges a/c ; 2 11;
Feb 21 " " " R Letson (not sure of word) ; 2 16;
; ; ___________;

; ; 103 90 1/2;
Delivered to Nancy Ray one bed, bed stead & bedding &
to David G Ray one silver watch bequeathed to them by said

Testator
Recd on the oath of James Haile & T D Jones Jan 4 1850

E G Cabaniss C. C. O.
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The estate of mark Ray decd Cr (credits)

1850 In acct with James Haile & 1850 May 25 
Jan 4 Thos D Jones Exon Dr By and of James Ray a/c 23 14 
To cash paid Clk Court 1 121/2 " hire of negro Lucy 1 00 
" 18 " " " A J Smith 1 56 " note on B D Bartlett insolvent 80 00 
May 22 " " " Henry McCoy 11 00 " do on Hiram Lester do 4 00 
" 25 " " " James Ray 20 00 " Fi Fa on B F Bray do 78 00

June 1 " " " Wm H Gunn 5 00 126 14 
May 20 " " " for brick & lime & 
hauling the same 1 75 
" " " for hand to atend work 1 50 
1850 
Jan 26 " " " D G Ray in part of 
Sept his share 550 00 
~ 12 " " " do do 10 00 
April 29 " " " Moses Haile in part 107 00 
Recd on the oath of James Haile 
June 2 " " " do do 5 00 Jan 6 1851 
Dec 25 " " " do do 3 00 E G Cabaniss C C O 
Aug 29 " " " Mary Ray in part 107 00 
Dec 25 " " " do do 5 00 
Aug 27 " " " Thos M Ray in part 112 00 
May 4 " " " E Langford do 107 00 
April 15 " " " W A Hartsfield do 550 00 
July 10 " " " do do 20 00 
June 19 " " " AJ & DW Orr for 
Shepperd Rogers 
Trustee for 
Naomi Perminter 560 00 
April 4 James Ray in part 480 00 
" 24 do do do 50 00 
June 18 do do do 30 00 
April 4 Solomon Ray do 480 00 
May 1 do do do 60 00 
July 13 do do do 20 00 
Jan 26 Kinchin Bridges specific (Kinchin Bridges married Mark's daughter Nancy after Mark's

death)

Legacy 16 00
April 4 " " in part 480 00
" 22 " " " " 50 00
June 18 " " " " 20 00
Jan 1 " " " " 25 80
April 4 J M Hardaway " 480 00

" 20 " " " 58 00
Sept 10 " " " 22 00

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The estate of Mark Ray decd

1851 In account with James Haile & Thos D Jones Exor Dr

Jan 6 To cash paid Clerk Court of Ordinary $ 1 12 1/2
" " " " " Nancy Perminter for cast (not sure of last word) 11 37 1/2
" 8 " " " James M Hardaway 20 50
" 13 " " " James Ray 20 50
" 16 " " " Wm A Hartsfield 21 80
" 16 " " " E Langford 9 60
" 16 " " " J C Ray 101 37
1/2

" 16 " " " Wm A Hartsfield for D G Ray 21 80
March 1 " " " Mary Ray 4 06
" 1 " " " Hosea Haile 1 06
" 24 " " " Solomon Ray 20 30
April 7 " " " Wm A Hartsfield for D G Ray 166 25
" 7 " " " Wm A Hartsfield 164 75
" 7 " " " James M Hardaway 166 25
" 7 " " " E Langford 32 71
" 9 " " " James Ray 166 25
" 9 " " " Solomon Ray 166 25
" 26 " " " Hosea Haile 33 25
May 12 " " " Mary Ray 33 25
June 23 " " " Kinchin Bridges 162 75
Augt 9 " " " J C Ray by Thos M Ray Atty 47 94
" 9 " " " Thos M Ray 37 31
Oct 3 " " " John Perminter for Shepard Rogers Truste 175 17 1/2

Recd on the oath of James Haile

Jan 2, 1852 E G Cabaniss C.C.O.

Examined, approved & ordered to be recorded

E G Cabaniss Ordinary
Recorded Feby 11, 1852

J Anthony D. C. C. O.
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The estate of Mark Ray deceased
1852 To James Haile & Thos D Jones executors Dr
Jany 2 To cash paid Clerk court of ordinary 1 12 1/4
Apr 5 " " " James Ray 57 15
" " " " Nancy Bridges 57 15
" " " " David G Ray by W A Hartsfield 57 15
" " " " John Perminter atty 57 15
" " " " William A Hartsfield 57 15
" " " " Jas M Hardaway 57 15
" " " " Thos M Ray by Hosea Haile Atty 11 43
" " " " Hosea Haile " " " " 11 43
" " " " Mary Ray " " " " 11 43
" " " " E Langford 11 43
Sept 12 " " " Tax for 1852 1 92
Febry 17 " " " S Ray 411 11
Dec 24 " " " William A Hartsfield 117 17
" 23 " " " Nancy Bridges 117 17
" " " " " James M Hardaway 116 97
" " " " " James Ray 116 97
" 24 " " " David G Ray 117 17
" 23 " " " E Langford 23 43 2/5
" " " " " Mary Ray 23 43 2/5
" " " " " Hosea Haile 23 43 2/5
" " " " " Thomas M Ray 23 43 2/5
" " " " " paid for this return 3 75
Cr

1853 By and Interest of E Garaners note 43 99
" " " " other notes 97
Recd on the oath of James Haile & filed in office

Jany th 1 1853 E G Cabaniss Ordinary
Recd of James Haile executor of Mark Ray decd one dollar

Twelve & a half cents for a return

Jany 2 1852 E G Cabaniss CCO

Recd of James haile exor of Mark Ray decd Fifty seven
dollars fifteen cts it being part of a legacy left me by said
decd this 5th april 1852 James Ray
Recd of James Haile exor of the estate of Mark Ray
decd fifty dollars & fifteen cts it being apart of a legacy
left me by said Decd April th 5 1852 his Nancy v Bridges (the V is Nancy's initial V)
mark mark not


widow of Kinchin Bridges
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Recd of James haile exor of Mark Ray decd fifty seven dollars & fifteen cts in part of a legacy left me by 
said decd this 5th April 1852 in fact David G Ray By Wm A

Hartsfield his atty
Recd of James haile exor of Mark Ray decd fifty seven dollars & fifteen cts in part of a legacy left me by 
said decd this 5th April 1852 John Perminter

Atty in fact of Sheperd Rogers Trustee
Recd of James haile exor of Mark Ray decd fifty seven dollars & fifteen cts in part of a legacy left me by said decd this

5th April 1852 W A Hartsfield
Recd of James haile exor of Mark Ray decd fifty seven dollars & fifteen cts in part of a legacy left me by said decd this

5th April 1852 James M Hardaway
Recd of James haile exor of Mark Ray decd eleven dollars & forty three cts in part of a legacy left me by said decd this

5th April 1852 Hosea Haile atty

infact for Thos M Ray
Recd of James Haile exor of Mark Ray decd eleven dollars & forty three cts in part of a legacy left me by said decd this

5th April 1852 Hosea Haile
Recd of James haile exor of Mark Ray decd eleven dollars & forty three cts in part of a legacy left me by said decd this

5th April 1852 his

Mary X

Ray
mark

Test Wm Haile


Recd of James Haile exor of Mark Ray decd eleven dollars & forty three cts in part of a legacy left me by said decd this

5th April 1852 Etheldred Langford
Recd of Thomas D Jones Executor of the estate of Mark Ray decd forty dollars in part of the last amount due me by said

estate Febry 17th 1852

Robt Letson J. P. Solomon Ray
Recd of James Haile exor on the estate of Mark Ray decd one dollar & ninety two cents tax for the year 1852 Charles

McDonald T. C.
Georgia }

Monroe County } Recd december the twenty fourth Eighteen Hundred & fifty two of James Haile executor of the last
will of Mark Ray late of said county decd one hundred & seventeen dollars & seventeen cts it being the remainder of my
legacy left me by said decd in full entire & complete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or demand I
have or might have in and upon the estate real & personal of said Mark Ray decd my wifes Father and said James Haile
executor as aforesaid is hereby fully (continued on pg 321)
Page 321
and entirely discharged & acquited of any and all further claim on my part upon said estate In testemony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the day & year above written signed sealed & delivered in presence of
Wm A Hartsfield his seal

George A Donaldson

Robt Letson J P
Georgia }

Monroe County } Recd decr the Twenty third Eighteen hundred and fifty two of James Haile and Thos D Jones
executors of the last will & testament of Mark Ray late of said county decd one hundred and seventeen dollars &
seventeen cts the remainder in full entire & comlete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or demand I
have or might have on and upon the estate real & personal of said Mark Ray decd my wifes father and said James Haile
and Thos D Jones executors as aforesaid are hereby fully & entirely discharged and acquited of any and of all further
claim on my part upon said estate in testemony whereof I have hereunto signed sealed & delivered in presence of
Jesse Dismuker her
Robt Letson J. P. Nancy x Bridges 

Georgia
Monroe County Recd December the twenty third day eighteen hundred & fifty two of James Haile and Thos D. Jones
executors of the last will & testament of Mark Ray late of said county decd one hundred and sixteen dollars Ninety seven
and a fourth cts the remainder in full entire and complete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or
demand I have or might have on and upon the estate real & personal of said Mark Ray decd my wifes Father and said
James Haile & Thomas D Jones Executors as aforesaid are hereby fully & entirely dischared & aquited of any and of all
further claims in my part upon said estate in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the day &
year above written signed sealed & delivered in presence of

Jesse Dismuker James M Hardaway his seal

Robt Letson J P
Georgia

Monroe County Recd this twenty fourth day of december eighteen & fifty two of James Haile & Thomas D Jones
executors of the last will of Mark Ray late deceased of said county one hundred & seventeen dollars & seventeen cts the
remainder in full entire & complete satisfaction (continued on Page 322)


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of all the right title interest property claim or demand I have or might have in and upon the estate real & personal of said
Mark Ray decd my Father and said James Haile & Thomas D Jones executory as aforesaid are hereby fully & entirely
discharged and aquited of any and aof all further claims in my part upon said estate in testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my seal the day & year above written signed sealed & delivered in presence of George A
Donaldson Wm A Hartsfield hid seal

Robt Letson J. P. atty in fact for David G Ray


Georgia

Monroe County Recd December the twenty third eighteen hundred and fifty two of James Haile & Thomas D Jones
executors of the estate of Mark Ray late of said county decd one hundred & sixteen dollars & ninety seven and a fourth
cents the remainder in full entire & complete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or demand I have or
might have in and upon the estate real & personal of said Mark Ray decd my Father and said James Haile & Thos D
Jones executors as aforesaid are hereby fully & entirely discharged and aquitted of any and all further claims in my part
upon said estate In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the & year above written signed
sealed & delivered in presence of Jesse Dismukes his

Robt Letson J. P. James X Ray seal
mark


Georgia

Monroe County Recd December the twenty third eighteen hundred and fifty two of James Haile & Thos D Jones
executors of the last will & testament of Mark Ray late of said county decd Twenty three dollars and forty three and 2/5
cents the remainder in full entire and complete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or demand I have or
might have in and upon oath estate real & personal of said Mark Ray decd my Grand Father and said James Haile and
Thos D Jones executors as aforesaid are hereby fully & entirely discharged & acquited of any and all further claims on my
part upon said Estate In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the day & year above
written signed Sealed & delivered in presence of

Jesse Dismukes Etheldred Langford seal

Robert Letson J. P.
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Georgia

Monroe County Recd December the twenty third eighteen hundred and fifty two of James Haile & Thos D Jones
executors of the last will & testament of Mark Ray late of said county decd Twenty three dollars and forty three and 2/5
cents the remainder in full entire and complete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or demand I have or
might have in and upon othe estate real & personal of said Mark Ray decd my husbands Father and said James Haile
and Thos D Jones executors as aforesaid are hereby fully & entirely discharged & acquited of any and all further claims
on my part upon said Estate In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the day & year
above written signed Sealed & delivered in presence of

Jesse Dismukes Mary Ray seal

Robt Letson J. P.


Georgia

Monroe County Recd december the twenty third eighteen hundred and fifty two of James Haile & Thos D Jones
executors of the last will & testament of Mark Ray late of said county decd Twenty three dollars and forty three and 2/5
cents the remainder in full entire and complete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or demand I have or
might have in and upon the estate real & personal of said Mark Ray decd my wifes Grand Father and said James Haile
and Thos D Jones executors as aforesaid are hereby fully & entirely discharged & acquited of any and all further claims
on my part upon said Estate In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the day & year
above written signed Sealed & delivered in presence of

E C Atkins Hosea Haile seal

Robt Letson J. P.




Georgia

Monroe County Recd december the twenty third eighteen hundred and fifty two of James Haile & Thos D Jones
executors of the last will & testament of Mark Ray late of said county decd Twenty three dollars and forty three and 2/5
cents the remainder in full entire and complete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or demand I have or
might have in and upon othe estate real & personal of said Mark Ray decd my Grand Father and said James Haile and
Thos D Jones executors as aforesaid are hereby fully & entirely discharged & acquited of any and all further claims on my
part upon said Estate In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my (continued on page 324)


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hand & affixed my seal the day & year above written signed Sealed & delivered in presence of E C Atkins
Hosea Haile seal
Robt Letson J.P. Atty in fact for Thos M Ray
Recd of J Haile exor of Mark Ray decd three dollars & seventy five cts for a return Jany 1 1853 E G Cabaniss Ordinary


The estate of Mark Ray deceased

In account with James Haile & thos D Jones Exor
1853 Jany 4 To cash paid Shepherd Rogers trustee for Naomi Permenter and her children in full

117 17

July 2 To cash paid James C Ray in full 34 86
" " " for this return & letter of dismission 9 81 1/
Recd on the oath of James Haile & filed in office July th 4 1853 E G Cabaniss

Ordinary
Examined approved & admitted to records
August th 5 1853 E G Cabaniss Ordinary
Georgia }

Houston County } Recd of James Haile Executor of the last will and testament of Mark Ray deceased the sum of one
hundred and seventeen Dollars and seventeen cents it being the remainder of a legacy left to Naomy Permenter the same
being in complete and entire satisfaction of and for the laegacy left to the said Naomi by the said Mark Ray deceased in
and by his said last will and testament Shepard Rogers seal

Signed sealed and Delivered in presence Trustee for Naomi
of the subscribing witnesses on this John S Holsten Perminter and
the 4th day January 1853 R E Story J P her children



Georgia }

Monroe County} Recd July 2nd eighteen hundred and fifty three of James Haile and Thomas D. Jones executurs of the
last will and testament of Mark Ray Deceased thirty four Dollars and eighty six cents it being the remainder of a legacy left
me by said Mark Ray decd in his last will entire and complete and full satisfaction for all claims or demands on my part in
and unto the estate of the said Mark Ray deceased I testemony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day
and year above signed sealed and delivered
Hosea Haile in the presence of Joseph G. English B F English J P for James C. Ray

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Recd of James Haile Exor of Mark Ray Deceased nine Dollars 81 1/2 cents for a return and letters of dimmission

July 4th 1853 E G Cabaniss Ordinary


The Estate of Mark Ray decd

1853 In acct with James Haile Exor

July 22 To Cash paid James Ray Admin of Soloman Ray Deceased in full of the legacy of said Solomon Ray

134 32

To cash paid for this return 1 12
Recd on the oath of James Haile & filed in office July 23rd 1853
E G Cabiniss ordinary
Examined approved and admitted to record August 23 1853

E G Cabiniss ordinary
Georgia }

Butts County} Recd this 22nd day July 1853 of Hames Haile and Thomas D Jones Exors of the last will and
testament of Mark Ray Deceased one hundred and thirty four Dollars and thirty two cents. It being the remainder
entire and complete of a legacy left Solomon Ray Deceased in the will of Mark Ray his Father And 
the said James Haile and Thos D Jones Exors as aforesaid are hereby discharged and acquitted from 
all claims which I as administrator of Soloman Ray deceased have or might have against them as 
Exors of Mark Ray deceased In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and 
year above written 

Signed sealed and Delivered James X Ray Admin
mark

In presence of W P Haile George G Letson J P
Recd of James Haile Exor of Mark Ray decd one dollar twelve and a half cents for a return
July 23rd 1853 E G Cabaniss

ordinary

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 will of Andrew Zellner

Monroe County, Georgia, Will Book D, p. 331-2

I, Andrew Zellner of said State and county, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, for divers good and sufficient reason, do make, ordain, and declare and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others.

Item 1
Trusting my soul with God whom I through life have endeavored to serve and worship, I desire my body to be buried in accordance with my circumstances, the custom of the country, and wishes of my children and friends.

Item 2
I give and bequeath my grand daughter, Sarah James Zellner, child of my deceased son, James, as her full and entire share and interest in and to my estate, the sum of $400.00, and appoint my beloved and trusty grand son, Thomas J. Zellner, trustee of the said bequest, and direct he pay the same to-gether with its increase, if any, to my said grand daughter upon her marriage or becoming of 18 years of age.

Item 3
I give, bequeath, and devise to my son Benjamine H. Zellner $900.00 dollars; to my son George, $900.00 dollars, to my son, John W. Zellner, $900.00 dollars, to my daughter Mary R. Pharr, $900.00 dollars, to my daughter Sarah J. Walker, $900.00 dollars, and to my son Francis A. $600.00 dollars. I have already theretofore given and advanced to my son Francis A. $300.00 dollars, and to my son Andrew Burton, $900.00 dollars in excess of advancements made to my other children to wit: Benj. H.; George; John W.; Mary R. and Sarah J.

Item 4
The residue of my property of any and ever description, personal and real what-ever and where-ever the same may be, I give, bequeath and devise to my sons: Benj. H.; Francis A.; Andrew Burton; and John W. and to my daughters, Mary R. Pharr and Sarah J. Walker in equal shares, each of the same, in this residue, to share and share alike.

Item 5
I desire that upon my death my executor hereinafter named, shall after giving lawful notice or publication of sale, without further order of authority, proceed to sell the goods and chattels, effects and property of my estate, both real and personal at the HOMESTEAD upon the premises of my estate, or at the county site as he may elect and determine, both real and personal, and after paying all just debts, dues and legal expenses, distribute the remaining proceeds as theretofore arranged, willed and directed, or all partied interested in distribution of said proceeds, being of age, he may distribute any other way that may be agreed upon by said interested parties.

Item 6
I hereby constitute and appoint my son Benjamine H. Zellner, executor of this my last will and testament. This 10th day of January 1876

Witness to will:
J. M. Ponder, W. M. Johnson, and C. M. Ham

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HENRY T. SAPPINGTON (Recorded in Book B, Page 132, Filed in office Sept. 5, 1853)  WILL AND ESTATE APPRAISMENT
STATE OF GEORGIA
MONROE COUNTY
 

We, William Hardy, Edward Smith and John L. Booty, were present on the Sixth day of August in the year Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Three, at the residence of HENRY T. SAPPINGTON, before and at the time of his death. About three days before his death in perfect possession of his mental faculties he called upon us to remember and take notice of what he was about to say---that it had been his intention to make his will in writing and dispose of his property at some time before but as it was not convenient for him to do so at that time, he had neglected it _____(?).

He now wish us to understand that his will and desire was that his beloved wife Sarah S. Sappington should have all his property, both real and personal of whatever kind or description to manage and control for her and his children’s benefit in any way or manner she and his son, John G. Sappington may think best. That is to sell and buy any property both the real or personal that they might think would be best the interest and advantage of his estate and when any of his children became of age or married he wanted his beloved wife Sarah S. Sappington to give them such property as she could spare and at her death he wished all his property to be equally divided between all of his children to wit: John G. Sappington, Mary E. Sappington, Rebecca A. Sappington, Dorthy H. Sappington, William A. Sappington, Newsom A. Sappington, Harriet C. Sappington, Sarah F. Sappington, Martha S. Sappington, Benjamin T. Sappington and Andrew J. Sappington, but in case his (the said Henry Sappington) beloved wife should at any time marry he wishes an equal division of all his property at that time made between his wife and all of his above named children and at her death he wants what she received at said division to come back to his children and to be equally divided among them all. He desired his wife Sarah S. Sappington and his son John G. Sappington to act as his executors to see that the foregoing disposition of his property was executed . Three days after which he died. SS: Edward Smith, Wm. H. Hardy, John L. Booty
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(Not part of will, but included for convenience by transcriber-E. Robertson )

1850 Monroe County Census (Transcribed by Mary Kathryn Kozy.)

Sapington Henry 48 M
Sapington Sarah 47 F
Sapinton Mary E 21 F
Sapington Rebecca A 21 F
Sapington Dorotha H 18 F
Sapington Wm. A. 15 M
Sapington Nusam 13 M
Sapington Nutan F 11 M
Sapinton Harriet C 9 F
Sapington James R 6 F
Sapington Sarah F 6 F
Sapinton Martha 2 F
Sapinton Benjamin T. 1 M
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GEORGIA

MONROE COUNTY
In person appeared before me in place in of said county, William Hardy, Edward Smith and John L. Booty, who being duly sworn say that this paper contains the last request and verbal disposition of the property of Henry T. Sappington, late of said county, deceased, and is just and true in all of its parts. Sworn to and subscribed in the presence of me this September 5, 1853. Milton W. Anthony, J. P.
Court of Ordinary Sept. Term 1853.
The _____________(?) Will of Henry T. Sappington having been proven according to law by the oath of the Witnesses thereto.
It is ordered of the court that said will e admitted to record and that _____ ______ ______ be granted to John G. Sappington, Executor and Sarah S. Sappington, Executrix in said will named.
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GEORGIA,
MONROE COUNTY
We, G. W. Sikes, C. F. Gibson, W. H. Franklin do swear that we will make a just and true appraisement of all and singular the goods and chattels (ready money only exepted) of H. T. Sappington, deceased, as shall be produced by John G. Sappington, the executor of the estate of the said H. T. Sappington, deceased and that we will return the same certified under our hand unto the said John g. Sappington, executor, within the time prescribed by laws. This the 11 September 1868.
G. W. Sikes, C. F. Gibson, W. H. Franklin
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APPRAISMENT LIST OF THE ESTATE OF H. T. SAPPINGTON, 1868
Recorded on the Oath of J. G. Sappington, Nov 2, 1868
M. A. Pitts, Ordinary
Recorded Dec. 11, 1868, Page 140, Book App.
M. D. Sh___, C. A. O.


       

                  

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