Georgia County of Wilcox
Carrie Rogers of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind
and memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all
wills heretofore made by me.
I Will and
desire that my entire estate both real and personal be taken charge of
and controlled and managed by my executrix in the manner and for the
purpose hereinafter presented and until each of my four now unmarried
children is either married or of the age of twenty one years.
executrix shall as soon as possible first pay all my funeral expenses.
I will and
desire that my executrix shall use and employ my estate and the income
derived therefrom for the purpose of educating my youngest children and
supporting and maintaining my four unmarried children so long as they
remain unmarried and until each of my four now unmarried children shall
either become married or attain the age of twenty one years. My
executrix shall not use said estate for the support or maintenance of
any of said children after they are married but shall continue to
support and maintain the unmarried child or children until they are
married or a division of my said estate be made as hereinafter pointed
executrix is hereby authorized and empowered for the purpose of
educating and supporting and maintaining my said children as above set
forth to sell at private sale and execute titles to any portion of my
estate she may deem proper.
I will and
desire that when each of my said children is either married or of the
age of twenty one years that all my estate remaining in the hands of my
executrix be divided among my five children or their heirs as follows:
my two youngest children to be paid the sum of one hundred dollars each
and the remainder of my estate then be divided among said five children
or their heirs share and share alike except that the fifty dollars and
lot of land given by me in my lifetime to my daughter Mrs. Maude Collins
shall be included as a portion of her share of my estate.
I do hereby
constitute my daughter Bessie as my executrix of this my last will and
testament she not being required to give any bond whatever or to make
any return of her actings and doings in the management and control of my
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this
the first day of May Nineteen hundred and one.
published by Mrs. Carrie Rogers as her last will and testament in the
presence of the undersigned who subscribed our names hereto as witnesses
at the instance and request of the said testatrix and in her presence
and in the presence of each other this the 1st day of May
Cannon do swear that I as well as Mary E. Bryan & Luvennia Cannon saw
the within named Mrs. Carrie Rogers sign and publish the within attached
paper as her last will and testament that I subscribed the same as
Witness thereto at the special instance and request of the said Mrs.
Carrie Rogers and in her presence as did also Mary E. Bryan & Luvennia
Cannon in the presence of testatrix and of each other that the said Mrs.
Carrie Rogers signed the same freely and voluntarily and was at the time
of such signing of sound and disposing mind and memory.
and Subscribed before me this
day of August 1902.
Warren Ordinary said County, The petition of Bessie Rogers shows that
Mrs. Carrie Rogers late of said County departed this life on the 30th
day of June 1902 after having made her last will and testament wherein
your petitioner is nominated the executrix Your petitioner produces said
will in Court and prays that he same may be admitted to record upon he
proof thereof in Common form and that letters testamentary issue to her
in terms of the law . And your petitioners will ever pray, etc.
Court of Ordinary August 4th 1904.
foregoing petition of Bessie Rogers nominated executrix of the last
alledged will of Mrs. Carrie Rogers deceased having duly filed said
alleged will and the same having been supported by proper proof Martin
Cannon a subscribing witness to the said alleged will of Mrs. Carrie
Rogers deceased as shown in affidavit of probate attached to said
alledged will: It is ordered by the Court that said will with aforesaid
affidavit be admitted to record as having been satisfactory proven in
Common form Let letters testamentary issue to Bessie Rogers upon her
taking the usual oath.
solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the
within named Mrs. Carrie Rogers deceased so far as I know or believe and
that I will well and truly Execute the same in accordance with the law
of the state so help me God.
and subscribed before me