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Last Will and Testament

Claburn McCarthy


Last Will and Testament

Claburn McCarthy


Georgia Wilcox County

I, Claburn McCarthy being of sound and disposing mind and memory having in mind the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do hereby make publish and declare this my last will and testament.

Item 1st It is my will desire that my body be buried in a Christian like manner usual to persons in my finantial condition.

Item 2nd It is my will and desire that as soon as practicable after my death that all my just debts be paid by my Executor hereinafter named.

Item 3rd I remember my daughter Fannie Bryant who is dead and her children. My daughter Celia McCormick who is dead and her children but it is not my desire that the children of said Fannie Bryant and Celia McCormick shall participate in any manner in the property I shall leave.

Item 4th I will devise and bequeath all my property both real and personal of whatever kind to my children as follows John T. McCarthy Dave McCarthy Mattie Alexander Joseph McCarthy Young McCarthy Ollie Long and Emma Ballard and if they should die before I do their children if any to stand in place of the parent and to be integrated into my estate per Stirpe and not per Capita and if any of my said children should die before I do leaving no children then my estate to be divided among the other legatees herein named.

Item 5th I hereby appoint my son Young McCarthy as the Executor of this my last will and testament and it is my will and desire that he be not required to give any bond or to make any inventory or appraisement of my estate but shall only be required to probate this will. He shall not be required to make any return of his actings and doings to the Court and in the event it becomes necessary in his judgment to sell the property of which I may die seized and possessed in order either to make payment of my debts or to divide among the legatees in accordance with this will he may sell at public or private sale for cash or on terms as he may deem advisable without being required to procure any order authorizing such sale from the Ordinary. This the 17th day of August 1920.

Claburn McCarthy (seal) (his mark)


Signed sealed declared and published by Claburn McCarthy as his last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned as Witnesses he first signing in our presence and we then at his special instance and request signing in his presence and in the presence of each other. This August 17th 1920.

Wright Mixon

J. P. Horne

P.D. Wootten


Source: Will Book 1858-1957 Page 135

Film No. 271348

transcribed by Janet Moore
to provide free research
to Wilcox County families.

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