and Testament of Daniel McDuffie
McDuffie of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind and
memory do make this my Last Will and testament hereby revoking and
annulling all others by me heretofore made.
I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian
like manner suitable to my Circumstances and Condition in life.
I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my
executors hereinafter named and Appointed.
I hereby constitute and appoint my son M.W. McDuffie and O.D. Chastain
my son in law executors of this my last Will and testament and expressly
confer them power as such to administer my estate excusing them from
giving any bond but willing that they shall make the proper returns to
the Ordinary and I expressly confer upon them full authority and power
to sell any part of my estate not herein devised at public or private
sale with or without notice as they may deem best, and without any order
of court making good and sufficient Conveyance to the purchasers and
holding the proceeds of the said sale to the same uses and trustees
herein described in the Several items of this my Will.
I give bequeath and devise to my son John D. McDuffie the lot of land No
208 in the 5th land distribution of this County same being my
farm not far from Pope City, Ga.
I give bequeath and devise to the Children of my beloved daughter Queen
E. Hannah all the land which I own in the lots Nos. 149 and 150 in the 8th
land district of this County. The total 300 acres and the Children of
Queen E. Hannah to whom I devise this land are Six in number and their
respectively are Frank Hannah, Newton Hannah, Jackson Hannah, Nancy
Hannah, Murdock Hannah and Katie Hannah.
I give bequeath and devise to my son M.W. McDuffie the North half of lot
no. 52 in the 1st land district of this County.
I give bequeath and devise to my son George B. McDuffie the South half
of lot no 52 in the 1st land district of this county.
I give bequeath and devise to my daughter Mary J. Chastain the East half
of lot no. 51 in the 1st land district of this County. This
is page one of the will of Daniel McDuffie Same being Comprised of two
This is the
second page of the Will of Daniel McDuffie same being comprised of two
I give bequeath and devise the balance of my property both real and
personal to my children Mary J. Chastain, John McDuffie, M.W. McDuffie,
George McDuffie and the children of Queen E. Hannah who are to take
(illegible) in lieu of their deceased parent.
I have made no provisions in this will for my beloved wife Elizabeth
Whitfield McDuffie because I have previously provided for her and know
that my children will care for her and will provide for her for the
balance of her natural life.
This the 20th
day of November 1916. Daniel McDuffie
Sealed declared and published by Daniel McDuffie as his last will and
testament in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribe our names
hereto in the presence of said testator after he had signed his name
thereto and at his special instance and request and in the presence of
each other this 20th day of November 1916.
F. L. Sieg
Source: Will Book 1858-1957
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