Richardson of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind
and memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all
will heretofore made by me.
I wish my
Administrator as soon as possible after my death to pay my debts if any
if a sale of property be necessary I wish him to select for sale that
which can be most advantageously used for that purpose and I authorize
him to sell the same at public or private sale as he may see fit. It is
understood that all my property is to remain mine during my life.
I give to
my beloved wife Anna Richardson eh following property to with – during
her life Lot of land No 112 in the 3rd district of Wilcox County Georgia
Containing 192 ½ acres more or less known as the home place where I now
live one horse two head cows 12 head of hogs and household & Kitchen
goods of all kinds and after my wifes death to my son Ned Richardson.
I give to
Henry Virgil one cow 10 acres of land on North side of said lot of land
No. 112 in the 8th district of Wilcox Co. Ga said land to
reach Sandy Rileys.
I give to
my Grandson Tom Richardson one Steer Yearling I give to Laura Richardson
one heifer yearling.
I give to
my Grandson Dave Richardson one steer yearling
I give to
my Grandson Virgie Richardson one steer yearling
I give to
my son Ned Richardson one black Gernnie sow
I do hereby
appoint my son Ned Richardson Administrator or Executor of this my Will.
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this the 20th
day of March 1901.
published by Dave Richardson as his last will and testament I the
presents of the undersigned who subscribed our names hereto as Witnesses
at the instance and request of said testator and in his presents and in
the presents of each other this the 29th day of March 1901.
To the Hon
J.M. Warren Ordinary of said County The petition of N.R. Richardson a
resident of said state shows
That David Richardson late of said County died testate on the 2nd
day of May 1901 leaving valuable real and personal property in said
petitioner herewith presents the last will land testament of said
deceased and shows that he is named therein as executor
Your petitioner shows the following named persons are all his heirs at
law of said testator to with this petitioners. Mary Lou Wright who
resides in the State of Florida, Juda Parr and Waterman Parr who resides
in the County of Houston State of Georgia and Henry Virgil who also
resides in the state of Georgia as petitioner is informed and believes
more of which of said heirs are minors.
Petitioner shows that on the 7th day of October 1907 H.A.
Lawson was appointed Administrator on the estate of Dave Richardson.
prays leave to prove said will in solemn form and that letters
testamentary to issue to him and to that end he prays that Citation to
issue to said Administrator and to said heirs at law as terms of the
statute made and provided.
directing that Citation to issue The foregoing petition read and
Considered ordered that H.A. Lawson Administrator of the estate of Dave
Richardson Mary Lou Wright Juda Parr Waterman Parr and Henry Virgil to
be and appear before the Court of Ordinary to be held in and for said
State and County on the 1st Monday in December 1907. Let
Citation issue accordingly and be served personally on Juda Parr
Waterman Parr and Henry Virgil residence of said State ten days before
said 1st Monday in December and let the said Mary Lou Wright
a nonresident of the state of Georgia be served by publication of said
Citation once a week for four weeks in the Abbeville Chronicle a
newspaper published at City of Abbeville in said County of Wilcox this 4th
day of Nov. 1907.
Richardson having applied as Executor for Probate in solemn form of the
last will and testament of Dave Richardson of said County You H.A.
Lawson as Administrator on the estate of Dave Richardson and all the
heirs at law of said Dave Richardson are hereby required to be and
appear at the Court of Ordinary for said County on the 1st
Monday in December which said application of probate will be heard this
4th day of Nov. 1907.
Probate of Will of Dave Richardson deceased in Wilcox Court of Ordinary
December Term 1907.
Comes Mary Lou Wright Grand daughter and one of the heirs at law of said
Dave Richardson and files this her Caveat to the probate of said will
and for grounds of Objection says
That said alledged will of Dave Richardson has been altered and
interlineations made and that the said alledged will which has been
propounded for probate is not the will of said Dave Richards and should
not be admitted to probate and recorded as his will.
Mary Lou Wright
One of the
heirs at law of
Petition of H.L. Richardson for probate in solemn form of the will of
Dave Richardson of said County of Wilcox Caveat Lou Wright.
stated petition coming on regularly to be heard and if appearing that
the parties at interest – resident of this state were personally served
with notice of the petition for probate at least ten days before the
term of this Court – at which said notice required appearance and that
the parties at interest not residing in this State were duly served by
publication of Citation once a week for four weeks in the Abbeville
Chronicle a newspaper published in the city of Abbeville said State and
County and it appearing to the satisfaction of this Court by the
testimony of all the subscribing Witnesses that he instrument offered
for probate is the last will and testament of Dave Richardson as alleged
by the propander in his petition and no legal and sufficient reason
appearing why said will should not be admitted to record as prayed.
Ordered that said will be and the same is hereby established in solemn
form as the last will and testament of Dave Richardson and the same be
admitted to record. Ordered further that letters of administration
having heretofore been granted to H. A. Lawson that the said H.A. Lawson
continue to act as administrator with the Will annexed on taking the
Court this 6th day of January Witness my Official Signature