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Last Will and Testament

Elizabeth Collins


Last Will and Testament

Elizabeth Collins


State of Georgia

County of Jasper


In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Collins 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.

Item 1st I wish my Executor as soon as possible after my death to pay my just debts in any exist. If a sale of property shall be necessary I wish him to select for sale that which can be most advantageously used for that purpose and I hereby authorize him to sell the same at public or private auction as he may see fit.

Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved son R.G. Collins the following property to wit. The entire business and Stock of personally of every kind and description which I have recently purchased of and for him for the sum of Twenty One Hundred Dollars and prior to said purchase owned and operated by him the said R.G. Collins in the City of Monticello Georgia under the name and Style of R.G. Collins including all and singular all the machinery tools merchandise shoe names leather fixtures and the entire stock of personalty belonging to said business now situated in the Campbell Building on the North East Corner of the public square of Monticello Georgia including also all the notes accounts and shoes in actions belonging to said business all the hides in the Hickman tan yard and all and every property belonging to said business also the following note of John Johnson to R.G. Collins recently conveyed to me but now held as collateral security by W. N. Jones viz: one note dated 12/1/1905 due 11/1/1907 for $16.00 one note dated 12/1/ 1905 due 11/1/1918 for $214.50.

Item 3rd Having recently purchased said property from my son R.G. Collins it is my wish and desire that in the event he survives me that all of said property together with all and singular the improvements additions and increase in stock of whatever kind that may be hereafter made in said business together with the profits arising from the operation of said business go back to him.

Item 4th I do hereby appoint my son the said R.G. Collins executor of this my will and direct that he be exempt from making an inventory or return of said property.

On Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st day of December 1906.

Elizabeth Collins (her mark)


Signed sealed and published by Elizabeth Collins as her last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto as Witnesses at the instance and request of said testatrix and in her presence and in the presence of each other this 31st day of Dec. 1906

T.S. Malone

A.Y. Clements

W.S. Florence


Georgia Jasper County

Before me personally appeared T.S. Malone named as a Witness in the within writing purporting to be the last will of Elizabeth Collins who being duly sworn deposes and says that he with A.Y. Clements and W.S. Florence did on the 31st day of December 1906 attest as Witnesses the within writing in the presence of Elizabeth Collins who is their presence did voluntarily sign and publish the same as her last will and that he said Elizabeth Collins was at the time of said Attestation and signing of sound and disposing mind and memory.

T.S. Malone

Sworn to and Subscribed to before me

This the 17th day of April 1911

F.C. Goolsby Ordinary


Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

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

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