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Last Will and Testament
 Mrs. Eliza Reid

Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Eliza Reid

 

Georgia Wilcox County

 

In the name of God Amen I Eliza Reid 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.

 

1st I desire and direct that my body be buried in a Christian like manner suitable to my Circumstances and Conditions in life.

 

2nd I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without unnecessary delay by my Executor hereinafter to be named and appointed.

 

3rd I bequeath and devise to the lawful heirs of my deceased brother George W. Player the sum of five dollars in money to be divided among them share and share alike.

 

4th I bequeath and devise to my sister Lucy Tomberlin the sum of five dollars in money.

 

5th I bequeath and devise to the lawful heir of my deceased sister Francis C. Luke the sum of five dollars in money to be divided among them share and share alike.

 

6th I bequeath and devise to the lawful heirs of my deceased brother Z.T. Player the sum of five dollars in money to be divided among them share and share alike.

 

7th I bequeath and devise to my brother H.C. Player for and during his natural life my home place in Rochelle GA Comprising City lot number (4) Four in block no. 4) Four Owens survey being part of land number (145) one hundred and Forty five in the 12 District of Wilcox County GA. After his death I bequeath and devise said home place to my Great Nephew Reid Player in fee simple should he live to the full age of twenty one years of die during his minority leaving children But should he die under the age of twenty one years leaving no children I devise and bequeath the said home place after his death to my niece Mrs. Elizabeth McRae wife of Dr Charles D. McRae in fee simple. I hereby appoint Dr. Charles D. McRae trustee for Reid Player to manage said property for him in case it shall become his before he arrives at the age of twenty one years.

 

8th I bequeath and devise to my Niece Mrs. Elizabeth McRae wife of Dr. Chas D. McRae the sum of One ($1000.00) thousand dollars in money Also one feather bed one mattress one pair of feather pillows and the large picture of her Grandfather G. R. Reid deceased now hanging on the wall of the East front room in my house.

 

9th I bequeath and devise to my great nephew Reid Player the sum of Three ($3000.00) thousand dollars in money in the event he shall live till he is twenty one years old or shall die during his minority leaving children. But should said Reid Player die during his minority leaving no children then I bequeath and devise said $3000.00 Three thousand dollars as designed for him to my great nephew George A. Player Jr. I hereby appoint Dr. Chas. D. McRae Trustee for Reid Player for the management of said Three thousand dollars till said Reid Player becomes twenty one years old or dies before that time leaving children.

 

10th I bequeath and devise to my great nephew Reid Player one feather bed one mattress one pair of pillows three sheets twelve quilts and two counterpanes and two coverlets n the event he shall live till he is twenty one years old or shall die during his minority leaving children. But should said Reid Player die during his minority leaving no children then I bequeath and devise the said articles so designed for said Reid Player to my great nephew George A. Player Jr.

 

11th I bequeath and devise to my great nephew George A. Player Jr. all the rest and residue of my estate not herein before disposed of and which may remain in the hands of my Executor after the specific legacies herein named have been delivered and paid over and after all expenses of executing this will shall have been paid off and discharged.

 

12th I hereby name and appoint Dr. Chas. D. McRae Executor of this will. He shall not be required to make any bond nor to report to any Court his acts and doings as such executor except that he shall take receipts from the beneficiaries herein named for their respective legacies and have said receipts placed on record in the Court of Ordinary of Said County of Wilcox. He shall receive for his service the compensation allowed to administrators under the Laws of Georgia and he shall be allowed to pay out of my estate all personal and necessary expenses for carrying out the provisions of this will. Should Dr. Chas D. McRae die or become otherwise disqualified before this will has been fully executed I hereby appoint as my executor to succeed him Robert R. Reid and the same terms as to bond reports and accounting shall apply to him as to Dr. Chas. D. McRae. This twelfth day of September 1913.

Eliza Reid

 

Signed sealed declared and published by Eliza Reid as her last will and testament in the presents of the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said testator after she had signed her name thereto and at her special instance and bequest and in the presence of each other this 12th day of September 1913.

S.B. Reid

Henry Mashburn

J.D. Fitzgerald

NP Wilcox Co. Ga

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

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

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