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Will of Frederick Faircloth

Frederick Faircloth 

Georgia Wilcox Co.

In the name of God amen, I Frederick Faircloth of the County of Wilcox & State of Georgia being of sounds mind & memory & being desirous to settle my worldly affairs while I have the strength to do so do make & publish this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all will by me made at any time heretofore. 

First, I commit my soul to God who gave it & my body I desire to be buried in a christianlike manner & my worldly estate disposed this (illegible word).

Second I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Faircloth for the duration of her natural life to dispose as she may see fit Lot of land no (92) ninety-two including my residence, also twenty (20) head of cattle, her choice out of all my stock of cattle, also twenty (20) head of hogs, her choice out of all my stock of hogs and fifteen (15) head of sheep, her choice out of all my stock of sheep. (Illegible words) & all my farming tools of every description & all my household furniture of every description & kitchen furniture & provisions as I may now have or have at the time of my death of every description. 

Third For the natural love & affection which I have & for towards my nine (9) children, William T. Faircloth, Robert, Bennett, Warren, Parmelia L. Warren, Polly & Eliza & my grandson James (illegible name) Ray, & to my grandson John Warren, too my two grandsons Sugar Faircloth & Calvin Faircloth, after paying my just debts let the residue of my property of every description to be divided equally among all of these. 

Fourth I do appoint & ordain my beloved son William T. Faircloth & my friend Stephen Bowen executors of this my last Will & Testament consisting of one sheet of paper have set my hand & seal the 10th day of June 1864.

W. Frederick Faircloth (his mark) 

Signed, sealed, published & declared by the above name Frederick Faircloth as his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who at his request in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto. 

Louis Ball of Wilcox County
Annie E. Bowen 
H.L. Davis          

Georgia Wilcox Co. Court of the Ordinary April Term 1867

Before me James W. Mashburn ordinary of said county came in person William T. Faircloth & Stephen Bowen, executors of the last Will & Testament of Frederick Faircloth deceased & also the witnesses of said Will Louis Ball, Annie E. Bowen, H. L. Davis who after being duly sworn depose & say that they saw Frederick Faircloth sign & publish the foregoing as his last Will & Testament while of sound mind and signed the same for him at his request & in his presence & of each other & that the same was executed voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been executed.

Lewis Ball
Annie E. Bowen
H. L. Davis 

Sworn to & subscribed before me the 1st day of April 1867.

James W. Mashburn


Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348


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



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