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Last Will & Testament

George R. Reid



Georgia Wilcox Co.

In the name of God, amen, I George R. Reid Sr. of said State & County being of advanced age & knowing that I must shortly depart from this world deem it right & proper both as respects to myself & my family that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me. I therefore make this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking & annulling all others heretofore made by me.


Item First

I desire & direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executors hereinafter named as I am unwilling my creditors should be delayed of their rights especially as there is no necessity for delay.


Item 2nd

I give & devise to my wife Francis A. part of lot of land no. one hundred & forty seven, lying in the first district of originally Irwin now Wilcox County containing 245 acres on the west side of said lot during her natural life & no longer hereby restricting my said wife Francis from selling timber off of said parcel of land & only using timber for plantation purposes.


Item 3rd

I give & devise to my said wife all of my household & kitchen furniture excepting my iron safe & writing desk, also I devise to my said wife all my stock of hogs, also all the corn & bacon I may have at the time of my death, also my farming tools, horses, cart & buggy, excepting my two horse wagon, sugar mill & two (illegible word)  during her natural life & at her death all the furniture, stock of hogs plantation tools devised to her, I direct to be sold by my executors hereinafter named & equally divided among my ten children viz: Nancy, Susan, Marsha, Celia Ann, Becky, May L. Sarah, Drury, George W. & S.B. Reid & my granddaughter Jane Brown also I devise to my said wife one horse or mule as she may choose during her life & these to be sold or equally divided as before mentioned.


Item 4th

I devise to my said wife all of a certain stock of cattle marked swallow fork under & over bit in one ear & upper square on the other & branded thus (brand drawn) without reserve to dispose of as she may think proper.


Item 5th I give & devise to my son G.W. Reid, this lots & parcels of land viz: lots nos. 145, 146, & at the death of my wife, 245 acres of lot no 147 all being in the first district of originally Irwin now Wilcox County & State of Georgia, also I give to my said son Geo. W. my old Bible


Item 6th

I give to my son Drury Reid my iron safe.


Item 7th

I give to J.W. Mashburn my writing desk.


Item 8th

I give to my son S.B. Reid my new bible.


Item 9th

I direct my executors hereinafter named to divide All the remainder of my property both real & perishable equally amongst my ten children heretofore named & my granddaughter Jane Brown by sale of otherwise.


Item 10th

I constitute & appoint Drury Reid, Samuel B. Reid & James W. Mashburn executors of this my last will & testament hereby revoking all others made by me.

George R. Reid (L.S.)

The sixteenth day of August 1878

October 4th 1881



O.D. Mulkey

John A. Tomberlin

F. Stone


Georgia Wilcox Co.

Court of the Ordinary

October term 1881

In person appeared in open court, O.D. Mulkey, John A. Tomberlin & F. Stone, witnesses to the last will & testament of George R. Reid as deceased of said County & after being duly sworn deposeth & saith that the said George R. Reid was of sound & disposing mind & memory at the time of the execution of said Will & that he executed the said Will & at his special request that each of us in his presence & in the presence of each other sign the said will as witnesses.

John A. Tomberlin

O.D. Mulkey

F. Stone


Sworn to in Open Court

This October 4th 1881

W. M. Gibbs




Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

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

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