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Will of James B. Fitzgerald

James B. Fitzgerald


Georgia Wilcox Co. 

In the name of God amen, I James B. Fitzgerald of said State & County being about to depart and enter into the Confederate Army & knowing that if I am made to depart this life deem it right & proper, with due respects my wife, brothers & sisters & property that I should make disposition of the property with which a kind Providence have blessed me, do therefore make this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all others theretofore made by me.

First, I desire & direct that all my land & stock be sold & my notes due me to which hereafter fall due be collect on the event I depart this life before I return from the war.

Second, I desire & direct that my just debts be first paid by my executor hereinafter appointed.

Third, I give & bequeath & devise to my beloved wife Elizabeth the ful sum of three hundred dollars in lawful money which is to be raised from the sale of my effects above and which sale is to be immediately after my demise & the residue of my effects to be equally divided between my brothers & sisters then living, share & share alike after all expenses of sale and other incidental charges paid such as are just & right.

Fourth, I hereby constitute & appoint my beloed Father executor of this my last will & Testament this April 30th 1862.

James B. Fitzgerald

Signed, seald delivered & published by James B. Fitzgerald as his last wil & Testament in the presence of his subscribers who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said Testator & of each other this 30th day of April 1862

D.E. Hunter
David Troup
Simon Stanley

Georgia Wilcox County

Court of the Ordinary Oct Five 1862

Before me James W. Mashburn Ordinary of said County came in person Miles Fitzgerald Executor of the last Will & Testament of James B. Fitzgeral deceased & also the witnesses to said Will, Simon Stanley & David E. Hunter who being duly sworn depose & say that they saw the said James B. Fitzgerald sign seal, publish & declare the said instrument as his last Will & Testament voluntarily & freely without compulsion & that they signed said will as witnesses in the presence of James B. Fitzgerald & each other.

Simon Stanley
D.E. Hunter

Sworn to & subscribed before me this October 5th 1862 James M. Mashburn Ordinary

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348


transcribed by Janet Moore
to provide free research
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