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James Lafayette Bruce

Last Will and Testament of J. L. Bruce

Georgia Wilcox County

I James Lafayette Bruce of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind and memory make this my last will and testament and by this act revoking all others. 

 1st I direct that my body be buried in accordance with the circumstances of my estate and the faith of my church.

 2nd I direct that all my just debts be paid as early as possible.

 3rd I direct that all of my property and Estate both real and personal be liquidated in such a manner and at such a time after my death as serves expedient to my Executors hereinafter named.

  4th I bequeath devise and give unto my beloved wife Sarah one Ninth part of all my estate after it is liquidated so hereinafter set out.

 5th I devise give and bequeath to my Children Henry L. Bruce, John W. Bruce, McDuffie B. Bruce, Edward C. Bruce, Mrs. Ada Raines, Mrs. Ida DeLoach, Laura Bruce and Bessie Bruce an equal part with each other share and share alike of all the remainder of my estate after the legacy hereinbefore made has been paid, should any of said children not be living at my death I direct that they be not counted in this distribution However if they should leave heirs of their body I direct that such heirs share in the estate receiving the part herein bequeathed to their parent.

 6th I hereby Constitute and appoint my son Henry L. Bruce and Bessie Bruce sole Executors of this my last will and testament Let them comply with the law made and provided. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand this 20th day of August 1912.

 J.L. Bruce

 Signed declared and published by James Lafayette Bruce as his last will and testament in the presence of us the Subscribers who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said testator at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other he signed in our presence and we signed in his presence.

 Elizabeth Lee
 Homer E. Oxford
 L.M. Bruce

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348


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