In the name
of God Amen, I James W. Mashburn of said State and County being of
sounds and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last
will and testament.
I commend my spirit unto God who gave it and to Jesus Christ whom I hope
will redeem my sole and body.
I desire and direct tat my be after death be buried in a Christian like
manner there to remain until God shall be pleased to raise it in the
likeness of his dear son where sole and body to enjoy the rest prepared
for the people of God and that singing and prayer be offered at my grave
and no further services.
I direct that all of my just debts be paid by my Executrix hereinafter
For that natural love and affection toward my wife Nancy R. Mashburn I
give and bequeath all of my Estate both real and personal of every
description to have and to hold during her natural life with the
I direct that my wife Nancy R. Mashburn give to Martha R. Handley
($100.00) one hundred dollars to be paid out of the Estate given to my
wife as early as convenient without injuring herself if not paid before
my death and acknowledged by receipt.
I give to my son Henry when he arrives at the age of 21 years or marries
$125.00 one cow & calf one sow one bed one bedstead one mattress and
clothing for one bed.
I give to my son David T. when he arrives at the age of 21 yeas or
marries $125.00 one cow & calf and sow one bed one bedstead one mattress
and clothing for one bed
I give to my daughter Nancy A. when she arrives at the age of 21 years
or marries $100.00 one cow & calf one sow one bed one bedstead one
mattress and clothing for one bed.
I appoint my beloved wife Nancy R. Mashburn my executrix to this my last
will and testament
I request my son’s Henry and David T. Mashburn to remain and take care
of their mother as long as she may live if they possibly can.
After the death of my wife I constitute and appoint my sons George D.
and Thomas D. Mashburn Executors of this my last will and testament to
be carried into effect after the death of my wife.
pay all of the just debts of the estate
I direct my executors to pay Mary C. Fitzgerald $50.00
I direct my executors to divide my entire estate then remaining equally
among my eight children then living by cash sale or division of lots
namely George D. Thomas D. John F. Henry David J. Mary C. Martha R. and
Nancy A. Mashburn.
I hereby request my friend and brother in law S.B. Reid to write this my
last will and testament who has written every word correctly.
sealed and published in presence of
McCall Ordinary of Said County December 31st 1892
petition of Nancy R. Mashburn shows that Jas. W. Mashburn of said county
departed this life on the 30th day November 1892 after having
made his last will and testament wherein your petitioner is nominated
the executor. Your petitioner produces said will in court & prays that
the same may be admitted to record upon the proof thereof in common form
and that letters testamentary issue to herein terms of the Law.
Georgia Wilcox County
came Drury Reid, Samuel B. Reid, James J. Land Witnesses named to the
within writing purporting to be James W. Mashburn’s last will and
testament. Who being duly sworn sayeth at the request of James W.
Mashburn and in this presence did attest and witness the within writing
as his James W. Mashburn Will: That the same was singed and Subscribed
by James W. Mashburn in their presence as his last will that he was at
the time of said attestation and signed by himself of sound and
disposing mind & memory and he executed this within writing voluntarily.
And, Drury Reid one of the witnesses saw Samuel B. Reid and James J.
Land sign as witnesses to said will. And we Samuel B. Reid and James J.
Land saw Drury Reid sign as a witness to said writing.
J. J. Land
foregoing affidavit of Drury Reid, Samuel B. Reid & J.J. Land.
Subscribing witnesses to the within will of J.W. Mashburn deceased as is
ordered by the Court that said Will be admitted to record as
satisfactory proven in Common form and it is further ordered that the
testamentary issue to Nancy R. Mashburn the Exs. Named in said will
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