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Last Will & Testament

Lewis Simmons

Last Will & Testament

Lewis Simmons


Georgia Wilcox Co.

In the name of God, amen, I Lewis Simmons 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 1st

I desire & direct that my body be buried in a decent manner suitable to my circumstances & condition.


Item 2nd

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 reason for delay.


Item 3rd

I give & devise to my beloved wife Mary with whom I have lived in the strictest virtue & love for thirty eight years lot of land no. two hundred & forty six in the second Dist of Dooly County, also the north half of lot no. eighty-one in the seventh dist. of Dooly County also lot of land no. one hundred & fourteen in the seventh district of Dooly County, containing in all five hundred one & one quarter acres about fifty five which are now in cultivation with all the rights members appurtenances to said lots of land in any wise whatever during her natural life. I also give & bequeath to my wife in the same manner the farming utensils belonging to said plantation of every description whatever. I also give & bequeath to my beloved wife all my stock of any kind such as horses & mules, all of my stock of cattle also my stock of hogs, also my stock of goats & sheep, also one cain mill & kettle, all my household & kitchen furniture belonging to said plantation all of which to have during her natural life.


Item Fifth (note: no fourth item)

I constitute my beloved wife Mary Executor to this my last Will & Testament.

This March 15th 1865

Lewis Simmons (L. S.) his mark


Signed, sealed delivered & published by Lewis Simmons as his last Will & Testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribe our names here in the presence of said Testator & of each other.

This March 15th 1865

W. L. Graham

Elijah Bush

Isaac F. Ward

J.H. Dupree


Georgia Wilcox Co.

June term 1883

In person came W.L. Graham one of the subscribing witnesses to the Will of Lewis Simmons, deceased, & saith that he saw Lewis Simmons sign said Will as his last Will & Testament & that he signed said will as a witness for the object therein mentioned.

W. L. Graham


Sworn to & subscribed before me

June 11th 1883

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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