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Last will and Testament

William Barton


Last will and Testament

William Barton


Georgia Wilcox County


In the name if God, Amen. I, William Barton of said state & county being feeble in body but of sound mind and memory and knowing that is appointed of all men once to die, do make and publish this, my last will and testament; committing my body to the earth from when it was taken, and my soul to God who gave it.

After paying all my just debts, I herby will and bequeath to my much loved daughter Alice Eliza one bedstead and furniture; her choice cow and calf and Seventy five dollars in money.

2. I hereby give and bequeath to my son John my watch and shaving appurtenances

The remainder of my affects both real and personal I wish to be sold to the best advantage and as soon as considered best and to distribute and divide the proceeds equally and alike to all my children

I hereby nominate and appoint my good son John B. Barton to Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will

Signed, Sealed and published by the above name William Barton in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator on July -1- 1890

Wm Barton (L.S.)

M.S. Graham

J. M. Johnson

Willis Cason

G.T. Johnson


Georgia Wilcox

I, Willis Cason, do swear that I as well as M.S. Graham, J.M. Johnson, saw the within named Wm Barton sign and publish the with paper as his last will and testament; that I subscribed the same as a witness thereto in the special instance and request of the said Wm Barton and in his presence as did also M.S. Graham and J.M. Johnson and G. T. Johnson that the said Wm Barton Signed the same, freely and voluntarily and was at the time of such singing of sound and disposing mind and memory.

Willis Cason

Sworn to and subscribed before me

This Nov. 1894

B.D. Blasingame

Ordinary W.C.


Upon the affidavit of Willis Cason one of the subscribing witnesses to the within will of Wm Barton, deceased it is ordered by the court that said Will be admitted to record as satisfactory proven in common form and it is further ordered that letters testamentary to issue John B. Barton, the Executor named in said Will upon his taking and subscribing the oath required by law this 5th day of Nov. 1894.

B.F. Blasingame



Georgia Wilcox County

I, J.B Barton do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named William Barton, deceased, so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the said in accordance with the laws of this State so help me God.

John B. Barton



Sworn and subscribed before me

Nov. 5 1894

Benj F. Blasingame

Ordinary W.C.



Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

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

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