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Last Will and Testament

William Hogans


Last Will and Testament

William Hogans


State of Georgia

Wilcox County

In the name of God amen, I William Hogans being of advanced but of sound and disposing mind deem it right as regards my self and family to make a disposition of the property with which Kind providence has blessed me with.

Item 1st

I desire by body buried in a decent and christianlike manner my sole to god who give it.

Item 2nd

I want all my just debts paid without delay by my Executors hereinafter named.

Item 3rd

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Hogans lot of land No 207 lying in the 2th (sic) district of Originally Irwin now Wilcox County containing Four hundred and Eighty acres more or less according to general survey and marked lines and my stock of all kind consisting of horses hogs cattle sheep and goats and all my household and kitchen furniture and all my plantation tools and carpenter tools including firearms of all description carts and wagons syrup boilers for the benefit of his self and my minor children for and during her natural life or widowhood or until my youngest child shall come of age and at her death or intermarriage or when my youngest children shall come of age to be equally divided amongst and between all of my lawful heirs except my son Thomas J. Hogans children I donít want them to have any of my property as I believe he has had a full share in his lifetime.

Item 4th

I appoint and ordain my trust worthy friend Elbert Paulk and Jonathan C. Smith my Executors to carry out my above written will this March 14th 1883.

William Hogans (L.S) his mark

Signed in presents of

Jas. C. Luke

Lawson Smith

John F. Luke


Georgia Wilcox County

 Personally appeared Lawson Smith who after being duly sworn deposes and says that the annexed will is the genuine last will and testament of William Hogans decd late of said county that the same was executed by said William Hogans on the 14th day of March 1883 by said William Hogans in the presence of James C. Luke, John F. Luke and this affiant and at the time of executing the same said Hogans published and declared the same to be his last will and testament in the presence of us three Witnesses named and that said Witnesses signed their names to said will in the presence of said testator and the said testator signed the same in the presence of said Witnesses before they signed it that at the time of signing said William Hogans was of sound and disposing mind and memory that said William Hogan decd resident of said county about the day ___ (day missing) of February 1904.


Lawson Smith

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of

J.M. Warren



Ordinary Court Wilcox County November Term 1904.

It appearing from the affidavit of Lawson Smith one of the subscribing Witnesses that he instrument annexed to said affidavit is the genuine last will and testament of William Hogans deceased late of said County and that he was of sound and disposing mind and memory and that he published and declared the said instrument as his last will and testament it is ordered that the same be probated and admitted to record.

In Open Court November Term 1904

J.M. Warren Ordinary


Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

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

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