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Rowland Last Will and Testament - In the name of God_ Amen

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									Wilkes Co., Ga.

In the name of God, Amen. I Rowland Williams, Sr. of the county of Wilkes and the state of Georgia,
being weak in body but of sound and disposing memory, do make this my last will and testament.

First I give my soul to God that gave and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors and as to
my earthly estate I will and dispose of as follows:

Item first- I will that my just debts be paid out of the crop now making on the plantation.
Item 2- I leave to my beloved wife, Jane Williams during her natural life all my land except the fork field
and the woodland joining of it and the heirs of John Mathews in the fork of two branches. Also, six
Negroes (to wit) Warick, Peter, Tamur, Phillis, Dilsy and Amy three beds, bedsteads and furniture. Two
mares Nancy and my gray mare, three cows and calves, also six new chairs, two pine chests and sideboard,
one pine cupboard and all the furniture in it. Two tables, one looking glass, one clock and all the kitchen
furniture, one yoke of oxen and cart, one flax wheel, one riding chair and all my stock of hogs and sheep. I
will all my property to be kept on the plantation until this crop is finished and the bacon and corn that is to
be kept that is on the plantation for the use of the plantation this year. I will the balance of the present crop
after paying my just debts to be given my wife or as much as will be sufficient for the support for the next
year to be ascertained by my executor.
Item 3- I give and bequeath to my son Roland Williams one hundred and forty two acres on land whereon
he now lives. It being part of my old tract whereon I now live - joining Robert Williams and the heirs of
John Mathews.
Item 4- I give and bequeath to my son Robert Williams one hundred and eleven acres of land, whereon he
now lives, also a parcel of land joining the heirs of John Mathews or said Robert Williams in the fork of two
branches, quantity unknown.
Item 5- I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Williams, one Negro boy by the name of Frank, and
one bed and furniture. One two year old filly named Carry, one cow and calf and one trunk to be worth six
dollars to be paid out of the money not willed.
Item 6- I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Patsy Jones one bed and furniture and one cow and calf.
Item 7- I give and bequeath to my four granddaughters (viz) Nancy Runnolds, Jane Wildon, Polly Jones
and Patsy Jones, one hundred and fifty dollars to be equally divided among them to be paid out of the
money arising from the sale of my property not above disposed of.
Item 8- I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Jane Walker, thirty seven dollars and fifty cents to be
paid out of the sale of my property not above disposed of.
Item 9- I give and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter Fanny Claghorn, sixty dollars to be paid out of the
money arising from the sale of my property not before mentioned.
Item 10- I will all my property not before or above disposed of after the crop is finished be sold on a credit
of twelve months and the money arising from the sale be equally divided among all my children that are
now living except Patience Wheeler. Her part I give to Samuel Baker Harrises children he had by my
daughter Patience.
Item11- I will all that property both real and personal that I have left to my wife Jane Williams, after her
death to be sold and equally divided among all my living children except Patience Wheeler, her part I give
to Samuel Baker Harrises children he had by my daughter Patience.
Item 12- I nominate, ordain and appoint my trusty friends, Jane Williams, Rowland Williams, Robert
Williams and John Favour the sole executors of this my last will and testament made by me. In witness I
have here unto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of April, Eighteen hundred and seventeen.

Signed, sealed in                           Roland Williams
the presence of
     his
Isaac X Williamson
     mark
Elizabeth Turman
Phebe M Williamson                         Recorded the 25th of July 1817
Georgia
Wilkes county

Personally appeared in open court Isaac Williamson, Elizabeth Turman, and Phebe Williamson the
subscribing witnesses to the forgoing will and being duly sworn sayeth that the same, the above named
Roland Williams sign seal publish and declare
the foregoing instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and at the time of his so doing he was of
sound and disposing mind.

								
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