Barnard, Edward, GA, 1775-6, Will

D: 13 June 1775
P: 18 July 1775
R: 8 January 1776

Will of Edward Barnard, St. Paul's Parish.

...Wife: Rebecca, "(in lieu of her Thirds, or Dower)," the house and land on which Doctor Johnson now lives in Augusta, two feather beds, mattresses, bed pillows, six mahogany chairs, the household furniture she brought to me when I married her, a baby horse named Middleton, the chaise, a little grey pacing horse, I lend her for the rest of her natural life, a Negro wench named Sarah and her two children, Peter and Sarah.

...After wife's decease these Negroes to my younger son, John.

...Son-in-law: William Goodgion, 50 pounds Sterling, to buy mourning.

...Eldest son: James Frashier Barnard, house and land in Augusta, containing 450 acres, Negroes named Absolam, Coggie, and Nancy.

...Sons: James and John, remainder of estate, equally divided.

Exors: Wife - Rebecca Barnard & William Goodgion
Wits: John Watson, I. Waters, William Little.
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Document empowering James Grierson, John Watson, and John Daniel Hammerer, Esqs., to administer oath of exor. to Rebecca Barnard and William Goodgion.
Dated 18 July 1775.

Oath of exor. signed by Rebecca Barnard and William Goodgion.
Dated 30 August 1775. pp. 218-222 WBAA

Source: Abstracts of Colonial Wills, State of Georgia, 1735-1777.
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