BEADLES, GA, 1814

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Joseph Beadles

Georgia - Oglethorpe County, Will Book B, page 93

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, Joseph Beadles of Oglethorpe County and State of Georgia, being of perfect sense and memory but weak in body and calling to mind the mortality of my frame and knowing that it is appointed for man once to die, do make and constitute this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

... Item 1st - I give and bequeaath to my son, William Beadles, the tract of land including the farm I cultivate and farm he (William) cultivates, containing two hundred and sixty two and one fourth acres, be the same more or less, together with all the appurtenances there unto belonging as also all the household and kitchen furniture and farming utensils whatsoever (except two waggons) and give likewise to him my reading chair and harness and do further and bequeath to my son (William) all my negroes, Frank, Sam, George, Ambrose, Rumsey, Daniel, Pattrick, Larkin, Willy, Fellis, Patt and Cynthia, to him and his heirs forever. I likewise give to him my corn and fodder.

... Item 2nd - I give and bequeath to my grandson, Joseph Beadles my young spotted mare called Charris, forever.

... Item 3rd - It is my will and desire that the balance of my property should be sold at public sale on a credit of twelve months, to wit, the lot of land of two hundred and one half acres, drawn in my name in the late land lottery in Baldwin (now Jones) County, the two waggons, the horses (except those already willed) all the cattle, sheep, hogs and all my crop of cotton and the proceeds of said sale when collected, to be appropriated in the following manner - viz: All my just debts, if any, first to be paid, and funeral expenses and then all the debts that my son William are owing to be paid out of said money, and then one third of the remainder of said money (whatever the amount may be) I will and bequeath unto my daughter Patsy Dillard and the other two thirds of said money I will and bequeaath unto my daughter Elizabeth Stanfield.

... Item 4th - I do appoint my son, William Beadles and Thomas Jordan Executors to this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 2nd day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

JOSEPH BEADLES {seal}

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of:
Joel Barnett
Robt. Bledsoe

Probated Will

You, Joel Barnett, Robert Gillispie and Robert Bledsoe do solemnly swear that you say the within Joseph Beadles, deceased sign, seal and publish and declare the within instrument of writing to be his last Will and Testament and at the time of his so doing he was of sound mind and memory to the best of your knowledge and belief so help you God?

Witnesses:
Robert Bledsoe
Robert Gillispie
Joel Barnett

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court, September term by the first two witnesses on the 2nd of Feb'y 1814 and by the latter interim time on the 7th Feb'y 1814.

The within will was proven in valation on the 2nd of Feb'y 1814 by two fo the winesses and by the other interim time on the 7th Feb'y 1814.

John Moore, JJC
Hudspeeth, JJC
H. Luckie JJC
Interim Time
John Lumpkin JJC
John Moore JJC
Robert Freeman JJC

Recorded the 9th Feb'y 1814; Mat. Rainey, CCO

From a photostate made by: Clerk Superior Court, Surry County, Dobson, North Carolina

Contributed by: Sherry Osburn, osburn@BELLSOUTH.NET
By way of: lotusc@tyler.net


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