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Will, Charles W. Morgan, January 16, 1865

State of Georgia, Sumter County

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Note:  No attempt has been made to correct punctuation or spelling errors contained in the original hand scribed version accessible at the links above.

In the name of God Amen I Charles W Morgan Seniour of the county and State aforesaid being of feeble health but as I think of sound mind and disposing memory do make ordain constitute and appoint this instrument as my last Will & Testament hereby revoking and declareing all former Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made null and void

Item 1st I give and bequath unto my beloved wife Dicy A E J Morgan the west half of Lot of Land number Seventy one (71) in the twenty six (26) district of Sumter County the line to commence at the north side of said lot and run due south until it strikes the head of a branch one hundred and fifty or two hundred yards east of my Gin house and to follow the main run of said branch until it crosses the south line of said lot of Land Also one Negroe Man named Jeff or Jefferson about fifty years of age and one negro girl name Mary about fifteen years of age one horse & buggy one mule two bedstides beds and furniture farming untensils for one horse and one nule, six chairs one pair of cotton cards one spinning wheel one loom and harness a sufficiency of crockery and glass ware one set of kives and Forks one set each of table and tea spoons two tables kitchen furniture to suit one cow and calf one sow and pigs one yoke of Oxen one years proviseions for herself and negros and stock My wife to have the whole of said property above named during her lifetime and also to have the use of timber to keep up her place off of lot number ninety (90) and at the death of my wife all the above named property and its increase I desire and direct that it shall be Equally divided among my two sons John W and Gibbon W Morgan and the children of my son C W Morgan deceased Any daughter Julia E Jones share and share alike

Item 2nd I will and direct that all the property of every kind whatever that my wife had when we were married or that she brought with her to my house after our marriage and one half of what she has made or may hereafter make in the way of house hold furneture and three hundred dollars in cash shall belong exclusively to her to do as she pleases with it

Item 3rd I give and bequeath to the children of my son Robert W Morgan instead of to himself one fifth of Katies family of Negroes and I hereby constitute and appoint my son Gibbon W Morgan Trustee to receive and control said negros for sole and separate use of the children of the said Robert W Morgan

Item 4th I give and bequath to my son John W Morgan a negro man named Epraim abought twenty Eight years of age also four hundred dollars in cash and one second handed Gin without running Geer to him and his heirs forever

Item 5th I give and bequeath to my son Gibbons W Morgan one negro man named Spencer about thirty Eight years of age and a negroe Girl name Martha about six years of age to him and his heirs forever

Item 6th I give and bequeath to my son Charles W Morgans children one negro man named Richmand about twenty one years of age Also the East half or ballance of the saaid lot of land number seventy one (71) in the twenty sixth (26) district of Sumter County

Item 7th I give and bequeath to my daughter Julia E Jones during her life time the following property The East half of lot number ninety (90) in the twenty sixth (26) district of Sumter county and also a negro woman named susan or Sucky and her two infant children named John and Bell Groves. One mule one cow and calf and one sow and pigs and at her death to belong to her present children or any she may hearafter have born unto her in Lawful wedlock and I hereby constitute and appoint my son Gibbons W Morgan as trustee to receive and controle all the property bequeathed by several clauses of this my last will and testament to my daughter Julia E Jones

Item 8th I give and bequeath to my son John W Morgan the west half of lot number ninety (90) in the twenty sixth (26) district of Sumter County

Item 9th I give and bequeath to my son John W Morgan and the children of my son C W Morgan all the rest of my stock of hogs and cattle nor herein before biqueathed be the several foregoing clauses of this my last will & testament

Item 10th I give and bequeath to my son Gibbons W Morgan the south half of lot number fifty nine (59) in the twenty sixth district of Sumter County

Item 11th I give and bequeath to my daughter Julia E Jones one mule extra

Item 12th I give and bequeath to my sons John W Gibbons W Morgan and the children of C W Morgan and my daughter Julia E Jones all the Rest and residue of my Estate consisting of four fifth of the Kates family of Negroes and my old negro woman Rinah and all notes and evidences of money house hold and kitchen furniture wagons Jerseys Horses mules and all other species of property whatsoever not herein before disposed off or bequeath to be equally divided among them share and share alike to them and their heirs forever

Item 13th I hereby constitute and appoint Andrew J Williams Executor of this my last will and Testament trusting in honesty and fidelity to carry unto executution the same according to its intent and meaning which I have endeavourd to made clear & intelligeble. And I also direct that Each one of my children have the use of such timber as may be necessary for farm use off of said Lot number ninety (90)

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the sixteenth day of January Eighteen hundred and sixty five (1865). C. W. Morgan

Signed Sealed published and declared by the aboved named Testators Charles W Morgan Sen to be his last Will and Testament on the day and year first above written who signeth the same in our presents and we have signed and attested to same in the testators presence and in the presence of each other.                 January 16th 1865
   
                                                                                            W N Dupree
   
                                                                                            John B Kinard
   
                                                                                            Daniel Mashburn
   
                                                                                           
Jonathan Sheffield.

Georgia Sumter County, Court of Ordinary for said County August Term 1869

In open court before me J M Stanford Ordinary in and for said county, personly came W N Dupree John B Kinard and Daniel Mashburn the three subscribing witnesses to the attached instrument, who being duly sworn deposeth and says, that they saw C W Morgan sign, seal, declare and publish, the attached instriment as his last Will and Testament, that they signed the same as witnesses, in the presence of the Testator, and at his request, and in the presence of Each other: and that at the time of the requireing the said C W Morgan was of sound & disposing mind and memory, as far as they Know and believe, and that he signed the same freely and voluntarily of his own accord without any undue influence or compulsion whatever.

Sworn to & subscribed before me                                                      W N Dupree
In Open Court August 2d 1869                                                          John B Kinard
J. M. Standford. Ordinary.                                                               Daniel Mashburn

Photocopied from Wills A, Page 142-144
FHL# 0255443





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