JUDITH SELLERS will OCT 14, 1847

 

From

Tom Sellars [tsellars@hlsk.com]

 

Please find below a transcript of the last will and testament of Judith

Sellers.  This will was recorded in Hall County Georgia.  It was

provided to me by Carl Sellars. The Young Sellers referred to is Young

Sellers of Jackson County Alabama and the David Sellers is of St. Clair

County Alabama.  She list her age as 100 years on the 1850 Hall County

Census and birthplace as North Carolina and is a widow.

 

 

 

State of Georgia

 

Hall County

 

In the name of God, Amen.

 

I Judith Sellers of said county and State being of advanced age and

knowing that it is ordained that we must all die, I therefore deem it

right and proper both as to respects myself and children that I should

make a disposition of the property and other effects with which a kind

providence has blessed me.

 

I therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament hereby

revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me.

 

Item first - I desire that my body be buried in a decent and Christian

like manner suitable to my circumstances and conditions.  My soul I

trust will return to rest with God who gave it as I hope for eternal

Salvation through the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Item 2nd - I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without

delay -

 

Item 3rd - I give and bequeath to my son, Young Sellers, one dollar only

to him & his heirs it being in addition to the five hundred Dollars

given some years ago & for which I hold his receipt.

 

Item 4th - I give and bequeath to my son in law, William D. Reed (alias)

William D. Cockram the sum of one dollar only to him and his heirs in

addition to the sum of five hundred dollars already given him and for

which I hold his receipt and my will is that William D. and Young

Sellers nor any of their heirs have anything more from my estate.

 

Item 5th - I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Green of South

Carolina and her children the one seventh part of all my estate to them

and their own separate and sole use and benefit and in the event that

said Catherine Green should depart this life before I do then the said

one seventh part of my estate I give and bequeath to her children

jointly.

 

Item  6th - I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Mary Floyd the sum

of one hundred dollars in addition to  what she has already received.

 

Item 7th - I give and bequeath to the children of Mary Biford, Happy

Hanes, Cynthia Flynn and David Sellers, viz to each set of children the

one seventh part of my estate deducting from the part going to the

children of Happy Hanes the sum of three hundred dollars above already

paid & for I have a receipt, viz to Judith Hanes one hundred dollars to

Andrew Hanes one hundred dollars to Catherine Hanes one hundred dollars.

 

Item 8th - I give and bequeath to my son James Sellers or in the event

of his death & having legal heirs the one seventh part of my estate.

 

Item 9th - I give and bequeath to my son Hiram Sellers or in the even of

his death and having legal heirs the one seventh part of my estate and

in the event that there be no legal heirs of the aforesaid Hiram and

James Sellers and they or either of them be dead and or person clothed

with legal authority comes forward to claim their interest within four

years after my decease my will in that event is that such portion of my

estate not claimed for them or their heirs be equally distributed

amongst my other children and grand children in terms of law providing

for such division.

 

Item 10 - My desire and will is that my executors hereinafter named

shall proceed to dispose of all my property at public sale and proceed

to collect the money for the same together with all other debts due my

estate with least delay and proceed to distribute thereof in terms of

this my will.

 

Item 11 - My will is that no interest shall be required by any of the

legatees from my executor until after a legal demand is made for their

distributive share of said estate.

 

Item 12 - I hereby constitute and appoint Minor W. Brown and James Law

my executors to this my last will and testament this 14th day of October

1847.

 

 

 

Judith (her x mark) Sellers

 

Signed Sealed declared and published by Judith Sellers as her last will

and testament in presence of us this 14th October 1847.

 

Richard Wilson

 

Michael Whitmire

 

B. Whitmire

 

 

 

 

State of Georgia

 

Hall County

 

 

 

Whereas I did on the fourteen day of October eighteen hundred forty

seven signed sealed declared and published my last will and testament in

presence of Richard Wilson, Michael Whitmire and B. Whitmire which I

appointed Minor W. Brown and James Law my executors and whereas the said

James Law has since the time of his appointment departed this life I now

therefore appoint and constitute Ralph S. Law my executor in place of

the said James deceased hereby ratifying and confirming all the

provisions of my said will witness my hand and seal the 5th day of May

1851.

 

                         

 

Judith (her x mark) Sellers

 

Signed sealed declared and published by Judith Sellers as her last will

and testament in presence of us the 5th day of May 1851.

 

 

R.W.P. Winn

Robert Young

Richard Wilson

 

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 from

Tom Sellars

tsellars@hlsk.com