The will of Mary Fleming

Will Book "W", Pages 347, 348, & 349
Office of the Ordinary
Columbia County, Georgia
Registered September 8th 1835

In the name of God Amen, I Mary Fleming of the State and County aforesaid being weak in body but of sound and disposing memory have thought proper to make this my last will and testament.

1st My will and desire is that my executors whom I shall hereafter name sell all my property both real and personal (except one small negro girl named Edney which I will and bequeath unto my little Granddaughter, Mary Agnes Fleming the daughter of son Joel Fleming.)

2nd It is my will and desire that all my lawful debts be paid and that a reserve be made of my estate sufficient to entomb my grave and the grave of my son Laird.

3rd I will and bequeath my daughter Priscilla Ramsey one dollar.

4th It is my will that the remaining effects of my sale be equally divided between my four children vis. Edward Hassel, James Fleming, Joel Fleming and Agnes Davis including a debt due me from my son James for the payment of a note held by William Fleming amounting to Two hundred and Sixty-Eight dollars. It being above the legacy of James Fleming.

5th It is my will and desire should my Daughter Agnes Davis at death leave no heir of her body, that her legacy return back to my sons Edward Hassel, James Fleming & Joel Fleming.

6th I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved sons Edward Hassel, James Fleming and Joel Fleming Executors to carry into execution this my last will and testament ---

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd of August 1835.

                     Mary X Fleming (Seal)

In presence of
James Blanchard Junior
Frances Blanchard
Uriah Blanchard
Proved by Uriah Blanchard - Sept. 7, 1835
Probated in open court Sept. 7, 1835
G. Jones - Clerk