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
Proved by Uriah Blanchard - Sept. 7, 1835
Probated in open court Sept. 7, 1835
G. Jones - Clerk