Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Will of Sabra (Royal) Brown: February 17, 1844

Henry County Probate Records Office

Henry County, Georgia.

Will Book A, Page 339, Henry County

Photo taken with permission at the Henry County
Records Office, McDonough, Georgia.
Digitized version of original - Copyright 2009 Joanne Schleier


Georgia, Henry County
In the name of our God amen, I, Sabra Brown, being of sound mind yet frail in body knowing the uncertainty of life & the certainty of death wishing to settle all my worldly affairs agreeable to my desire do make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following (viz,)

In the first place, I bequeath my soul to God who gave it & my body after death to the dust from which it came to be decently intered in some family or church burying ground.

Secondly) I wish all my lawful debts & funeral expenses punctually & promptly paid.

Thirdly) I give & bequeath unto my three eldest children (viz) Baylons Brown, Eliza Richardson, & John Brown each Five dollar's as their portion to them & their heirs forever.

Item 4th) I give & bequeath unto my son, Archibald Brown, the Hundred acres of Land I now live on being the North half of Number One hundred & Eighty Six in Second District of Henry County also blue feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs forever.

Fifthly) I give & bequeath unto my two youngest daughters, Mary McVicker & Atha Brown, my negro boy, DemSe [Dempsy?] & all the residue or remainder of my property both real & personal not other wise dispostd of, the Nett amount after all expenses paid to be equally divided between my said two daughters, Mary McVicker & Atha Brown to them & their heirs forever.

Lastly, I do hereby constitute & appoint my worthy friends The Heart, William Kimball, William Adair & Richard B. Jones, Executors to this my last Will & Testament Given under my hand & seal

This 17th of Feby 1844. Signed, sealed, publish & declared, In the presence of us the undersigned
Sabra {her "+" mark} Brown

Wm. C. Farrell.
Wm. H. Kimball.
Benjamin F. Kimball.

Copyright © 2010 Joanne Schleier

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is so cool. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. This is my 5th Great Grandmother, and I love learning about my family history!