|Last Will and Testament of Robert R. Bullard Dooly Co, GA
I Robert R. Bullard, being of advanced age but of sound and disposing mind
and memory knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper
that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind
providence has blessed me. I so therefore make this my last will and
testament hereby revoking and annulling all others.
First: I desire and
direct to be buried in a decent Christian like manner.
Secondly: I desire and
direct just debts be paid without delay
Thirdly: I give my beloved wife
Martha Ann one half of lot land number 82 in the 7th Dist of said co. the same
being the east half, or in lieu of the lot, its value of it should I die
possessed of a house and residence anywhere else and if not possessed at the time
of my death to have five hundred dollars in money or other property
otherwise especially disposed of as she may elect said land or money to be used
and enjoyed during her natural life or widowhood only, and in the event of
her marriage or death then to revert back to the children hereinafter married.
Fourthly: I give my wife one year's provision suitable to the size and
circumstance of my family, one horse, buggy cow and calf and sow and pigs to be
selected herself from amongst my stock. One bed with suitable bed
clothes and a sufficiency of the household and kitchen furniture for my wife and
family. The property devised in the articles thirdly and fourthly to my wife
is the full extinguishment of her whole right of dower in my real estate.
Fifthly: I give my dau Caroline (Has already rec'd $300.00 paid by me to
her) the sum of $150.00 in the full extinguishment of all right and claim or
interest to my estate both real and personal.
Sixthly: I give my son
James Bullard and dau Elizabeth T. Crumpler and Sarah E. Hughes, Emma M. Bullard
and Laura N. Bullard all my estate both real and personal not already given
to my wife Martha Ann and daughter Caroline share and share alike. My son
James and Elizabeth first accounting to my estate for $500.00 each which
said amounts have already been advanced to them in land.
conveyed to my daughters in this will shall remain and be items separate
property free from debts of this testament or any future__ and if they or
anyone should die without issue the property of such deceased child to revert
back to my estate and be divided share and share alike between my children
there in life or the natural heir of their body.
and appoint my friends James J. Bullard and John Hughes Executor, Signed
Witnesses: W. Graham, J o v. Hill, J. J. Stovall, CC Lilly.
State of GA, Dooly Co-Whereas Robert R. Bullard did on the 18th day of Aug
1873 sign read and declare and publish my last will and testament I am desirous
of altering and changing the said will in this to wit that since the making
of the will I have given my dau Sarah E. Hughes 100 acres of land valued
at $500.00 which sum I desire she should account to my executors before
claiming any other part of my estate. Also that my dau Emma M. and Laura
N. Bullard should each be paid the sum of $140.00 out of my estate which
they inherited from their grandfather Robert D. Martin's estate and in taking
their distributive share said sum will not count against them as it was
their money. I hereby appoint James J Bullard and William H. Davis of
Dooly Co, in lieu of John H. Hughes formerly appointed as my exec to carry
of said will and codicil as above. Signed Sep 10, 1873. Witnessed by
J. L. Godwin, J. E. Lilly and B.A. Wood, Sr.
Dooly Court of Ord. June Term 1874 now comes James Bullard exec of the last
will and testament of Robert R. Bullard of said county, deceased.
"Kurk & Cathy Sturdivant"