Dooly County

12/31/2006

 

 

Simon Royal Will

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Contributed By Winnette Stinson
12/31/2006

 

(Simon Royal was born 6 May 1806 in Sampson Co, NC. and died in Dooly 24 Nov 1882.)

 

State of Georgia
Dooly County:
 
In the name of God, Amen. I Simon Royal of said state and county, being of advance age, but of sound and disposing mind and memory; knowing that I much shortly depart this life, deem it right and proper, both as respect for my family and myself, that I should make disposition of the property with which a kind provident has blessed me. I do, therefore, make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all others by me heretofore made

Item 1st: I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. My soul, I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it. As I hope, for through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Item 2nd : I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executor, hereafter named and appointed.

Item 3rd : I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Anna Royal (1820), lot of land number seventy-seven (77) in the fourteenth district of said county containing five hundred and two and one half acres more or less including the place which I now reside, with all the rights, members, and opportunities of said lot of land in any manner belonging free from all charges and limitations whatever, to her own proper use and benefit so long as she lives and after her death to be reverted back to my estate and sold and the proceeds of said land arising from said sale, to be equally divided among my four children, hereafter named in each separate item. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife in an unreserved manner, one horse and one mule, two cows and calves, one sow and eight pigs, ten head of pork hogs to be selected by her out of my stock, farming utensils sufficient to run a two horse farm. Two beds and furniture and as much of the remaining of my household and kitchen furniture as she may select for her own special use and benefit and two hundred bushels of corn, two thousand pounds of fodder and one buggy and harness. The last named items of personal property to her to be disposed of by will or afterwards as she may deem proper. The property devised and bequeathed in the above articles to my wife is in full out side of her whole right to or of Dower in my real estate.

Item 4th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Sheffield (1838), wife of John Sheffield, for her sole and separate use, for and during her natural life, free and exempt form debt and liabilities of her present or any future

husband, the following property to wit: The west half of land lot number fifty-four (54) and the west half of lot of land number seventy-six (76) making two hundred and two and one half acres more or less, in the Fourteenth District of Dooly County. Said property in this article, after the death of said Mary Ann, to pass and be the property of the children of my said daughter, Mary Ann Sheffield, wife of John Sheffield.

Item 5th:  I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel Hamilton (1841), widow of Gordon W. Hamilton, for her sole and separate use for and during her natural life free and exempt from exempt from debts and liabilities of any future husband, in case she should remarry. The following property to wit: The east half of land lot number fifty-five (55) and the east half of lot of land number seventy-six (76) containing two hundred and two and one half acres more or less in the Fourteenth District of Dooly County. Said property in this article to pass at her death and be the property of the children of my said daughter, Rachel Hamilton.

Item 6st:  I give and bequeath to my daughter Frances Matilda Perry (1845), wife of Jackson Perry, for her sole and separate use for and during her natural life free and exempt from exempt from debts and liabilities of the present or any future husband, in case she should remarry. The following property to wit: The west half of land lot number fifty-five (55) and the south half of lot of land number fifty-two (52) containing two hundred and two and one half acres more or less in the Fourteenth District of Dooly County. Said property in this article to pass at her death and be the property of the children of my said daughter, Frances Matilda Perry, wife of Jackson Perry. In case she should die with out issue, or all children of her should die, the property shall revert back to my estate and sold. The proceeds of the sale to be divided equally among my other three children, to wit: Mary Ann Sheffield, Rachel Hamilton, and Thomas A. Royal or their heirs, share and share alike.

Item 7th:  I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Allen Royal (1848), the sum of five hundred dollars out of the proceeds of the sale of my personal property to make him equal with my three daughters as mentioned in the above forth, fifth, and sixth articles.

Item 8th: The residue of property both real and personal wherever or whatever it may be consisted of, I desire that it be sold and the proceeds arising from this sale, be equally divided among my four children above named, to wit: Mary Ann Sheffield, Rachel Hamilton, Frances M. Perry, and Thomas A. Royal. In the case of the death of these or either of them, to the heirs of their body and in case Frances M. Perry should have no issue, the same disposition shall apply as listed in article six above.

I hereby appoint my trustworthy son Thomas A. Royal trustee of the above named daughters, to wit: Mary Ann Sheffield, Rachel Hamilton, and Frances M. Perry or the heirs in case of their death.

Item 9th:  I hereby constitute and appoint my trustworthy son Thomas A. Royal Executor of this my last Will and Testament. I also desire that my wife Annie Royal be allowed use of my cotton gin and the screw and thrash so long as she lives.

 

Signed, sealed, declared, and published by SIMON ROYAL as his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us the undersigned, who subscribe our names thereto in the present of the said testator, and to his special circumstance and request, and with the presence of each other, this July 30, 1877.

 


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