Ezekiel H. Adams Will
Will Book A/81 Macon Co., Ga.
MACON COUNTY, GEORGIA - Last Will & Testament of
Ezekiel H. Adams, resident of said State & County.
ITEM 1 - Intending the Will to be a "final" disposition of my
Estate, I hereby revoke any and all Wills heretofore made by me.
ITEM 2 - I wish my Executor hereinafter named, as soon as
possible after my death, to pay all my just debts.
ITEM 3 - I give to my wife, MARTHA ADAMS, for and dur-
ing her natural life, the following property to wit: My Planta-
tion known as the "Jones Place" situate in this county, but
formerly Dooly County, on the east side of Flint River and containing eight
hundred Acres, more or less, also three
mules,, twenty five head of stock hogs, and four cows and calves, one yoke of
oxen and cart. All to be selected by her . Also my Horse & Buggy. Also four
feather Beds, Bedsteads and matresses & bedding for the same; to be selected and
chosen by her, and such household& kitchen furniture as she may require, to be
Judged of and determined by my executor and to be chosen and selected by her.
Also the following named negro slaves to wit: List of 14
And upon the death of my said wife, all of the above des-
cribed property and increase shall revert or come back into my estate and to be
equaly divided among my legal heirs.
And such shares or portions of said property named in this
Item and the increase thereof as shall fall or come to my
daughter (after the death of my said wife) to wit: ELIZABETH MASSEY, (wife of
George Massey) CELIA
(wife of Nathan Massey, CAROLINE, (wife of Thomas Lytle) SARAH ANN, (wife of
Appleton E. Shealy) and
MARTHA (wife of Martin L. Shealy) shall be the sole and seperate property of my
said daughters, respectively and
their children (by these present or any future husband)
not subject to the debts or contracts of their present or any
future husbands, but to be held in trust for the sole and seperate use, benefit
& behoof of my said daughters &
their children. Should any of my daughters died before my
said wife, then their portion of said property to go to their
children surviving them, then their share of said estate in
remainder not to go to their Husbands surviving them but to
return to my estate and be divided among my other heirs
ITEM 4 - Son, JAMES S. ADAMS - Land Lot No. 36/15th
Dist. Orig. Houston, Now Macon County containing 202 &
1/2 acres, one feather Bed, Bed stead, Matress & Bedding
for said Bed, also a portion of Household & Kitchen furniture about equal in
amount and quality & value to the portion heretofore given off by me to my other
also two cows and calves, a yoke of oxen & cart and two sows and pigs.
ITEM 5 - Son WILLIAM ADAMS, my Land Lot 35/15th
Dist. Orig. Houston, Now Macon County containing 202 & 1/2 acres, also one
feather bed & Bedding, one bedstead & matress and a piortion of household and
kitchen furniture., also two cows and calves, a yoke of oxen and ox cart and two
sows & pigs.
ITEM 6 - I wish my Executor to keep together all the rest of my restate both
real & personal until by debts are paid and the law suit (in equity) pending
against me in Macon County Superior Court in favor of Felix A. Johnson,
complainant, shall have been finally ended.
[My note] After everything is settled - balance to be divided
among my children:John D. Adams, James S. Adams,
William Adams, Joseph Adams, Daughters: Elizabeth A.
Massey, Celia Massey Caroline Lytle, Sarah Ann,Shealy and Martha, . Shealy.
ITEM 7 - To Mary Ann Horne, the daughter of my wife by
a former husband, a Negro girl to be selected
ITEM 8 - Appoint my son, John D. Adams and my two sons in laws, Nathan M. Massey
& George L. Massey, Executors, this July 25, 1861. Signed: E.H.Adams
Witnesses: William Felton, L. S. Henderson, J. F. M. Harral, George W. Fish.
Recorded: January 15, 1862, John L. Parker, Ordinary.
[Note: If this is your ancestor, get a copy of the will. I tried
to shorten it yet put in all pertinent info.] DVC
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