Jesse Barfield Will
Macon County, Ga. March 25, 1861 Will Book "A" Pg.77
In the name of God Amen. I, Jesse Barfield of Macon Co.
Ga. being of advanced age and in feeble health and desiring to make a
disposition of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me, I there
fore make, publish and ordain this my last Will and Testament this twenty-fifth
day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and
sixty one, in manner & form following viz:
ITEM 1 - Body buried in decent & christian like manner.
ITEM 2 - Just debts be speedily paid.
ITEM 3 - Beloved wife, Nancy Barfield have land whereon I now live, with all
appurtenancy for her own use during
her natural life.
ITEM 4 - Also to by wife, Nancy Barfield the following negroes with their
increase: Lucy, a woman about 35, Sarah, a woman about 23, George a boy about 7;
Henry a boy about 6; Lafayette a boy about 2.
ITEM 5 - To daughter Beda James and heirs, a negro woman, Lucy and her increase,
after the death of my wife
to whom said negro is bequeathed during her natural life.
ITEM 6 - To son, Owen Barfield, negro boy, George, after the death of my wife.
ITEM 7 - To daughter Adah Barfield, negro boy, Henry, after the death of my
ITEM 8 - To daughter Eliza Souter, negro boy, Lafayette,
after death of my wife
ITEM 9 - To son, Jesse B. Barfield, negro woman, Sarah & increase, after death
of my wife.
ITEM 10 - To daughters, Edna Barfield, Beda James, Adah Barfield and Eliza
Souter, Land and aoppurtenances thereunto belonging on which I now live to be
divided between them after the death of my wife.
ITEM 11 - All other property for use and benefit of wife, at her death to be
sold and proceeds equally divided among
my children: Edna Barfield, Beda James, Owen Barfield, Adah Barfield, Eliza
Souter & Jesse B. Barfield.
ITEM 12 - I give and bequeath to Brittan Brooks who married my daughter, Mary
Barfield - one dollar.
ITEM 13 - I give to Edmund Killebrew, who married my daughter Sabrina Barifled -
ITEM 14 - I appoint and ordain my sons, Owen Barfield and Jesse B. Barfield,
executors to ,my last will and testament
Signed: March 25, 1961 Jesse (X) Barfield
Wit: W. F. Duncan
J. H. Martin
S (X) Dukes
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Court of Ordinary - June Term 1861 - The preceeding Last
Will and Testament of Jesse Barfield, late of said County, deceased. proved in
open court, ordered to be admitted to record in common form June 3, 1861 - Jno.