THOMAS S. MARTIN WILL
 


Macon County, Georgia Will Book "A" page 252-257 MACON COUNTY, GEORGIA - In the name of God -Amen. I, THOMAS S. MARTIN of Macon County, Georgia, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, make this my last will & testament hereby revoking & annulling all others heretofore by me made.
ITEM 1 - Direct that body be buried in Christianlike manner.
ITEM 2 - Just debts be paid with little delay.
ITEM 3 - Desire that Executrix shall support my bloved wife, Aurelia E. Martin & her children by myself, to educate, until each child reaches 21 or marries, provided that they stay under the care of executrix.

To do this, my executrix may rent lands, borrow money on lands, farm the land, sell parts or contract, as she may deem best.
ITEM 4 - Make advances of money or property to children

becoming 21, to be deducted from their share at

settlement. Advances made to daughters, not to be subject to debts of their husbands.
ITEM 5 - When youngest child by my wife, Aurelia E. Martin becomes 21, to sell the whole of my real estate & personal property at public or private sale, after sale, all debts to be paid, all remaining money be divided between my beloved wife, Aurelia E. Martin and my surviving child or children. Share & share alike EXCEPT that my daughters shall exceed the shares of my wife & sons by $500.00 each provided that the shares of my sons & my wife is not less than $2,000.00 each.
ITEM 6 - Desire that property be divided without sale mentioned in Item 5 if agreeable. Each child to express their desire in writing, file with Ordinary of Macon county, Executrix to consent to such agreement & carry into effect according to law.
ITEM 7 - No real estate be sold until youngest child is 21 except it be found necessary. Executrix is empowered to be the judge.
ITEM 8 - Executrix may buy or sell to make more convenient the task of dividing estate.
ITEM 9 - Appoint my beloved wife, AURELIA E. MARTIN
Executrix this July 1, 1886.
ITEM 10 - Son, EDWIN J. MARTIN becomes 21 that he become joint executor with wife. If Edwin J. Martin should die or not qualify, when my son Albert J. Martin becomes 21 that he become joint executor. If wife is dead or unable to act, both sons are executors or either to become sole executor if the other is unable.
ITEM 11 - Should wife, Aurelia E. Martin marry another husband before my youngest child is 21, that she not be allowed to sell or purchase any real estate for or belonging to my estate or change any investments or make any settlements with my children as executrix without first obtaining an order of Court for said purpose.

Thomas S. Martin
Signed, sealed, disclosed, published by Thomas S. Martin as his last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned who subscribed our names hereunto in the presence of said testator at his special instance & in request & in the presence of each other.
C. A. Sperry
J. V. Frederick Thomas S. Martin
W. H. Rice
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Thomas S. Martin Died September 21, 1886 Age 40 & is
buried in Marshallville Cemetery in Lot 3. Martin Family
There is NOT a marked grave for Aurelia Martin but next to
Thomas S. Martin there is an unmarked adult grave. She died after the 1920 census.
In 1880 Census Edwin J. 6 yrs. Albert T. 2 yrs. Baby Dau. 3 mo.
1900 Census Edward J.Martin 25, Albert T. Martin 22, Clara A. Martin 20, Susie C. Martin 18.

 

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