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Last Will & Testament of Clifford Woodruff
17 May 1831
Contributed by Troy Colquitt

Georgia:  Oglethorpe County: Last Will & Testament of Clifford Woodruff 17 May 1831

Will Book D page 75-76
Oglethorpe County Ga.

( page 75 ) State of Georgia Oglethorpe County Sept. term 1840

Georgia            ]  In the name of God Amen
Oglethorpe County  ]  I Clifford Woodruff of the County and State aforesaid being in good bodially
Health and Sound in mind & memory, Knowing it is Appointed by God that this body shall die,
do Make Ordain & Constitute  this to be my last Will & testament as follows to wit.          
 Item first.  I give grant and bequeath unto my son Elisha Woodfuff one Hundred Acres of land including
The plantation whereon he now lives to him his heirs And assigns forever.

Item second.  I give and bequeath unto my son Clifford Woodruff his heirs & assigns a negro fellow
Named Bozwell.

Item third.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Woodruff two Negroes a woman named Hester
& a fellow named Daniel, also one Sorrel filly and Womans saddle & two feather Beds & furniture.

Item fourth.  I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Molly Colquitt & Susan Wilson their Heirs & assigns Ten dollars to be equally divided between Them. 
Item fifth.  My will is that the plantation where On I now live shall be sold also all of my stock
& property ( that is not as yet been willed ) including Horses, Cattle Hogs, Sheep, plantation tools household
& kitchen furniture, out of the proceeds of this property my debts shall be first paid including my funeral
expenses.  The balance or residue of the net sales of this property to be equally divided between my daughter
Nancy Lee the wife of Simon Lee & my son Benjamin Woodruff.

Lasty  I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint my Two sons Benjamin Woodruff and Clifford Woodruff

( page 76 )

Record of Wills September Term 1840

My Executors to this my Last Will and testament hereby Revoking all other former Wills or will.  In Witness I have here Unto set my hand & affixed my seal, this 17th of May 1831.

Signed Sealed and Acknowledged   Clifford Woodruff    (seal)
In our presence
George M. Dudley ]

Edw'd Coxe
Edw'd V. Collier

Georgia              ]  Personally Appeared in open Court Ed.
Oglethorpe county    ]   Coxe and Edward V. Collier Witnesses to
     The within will, and after being duly Sworn, deposeth  and saith, that saw Clifford Woodruff
Sign , seal, publish and declare this Writing to be his last Will and testament, that at the time thereof he was of sound Disposing mind and memory and that he did it freely Without compulsion and that they also signed the same As witnesses to the best of your Knowledge     So help you God.

Test    Edward Coxe   (seal)
Henry Britain CCO  Edward V. Collier (seal)

Georgia     ]   Court of ordinary September Term
Oglethorpe County }  1840-In vacation the within
         Last Will and Testament of Clifford Woodruff was Exhibited and duly proven before
John Crawford and Frederich W. Cook two of the Justices of the Inferior Court, upon the Oaths of Edward
Coxe and Edward V. Collier, it is now Ordered that the Same be Admitted to Record.

Recorded the 9th
Day of September 1840    Henry Britain   CCO

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