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Will of John Powell
Contributed by Meredith Clapper
<[email protected]> June 17, 2004


Will of John Powell

In the Name of God Amen, I John Powell of the county of
Oglethorpe being weak & low in body but of sound mind & memory & knowing that it is appointed once for all men to die, do make
constitute & ordain this my last will & testament in maner (sic)
& form following (to wit).  In the first place it is my will &
desire that all my just debts should be paid out of my estate,
Item I lend to my beloved wife Boys Powell during her natural
life or widowhood one third of the tract of land I now live on &
then to go to my son John Powell I also lend her one Negro woman
Dinar one one sorrel mare, bed & furniture, all my pewter pots &
other kitching (sic) furniture.  Item I give to my beloved son
Abram Powell twenty shillings to be paid him out of my Estate.
Item I give to my beloved daughter Elizebeth (sic) Bell one Negro
woman, Milly.

Item I give to my beloved son John Powell the tract of land
whereon I now live, to take possession of at any time, allowing
my wife as above, her third's (sic) during life or widowhood &
then to go to him.

Item I give to my beloved daughter Rebecca Brigs Powell one Negro girl, Mary & one Negro woman Diner at the death of my wife one bed & furniture.

Item I give to my beloved daughter Amy Powell one Negro man
David, sixty four dollars and twenty seven cents & one bed &

And the residue of my Estate that is not mentioned in this will
to be equally divided between my son John Powell & my daughter
Rebecca B. Powell & daughter Amy Powell & my grand son James
Powell Bell to them & their heirs for ever.

Item I lastly constitute and appoint my son, John Powell & my
brother Edward Powell my whole & sole Executors to this my last
will and testament revoking all other wills by me heretofore
made.  In witness whereof, I have here into set my hand and
affixed my seal this fifteenth day of April in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety six.
Signed sealed & acknowledged in presents (sic) of:

John Lumpkin,                                  John Powell
Parmenas Haynes
Richard Haynes

Recorded in Book A the Eleventh day of June one thousand seven
hundred and ninety six.



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