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Georgia:  Oglethorpe County: Will of John Stewart 28 Aug 1828
Contributed by: Pat Stevens IV  <[email protected]>
(Posted with Permission)

filed Oglethorpe Co., Wills, Book c, p 96, Year 1828

In the name of God, Amen, I John Stewart, being aged and infirm of body, but in perfect sense and memory do constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, I give my soul to the Almighty God beseeching his acceptance thereof. Respecting my worldly estate—

ITEM. I give my whole estate, both real and personal to be equally divided, after all my just debts are paid, to my beloved wife, Mourning Stewart, and my daughter, Parmelia Stewart, and my son Lorenzo R. Stewart, except a Muckle, John Phelly, previously to Parmelia Stewart to be equally divided between them. My son Floyd Stewart and my daughter Sarah Stevens and my daughter Evalina Tarpley and my daughter Matilda Phinizy having received as much of my estate as I was able to give.

Lastly, I nominate and appoint my wife and my daughter Parmelia Stewart and my son Lorenzo R. Stewart my executors to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 28th of
August, 1828. John Stewart (Seal)

In presence of us.
GEORGIA, Oglethorpe County.
Personally came into open court Joseph H. Lumpkin, who, being duly sworn, saith on oath, that he is acquainted with the handwriting of the testator, John Stewart, dec'd, and that he believes the body of the within instrument as well as the signature of the name to be written by said dec'd.

Signed Joseph Henry Lumpkin

Sworn to and subscribed in open court.

W. H. Smith, C.M.
Recorded 7 July, 1830 W.H. Smith, C.C.O

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