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Will of William Sorrow
Contributed by Jane Combs - June 1, 2004

Will of William Sorrow

William's will was written 28 Aug. 1795. Recorded in Oglethorpe Co. GA.  27
Jan 1806.  Came to Oglethorpe Co. GA from Albermarle, VA abt 1785.

Info in Will from Carl Jones; 609 Summit Forrest Dr.;  Marietta, GA. 30062.  <[email protected]> sent to me for my use. in Jan. 1999:
Last will and testament of William Sorrow (original will in will book A, page 162)

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, William Sorrow of the county of Oglethorpe and State of Georgia, being sickly and weak, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.  My soul I recommend to God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a christian like and decent manner at the descretion fo my Executors, hoping to recieve the same again at the general resurrection by the mighty power of God.

Impress.  It is my will and desire that in the first place all my debts and funeral chargs be paid and satisfed.

Item, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Henry Sorrow five shillings sterling.

Item, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Samuel Sorrow five shillings sterling.

Item, I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved daughter Sarah Canterbury (addenda: on November 21, 1781 in Albemarle Co (VA) Joseph Canterburry and Sarah Sorrow were married) five shillings sterling.

Item, I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved son John Webb Sorrow, whom I make my executor, all my lands, goods, and chattels, and everything to me belonging, provided he supports my dearly beloved wife Sarah during her life with sufficent necessarys. This is my last will and testament, revoking all others.  As witnss my hand and seal this 28th day off August 1795.

Signed, sealed, and delivered                                            His
in the presence of;                                                     Wm   X   Sorrow
Joseph Martin mark
Anna Martin 

                                                        Recorded 27th day of Jan'y 1806
                                                            Mat Rainey  CC, OOC


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