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Henry Lansford Will

4 March 1818
Oglethorpe County, Georgia

Ordinary Office 167

In the name of God Amen. I Henry Lansford of the State of Georgia and County of Oglethorpe being sick & weak of body but of sound and dis[p]osing mind, & of perfect memory. Yet calling to mind my mortality & knowing that it appointed for all men to die, think it fit & right to make this my last [will] & testament.----

1st It is my will that all my just debts be paid.---

2nd I give & bequeath to beloved wife El[i]zabeth Lansford my Negro woman named Hannah during her lifetime, also all my household & kitching [sic] furniture.----

3rd I give & bequeath to my daughter Cintha Harris one dollar.------

4th I will & bequeath to my daughter Polley Harris thirty dollars.-----

5th I give & bequeath to my daughter Susannah Crowley seventy five dollars.—

6th I give & bequeath to my sons William Lansford, Prior Lansford, & Samuel Lansford the land on which I now live to them & their heirs & assigns for ever, But note [sic] during my wifes [sic] widowhood, for it is my will, that my wife have the profits of said land, during her widowhood.---

7th I give & bequeath to my son Henry Lansford one dollar.----

8th I give & bequeath to my daughter Nancy Brittain one dollar.---

9th I give & bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Edwards one dollar.----

10th I give & bequeath to my daughter Lu[c]inda Lansford one Negro girl named Mary.----

11th I constitute my Son Henry Lansford Sole Executor of this my last my last [sic ]will & testament,-- [the words " in witness of which I" are scratched over]

12th I do revoke & dis[c]arred [sic] all former wills by me made & declare this to be my last will & testament, in witness whereof I set my hand and affix my Seal this 4th day of march A.D.; 1818.

Hinny [Henry] Lansford [SEAL]

in present of
Alexander M. Cain,

Jan 7 term court of ordinary 1819
Oglethorpe County }
Thomas Edwards }
William Edwards

You Alexr MCain & Wm Edwards do sware [sic] that you Saw the within named Henry Lansford did sign, seal, publish & declare the within instrument of writing to be his last will & testament & at the time of his so doing he was of sound mind & memory to the best of your knowledge & belief so help you God.
Sworn & subscribed in open court at the above term-------

Nat Rainey C.C. D.}
Recorded 11th of January 1819.---

Nat Rainey C.C.D.

Reference: Oglethorpe County Registers Office (Georgia). Court of Ordinary (Oglethorpe County) Oglethorpe County Will Book 1794-1903. FHL US.Can Film 158727. Book B 1807-1826 pg. 167.

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