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Will of John Ellis Burnett


 Georgia, Gilmer County

 I ,John E. Burnett, of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others that I have heretofore made.

Item One

It is my will that my body and the body of Mrs. Mary L. Burnette be buried in a decent and Christian like manner in the cemetery of Mt. Pisgah Church of said county.


Item Two 

It is my will and desire that my just debts be paid as soon as practicable after my death.

Item Three 

I will, bequeath and devise all my property, both real and personal, of whatever kind and wherever situated, to Robert R. Burnette, and the said Robert R. Burnette is to maintain and care for during the natural life of the said John E. Burnette and Mary L. Burnette in a decent and fatherly and motherly like manner, and at the death of said John E. Burnett and the Mary L. Burnett the property mentioned above shall be and is bequeathed and willed to the said Robert E. Burnette for the maintenance of the said John E. Burnett and Mary L. Burnette during their natural life.

Item Four  

 And the said Robert R. Burnett is relieved of making any inventory of my property or appraisement or from giving any bond, and he is relieved from making any return of his act and doing to any court whatever.  This the 7th day of October, 1936.

 J. E. Burnett  

Declared, published, signed and sealed by John E. Burnett as his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of the undersigned and witnesses he first signing in our presence and we then, at his special instance and request, signing in his presence and in the presence of each other, this the 7th day of October, 1936.

 F. E. Petit
J. M. Garrett
, C. S. C.

Transcribed by Kimberly Miller Bates   


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