The Will of Jessie Dykes
State of Georgia
In the name of God Amen. I Jesse Dykes of same county being weak of body but of sound mind and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid as I wish to be buried in a decent manner and for the worldly estate wherewith it hath been pleased God to bless me with with I give devise and bequeath the same in the following manner. First I give unto my beloved wife Mary Dykes during her widowhood or life my old plantation and timber for to keep up the plantation and wood for the house and plantation and the one third of all my stock of horses, cows, and hogs and all of my household and kitchen and household furniture of all kinds whatsoever and at her death to release to and be vested in and to go to my two sons and each of their heirs jointly alike for ever to wit Jesse D Dykes and George D Dykes and each of their heir and assignes for ever. 2 Item – I give and bequeath unto my two sons Jesse D Dykes and George D Dykes all of my land of what description so ever to be equally divided to their and each of their heirs and assigns forever only with the exception that their mother is to go and remain on the old plantation whereon I now live as before mentioned. Also 3 Item I give and bequeath unto my two sons to wit Jesse D Dykes and George D Dykes the one third to each of them and each of their heirs and assigns for ever of all of my horses, cattle hogs and kitchen and household furniture and of all and every of my estate whatever of the one third to each of them and each of their heirs and assigns forever. 4? Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Pansey the wife of Furney Willis five dollars she having had her portion before. And lastly hereby now make? And appoint my beloved sons Jesse D Dykes and George D Dykes my executors of this my last will and testament and dated this November the 27th of this the year of our Lord 1830.
Signed sealed published and declared by the testator to be the last will and testimony in our presence and each in the presence of another signed sealed and declared this 27 November 1830.
John Crawford ( X) his mark
Thank you to Sandy Reikset for the copy of the original will of Jesse Dykes of Effingham County, Ga. Transcription by Pat Vause, (website creator) and may contain errors.
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