TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822
In the name of God Amen: I Edward Garrett being in good health and sound memory do take the opportunity to make this my last will in manner and form following.
First: I resign my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter mentioned.
Second: My desire is that all just debts be paid and that my will is that my daughter Charity Ellis and my daughter Thomason Dixon may have two dollars each of them besides what I
have given them in time past. I give to my sons, James, George, William and Martin Garret each of them two dollars besides what I have given them in time past. I likewise give to my two Grand sons Edward Ellis and Edward Garrett son of George Garrett, two dollars to each of them. I give and bequeath to my son John Garrett the plantation and the land belonging thereto, being one hundred acres that I at this time live on, excepting my wife's third part during her widowhood to be laid off at the west end of said plantation I say to him and his heirs as assignees forever. I likewise give to my son John a bed and furnature a mare colt fancy and her colt and a cow called spot and her calves that she hath had. I give to my wife Catharine Garrett my negro boy nanmed Jeremiah to be her own property forever and I give to said wife a bed and furniture beaufar? furniture forever. Likewise one horse named sorrel, one cow and calf and what hogs I have forever and I give said wife and son John all other property belonging to me to be divided between them except money in hand which I give to my said wife.
Lastly I do ordain Daniel Oglesby and Shadarack Nye Executors to this
my last will and Testiment making void all other wills before this. In
witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 8th day of May one thousand
Signed, sealed, pronounced and
declared to be my last will in presence of Edward Garrett (Seal)
William (his mark) Williams