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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF TAVNER MARSH

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF TAVNER MARSH STATE OF GEORGIA I, Tavner Marsh of said State and County, knowing myself and family the uncertainty of human life, deem it right and proper both as respect my self and family that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind Provident has blessed me, I therefore make this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me. ITEM FIRST I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid by my Executor herein after named without delay. ITEM SECOND I give and bequeath to my wife, Prudence Marsh, during her natural life in widowhood sixty acres of lot of land one hundred and thirty two in the Third District of Said County, to be laid off so as to include all the houses south of the road running by my dwelling, a man, and Isabella, a woman, all my household and kitchen furniture except such as hereinafter disposed of, one horse bridle and saddle worth one hundred dollars, one cow and calf worth ten dollars, and one sow and pig worth five dollars. ITEM THIRD I give and bequeath to my son, Needham Marsh, as a special gift (in consequence of special favors) one hundred dollars. ITEM FOURTH I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Tavanor Marsh, a bedstead, bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs. ITEM FIFTH I give to my daughter, Frances Marion Garner, one sow and pigs. ITEM SIXTH I have given my son, John J. Marsh, one negro man, which I have valued at six hundred dollars; I have given my son, Needom, Jones Marsh, Joshua Marsh , each five hundred dollars. I hold three notes on my son, Alfred H. Marsh, the principal being three hundred and twenty five dollars for which I charge no interest. I therefore, give my son, Alfred, six hundred dollars, the aforesaid three hundred and twenty five dollars to be included, I give my sons Needom, Jones and Joshua one hundred dollars each. I give my son, Thomas Tavana, six hundred dollars. I give my daughters, Aline(Adeline) Garner and Frances Marion Garner each six hundred dollars in order to make them even with my son, John J. Marsh. ITEM SEVENTH I have lent my daughter, Aline Garner, a negro girl named Aggy and I have lent my daughter, Frances Marion Garner, a negro girl named Jane. Both negroes are to be returned to my Executor if not previously returned to myself. ITEM EIGHTH I desire and direct that all my estate both real and personal and all that I may hereinafter acquire (not herein otherwise disposed of) be sold by my Executor, hereinafter named and appointed and that the money arising therefrom be equally divided amongst all my children. ITEM NINTH After the death or marriage of my wife, whichever may take place first, I desire that all the property given to my wife in Item Second, both real and personal, be sold and equally divided amongst all my children. ITEM TENTH I hereby constitute and appoint my worthy friend, John W. Shepherd of Merriweather County, Georgia, my Executor of this, my Last Will and Testament. This June 13th, 1854. His Mark Tavner Marsh X Signed and sealed, published and declared by Tavanah Marsh as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, the subscribing witnesses, who subscribed the same in the presence of the Testator at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other this June 13th, 1864. Wm. McKinley Thompson Scott Wm. O. Moss Lineir T. Scott

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