Wilkes County, Georgia Will of Ella Comfort Smith (Mrs. J. T. Butler)

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I, Mamie Comfort Butler of Wilkes County Georgia 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 1. It is my will and desire that my body be buried in a Christian like manner, the place and details of which I leave to my husband, J. T. Butler

Item 2. It is my will and desire that if I owe any just debts at the time of my death, that they be paid as soon as practicable after my death.

Item 3. I will bequeath and devise to my son Robert Butler Five dollars in money.

Item 4. I will bequeath and devise to my son J.T. Butler, Jr. five dollars in money.

Item 5. I will bequeath and devise to my son W. W. Butler five dollars in money.

Item 6. I will bequeath and devise to my daughter Mrs. Ella Comfort Butler the sum of Five Dollars in money. {She was Ella Comfort Butler Rousey at the time JBT}

Item 7. I will and bequeath and devise to my husband J. T. Butler all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Wilkes co., GA within the 181 District GM of the county lying on the waters of Broad River bounded north by said Broad River : East by what is known as the Caeley Place: south by the estate of N. J. Gunter : and on the West by what is known as the Whitney Place said tract of land containing (1671/2) one hundred sixty seven and one half acres, more or less. Also all my household and kitchen furniture, all my livestock such as horses, mules, cows hogs and any other such property such as stocks and bonds, also any and all personal property that I may have at the time of my death except that mentioned in items three, four, five, and six of this will said property to be his absolutely and in fee simple.

Item 8. I hereby make my husband J. T. Butler executor of this will and I relieve him of making any inventory of my property or any appraisement of same or for giving any bond and he is required by this will only to Probate the Will and he is further relieved from making any returns on his acts and doings to any Court whatsoever.

This 7th day of July 1936. /s/ Mrs. J. T. Butler

(Will of Mrs. J. T. Butler Nov 1936 File No 961 Wilkes Court of Ordinary)

 

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