|Wilkes County, Georgia Will of|
State of Georgia.}In the name of God Amen I David ELLINGTON of Wilkes County and State of Georgia now in reasonable health and Sound in Memory, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament.
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First I will that all my just debts be paid. Item I loan to my dear and loving Wife Jane ELLINGTON during her natural life the plantation and tract of land whereon I now reside which I purchased of Stephen GAFFORD, with the plantation tools, and utensils the Household & Kitchen furniture her choice of five negroes, her choice of three beds, & furniture her choice of three head of Horses, her choice of ten head of cattle and her choice of twenty head of Hogse. I Give & bequeath to her all my flock of sheep and all the increase of the above mentioned property forever. The above loaned property at her death to be equally divided among all my children except John HENDRICK, Daniel DUPREE, John BIGGERS/BIGGARS and William ELLINGTON who have each of them already received the amount of four hundred dollars, after all the rest of my children have received the amount of four hundred dollars each, either in money or property to that amount, then the said John HENDRICK, John BIGGERS/BIGGARS, Daniel DUPREE and William ELLINGTON to have an equal portion with the rest of all the residue of my property both real and personal, be the same more or less.
Lastly I nominate and appoint Jane ELLINGTON & Charles R. CARTER my whole and sole Executors.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve. Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of
The words interlined before asigned.
State of Georgia.}Personally appeared in open Court, WILLIAM GRANT and JOHN MOORE the subscribing witnesses to the within will and being duly sworn saith that they saw DAVID ELLINGTON seal publish, and declare the WITHIN instrument of writing to be his last will and Testament and at the time of his doing, he was of sound & and disposing mind and memory, and that they heard him acknowledge the same to be his last will.
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Attest--John Dyson CCO
Sworn to in open court this 6th of March 1820 Recorded this 19th of May 1820
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