|Wilkes County, Georgia Will of George Gresham 08-Mar-1862|
State of Georgia. Wilkes County }
I George Gresham of Said State & County being in good health & of sound disposing mind & memory do make this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made. Item 1st It is my desire that all my Just debts be paid
Item 2nd I hereby give & bequeath the whole of my Estate to my beloved Wife Nancy S. Gresham during her natural life for the Support & maintainance of herself and Children, but as my Children arrive at lawful age it is my Will that my Wife give them from my Estate such property as she can but spare having it appraised by desceet persons & the Child so receiving to account for the same at a final division of my Estate.
Item 3rd But should my wfie marry again then it is my will that a division of my Estate take place to be equally divided share & share alike between my wife & all my Children but if she (my wife) remains single then the final division to take place at her death to be equally divided share & share alike amongst all my Children
Item 4th I hereby nominate my beloved wife Nancy S. Gresham Executix to this my last Will.
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged as my last will by George Gresham.
George Gresham (Seal)
State of Georgia
Personally appeared in Open Court A A Cleveland & James Harris, two of the subscribing witnesses to the Within Document & being duly sworn declare & say that they saw George Gresham sign & seal the same which he acknowledged as his last will & testament & at the time of signing he was of sound desposing mind & memory; that they signed as witnesses in his presence at his request together with G. G. Norman.
Sworn to & declared in
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