of Samuel Poe
and submitted by Jean Kinzalow
Last Will and Testament of Saml Poe ded.
the name of God. Amen.
I Sam'l Poe
of the County Chattooga, and State of Georgia, being of
and memory, being desirous to settle my worldly [word
marked out] business do make and publish this my last will and
hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.
1st I give and bequeath to my
beloved wife Jane Poe all my
I now hold, and where I now live, with all the improvements
lands designated No. 141 - 149 - 176 - in the 6th district, and
Section in said County - together with all the appurtenances
Also all my living negros, together with thier [as spelled in
increase if any - also all my live stock, such as Horses, mules,
Hogs, Sheep and bees, also waggons, Buggys, threshers,
tools, and all farming utensils, also all the household and
furniture. All the just debts first be paid out of my estate.
be money, notes or accounts left, on hand, Such money,
accounts I give to my wife Jane Poe during her natural life or
and in case she marries all the above property reverts back
to my estate
at the time of her marriage, except two of the choice
hers during her life, and at her death, it is my wish for the
negros to revert back to my estate, and at the death of my wife
property be sold and equally divided between my grand children,
sufficient amount to bury my wife, and erect a tomb over her
above property to be sold by the Court - The children alluded
to is the
children of A. W. Poe dec'd - and Mahaly, Catharine,
- the money put on interest by the Court and given to the
they arrive at the age of twenty one years. Signed Sealed, and
and declared to be my last will and testament the July 2d
the undersigned do hereby certify that the foregoing was signed by
as the last will and testament in our presence, and that we
same in his presence at his special instance request, and in
presence of each other on this Thur. July 2d 1861.