Will of Samuel Poe

Transcribed and submitted by Jean Kinzalow

Samuel Poe dec'd.

The Last Will and Testament of Saml Poe ded.

In the name of God. Amen. I Sam'l Poe of the County Chattooga, and State of Georgia, being of sound mind and memory, being desirous to settle my worldly [word "affairs" marked out] business do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.


Item 1st  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Poe all my plantations I now hold, and where I now live, with all the improvements - These lands designated No. 141 - 149 - 176 - in the 6th district, and

4th Section in said County - together with all the appurtenances thereunto. Also all my living negros, together with thier [as spelled in will] increase if any - also all my live stock, such as Horses, mules, Cattles, Hogs, Sheep and bees, also waggons, Buggys, threshers, Blacksmiths tools, and all farming utensils, also all the household and kitchen furniture. All the just debts first be paid out of my estate. Should there be money, notes or accounts left, on hand, Such money, notes or accounts I give to my wife Jane Poe during her natural life or widowhood - 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 negros be hers during her life, and at her death, it is my wish for the said two negros to revert back to my estate, and at the death of my wife all the property be sold and equally divided between my grand children, except a sufficient amount to bury my wife, and erect a tomb over her grave. The above property to be sold by the Court - The children alluded to is the children of A. W. Poe dec'd - and Mahaly, Catharine, Christopher - the money put on interest by the Court and given to the heirs as they arrive at the age of twenty one years. Signed Sealed, and published, and declared to be my last will and testament the July 2d 1861
Sam'l Poe


We the undersigned do hereby certify that the foregoing was signed by the testator as the last will and testament in our presence, and that we signed the same in his presence at his special instance request, and in

the presence of each other on this Thur. July 2d 1861.


L B Stranger

A K Rhinehart

George W. Clemmons