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Obituary for Basil Woolley

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The following text is verbatim from: "Basil Woolley", Family Search - Collaboration (https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/collaborate/KN8W-8WG), FamilySearch, database; accessed 18 May 2021

"Obituary in the Jacksonville Republican, May 15, 1849 "State of Alabama County of Benton County court, sitting for Orphans Business, May 14, 1849. This day came Irby Woolley and Pinkney Woolley, administrator of the estate of Basil Woolley, deceased, by Martin and Thomason their attorneys, and filed their petition, setting forth that said deceased died siezed and possessed of certain lands therein described, situate in the county of Benton and state of Alabama, known and distinguished as the East half of Section 7, Township 14 and range 7, East, except 40 acres off the West line, and the SE fourth of Section 6, Township 14 and range 7, East. Also the East half of Section 18, Township 14 and Range 7, East all lying and being situate in the county of Benton. That it is necessary to divide the before mentioned tracts or parcels of land between the heirs of the said Basil Woolley, and that said lands cannot be equally, fairly and beneficially divided among the said heirs without a sale thereof. That said Basil Woolley left the following named children and heirs at law of his estate, to wit: Robert A. Woolley, Irby Woolley, Pinkney Woolley, Jennet Jones, wife of Hugh Jones, formerly Jennet Woolley, Minor Woolley, Andrew J. Woolley, Basil Woolley, Sabry C. Washburn, wife of Thomas Washburn, formerly Sabry Woolley, Ann E. Brown, wife of Guioa J L Brown, formerly Ann E. Woolley, all of full age, who reside in the State of Alabama, and Athea Hays wife of Edmond Hays, formerly Althea Woolley, who is of full age and resides in the State of Louisiana, Mary C. Woolley, a minor over the age of 14 years who resides in the State of Alabama, and for whom James Crow has been appointed guardian, ad idem. Alleging that it is necessary to sell said land for the purpose of making an equal, fair and beneficial distribution among the heirs of said deceased, and that an equal, fair and beneficial distribution cannot be made without a sale thereof; and further showing among other things, t hat Althea Hays, wife of Edmond Hays, one of the heirs of said estate, resides beyond the limits of this state to with, in the state of Louisiana, and avidavit having been made that said Althea Hays and her husband Edmond Hays beyond the limits of this state. It is therefore ordered by this court that publication be made in the Jacksonville Republican for 40 days, notifying all persons interested to appear at a regular term of said court, to be held at the court house in the town of Jacksonville on the first Monday in July, A.D. 1849, to answer said petition, or the same will be taken as confessed. Witness: A. Woods, Clerk of said court at office, May 15, 1849" Benton County was renamed Calhoun County in 1858. In the book "Old Records of Estates & Administrations, Benton (Calhoun) County", Vol 7 there are numerous notations of gifts of slaves to his children, sales transactions , Levies and the probating of his will. He had land in Marshall County, St. Clair County and Benton County. BIOGRAPHY: Wooley's Ford. The site is about four miles above the forks of the Chestatee and Chattahooche rivers and is now under Lake Lanier. It was an old crossing og the Chattaachooche River and was named for Basil Wooley who settled nearby in 1821. BIOGRAPHY: Wooley's Community. On Route 136 near Lake Lanier. BIOGRAPHY: Wooley's Mill. In 1842, this was known as Hymer's Mill BIOGRAPHY: The above was found in "The History of Hall County". Hall County, Georgia BIOGRAPHY: Basil Woolley moved from Edge field Districtk South Carolina to Georgia after March 1811 (his son Irby was born in Edgefield March 10, 1811) and before April 1813 (His daughter Gennetta was born in Hall County, Georgia April 1, 1813). He moved to the Bibb County, Alabama area by February 1823 where his son Andrew Jackson was born (February 20, 1823)."

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