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Transcribed Will of James Roseberry

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Date: 25 Nov 1842 [unknown]
Location: Newton County, Georgia, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Roseberry Knight Perkerson
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Will of James Roseberry

Sources

  • "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, (FamilySearch : 20 May 2014), Newton > image 103-105 of 350; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

Transcribed Text:

Newton County Georgia

In the name of God, Amen I James Rosebury of the said County and State being of sound disposing mind and memory, and knowing that life is uncertain and death inevitable, and being desirous of disposing of the property a good providence has enabled me to possess do hereby make utter publish and declare the following to be my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all other wills at any time made by me

Item the first. It is my will and desire that my Executor pay my just debts if any be due.

Item the second. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha Rosebury during her natural life the tract of land upon which I now reside lying and being in the County of Newton containing two hundred two and one half acres more or less, lying on Wildcat creek adjoining the lands of Livingston, Cowen, Thompson and Miller and two negroe slaves (Viz) Westly a man about twenty years of age, and Nancy a woman about eighteen years of age which said two negroe slaves are thusly given to my wife forever, and to be disposed of by my said wife in her life or at her death as she may think fit, which boy Westly is now loaned to Reuben Woodruff

Item the third. I give and bequeath to my wife Martha Rosebury forever all my household and kitchen furniture of every name and kind, farming tools, a horse to be selected by herself, one dearborn wagon, and such of my stock (cattle and hogs) as my said wife may select and a sufficiency of provisions to support her and her family for one year

Item the fourth. I do hereby give and bequeath to John N Williamson of Covington in trust for my son Richard Rosebury the undivided half of the lot of land upon which I now reside, which lot is more particularly described in the second item of this my will, the use r______ and possession thereof to be delayed until the death of my wife Martha Rosebury

Item the fifth. I do hereby give and bequeath after the death of my wife Martha Rosebury unto John N Williamson in trust for my son William Rosebury and his heirs the undivided half of the lot of land upon which I reside, more fully described in the second item of this my last will and testament.

Item the sixth. It is my will and desire after my death and as soon as convenient that the following named negroes Tilman, John, Caty, Mary, Jinney, Amy, Sarah and her three children Charlotte, Aimstead and Huldy which said last mentioned four negroes are now in the possession of my son in law James M Knight, Eliza a girl in the possession of my son in law John Perkerson, and Isham a boy in the possession of my son William Rosebury and all the future increase of any or all the aforesaid negroes in this Item mentioned shall be valued by three good and disinterested persons to be appointed by the Ordinary Court of Newton County, to which said valuation shall be added such personal property as shall not have been disposed of herein, and also the sum of nine hundred dollars heretofore advanced to and paid for my son Richard Rosebury and after such valuation, I give and bequeath unto James M Knight in trust for my daughter Mary Knight and her heirs born and to be born, the following negroes now in the possession of the said James M Knight under a ____ viz Sarah, Charlotte, Aimstead, and Huldy and their increase, and if the said negroes thus given to the said James M Knight in trust for my daughter Mary Knight and her heirs shall exceed in value the fifth part or portion of the whole valuation and assessment as is herein before ____ in this sixth item of my will then and that event the said James M Knight is to pay and account for such excess

Item the seventh. It is my will and desire after the valuation and estimate as directed in the preceding sixth item of this my will and after seting a part of James M Knight in trust aforesaid and upon terms aforesaid the four negroes and their increase as is directed in the said sixth item, then that the said three persons appointed by the Ordinary court aforesaid shall divide the ballance of the negroes mentioned in the sixth item and the other property aluded to and intended in the said sixth item and the excess paid by James M Knight if any, into four equal shares and one of the four equal shares to be vested in and become the property of John N Williamson in trust for my son Richard Rosebury deducting from the sum of nine hundred dollars previously paid for and advanced to the said Richard Rosebury; one of the said four equal shares to be vested in and become the property of John N Williamson in trust for my son William Rosebury and his heirs; one of the said four equal shares to be vested in and become the property of John Perkerson in trust for my daughter Martha Perkerson and her heirs born and to be born and one of the said four equal shares to be vested in and become the property of John N Williamson in trust for my daughter Frances Woodruff and her heirs born and to be born.

Item the eighth. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha Rosebury in fee simple the undivided half of a parcel of land upon which my son Richard Rosebury now resides, in the ninth district of originally Henry now Newton County, and which may be particularly known and identified by reference to a deed for the same from Harry Camp to myself James D Rosebury dated the 6th day of January 1842.

Item the ninth. It is my will and desire at the death of my son Richard Rosebury, that all the property which may by this will, be vested in John N Williamson in trust for Richard Rosebury, be retained by the said John N Williamson in trust for my grand sons Robert Rosebury and William Rosebury sons of Richard Rosebury

Item the tenth. Having full faith and confidence in my friend John Webb of Newton County, I do hereby appoint the said John Webb as Executor to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof the said James Rosebury hath to the forgoing last will and testament set his hand and seal this twenty fifth day of November Eighteen hundred and forty two

James Rosebury, his mark

Signed sealed published and declared by James Rosebury in our presence as his last will and testament and to which we attest in his presence Robert Cowen Chesley Kinney Robert Thompson

Recorded November 13th 1846 William D Luckie

Slaves

  • Westly, male, about 20 years of age, with Reuben Woodruff
  • Nancy, female, about 18 year of age
  • Tilman
  • John
  • Caty
  • Mary
  • Jinney
  • Amy
  • Sarah, female, mother of Charlotte, Aimstead and Huldy, with James M Knight
  • Charlotte child of Sarah, with James M Knight
  • Aimstead child of Sarah, with James M Knight
  • Huldy child of Sarah, with James M Knight
  • Eliza. female. with John Pergerson
  • Isham, male, with William Rosebury




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