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Will of Martha Roseberry

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Date: Sep 1847 [unknown]
Location: Newton County, Georgia, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Roseberry Perkerson Knight
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Will of Martha Roseberry

Georgia Newton County

I Martha Roseberry of the County and State aforesaid being of perfect mind and a sound and disposing memory and knowing the certainty of death think it proper to therefore to make such disposition of my worldly affairs as I wish to take place after my decease, therefore do make and ordain this instrument to be my last will and testament

Item first. I will and bequeath to James Knight in trust for his Wife Mary Knight and her children a negro man name West also one feather bedstead and furniture and my cupboard which I wish Mary to keep in remembrance of me

Item second. I will and bequeath to John Perkerson in trust for his wife Martha and her children a negro girl name Nanse also a feather bedstead and furniture known as my bed and a brass kettle I wish Martha to keep in remembrance of me

Item third. I will and bequeath to Richard Roseberry a beadstead and furniture known as his Father's bed

Item forth. I will and bequeath to William Roseberry a bedstead and furniture also the sum of three hundred dollars

Item fifth. It is my will that the Inferior Court of Newton County appoint three fit and proper person to appraise the negros already name and awl the other property which may be found in my possession at my death and the effects which is so found and not named in the foregoing items of the instrument together with the land where Richard Roseberry now lives to be sold on a twelve____ credit and pay William Roseberry the three hundred dollars named in the fourth item and the ballance so arrange as to make John Perkerson's negro equal in value to the one James Knight gets if there should not be enough James Knight must make it up

Item sixth. It is my wil that John Perkerson pay to Richard Aloza six dollars as long as R Aloza lives and that James Knight pay him form ____ understood the pay must to be annually James Knight can pay his in provisions

Item seven. Having full confidence in my friend Colembers D Pace I appoint him my Executor to take charge of my estate first to pay my debts and then to carry out my wishes as described in this instrument

Item eight. I loaned William Roseberry forty dollars which I wish deducted from the amount left him this July 15th 1847

Signed in the presents of C. Kinney HJ Parker John Thompson

Martha Roseberry, her mark


  • West, called Westly in her husband's will, bequeathed to James Knight
  • Nanse, called Nancy in her husband's will, bequeathed to John Perkerson


  • "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, (FamilySearch : 20 May 2014), Newton > Wills 1823-1871 vol 1-2 > image 117 of 350; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

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