William Babb Will

Baldwin County, Georgia 1878
Will Book A, page 88-89

In the name of God amen, I William Babb of the county of Baldwin and State of Georgia, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and ____ ____ life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare, this to be my Last Will and Testament; That is to say first that after all my debts are paid, and discharged, the residue of my estate ___ and personal, I give, bequeath, and dispose of as follows to wit: To my Six children viz= Tillman, Lawrence, Sarah Jane, Martha Ann, Virginia and Fannie Brookin - the wife of Benjamin Brookin - the Lot of Land on which I now reside containing two hundred and Sixty Acres more or less, to be divided equally between them, share and share alike to have and to hold during their natural lives, after their deaths to heirs of their body respectively.
The Shares of my daughters Sarah Jane, Martha Ann, and Virginia, to be adjoining each other and surveyed as to embrace the dwelling and Surroundings.  I also ordain that my beloved wife remain on the said premises with my daughters Sarah Jane, Martha Ann and Virginia to retain all my household and kitchen furniture, likewise all my farming implements, my son Lawrence to have his portion of the land where he now resides-
To my beloved wife I give all my perishable property that my remaining after selling a sufficiency to pay all my lawful debts; Also I give to her the lot of land that I own lying in North Georgia containing forty acres,  to dispose of as she deems proper.
Likewise I make, constitute and appoint my wife to be Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 28 day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred seventy eight.

                                                                                                 William X  Babb
his mark

Signed, Sealed and declared by William Babb in our presence to be his last Will and Testament and Signed in the presence of each other and in the presence of the said testator of his Special Request
   Wm N. Gray
    J. W Vinson
    S. J. Moran
Filed in Office July 16 1878, Daniel B. Sanford, Ordinary

Georgia, Baldwin County
     Court of Ordinary August Term 1878
Personally came before me Daniel B. Sanford, Ordinary in and for said State and County in open Court at the the regular August Term 1878 of said court  J.W. Vinson one of the subscribing Witnesses to William Babb's will who being duly sworn deposes and says that he saw William Babb sign and publish the within and foregoing as his last will and testament while of sound and disposing mind and memory that he ___ witnessed the same for him together with Wm. M. Gray and S. J. Moran at his ___ request in his presence and in the presence of each other, and that the same was executed voluntarily by him on the day it purports to have been executed!
J.W.. Vinson
Sworn to and subscribed before me in open court this August the 5th 1878 Daniel B. Sanford, Ordinary

Source: Baldwin County Georgia Probate Court
Will Book A, page 88-89


Eileen Babb McAdams copyright 2002