Source: WarrenCo,Ga 1798-1852 admr est/wills
Written: August 15 1831
Recorded: March 9 1832

The Last Will & Testament of Edmund Cody Deceas’d

Georgia, Warren County} In the name of God Amen. I Edmund Cody of the county

aforesaid Do make & Ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form
following: To God I commend my soul & my body to the Earth in decent Buried.

And as it respects my Earthly estate I wish first that all my just debts be
paid and

Second} It is my will & pleasure that all my estate both real and personal,
that I shou’d die in possession of be sold on a credit of twelve months the
purchaser giving small notes with approv’d security that is two hundred &
seventy eight acres of Land where I now live and sixteen negroes (to wit)
James Susan Dicey Julia Rachel Vincent Alfred Aily Betty Cloe Ruby Dolly
Rebecca Martha Matilda and Tempy Together with my horses & stock of every
kind. One wagon & gig working utensils together with my House & Kitchen
furniture and increase if any and

Third} I give my Daughter Sarah Hardaway seven hundred dollars to be paid out
of my Estate in eighteen months from the sale.

4th} I give my Grandson Robert Cody fifty Dollars in cash to be paid out of my
estate in eighteen monts from the sale.

5th} I give to the children of my son James Cody deceased to be equally
divided share & share alike (to wit) Edmund Cody, Benjamin, Robert, Celia,
Elias, Christopher C., Katherine, Eliza, Lucretia and James Cody Seven hundred
dollars to be paid out of my estate and furthermore it is my will and pleasure
that my Executors pay off those my above named Grandchildren that has or may
arrive to the age of twenty one years their full parts or shares in eighteen
months from the sale and the minors if any their shares be kept in my
Executors Hands by their paying the interest and payed of as the arrive at
twenty one years and

Sixth} I give my Grandson Albert L. Cody five hundred Dollars to be paid out
of my estate and to bear interest in the hands of his guardian in eighteen
months from the sale, but provided he should die before he is twenty one years
of age the whole shall be made a part of my Estate and subject to distribution
between my Daughter Sarah Hardeway and my Son Barnett Cody and aforesaid Grand
children Sons and Daughters of James Cody deceas’d.

7th} It is my will & pleasure that the surplus of my estate be equally divided
share & share alike between by Daughter Sarah Hardaway and my Son Barnett Cody
and aforesaid Grand Children Sons & Daughters of James Cody Deceas’d.

I nominate constitute & appoint my Son Barnett Cody and G W Hardaway my
Executors of this my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other wills by
me made August 15th 1831

Edmund Cody (His mark)

Signed in presences of us: Peter Cody, James Higginbotham, Drury A. McCullers

Georgia Warren County} You Drury A McCullers Swear that you saw Edmund Cody
the Testator sign seal publish & devise the within Instrument of writing as
his Last Will & Testament and that at the time of his so doing he was of sound
mind & Disposing memory (in your opiinion) & that he did it freely without
compulsion and that you farther swear that you saw Peter Cody & James
Higginbotham Sigtn their names as witnesses also. So Help you God. Drury A
McCullers

Test: T. Franklin Clk…..Order’d of record by the Court and Recorded 9th of
March 1832. T. Franklin Clerk C O W C

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