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Georgia

Meriwether County In the Name of God amen   

                                                                                                I Alsa Fuller of the county and state aforesaid being of a diminished age and knowing that I must surely leave this world deems it right and proper as it respects thyself and family that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me I therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me.

Item 1stI desire and direct that my body buried in a decent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition. My soul I trust shall be returned to the God who gave it and I hope for salvation through the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and as I humbly trust enjoyed for fifty or more years

Item 2nd I devise and direct they all my just debts be paid without delay by executor hereinafter named as there is no cause for delay.

Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy A Fuller with whom I have lived in the strictest quiet and love for thirty odd years. Lot of land on which I new reside No 237 in the eleventh District of originally Troup now county aforesaid as well as state. Containing two hundred and two and one half acres with all the rights members and ___?_   __?__ there to or in any wise belonging, free from the control or management of any one but herself for and during her natural life and after her death to be sold to the highest buffer and the net proceeds divided equally between all my children there in life or the child or children o any that may be ___ have died.

Item 4th I devise and direct that all my perishable property of whatever nature (with the exception of any notes on account or demands of any nature that I may have against any of my children at my death) As I particularly decree and wish that the said demand be cancelled and destroyed to be sold to the highest bidder and the proceeds arising there from to be equally divided between all my children there in life or the child or children of any that may have died and my wife Nancy A Fuller.

Item 5thI devise and direct my executors hereinafter named to have my farming, that is my present crop of every description, to be carried on by them without interruption and after being matured gathered and sold in all auspices of same said in full then and in that event should there be surplus to be divided equally between my wife Nancy and all my children here in life or the child or children of any that may have died.

Item 6th I devise and direct my executors hereinafter named sell to the highest bidder all the balance of my real estate it consists in part of lots of land No.s213, 245,256, and 223 and the net proceeds to be equally divided between all of my children there in life or the child or children of any that may have died.

Item 7thThe property I have heretofore giving in this my last will and testament to my daughter Sarah A. C. McGarhee and children. My desire and wish particularly is that the same shall be free from the debts or control of her present or future husband.

Item 8thThe property I have heretofore given in this my last will and testament to my son Perry W. Fuller. My desire and wish is that the same be held in trust by my son Jones C. Fuller for the benefit and size of said Perry W. Fuller and family during the said Perry W.ís natural life and at his death be divided equally between all of his children there in life or child or children of any that may have died.

Item 9thI devise and direct that in the event of My grandson Jones C. Grant (now an inmate of my family) should stay with my wife Nancy S for and during the term of two years must__?__ and in the meantime ____?__ and assist in cultivating the farm and take care of his grandmother. Then and in that event my desire and wish is that he should have for services rendered fifty dollars in cash with schooling, clothing and board free for said two years.

Item 10thI give and bequeath to Sic McLaughlin a man of color the house and one acre of land surrounding the same he now lives in for and during his natural life.

Item 11thI constitute and appoint my son Jones C. Fuller and my son in law John M. Todd executors to this my last will and testament

 

 

                                                                                                Alsey Fuller

 

Signed sealed declared and published by Alsey Fuller as his last will and testament in the presence of the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator and of each other this 21st of May 1879

 

 

 

                                                                                                J.R. Hilsman

                                                                                                Elijah Smith      

                                                                                                R.H. Cousins