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Will of John McMullan, Jr.

(Thanks to Beverly Adamst and Gale Fuller)


In the name of God Amen
I John McMullan of the county of Baldwin and Sate of Georgia being in tolerable health of body and sound of mind and memory, blessed be God for the same, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make & ordain this to be my last will and testament revoking all others - I give my soul to God and my body to be decently buried by my friends;

Secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane McMullan one half of my lot of land in Baldwin County adjoining old Mr. Myrick whereon Jesse O. Owsley now lives with all the improvements thereto belonging, one negro man by the name Big Sam, my grey horse gig & harness, one side saddle, two feather beds and furniture my large chest, my Birch (Slab or Slat), one set of knives and forks, one set of teaspoons, one set cups & saucers, one pot and oven, ten barrels of corn six hundred pounds of pork one hundred pounds sugar, fifty pounds coffee, one cow & calf.

3rd I give all the balance of my land to be equally divided
between my four sons (viz) William McMullan, Daniel McMullan, John McMullan and Jeremiah McMullan. It is my will and wish that all the rest of my property be sold on a credit of twelve months, or at the discretion of my Executor, except the following property (viz) one negro boy by the name of little Sam which I give and bequeath to my little son Jeremiah McMullan, one feather bed and furniture which I give & bequeath to Lemuel Crittenden. The balance of my property when sold, the money arising from the sale to be equally divided among my surviving children, as my daughters Betsy and Polly have parted from their husbands it is my wish and desire that my executors keep the money that will be coming to them in the division & give it to them for their support as they think proper - I appoint these my friend, my Executor, Lemuel Crittenden, Jane McMullan and Daniel McMullan.

Signed in presence of
19 November 1829
Jesse C. Owsley
Mathew Caswell
Edwd Huff

Georgia Court of Ordinary
Baldwin County May Term 1830

The within instrument propounded by Lemuel Crittenden as the last will and testament of John McMullan dec'd was duly proven by the oaths of Edwd Huff and Mathew Caswell two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and admitted to record accordingly.

R. A. Green CLK

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