Will of Thomas T. McMullan

(Thanks to Barbara Matchett and Gale Fuller)

State of Georgia -- Monroe Co.

I Thomas T. McMullan of said State and County, being of advanced age and
feeble in body, but of sound and well disposing mind have thought proper and right to
make this my last will and testament revoking all others heretofore made by me.

Item 1st. I desire that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like burial.

Item 2nd. I desire that all of my just debts be paid out of the rents of my farm, my
half of the cotton gin over by water, and out of the rent of my half interest in the grist
mill.

Item 3rd. I desire that seventy five dollars or more if my executors think it
necessary, be expended in fitting a stone wall ro an iron fence around the four graves
of Nail McMullan, Mrs. Millie McMullan, J. K. McMullan deceased and my own.

Item 4th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary S. McMullan my bureau and
sideboard: the balance of my household and kitchen furniture I desire shall be divided
equally among my sons R. T. and Nail McMullan and my daughter Mary S. McMullan.

Item 5th. In as much as I think that there will sufficient money rising from rents,
sales of stock to pay my just debts, I desire that my executors shall rent or lease out my
lands for three years. Said renting or leasing to be for one year at a time or for three
years at a time as my executors may think best for all concerned. At the expiration of
three years or sooner of said executors think it a laborable time for selling land I desire
that said executors shall sell said lands at public or private sale and in parcels to suit
purchasers provided such parcels do not do not injure the sale of any other lands. The
one hundred acres (more or less) lying on eight-mile creek to be sold with a reserve of
right-of-way to the mill.

Item 6th. After any lands shall have been sold, I desire that an equal division be
made among by five children; R. T. McMullan, Mary S. McMullan, Nail McMullan,
Chappell McMullan and J. K. McMullan's children(his share) The said J. K. McMullan
surviving children to receive the said J. K. McMullan share when they become of age.

Item 7th. I desire that my executors shall appropriate the money due my sons
J.K. McMullan's children after the said division to buy a place for the said children if the
said executors think it best for the children.

Item 8th. I desire that my half interest in the grist mill, Water cotton gin and
seventeen acres of land belonging thereto shall be sold at any time during the three
years above mentioned that my executors may think it will bring a gain price.

Item 9th. I desire that the money arising from rents and after my just debts have
been paid be equally divided as soon as collected.

Item 10th. I desire that one hundred dollars be paid to the guardian of Joe
Jobson's children for the said children. Twenty five dollars to Mrs. Rosa Higgins and
one hundred and twenty five dollars to Mrs. Judith Higgins with interest from the date of
Margaret keys death.

Item 11th. I constitute and appoint my sons, R. T. McMullan and Chappell
McMullan executors. I constitute and appoint my son R. T. McMullan guardian for my
son J. K. McMullan's children.

Signed.....Thomas T. McMullan

Signed sealed and delivered and published by Thomas T. McMullan as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribed who subscribe our names hereunto in the presence of said testator and each other June 26th 1875

Signed sealed and delivered) in the presence of
                                ) John W. Butler
John W. Wooten J.P. ) T. C. Ham

Georgia Monroe County) Personally appeared before me the undersigned T. C.Ham of said county and being duly sworn deposes and says that he witnessed the last will and testament of Thomas T. McMullan that he in person saw the said Thomas T. McMullan sign publish and declare the within instrument as his last will and testament that he said Thomas t. McMullan at the time of signing the same was of sound and disposing memory, that deponent was present at the time of signing the said instrument by _____ and that he signed the same freely and voluntary and without compulsion and that he was present and was the _____ witness. John W. Wooten

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