| (Thanks to Barbara
Matchett and Gale Fuller)
of Georgia -- Monroe Co.
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.
1st. I desire that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like
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
3rd. I desire that seventy five dollars or more if my executors
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.
4th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary S. McMullan my bureau
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
5th. In as much as I think that there will sufficient money rising
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.
6th. After any lands shall have been sold, I desire that an equal
made among by five children; R. T. McMullan, Mary S. McMullan, Nail
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.
7th. I desire that my executors shall appropriate the money due
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.
8th. I desire that my half interest in the grist mill, Water cotton
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.
9th. I desire that the money arising from rents and after my just
been paid be equally divided as soon as collected.
10th. I desire that one hundred dollars be paid to the guardian
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.
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.
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
sealed and delivered) in the presence of
) John W. Butler
John W. Wooten J.P. ) T. C. Ham
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