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Absalom Jordan_ Last Will & Testament_1859

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Bibb County Georgia
In the name of God Amen
I Absalom Jordan of Said State and County being advanced in age and knowing that I must shortly depart from this world deem it right and proper both as respects Myself 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 annuling all others heretofore made by me,
Item 1st I desire that all my just debts be paid without by my Executors hereafter named as I am unwilling my inheritors should be delayed of their rights especially as there is no necessity for delay.
Item 2nd I give and devise to my beloved Wife Julia Jordan with whom I have lived in the quiet and strict love for forty eight years all that I am possessed of both real and personal with the exception of one Negro man named Luck, she is the enjoy it till her death at which time I want all of my property to be equally divided between my children.
Item 3rd My Negro man Luck I want him to work for himself under a Guardianship of my Sons Wiley and James Jordan after the death of myself
Item 4th I Constitute and appoint my beloved sons Wiley and James Jordan Executors to this my last Will and Testament this July 24, 1859.
Sighed Absalom Jordan
Sealed declared and published by
Absalom Jordan as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers who Subscribed our names hereto in presence of Said Testator and of each other this July 24th 1859: David Samuel Miller Solomon R. Johnson, D.W. Brasswell, Wm. J. Langston

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