Last Will and Testament of Louisa B. Dawson
Georgia, Bartow County.
I, Miss Louisa Blake Dawson, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills that I have heretofore made.
It is my will and desire that my body be buried in cemetery of the Episcopal Church with the Episcopal ceremony, and that all the expenses therewith connected be bourne out of my estate.
It is my will and desire that all of my just debts be paid as soon as practicable after my death.
I will and bequeath to my niece, Miss Noelee Dawson of Charleston, S.C. my diamond ring the same being and old gold ring set with one large diamond and two small ones.
I will and bequeath to my niece, Miss Leize Dawson, of Charleston, S.C. my small breast pin.
I will and bequeath to my niece, Miss Matilda Dawson of Charleston, S.C. my large breast pin.
I will and bequeath to Mrs. Henry W. Rackley, of Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, the remaining of my estate, of all kinds and nature, which consists of cotton mill stock and some money deposited in the Bank of Acworth, Ga., the cotton mill stock, as I remember it, is stock in the Buffalo Union Mills, of Union, S.C., it being my intention to give to said Mrs. Rackley all the mill stock that I die seized and possessed of as well as of the money left me at my death, wherever it may be deposited, and all the residue of my estate, after the three bequests above named to go to Mrs. Henry W. Rackley.
I hereby appoint W.C. Henson, of Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, as executor of this, my last will and testament, and relieve him from making bond, or making returns to Court whatever, and will and direct as practicable after my death, that he deliver my estate to the beneficiaries named herein, upon the proper receipt and showing that they have and receive it in fee simple. This Aug. 16, 1923.
Louisa B. Dawson
Signed, sealed, declared and published by Miss Louisa Blake Dawson as her last will and testament, in the presence of the undersigned as witnesses thereto, being called individually and specially by Miss Louisa Blake Dawson as witnesses to this will, she first signing the same in our presence, and we then signing as witnesses in her presence and in the presence of each other. This August 16, 1923.