Will of H. A. Johnsey

Bartow Co., Georgia
Will Book B (1885-1922), pages 271-272  
Transcribed and submitted by: Margaret St. Jean

I, H. A. Johnsey of said County being of sound and disposing mind and memory make this my last Will and testament, revoking all previous wills and testaments heretofore made by me:-

ITEM I.            I wish my body to be buried in a decent manner at my family burying ground near my present residence.

ITEM II.          I wish all my just debts paid out of my estate as soon as practicable.

ITEM III.         I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Zulia A. Johnsey the following property:- All my right, title and interest in and to lots number thirty seven (37), one hundred and eight (108), one hundred and nine (109), one hundred and ten (110) and one hundred and eleven (111) all in the fourth district and third section of originally Cherokee and now Bartow County, excepting and reserving my family burying ground containing about ½ acre in the northwest corner of said lot no. one hundred and nine, which half acre is reserved as a family burying ground. I own the entire fee simple title in said lot one hundred and nine (109) and all said other lots except the minerals and mineral interests and water power thereon. I also give my said wife all my personal property of whatsoever kind, nature and description.

ITEM 4.           I have already given my son, Thadeus Johnsey, everything which I wish him to have out of my estate, having conveyed to him by written deed all the property which I wish him to have; and therefore neither he nor any of his heirs is to have any further interest in my estate. I have this day also conveyed to my grandson, Arthur Johnsey, lot of land no. one hundred and seventy-eight (178) in the Fourth (4th) district and third section of Bartow County, Georgia, containing certain reservations as I did not own the entire fee simple title in said lot. I have also conveyed heretofore to my said wife all my interest in lot of land no. 179 in the 4th district and third section of said County. All these deeds and conveyances were absolute in their nature and not intended to be testamentary.

ITEM 5.           I nominate and appoint my said wife, Zulia A. Johnsey, as sole executrix of this my last Will and testament and there shall be no inventory, appraisement or return of my estate; but my said wife, who is sole legatee under this Will of all I possess or own, may take and enjoy the same without being compelled, as executrix or otherwise, to make any report to any Court and without any order or other action on the part of any Court.     

Witness my hand and seal this March 29, 1901.
[signed] H. A. Johnsey

The above and foregoing was this day signed, sealed, executed and published by H.A. Johnsey as his last Will and testament in the presence of the undersigned as witnesses hereto, the said Johnsey signing, sealing, executing and publishing the same and declaring it to be his last Will and testament in the presence of each and all of us who sign the same as witnesses thereto each and all in the presence and sight of said Johnsey and at his request as witnesses thereto, and in the presence and sight of each other. This Mar. 29, 1901

                                                                        [signed]            G.O. Smith
                                                                                                Albert U./W. Howard
                                                                                                Paul F. Akin



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