Son of William and Elizabeth (McKeehan) Appleby
Elizabeth Adams, his wife
Last Will and Testament of William Appleby
|William Appleby, 1861, (Jackson Co., GA probate
records; Book B, page 159)
Georgia, Jackson County
"In the name of God amen I William Appleby of the County and State aforesaid being some (what) advanced in
age but of good mind and memory through the mercy of God and knowing that I must die deem it right to make
a disposition of the property with which a kind (?) Providence has blessed me do make and ordain my last Will
and Testament as follows:
Item 1st - I Resign my body to the dust from whence it came my Soul I trust will return to God who gave it.
Item 2nd- I desire that all my just debts and funeral Expenses be paid by my Executors hereafter named.
Item 3rd - I desire and direct that all my property both personal and Real be kept and the place I now Reside
or any other place I have move to during my life by my beloved wife Elizabeth (S?) Appleby during her natural
life and after her death to be Sold by my Executors all Except Mary also I wish her and her children all to be
Sold together at same time balance of my property and the proceeds that arise from the sale of all my property
Equally divided among all of John D. Barnett Children that he has or may have by his present wife Martha Ann
Barnett formerly Martha Ann Appleby per (stripes?)
Item 4th - I herby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth (S?) Appleby my Executrix and John D.
Barnett my Executor to this my last will and testament this 25th January 1861.
Will Appleby (seal)
Signed sealed delivered and published by William Appleby as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
the Subscribers who subscribe our names here to in the presence of the testator at his special Instance and
Request and in presence of each other this 25th January 1861.
A. (S/) Bennett
Georgia, Jackson County
Personally appeared before me in the court of ordinary first Monday in April 1870 P. F. Hinton, M. M. Pittman
and A. S. Bennett who being duly sworn deposeth and Says that they saw William Appleby and within named
Testator Sign seal and Publish the within writing to be his last Will and Testament and that they subscribed the
same as witnesses in presence of each other and at his request and that they believe he was at the time of sound
and disposing mind and memory Sworn to and subscribed and before me in open court date above written.
A. ( S.?) Bennett
T. L. Ross, Ordy.
Recorded the 6th April 1870
T. L. Ross, Ordinary"
revised: 8 April 2005