THE WILL OF JAMES LOWERY, Sr.
James made his will Dec 9, 1820. The will was probated in the September term of 1824. The following transcription of that will was contributed by Peggy Heard. According to the GA State Archives, her document is a copy of the original will.
In the name of God, Amen, I James Lowrey Sr (sic) of the state of Ga &
county of Franklin, being of sound mind & disposing memory do make &
publish this my last will & testament in the manner & form following:
(1) After all debts are lawfully paid I give & bequeath to my beloved wife,
Onner/Anner, the third of the tract of land where on I now live, that is to say
the whole of the rent & net income arising from the same, one dark bay mare
named Frances, her side saddle, bridle & her choice of two cows &
calves, her choice of all my cattle, all my household & kitchen furniture,
all my stocks of hogs, during her natural life or widowhood. (2) I give to my
two sons say, Benjamin Lowrey & John Wesley Lowrey, at the death or close of
widow hood of my now wife, Onner/Anner, all the tract of land where on I now
live & two other tract of land I now own joining this tract, the three
tracts containing 556 & 1/2 acres, & my wagon to be equally divided
between them both each, to have & share alike. All the rest of my property I
bequeath to all my children say; Benjamin Lowrey, Henry Lowrey, Mary Holbrook,
Christopher Lowrey, Sally Lowrey, Aby Trimble, & John Wesley Lowrey to be
equally divided between them all, each share & share alike. I revoke all
other wills or will here tofore by me made at any time, ordaining, ratifying
& publishing this to be my last will & testament, constituting &
appointing James Lowrey SM/LM? & my son John Wesley Lowrey my sole executors
to this my last will & testament in witness where of I the said
James Lowrey Sr have hereunto set my hand & seal this 9th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty, in the presents of Clement Dollar, Burdett Leach, Samuel F Gerrald.
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