“Wills and Deeds of Hall County Georgia”
Robert H. and Barbara E. McDonald
Page 43, 44, 45.
Georgia, Hall County
Transcribed by Carolyn Ward 2007
(From Hall County, but the family migrated to Cass shortly afterwards. )
In the name of God Amen.
I Ezekiel Woolley (farmer and jeweler) a citizen of the State and County aforementioned being sick and in a low State of health but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same–Being sens that it is appointed once for men to die, I have thought proper to make my will which is in matter and form in words following–
1st.–I Will my Soul to God that gave it–
2nd.–I will my body to my beloved wife & my children collectively for them to dispose of agreeable to their discretion.
3rd.–As respects all my worldly concerns I hereby nominate constitute and ordain my Wife Margaret Woolley and my son Andrew F. Woolley my Executors to this my last will and testament that they jointly take in possession (immediately after my death) all my property both personal & real that they collect, all debts both Notes & Book accounts due me and pay all my just debts–
4th.–Then I will that my Wife Margaret take in possession all the balance of my estate both personal and real, and make of all or any part of it, at any time according to her own Will during her natural life, and she is by these presents fully authorized to lease release, deed, will all or any part of the above specified estate both personal and real among the children or other wise–
5th.–I do hereby declare this to be my last will & testament declaring all other Wills by me made at any time previous to be entirely null & void and of no effect whatever–
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this twenty fifth day of September Eighteen hundred and thirty.
Ezekiel Woolley Seal
Signed & Sealed in presence in presence of:
Carey W. Jackson
You and each of you do swear that you saw Ezekiel Woolley Sign Seal publish and declare this writing to be and contain his last Will and testament that at the time thereof he was of sound disposing mind and and memory, and that he did it freely without compulsion to the best of your knowledge–So help you God–
Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this 1st. day of November 1830
Carey W. Jackson A.M. Gillespie
I do Solemnly Swear that this writing contains the true last Will of the within named Ezekiel Woolley deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same by paying the debts and then the legacies contained in said Will as far as his goods and chattels will thereunto extend and the law charge me and that I will make a true and perfect inventory of all such good & chattels So help me God.
Andrew F. Woolley
Sworn to & subscribed in open Court this 1st. day of November 1830
Gro Hawpe C.C.O.