Last Will and Testament of Joseph Jackson
submitted by Virginia Crilley

Printed in Sept 13, 1848 Georgia Journal (newspaper)
(I'm not connected to this family...just abstracting the newspaper)
Sumter County.

In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph Jackson, of the county and state aforesaid, being in feeble health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, calling to mind the uncertainty
of life and the certainty of death, do make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament...Imprimus

1st, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Jackson,
my negro fellow, Jacob, Mary his wife, also Salim and his wife Dinah, a girl called little Mary, and a boy called Squire, Charles and Dave, a negro woman Julia, also to have her choice of four horses out of my stock of horses, ten cows and calves, the household and kitchen furniture to be disposed of at her pleasure, and all the land which I may die seized of, on the south side of Spring Creek. It is my will that she have the full, free and entire use and occupation and control of said negroes and lands, during her natural life, and after her death, the same to go to my children and their heris who may then be in life.

2nd I give and bequeath unto my beloved grandchildren Jane Brown, Mary Brown, Sarah Brown, Richard Brown and Mecial Brown, lot of land #199 in the 15th district of old Lee, now sumter county, to have and to hold the same in common, till they shall have respectfully arrived or attained the age of 21, share and share alike.

3rd I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Douglas H. Brown, $25 as a token of my regard.

4th I hereby appoint Jesse C. Jackson, Joseph Jackson, and Thomas G. Coward, my Executors. It is my will and desire that all the balance of my estate be equally divided between my five children, Jesse Jackson, Joseph Jackson, John Jackson, Mary Ann Jackson, and Thomas Green Jackson so soon as it can be conveniently done, guardians being appointed for those of nonage.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this the 12th day of July, 1838.

(Signed) Joseph Jackson

Made, uttered, and published, declared, signed and sealed in the presence of
Jesse R. Horne,
Thos C. Sullivan,
Philip West

August 9, 1848.