Will of Edward Hawkins
Written 24 January 1873--Probated 4 February 1880
Will book A, Sumter County GA. pages 206-207
Sumter County Courthouse
submitted by Esther Barnes Mulling
Georgia, Sumter County: In the name of God Amen.
I Edward Hawkins of said state and county being of Advanced age an
knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper
both as respects my family and myself that I should make a disposition
of the property with which a kind providence has helped me do therefore
make this my Last will and Testament hereby revoking all others
heretofore made by me.
Item 1st I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and
christian like manner suitable like manner to my circumstances and
conditions in life.
2nd Item I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without
delay by My Executrix hereinafter apointed (sic) as I am unwilling my
creditors should be delayed in there (sic) rights especially as there is
no necessity for delay.
3rd Item I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Sarah the
plantation I now live upon Three hundred acres more or less in the
28th Twenty Eighth District of Sumter County with all the rights
members and appertainances (sic) to said plantation in any wise
belonging to her own proper use benefit and behoof forever with full
power to dispose of the same at any time previous or by will or deed at
her death as she may think proper. I also give and bequeath to my
beloved wife in the same unreserved manner the farming utensils used on
and belonging to said plantation of every discription whatever and one
Buggy & harness and stock af all kinds, All my household and Kitchen
Furniture belonging to and used on said plantation.
4th Item I give bequeath and devise to my three children George C.
Hawkins, Eleck I Hawkins, Comer Hawkins each of the above named children
Five Dollars each
5th Item I give and bequeath to my son William's children Five Dollars
6th Item I give and bequeath to my son James Five Dollars
7th Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Five Dollars
8th Item I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Five Dollars
9th Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Five Dollars
10th Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Five Dollars
11th Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Caroline Five Dollars
12th Item I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sarah Exectrix
of this My Last Will and Testament.
Edward x Hawkins LS (legal seal) mark
Signed sealed delivered and published by Edward Hawkins as his last will
and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our
names hereto in the presence of said Testator at his special instance
and request and of each other.
This Jan 24th 1873
L. B. Bosworth
T. R. Pursley