Will of James Parker
19 Oct 1835

contributed by Lygia Dawkins Cutts

Georgia, Sumter County

In the name of God, Amen. I James Parker of the state and county aforesaid
being sick & weak of body but of sound mind and memory and understanding
and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time 
thereof to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave this world
when it shall please my God to call me hence have now determined to direct
what disposition shall be made of my property after my decease and after 
maturely considering circumstances and condition of all those among whom
as my heirs at law or the objects of my gratitude or affection in my 
judgement my estate be distributed. I do make publish and declare this my 
last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all former 
last wills and testaments by me heretofore made and my will is First that 
after my deceased body shall be decently buried without ostentation or
unavoidable expenses and that my funeral charges and just debts shall be
paid by my executor herein named and as the residue of my estate and pro-
perty with which God has blessed me and which shall not be required for the
payment of my debts and funeral charges and the expenses in and about the 
execution of this my will and the administration of my estate I give devise 
to my beloved wife Rebecca Parker all my household furniture a small stock
of cattle a small stock of hogs one sorrel mare one yoke of oxen one cart
together with all my plantation and farming untensils one lot of land con-
taining two hundred two and a half acres more or less situate lying and 
being in the Twenty sixth district of originally Lee now Sumter County 
known in the plan of said district by lot number Two hundred and eighteen 
together with all present crop of corn cotton ect. all the above which I 
have given to my beloved wife Rebecca Parker shall be hers during her 
natural life and if she marries my property shall then be distributed 
among my heirs with the exception of my son Lemuel Parker who for his 
portion of my estate shall receive the sum of one dollar if my beloved 
wife should continue a widow until her death then my estate shall be 
distrubuted as above named. And I do nominate and appoint my friend 
Isaac McCary to be the executor of this my last will and testament 
subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the nineteenth day of October 
eighteen hundred and thirty five signed sealed and declared by the said 
James Parker to his last will and testament in presence of Sidney M. 
Pegg Samuel G. Pegg Green (his mark) Brown

James (his mark) Parker

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