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Re: Samuel Arnett's 1806 Will
Posted by: Walter L. Cullars Date: January 23, 2001 at 10:07:51
In Reply to: Need Copy of Samuel Arnett's 1806 Will by Detra of 2799

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Surname: Arnett, Glaze, Newman, Hud, Florence, Paschal

Georgia, Wilkes Co.: In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Arnett of the county
and state of aforesaid being of sound mind and disposing memory calling
to mind that it is appointed for all men to die, do make
and ordain this my last will and testament revoking all others. First,
I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently buried.
As to my earthly property I wish to make the following disposition of it.
Item 1st: I give and bequeath to my son Henry W. Arnett's children the
following property, Sunthia Eady and her three children James, Green, Caroline,
and three hundred dollars in cash he has heretofore received and receipted
for; and I give and bequeath unto said children one negro boy, John, at
my death and I also give unto my son Henry W. Arnett fifty dollars for
his__________use. Item 2nd: I give and bequeath unto my son Seaborn Arnett
the following property, Sally a woman, Peter a boy, and five hundred and
fourteen dollars and seventy cents in cash, three negroes, Stephan a man,
Lucinda a girl, Liza a girl, which property and money he has heretofore
receipted and receipted for. Also I give three negroes at my death, March
and Ned, boys and Clarisa, a girl. Item
3rd: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy the following property,
Patience a girl, Clark a boy, Betty a woman, Evaline her child, Nancy a
woman and her child Dianne, cash one hundred dollars which she has
heretofore received and receipted for by William Glaze her husband. Also
I give her one negro boy named Wilkes at my death. Item 4: I give and bequeath
unto my daughter Polly Newman the following property, Sarah a
woman, Bob a boy, Jane a woman, Isham a boy, Marion a woman and child,
Jefferson, cash one hundred dollars thirty seven and one half cents which
she has heretofore received and receipted for by William Newman; also at
my death Joe and Jimmy. Item 5th: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife
the following property during her natural life and widowhood, one negro
woman Nancy, my interest that I bought of Thomas M.M.(W.W.?) Hud(?), also
one man Len and Feruby his wife, Mary and her child Caty-also supposed
to be one hundred and fifty acres of land, taking the dwelling house and
kitchen beginning at a persimmon in the lane and running due east to my
east line adjoining Mr. Florence, thence with said line to Little River,
thence up the river to the mouth of Upton's creek,
thence up said creek to the mouth of the Spring branch, thence up said
branch to a bridge, thence up the east side of the lane to the beginning
coming into the lane sixty yards north of the dwelling house, also two
beds and furniture. The above land I wish to give to my son Oliver C. Arnett
at my wife's death or intermarriage, also the rest of the property left
her to my children. Item 6th: I give and bequeath the balance of my estate
both real and personal to my son Oliver C. Arnett. Item 7th: It is my will
at my death that the crops on hand is for the
support of the plantation and that the property is all to be kept together
and an overseer employed by my executors to attend to both farms and at
the end of each year the net produce of all the crops to be equally divided
according to their_______. Item 8th: It is my will that my son Oliver C.
Arnett's money be kept out at interest by my executors and that my wife
and son be equal in all expenses in proportionate to their property. It
is my will that my wife attend to the clothing of the family as usual______.
Item I will and bequeath to Mildred Hud(?) And Patience Paschal one hundred
dollars at my death to each. I hereby nominate and constitute my beloved
wife Ann Arnett my whole executor of this my last will and testament___________
given by my hand and seal this 27th day of March 1834.

Samuel Arnett
Signed, sealed, and delivered in the
presence of
R. Booker
J.J. West
Job(?) Coleman
R.J. Holiway, J.P.

This was posted at the GAGENWEB-Wilkes County
and mailed over the Arnett-L mailing list.

If you are researching these Arnetts, contact me.


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