Helen drew up the will 15 sept. 1830
Will Book C, p. 340
Helen says says her husband in his will permitted her to distribute the residue of his property apart from the legacy to Edmund Lamkin Whatley. A summary of Peter's will can be found here:
First, Helen gives to her niece Elizabeth Helen, dau. of Dr. William Lamkin, "the negro child named Emma."
Helen gives to her unnamed niece, dau of her brother Mack Lamar, unspecified dollars to each, if they should claim it.
Helen gives to her niece (sic) Cornelia Seible and Betsy Seible five dollars, if they should claim it.
Helen gives five dollars to any other of her unnamed nieces, if they should claim it.
The remainder of the estate is given to Helen Ann Whatley, dau of Col. Abner Whatley and to Caroline Lamkin Staten, dau of Helen's (the one writing the will) sister Martha.
Any property coming to Helen (the one writing the will) from her mother's estate is given to her sister Martha, and at her death to her daus Betsy and Jahishey (?).
Executors: Col. Abner Whatley of Edgefield Dist. and Dr. William Lamkin of Lincoln Co. GA
Wit: J. L. Oliver, Rebecca Whatley, and Nancy Oliver
Codicil, dated 5 April 1831:
She alters the will dated Dec. (sic) 15, 1830
"I do hereby alter that part which divides the residue of the property equally between Helen Ann Whatley & Caroline Lamkin Staten." Helen (the one writing the will) now gives to Helen Ann a "negro" girl named Harriet and the tract of land known as Pickle place "and the whole of the residue to Caroline Lamkin Staten" and the furniture Helen had bought since Capt. Lamkin's death and the carriage Mr. Stanton wants to buy from Helen.
Wit: William Deloach, Abraham Bullard, and J. S. Oliver.
Signed Helen (X) Lamkins.
Received in the Ordinary Office 23 April 1831
Proved by oath of James S. Oliver and qualified Col. Abner Whatley as executor, both to will and codicil
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