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Re: Need info on James N. Wofford death Vinita 1940
Posted by: Emil Lehenbauer (ID *****7763) Date: March 01, 2009 at 16:43:58
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ID: I33848
Name: James W. WOFFORD
Sex: M
Birth: 23 DEC 1801 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC
Death: 26 FEB 1886 in Cartersville, Bartow Co., GA
---1850 Cass Co., GA Census, Div. 12, page 355, HH 1111-1123, [ image 157 of 246]
Wofford, James, 48, farmer, $4000, GA
Mary C., 32, SC
Charles, 25, GA
James, 19, GA
Mary, 9, GA
Lydia, 14, GA
Cora, 6, GA
Thomas A., 1, GA
---1860 Cass Co., GA Census, Cassville P.O., HH 25-25, [ image 190 of 301]
Wofford, James, 58, farmer, $9000, $3500, GA
Camilla N., 42, NC
Nathaniel T., 30, Carpenter, GA {son by first marriage)
Mary B., 18, GA
Carrie, 16, GA
Thomas P., 11, GA
Sarah, 6, GA
Virgil, 1, GA
Ganes (sic), Liddy, 23, school teacher, GA
Dora, 5, GA

---Copied from rocords in Bartow County, Georgia, Courthouse.
Will of James Wofford
State of Georgia, Cass County

"In the name of God-Amen, I, James Wofford, of said state and county, being of sound mind and disposing memory but knowing the uncertainty of life, deem it proper that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind providence has blest me. Do therefore make this last will and testament, hereby revoking all others made by me.

Item: 1st, I desire and direct that my body be buried in a Christian manner suitable to my circumstances in life. My soul, will return to rest with God through the merits of the Blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Item: 2nd, I give to my beloved wife, Camilla Wofford, for fifteen years from this date all that part of land whereon James W. Wofford now lives not heretofore sold by me to Thomas J. Wofford for a home for my wife and all my single children including my widow daughter, Lydia Gaines, and after expiration of fifteen years to be sold by my administrator and divided equally between my wife and all my children.

Item: 3rd, I give to my beloved wife, Camilla, and all my unmarried children including my daughter, Lydia Gaines, for the space of ten years from this and after the expiration of said time to be equally divided between my said wife and all my children, my negro woman, Rose.

Item: 4th, I give to my beloved wife, Camilla, during her life a negro child named Katy, the child of Rose, and after her death to be sold and divided between all my children.

Item: 5th, The land and negro woman heretofore given to my wife and unmarried children for a term of years was intended for the benefit of my children as long as they remain unmarried and their interest in the same shall cease as soon as they shall marry.

Item: 6th, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Camilla, and my single children until they marry, all my household and kitchen furniture, including all my stock of every description and farming utensils.

Item: 7th, I give to my wife and children all the balance of my property both personal and real of every description not heretofore disposed of in ths my will to be sold and equally divided between them all, share and share alike.

(signed) James Wofford

Signed, sealed, declared and published by James Wofford as his last will and testament in the presence of us, the subscribers, our names hereto in the presence of each other at his special request and instance."

December 5th, 1860

Witnesses: James Vaughan, Jacob Mastiller, and Kennedy S. Taylor

(Will of James Wofford obtained from the Collection of Tommie Wofford Spear, Courtesy of Earl Strebeck, Sallisaw, Oklahoma)

Father: Nathaniel WOFFORD b: 1766 in Spartanburg Co., SC
Mother: Lydia Ann HOPPER b: 1768 in Lavonia, Franklin Co., GA

Marriage 1 Althea MCCRACKEN b: 1803 in Habersham, Habersham Co., GA
Married: 8 OCT 1822 in Habersham, Habersham Co., GA
Benjamin WOFFORD b: 1823 in GA
Charles Clark WOFFORD b: 1825 in GA
Eleanor WOFFORD b: 1826 in GA
Nathaniel T. WOFFORD b: 1830 in GA
James W. II WOFFORD b: 1831 in GA
Lydia C. WOFFORD b: 1837 in Cartersville, Cass Co., GA

Marriage 2 Mary Camilla MILLER b: 1818 in SC
Married: BEF 1841 in GA
Charles Nelson WOFFORD b: 1841 in Haberhsham, Habersham Co., GA
Mary Barilla WOFFORD b: 6 SEP 1842 in Cartersville, Bartow Co., GA
Cora\Carrie WOFFORD b: 1844 in Cartersville, Bartow Co., GA
Thomas Perry WOFFORD b: 3 MAR 1849 in Bartow Co., GA
Sarah "Sallie" WOFFORD b: 1855 in Bartow Co., GA
Virgil Homer WOFFORD b: 27 NOV 1858 in Cartersville, Bartow Co., GA


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