In The name of God, Amen, I DABNER YANCY of said state and county being of sound mind and memory and having desires to settle my worldly affairs while I have strength so to do, make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all wills by me at any time heretofore made.
First - I desire and direct that my body be buried in a christian-like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. My soul, I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it. I hope for salvation through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Secondly - I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid by my executors hereafter [assigned?] and appointed.
Thirdly - I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife ELIZABETH PHILLIPS all my real and personal estate that I may be possessed of at the time of my death with all the rights, memebes and appertances to the same in anyway belonging for and during her natural life or widowhood, and at her marriage or after her estate therein is over, I desire the property equally divided between my lawful heirs and my beloved wife ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, her having a child's part if she should marry.
Fourthly, I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved son BARTOW DABNER, and my beloved daughter SUSAN AMIZONIA when they come to the years of maturity, one cow and calf each, and one good bedstead and bedding each. I further give and bequeath to my beloved son LAWRENCE M. my saddle, The amount of my estate that will be going to my beloved son JOHN A., and SAMUEL R., I desire equally distributed between the lawful heirs of my said sons JOHN A. [sic.] unless they be personally present at the time of the distribution. I further desire that the amount of my estate that will be due the widow of my deceased son ABNER J., be equally divided between his lawful heirs at the time that my estate is distributed according to this will.
Fifthly, I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved son LAWRENCE M. YANCEY and my son-in-law J. [W.?] JOHNSTON, executors of this my Last Will and Testament, this 4th day of November 1869. The word SAMUEL R. interlined before signed.
DABNER X YANCY
Signed, sealed, declared and published by DABNER YANCY as his last will and testament in presence of us the undersigned and who subscribe our names hereto in the presence of said testator at his special request and instance and in presence of each other this 4th day of November 1869.
JOSEPH D. BAKER
WM. G. DELANCY
Georgia, Milton County
Came before me on this . . . 1869 JOSEPH D. BAKER AND WILLIAM G. DELANCY, at Chambers for the purpose of proving the last will and testament of DABNER YANCY the said witnesses and the will having been brought before me for probate by the executor who has filed a petition for probate of the same. They the witnesses depose of the same, that they saw said DABNER sign and publish the same as his last will on the day and year then stated, as executed by him that they witness the same, at his request in his presence and in presence of each other, that the same was voluntarily executed by him, while he was of sound and disposing mind and memory, and that they saw STIRLING W. FOWLER, sign the same as a witness at the same time with us.
JOSEPH D. BAKER
WILLIAM D. DELANCY
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day
of November 1869.
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