James Phillips (b1759 - d1831) Will (d. Jasper Co GA)

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James Phillips Will (Jasper Co GA)

James Phillips was the son of Thomas Phillips II who died 1792 in Craven Co., NC. Believed to have migrated into GA about 1807.

Will of James Phillips

Jasper County, GA

In the name of God Amen, I James Phillips of the State of Georgia and County of Jasper being weak in body but of sound mind and memory bless be Almightly God for the same but knowing it is appointed for all mortal men once to die do make and publish my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first.

It. 1st My will and desire is the my Exrs hereinafter named apportion to my wife Philas Phillips ten acres in the East corner of Lot No. 108 16th Dist. Of normally Baldwin and now Jasper County whereon I now live by permission of Nathan Phillips provide a comfortable home for her elsewhere, also I give my wife one negro woman by the name of Stella, ten barrels of corn, three hundred pounds of bacon, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, and that my Exrs purchase for her one horse to be worth thirty dollars out of the proceeds of my Estate all for her support during her life or widowhood and that after her death or intermarriage that all the aforesaid property revert back to my Estate and be disposed as hereinafter directed.

It. 2nd I further give to my wife without peserve one bed and furniture say two blankets, one sheet, one counterpine, one bed Quilt to be selected by her, one boulster and two pillows, two dishes, six plates, six cups and saucers, one dinner pot and one small pot, one small coffee pot, one set of knives and forks, one water pail and one washing tub, one bridle & saddle.

It. 3rd I give to my son Lewis Phillips five dollars.

It. 4th I give to my son Wiley Phillips five dollars.

It. 5th I give to my son Thomas G. Phillips five dollars.

It. 6th I give to my two sons Nathan and Daniel Phillips the twenty two acres and one half of land known by the Cabines Land said Daniel Phillips twelve and one half acres and Nathan Phillips the remainder say ten acres, furthermore I give to Nathan Phillips all the mill Pond and Land out of Morrisses plat and Grant that has not been deeded away and for Nathan Phillips to pay Lewis Phillips, Daniel Phillips, Wiley Phillips and Thomas G. Phillips ten dollars each in two years after this will goes to record.

7th It. I give to my daughter Naomy Fish one hundred acres part lot No 109 in the 12th Dist. Of Henry County and State aforesaid.

8th It. I give to my daughter Rhoda Hardy one negro woman by the name of Sarah and one note I hold against John Hardy for one hundred thirty three Dollars fifty two and one half cents.

9th It. I give to my daughter Argen Sessions three hundred dollars or one negro man by the name of Summerset, but make it a choice & right of Nathan Phillips, should he be so disposed to pay over the aforesaid sum of three hundred Dollars to my daughter above named and keep and convert to his use said negro man Sumerset. Also I give to my daughter Argen Sessions one sorrel mare by the name of lady legs.

10th It. I give to my grand son James Phillips one lot of land in the Eight District of now Pike County and State aforesaid No 109. 11th It. My will and desire is that all my land and effects not herein disposed of be sold and the proceeds be equally divided by my Exrs to all my children above named. I hereby appoint Nathan Phillips and Wiley Phillips my sole Executors to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of February 1831. Signed sealed published and delivered by the above named Testator to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnessed in the presence of the Testator.

(signed and sealed)
James Philips {seal}
Attest {Moses Champion
{Green B. Walker
{Meshach Lowery


{Jasper County
{Personally appeared before us Moses Champion, Green B. Walker and Meshach Lowery, the subscribing witnesses to the within will who being duly sworn despose and say that they saw James Phillips sign seal publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at said time he was of sound and disposing mind & memory.
Moses Champion
Green B. Walker
Meshack Lowery

Sworn to before us this 14th March 1831 Green D. Brantley J.I.C. I. C. Gibson J.I.C.

Recorded May 4th 1831
William B. Stokes D.C.C.O

Credit transcription: Thomas Hutchison Jr.