State of Georgia
In the name of God Amen. I Robert A. Campbell being weak in body, but sound of mind and memory, conscious of my approaching dissolution, do make
Ordain and declare my last Will and Testament as follows, to wit,
I direct my body to be decently buried, having a good hope through grace that my soul will return in peace to God who gave it -
Item 2nd I direct all my just debts to be paid.
Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel a certain Bay horse, Saddle and bridle (common) having given my Son John a horse, Saddle and bridle which I consider to
be in full of his share of my estate -
Item 4th I give and bequeath to my Son Robert when he comes of age, a horse Saddle and bridle of the value of Forty dollars -
Item 5th I Will and direct that my beloved wife Thursey Campbell have and keep during her life or Widowhood - all the balance of my estate, both real and personal,
together, with all my debts money and effects, for the use and benefit of my younger children, to wit, Martha Nancy, Rosanna, Elisabeth and Jasper, for their maintainance and
Education during their minority - And she is to have authority togive to each of the girls as they become of age a common Bed, bedstead and furniture - And at the death or marriage of my wife the property remaining to be divided among the five last named children, so as to make them all equal - And if she remains single and raises my young children until all are raised, said property to be divided when the youngest child is of age, equally between my wife and the last named five children so that all share equal -
Item 6th I hereby appoint my friends Minor W. Brown and Hubbard W. Cozart, and my son John Campbell Executors to this my last Will and Testament to carry the same into
In Witness, whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of August 1848.
An erasure made and the words
or marriage, interdused before Robert B. Campbell (Seal)
Signed Sealed published and declared
by Robert B. Campbell as his last Will and testament in presence of the subscribers who subscribed the same as witnesses in presence of the testator and of each other this 27th day of August 1848
H. L. Moore
E. M. Johnson
State of Georgia
In Open Court personally came Minor W. Brown Executor of the last Will and Testament of Robert B. Campbell late of said County deceased and produced in Court the Will of said deceased, and two of the Witnesses of said Will, to wit Andrew Nelson and E. M. Johnson which Witnesses being duly sworn depose and say that they saw Robert B. Campbell the testator, Sign Seal declare and publish the instrument now presented as his last Will and Testament freely voluntarily and of his own accord and
without any compulsion or influence whatever, that at the time thereof said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory, that deponents signed said will as witnesses in the presence of the testator and at his special insistance and request, and in the presence of each other, and saw Hillary L. Moore do the same.
Sworn to and subscibed in
Open Court this 8th day Andrew Nelson
of November 1848 E. M. Johnson
Guilford G. Thompson* (*some abbreviation after each of these names that I cannot decipher but looks like Â“IsleÂ”)
State of Georgia
I Minor W. Brown do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last Will of the within named Robert B. Campbell deceased so far as I know or believe, and that I will well and truly execute the same by paying first the debts and then the legacies contained in the said Will, as far as his goods and chattels will thereunto extend and the law charge me, and that I will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattels - So help me God -
Sworn to and subscribed in open
Court this Eighth day of November 1848
Minor W. Brown
E. M. Johnson C.C.O.