Last Will & Testament of J. James Roberts
State of Georgia 276
J. James Roberts considering the uncertaintly of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and Memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and from as follows,
First ~ I will and bequeath that all my just debts be paid
2nd I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife during her natural life the South fourth of th North half of lot of land No 248 (or 148) lying and being in the 10th sub district of Meriwether County, to be used for her benifit, (spelled as copied) and at her death to be sold and divided equally between my legal heirs. And lastly as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate, good and chattels of what kind and nature soever. I give and bequeth the same to my son James F. Roberts to have and to hold as his own in fee simple, as I have already given the other children about that amount and the said (James) Jones F. Roberts shall take care of my beloved wife during her natural life, I also herby appoint my son James F. Roberts my sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former will made by me.
wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eight day of September, One thousand eight hundred and seventy eight.
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was now here subscribed by James Roberts the Testator, in presence of each of us, and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and was at his request sign our names hereto us attesting witnesses
William Parker Residing in Meriwether County
Mathew Estes " "
John J. Addy " "
Meriwether County Ordinarys officer
October term 1878
The within last will and testament of James Roberts having been offered for Probate at this regular term of the court, in common form was satisfactorily proven
report this testimony of John J. Addy, one of the subscribing witnesses, who testified to all the facts necessary to prove the same-
Ordered ~ 277
That the same be admitted to record as the last will and testament of said deceased as proven in Common form, and that the nominated executor James F. Roberts be and he is hereby allowed to qualify and open his so doing that Titters (Letters) Testamontary issue to him. This Oct 7th 1878