1842 Will - Reuben Rives

1842 Will - Reuben Rives

1842 Will - Reuben Rives


Hall County, Georgia
Will Book A, p25
4 Jul 1842


In the name of God Amen -
I Reuben Rievs Senr. of Hall County State of Georgia knowing that it is once appointed for man to die & being mindful of my mortality & affliction in body but of sound mind & memory thanks be unto God for his goodness to me, do make this my last will & testament - viz
First of all I give & commend my soul unto Almighty God who give it to me & my body to be buried by my friends at some suitable burying ground in decency, nothing doubting but at General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God -
And as concerning my worldly estate as it has been pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise & dispose of in the following manner & form 2nd (viz) I give unto Mary S. Rieves Daughter of John E Rives my Cow & a heifer
(3rd) My will is that Reuben Troup Rievs & John Forsyth Rievs sons of J. E. Rieves & Reuben P. Rievs & John F. Rives son of Burrel G. Rieves have all my stock of hogs to be equally divided between the four -
4th My will is that my beloved sister, Susan Edwards shall have my negro woman fanny
5th I give & bequeath unto my beloved Brother Burrel G Rieves my Land & possessions whereon I now live, with all the crop that is growing on it, and my sorrel mare, together with all my money & debts, after my just debts being paid & all my household & kitchen furniture that I may in possession of at my death -
6th And again my will is that Mathew Keith shall be my Executor -
Singed & Sealed in the presence of this 4th day of July 1842
TestReuben Rives (LS)
John Robertson
William Robertson
Richard Robertson

Georgia        }
Hall County} John Robertson, William Robertson and Richard Robertson being duly sworn, say that they saw Reuben Rives sign seal publish and declare the within writing to be his last Will and Testament, that at the time thereof he was of sound disposing mind and memory and did it of his own free will and choice to the best of their knowledge and belief - and they subscribed the same as witnesses in presence of the testator and each other -
Sworn to and subscribed this fifth day of September 1842
Before us
N. Smith J J CJohn Robertson
James Law J J CRichard Robertson
William Robertson


Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992 (Ancestry)