Susan B. Ware Savage Will, 1862, Georgia

I Susan B. Savage by the Grace of God, Amen.
I Susan B. Savage of Athens in the County and State aforesaid 
being sound in mind and body, and of dispensing memory do make
and ordain this my last will and testament, hereby revoking 
all other wills heretofore made by me.

1st--I give to my son Robert A. Ware two Negro boys, one by 
the name of Dover
(?) and the other by the name of Joe, the two oldest sons of
Mary Bugg.

2nd--I give to my son Nicholas Ware four hundred dollars in

3rd--I give to my daughter Susan M. Epps four hundred dollars

4th--I give to my daughter Caroline Virginia Head, now a widow, 
and her daughter Susan E. Papy, formerly Susan E. Head, wife 
of Matthew Papy, for their sale and separate use during life 
and then to their children in fee, one undivided half and majority 
of all that City lot in the City of Atlanta in Fulton County 
in said State, known and distinguished in the plan of said 
City as the Northern half of lots Nos. two and three, with 
fourteen feet in width from the Southern half of said two 
lots, two ????? running the whole length of said lots from 
Prior Street to Loyd Street, added in Block twenty-four (24) 
and bounded on the West by Prior Street, on the South by 
the southern parts of said lots two & three, on the East 
by Loyd Street, and on the North by lots one and four of 
the same block twenty four (24) containing one acre more 
or less bought of Phinezy(?) and Clayton of Augusta whose 
bond(?) for title I now hold.  My will in this item being 
that the undivided half and majority that I give to my 
granddaughter, Susan E. Papy, shall be vested in her husband, 
Matthew Papy, as her trustee during her life, and then to 
her children, share and share alike, and in like manner the 
undivided half and majority, which I give to my daughter 
for life is to vest in her as long as she remains a widow 
and in the event of her marriage then in her husband as 
her trustee during life & then to her children, share and 
share alike.

5th--I give to my two daughters, Mary Ann L. Veitch and 
Carolina Virginia Head all the balance of my estate of 
every kind after the payment of my debts, including a 
debt of fifteen hundred dollars due to my daughter, Mary 
Ann L. Veitch.  My will is that Mary Ann L. Veitch shall 
have her half in absolute fee simple and that my daughter 
Caroline Virginia Head hold her half while she remains 
a widow, but should she marry, then her husband is to 
hold the same as her trustee for her sale and separate 
use during her natural life, & then to her children, 
share and share alike.

6th--I make no provision for my son Thomas C. Ware's daughter 
in consequence of the peculiar attitude of the child to 
my family which I need not now explain.

7th--I nominate and appoint my son, Robert A. Ware, 
executor of this my last will and testament without 
bond or security.

8th--I desire my executor to sell my house and lot in 
Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, if not sold before my 
death for the purpose of satisfying all my debts and 
money bequests.  And if the proceeds of the sale are 
not sufficient to cover these demands, it is my desire 
that my executor shall keep my Negroes hired out for 
one year to make up the deficiency.

In witness whereof I have hereunto lent my hand and 
seal this eleventh day of February, eighteen hundred 
and sixty two.
                                      Susan B. Savage

Signed, sealed and published as the last will and test-
ament of Susan B. Savage in the presence of us who attest 
the same in her presence and in the presence of each 
J. W. Nicholson
J. W. Mayne
Wm. H. Dorsey

I, Susan B. Savage, the testative(?) in the foregoing 
will being desirous of changing the same do for that purpose 
make this Codicil to said will.  It is my wish and desire 
that the House & Lot in the town of Athens, mentioned in 
the 8th item of my foregoing will be not sold as therein 
directed, and I give the same with all the rights ???? and 
appentin???? to the same, belonging to my daughter, Mary 
Ann L. Veitch in absolute fee simple.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 
the first day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand 
eight hundred and sixty five.
                                           Susan B. Savage

Signed Sealed & published as the last will & testament of 
Susan B. Savage in our presence & who attest the same in 
the presence of each other & in the presence of the testative 
the day on the same purports to be executed.
Edward R. Ware
W. H. Hull
T. L. Macon (?)

Additional Comments:
Susan Carr was the daughter of Col. Thomas Carr and Frances 
Bacon. She was the wife of Nicholas Ware, and 2nd, Daniel 
Savage, both of Augusta.  She was the sister of William A. 
Carr and Selena Agnes (Carr) Few, both of Athens.

Source:   Clarke County Georgia Ordinary Estate Records, Book D 
Written: February 11, 1862
Recorded: December 6, 1869
USGenWeb Archives by: Suzanne Ackert 
September 13, 2008

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