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Will Book C, Pike County GA.
In the name of God Amen
I Sarah MClendon of the State of Georgia and County of Pike being in a low state of bodily health but of sound mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following viz.
I appoint my son Jacob Trustee for my Grand son Minton(?) Hammonds to receive his distributive share of my estate and hold it in his hands until the said Minton(?) arrives at the age of Twenty one years.
Georgia Pike County by his Honor John A. Cochrum(?) Ordinary Exofficer(?)
Whereas there is a certain matter of conservancy now pending in the Ordinary Court of said County wherein Jacob MClendon did at the last term of this court in open court propound an instrument perporting to be the last will and Testament of Sarah MClendon for probate and both the witnesses to said will being without(?) the Courts(?) of said State and Wm Z.(?) White one of the material witnesses to said will and cannot attend our said court in person without manifest inconvenience. Now know you that we reposing(?) safe(?) and trust(?) and Confidence in your prudence(?) and fidelity have appointed you and you or any ??? or man of you are hereby authorized and requested(?) to cause the said William Z. White personally to come before you and office(/) being duly summon(?) to examine him concerning the said will agree(?) only(?) to the interrogations hereto annexed(?), and the answers to the same being plainly and distinctly written you are to send the same Closed up under ????? ????? seals to our said Court to be held on the first Monday in October next together with this ?????.
Jacob MClendon propounder of Sarah McClendon
Interrogations to be Exhibited to William Z.(?) White a material witness for the propounder who resides out of the County of Pike.
Give all you know that will benefit the propounder.
K. F. G. I. Green and Markin attys. for propounder.
State of Mississippi
In obedience to a commission to us directed from the Honorable Court of Chancery of the County of Pike and the State of Georgia we have caused William Z.(?) White the person named in said commission to come before us and after being sworn true answers to make to certain Interrogatories that's(?) annexed he answers as follows
To Interrogatory 1st He answers I was for many years well acquainted with both Jacob MClendon and Sarah MClendon.
To Int 2
I signed it as a subsenting(?) witness and saw Dr. Jonathan Adams also sign it as such.
William Z.(?) White
Answers sworn to and subscribed before us this 10th day of July AD 1833.
State of Georgia
Sworn to ????? before
Received this 13 August 1833
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