Wilkinson County, Mississippi

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FANNER, James (Will)

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In the name of God Amen, I JAMES FANNER of Wilkinson county being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be unto God, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I will, that all my just debts be paid, secondly I give and bequeath to MINTA my dearly beloved wife, all my personal property whatever, including all my household goods, debts, and moveable affects during her natural life time; and when every it shall please God, that my aforesaid beloved wife, departs this life, it is my will, that all my personal effects with the proceeds thereof, shall be equally divided between JOHN TANNER  and LEWIS MATHEWS by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed -----
And I do hereby constitute and appoint, MINTA my aforesaid beloved wife, as sold executrix, all former bequest wills and legacies, by me hereto fore in anywise left or made declaring ratifying and  confirming this and no other, to be my last Willa and Testament--In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal. This fifteenth day of December in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four. 
JAMES [his mark] TANNER
Signed, sealed, published and declared, by the within named testator, JAMES
FANNER, to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names.  JN'O WALL, THO'S LOVELACE, JOHN McCOLLISTER

Orphans court, October Term 1805
Personally appeared in open county JOHN WALL, THOMAS LOVELACE and being sworn declares that they saw JAMES FANNER sign, seal, publish, and declare the above to be his Last Will and Testament and that JOHN McCOLLISTER sighed with them as a witness thereto in the presence of the said JAMES FANNER and also that the said JAMES FANNER was at the time of doing the same of sound mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief. Sworn to this 8th day of October 1805 and on
this day, to wit, at the Term foresaid, came the said MINTA FANNER named in the above will, and took the Oath necessary to qualify her as an executrix to the said will. Wherefore it is ordered that Letters Testamentary issue to the said MINTA FANNER, authorizing her to act as Executrix in conformity to the said Will.

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Ordered a Letter of be issued MINTA FANNER for the estate of JAMES FANNER, deceased.  Witnessed by JOHN ELLIS, Esquire, Chief Justice for eh OrphansCourt  8 Oct 1805.
Issued 24 Dec 1805.   Jes. JOHNSON, Reg O C W Cy.

Wilkinson County, MS Territory, Inventory and Accounts,
Volume one.  1808-1816
Microfilm #0877094

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