Last Will and Testament of James Saye
State of Georgia
In the name of God Amen, I James Saye of said State and County being afflicted and knowing that I must shortly depart this world deem it right and proper both as respects myself and my family that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me. I therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revolking and annulling all other heretofore made by me
Item first-I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and christian manner suitable to my circmstances and condition. My soul I trust shall rest with God who gave it as I hope for eternal salvation through the blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and as I humbly trust enjoyed for years.
Item Second-I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executors hereinafter named as I am unwiling my creditors should be delayed of their rights
. Item third-I give and devise to my beloved wife Elizabeth the remains of my property to dispose of as she pleases as long as she remains a widow and divide it out to the children as she may think proper.
Item fourth-I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth Executrix to this my last Will and testament, this 3rd . December 1855
James Saye seal
Signed Sealed declared and published by James Saye as his last Will and testament in presence of us the Subscribers who subscribe our name hereto in the presence of each other, this 3rd December 1855
John C. Durhan
John W. Saye
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