State of Georgia

Hall County


I, John B. Estes of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all wills heretofore made by me.


Item 1.

I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian-like manner, suitable to my circumstances and condition in life.


Item 2.

I desire and direct that the balance of my estate be converted into cash, at the discretion of my said Executor as to time when any part thereof shall be sold.


This item includes whatever sums shall be derived by Insurance of my life whether from the Hartford Life Insurance Company, or the Royal Arcanum, including both. Said survivor sums so converted into cash shall be divided into two equal shares, halves or parts. One-half, or equal part, I bequeath to my son Claud Estes, absolutely and unconditionally, to him and his heirs forever. The other half, or equal part, I give, devise and bequeath to said Claud Estes, upon the following trusts, and for the following purposes to-wit: First, I direct that said Trustee pay out of the income or interest of said second half or part to my son, Hubert Estes, not exceeding Ten ($10.00) Dollars per month, for his support and maintenance so long as said Hubert shall live; or; until Hubert shall cease to drink intoxicating liquors entirely for any consecutive period of three (3) years. If said Hubert Estes continues to drink intoxicating liquors without any three (3) years intermission, then this allowance of not exceeding Ten ($10.00) Dollars, per month, is to be in full of his interest in my estate; and, in that event, it is my will that all the remainder of said second half, or equal part, be equally divided between the children of my said son, Claud Estes.


I nominate and appoint my son, Claud Estes, the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, enjoining upon him the duty of treating his said brother, Hubert Estes, with the utmost justice and Kindness, and that he execute my Will to the letter and in the spirit in which it is made.


In the execution of this my Will, I relieve my Executor from making any returns to the Court of Ordinary, and from obtaining any order of sale, but he is authorized to sell any part of my property, either at private or public sale, as he deems best and on such terms as will be best. I only desire my Will be probated and recorded.


In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand this 4th day of March, A. D. 1903


{S} J. B. Estes



Last Will and Testament of John B. Estes

Signed and published John B. Estes, as his last Will and Testament, in the presence of the undersigned, who subscribe our names hereto as witnesses, at the instance and request of said Testator, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other.

This the 4th day of March, A. D. 1903

J. C. Boone

S. G. Riley

M. A. Candler



Hall County


Before me personally appeared J. C. Boone, named as witness to the last Will of John B. Estes, who being duly sworn, deposes and says that he with S. G. Riley and M. A. Candler did on the 4th day of March 1903, in the presence of each other and of the testator attest as a witness in the attached writing, in the presence of John B. Estes, who in their presence voluntarily signed and published the same as his last Will and that the said John B. Estes was, at the time of said attestation and signing, of sound and disposing mind and memory.

J. C. Boone


Sworn to and subscribed before me, this September 18th 1903

W. N. Dyer




Hall County


I do solemnly swear that the attached writing contains the true last Will of the said named John B. Estes, deceased, so far as I know or believe, and that I will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of the State.

So help me God.

Claud Estes


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of October 1903

W. N. Dyer



Source: Probate Court, Hall County, Georgia


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