Will of

Thomas D. Sheridan






State of Georgia Hall County

I, T.D. Sheridan, of Gainesville in said State and County, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, declare, and publish this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling any and all other will or wills by me heretofore made.

Item One. I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian-like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life, and that all of my just debts be paid as soon as practicable and possible after my death.

Item Two. Feeling and knowing that my wife, Annie C. Sheridan, has gone back on me and been untrue to me, and has taken up with other men, to the neglect of her own husband, and has taken advantage of me, and has taken my home away from me and driven me out of the house and away from home, and that she does not deserve anything from my estate, I give, bequeath and devise unto her, my said wife Annie C. Sheridan, the sum of one dollar, the same to be in full of any and all claims that she may have against my estate.

Item Three. I give, bequeath and devise unto each of my three sons, John, George and Robert Sheridan the sum of One Dollar each, to be paid them by my executor hereinafter named and appointed.

Item Four. I give, bequeath and devise all the remainder and residue of my estate and property, both real and personal and mixed, of whatever kind or nature that may be left after paying the above legacies and bequests and such costs of administration, as may hereinafter be provided for, unto my four grandchildren, to wit, Lois Parks and David Thomas Parks (the children of my deceased daughter, Lovejoy Parks), and Roberta Sheridan and Averilla Sheridan(the children of my son, Robert Sheridan) to be equally divided among my said four grandchildren, above names, share and share alike.

Item Five. I hereby name, constitute and appoint my son George Sheridan, as executor of this my last will and testament for the purpose of probating the same and carrying out the different items thereof, expressly relieving him from making or giving bond as such executor, and from taking any appraisement or inventory of my estate, and from making and returns to any court whatever, and giving him full power and authority to take charge of my estate and administer the same and make the division of my property at such time and in such manner among those to whom I have bequeathed the same, either in kind, or the proceeds of the same, as he may deem best; and I give him full power to sell and or all of my estate, either realty or personalty, that he may deem necessary for carrying out the provisions of this will, either at public or private sale, with or without advertisement, for cash, or upon such terms as he may think best, without the necessity of applying to any court for order, leave or permission to make such sale or sales. And I desire that my said son, George Sheridan, for his services as such executor, shall have and receive such compensation and commissions as are fixed by law for executors and administrators for their services. The word "have" interlined in last line of Item Two before signing.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 30th day of August, 1920.

T.D. Sheridan (SEAL)

Signed, sealed, declared and published by T.D. Sheridan, as his last will and testament, in the presence of the undersigned as witness, each of is being called individually amd specially by said T.D. Sheridan and requested to witness this will, he first signing the same in our presence, and we, then, signing as witnesses, in his presence and the presence of each other. This 30th day of August, 1920.

T.E. Atkins

W.R. Winburn

Hammond Johnson

GEORGIA, HALL COUNTY. I, George Sheridan, do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named T.D. Sheridan, deceased, so far as I know and believe, and that I will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of the State, So help me God. George Sheridan Sworn to and subscribed before me the 1st day of July, 1929.

E.C.Brewer Ordinary


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