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  • George Rice Vanzant’s Will

    Thanks to Lauren for this info.. Goodness I hope I said her name right!

    I,  George R. Vanzant, hereby make this my last will and testament, as follows:-

    First.    I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executor, hereinafter named, as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

    Item.    I hereby direct my executor to set apart the sum of Fifty Dollars ($50.00), for the purpose of defraying the funeral expenses of my daughter, Anetta Vanzant, if she should survive me.

    Item.    All the rest residue and remainder of my estate I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Hannah Cowan, wife of Fred Cowan.

                  I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my friend, Josiah Smith, to be the Executor of this my last will and testament.

    In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of April, 1912.


    Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above-named testator as and for his last will and testament, in our presence, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, and at his reuest, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

    James A. Hodge

    Bella M. Carroll

    July 31, 1914, as a codicil to this my will I hereby give and will to my son Harry Vanzant my gold watch chain and churn. Witness by my hand and seal.


    Signed , sealed, published and recorded as a codicil to my last will and testament in person who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed and names as witensses.

    B.M. Carroll

    (I typed the last two paragraphs as well as I could.. it was very hard to read.)

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    Published on March 1, 2010 · Filed under: George Rice Vanzant;
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