Will of Rev. Malcolm McNair
Contributed by Brady Wooten Kerr
March 2, 2002
In the name of God, Amen. I, Malcolm McNair enjoying through mercy, a sound and composed mind, fully
persuade that my continuance here will not be long, do in hope of a resurrection to life eternal, Comit
my body to the dust and with humble trust on the merits of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Comit my
soul to him of whom mercy and complete richeousness I earnestly depend.
I. I bequeath to my dear wife Jennet my plantation, Negro girl Betty, farming utensils, horse and gig with
a proportional share of household furniture and stock during her lifetime.
II. I bequeath to my three daughters Eliza Jane, Catherine and Annabella, the Negroes, Jacob, Julia, Henry
and their proportion of the household furniture.
III. I bequeath unto my son Murphy my land after his mother's death, Negro boy Carlesle, one half of my books
and what money may remain.
IV. I bequeath the balance of my books to the girls and their mother, equally the selection and division to be
made by the Reverend Daniel Smith
V. It is my will that the children and their mother live together on the farm and enjoy the benefit of each
other's property as long as may be thought convenient and profitable to do so.
VI. If either of my heirs above named should be by death or other providence deprived of their share, it is
my will that they should be placed on equal footing with the others.
VII. I nominate and appoint my wife Jennet McNair, Roderick McNair my brother and Sion Alford, Jr. to execute
this my last will and testament with power to sell or exchange as prudence may point out.
Witness my hand and seal this the 22nd day of July, 1822
Signed in presence of Roderick McNair and Daniel Wilkinson
Contributed by Brady Wooten Kerr, fourth great granddaughter of Malcolm P. McNair
6397 Loch Arbor Drive
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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