Roderick Hill

In the name of God Amen
I RODERICK HILL of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound mind and disposing memory, but conscious of my approaching dissolution do make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.

Item 1st I commend my Soul to God, and my body to my relatives and friends to be buried in a plain decent manner.

Item 2nd I wish all my Just debts paid.

Item 3rd I wish my land and all other property of which I may die seized and posesed sold as soon as my Executors hereinafter appointed may think best to do so and converted into money for the purposes hereinafter expressed.

Item 4th I hereby give and bequeath unto JOHN CANNADY my Great Nephew, who lived with me, all the proceeds of my Estate when converted into money and hereby direct and request WILLIAM RODERICK HILL and JOHN M. HILL both of the City of Atlanta County of Fulton and State of Georgia whom I hereby appoint Trustees for said JOHN CANNADY to invest the same in good Security or Securities, the same to be invested by them either in their character as Trustees or Executors as the law may require and to be held by them as Trustees as aforesaid for the use, benefit and reasonable support of the said JOHN CANNADY and his family should he marry. The proceeds of my Estate as aforesaid to be in trust for the purposes aforesaid-during the natural life of the said JOHN CANNADY and at his death to the lawful and legitimate child or children of said JOHN CANNADY relieved of the Trust but should said JOHN CANNADY die without child or children lawfully begotten then the amount or proceeds aforesaid to go to and vest in and become the absolute property of said WILLIAM RODERICK HILL and said JOHN M. HILL.

Item 5th I hereby appoint WILLIAM RODERICK HILL and JOHN M. HILL aforesaid Executors to this my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I the said RODERICK HILL have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 8th day of August, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy five (1875).

Signed, Sealed, acknowledged published and declared in our presence, who sign in presence of each other, and of the Testator each seeing the other sign.

J. H. LOWE, Jr.

Recorded January the 8th 1876.
J. R. LYLE, Ordinary

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