Will of John Pepper
December the seventh one thousand eight hundred and fifty one this Declaration is my will and desire which is made known by appointing Bailey G. N. Chandler my legal Executor here unto specified the Said John Pepper Senr. doth firmly agree to will all of his property both real and personal land and tenements to his wife Easther Pepper during her natural life provided the Said Easther Pepper the wife of the Said John Pepper Senr. should give unto Mariah Pepper a grandchild of the Said John Pepper Senr. and her children a home for her and her children so long as the Said Easther Pepper the wife of John Pepper Senr. should live and then at the death of my Easther Pepper I want all of my property both real and personal land and tenements to be legally disposed of to all of my children each child to have a legal share, also the grand child that was raised by the said John and Easter Pepper which she bears the name of and title of Mariah Pepper which the said Mariah Pepper shall have a legal share as though she was my own child, exclusive of her mother or her mother, legal share at the death of the said Easther Pepper the wife of the said John Pepper Senr.
Signed and sealed in the presence of these witnesses
John (his X mark) Pepper
Test Truman K. Smith
Source: Probate Minutes, Court of Ordinary, volume J, pages 271-2, Walton County, Georgia
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