Georgia Family Group Sheet for John EMBREE Family

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Submitted by: Hope Coslett Pees
Email address: jouett@satx.rr.com
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Husband: John EMBREE
Birthdate: February 12, 1772
Birthplace: South Carolina
Death date: June 20, 1826
Place of death: Columbia County, Georgia
Father: John EMBREE Sr.
Mother: Mary
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Marriage date: December 12, 1797
Marriage place: Columbia County, Georgia
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Wife: Mary Elizabeth HARRISON
aka: Betsy (or Sarah?)
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Death date: May 11, 1829
Place of death: probably Columbia County, Georgia
Father: Richard HARRISON
Mother: Mary (perhaps Terrell?)
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CHILDREN
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Child No. 1: Nancy EMBREE
Sex: F
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Birthplace: probably Columbia County, Georgia
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Child No. 2: Mary King "Polly" EMBREE
Sex: F
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Birthplace: probably Columbia County, Georgia
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Child No. 3: Elizabeth "Betsy" EMBREE
Sex: F
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Child No. 4: Berryman Harrison EMBREE
Sex: M
Birthdate: about 1797
Birthplace:
Death date: December 24, 1844
Place of death: probably Georgia
Marriage date: September 23, 1823
Marriage place: Columbia County, Georgia
Spouse's name: Martha E. "Mary" GEORGE
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No. 4 - Berryman (or maybe Perryman) Harrison
EMBREE also married Martha Frances WATKINS.  Martha Frances WATKINS was
also married October 8, 1850 to Benjamin Taliaferro REES.___________
Will Book W
1821-1839
Columbia County, Georgia
Pages 143-146
John Embree's Will
Registered June 15th, 1826
In the name of God, Amen.  I, John Embree of the State of Georgia and
County of Columbia being at this time indisposed and at an advanced
period of life but of perfect and disposing mind and memory and calling
to mind the certainty of death do make and ordain this my last will and
testament and touching such worldly substance wherewith it has pleased
God to bless me in this life, I devise and dispose of them in the
following manner and form that is to say
First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth one negro man
named Lewis, one named Peter, one negro woman named Sue, one named
Mariah, one negro boy named Henry and at her death to be equally divided
among all my surviving children, share and share alike and it is to be
understood that the Division is to be by lot and not by sale.
2nd.  I give and bequeath to my beloved son Berryman Embree one negro man
named John and one negro Girl named Sophy and her issue.
3d. I give and bequeath to my son Berryman Embree in trust for my
daughter Nancy Martin and her son John for their use, support and
maintenance the following property, to wit: one negro woman named Peg and
her issue, one negro boy named Hal, and one boy named George to her and
her heirs forever and should my daughter and her son die, then and in
that case the property so willed to her to be equally divided among all
my surviving children share and share alike.
4th.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Alford one negro boy
named Buck and one negro Girl named Lavina and her issue to her and her
heirs forever.
5th.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Embre one negro man named
Sam, one boy named Levi, one negro girl named Flora, one named Bess, one
Sylvia and their issue to her and her heirs forever.
6th.  I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth and my daughter Nancy
Martin, and my son Berryman Embree jointly and severally the benefit and
profit of my plantation whereon I now live including the plantation and
tract of land whereon I now live to be the property of my son Berryman
Embree to him and his heirs forever, and after the death of my said wife
the one half of the mill and the land appertaining to it to be equally
divided among my three daughters, Nancy, Betsy, and Mary, share and share
alike and that my son Berryman Embree be considered as agent in trust for
my said daughter, Nancy Martin for her part of the said mill.  All my
stock of every description, waggon and gear, plantation, tools, household
and kitchen furniture on the death of my said wife to be equally divided
among my surviving children.
Lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my son Berryman Embree and my
friend Sullivan Harrison executors of this my last will and testament.
Ratifying allowing and confirming the same.  In witness whereof I the
said John Embree have set my hands and seal this 29th day of October in
the year of our Lord 1825.
John Embree (Seal)
Signed, sealed, published and
Declared in the presence of us
Adam Jones
George Davis
Thos. White
Georgia
Columbia County.
Adam Jones and Thomas White, two of the witnesses of the written
instrument being duly sworn deposeth and saith that they saw John Embree
the testator sign, seal and acknowledge the within instrument of writing
to be his last will and testament and that the testator was of sound mind
and disposing memory at the time of signing the same and they with George
Davis, signed the same as witnesses in presence of each other, and in the
presence and by the request of the testator.
Adam Jones
Thomas White
Sworn in open Court
22nd May 1826
S. Crawford, Clk.
Georgia
Columbia County.
By the Court of Ordinary, for said county.
To all whom these presents shall come.  Greeting.  Know ye, that on the
twenty second day of May in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight
Hundred and twenty six the Last Will and testament of John Embree late of
said County dec'd was exhibited in open Court, and in common form of law
provided and admitted to record a copy of which is hereunto annexed and
administration of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of
said deceased was granted  to Berryman Embree, one of the Executors in
and by said Will made and appointed, he having first taken the Oath and
performed all other requisites required by law of him by order of said
Court, and by virtue of these presents, legally authorized to administer
the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased, according to the
tenor and effect of the said will and testament and according to  Law.
And he is hereby required to render a true and perfect Inventory of all
and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased, and
appraised, and returned to this Court according to Law and to render a
true and correct account to the said Court of his acting and doing
yearly, and every year until his administration is fully completed.
Witness the Honorable Thomas Dooly, one of the Judges of the said Court
of Ordinary this 22nd day of May A.D. 1826.
Thomas Dooly (Seal)
S. Crawford, Clk.
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Hope Coslett Pees   Seguin, Texas
jouett@satx.rr.com