July 29, 1874
Will of Tarlton W. Walker
State of Georgia
In the name of God Amen.
I, Tarlton 14, Walker of said State and County being of advanced age but of mound end disposing mind and memory knowing that in the course of a few years at moat, I must depart this life, deem it right and proper both am it respects my family and myself that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me. I do therefore asks this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all others by me heretofore made.
First I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent end Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life my Soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it as I hope for Salvation through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Secondly I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid by my Executors herein after named end appointed.
Thirdly I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Sarah Walker for and during her natural life or widowhood all the property both reel and personal of which I may die Seized and possessed and at her death I desire and direct that my three grandchildren to wit: Augustus R. Stribling, Ada B. Stribling have each out of my said estate the sum of one hundred dollars and one bed and furniture each, and my grandchild Odie Byron Walker to have one hundred dollars out of my said estate, and in case the said Odie Byron Walker should die before she becomes of age, then I desire that the one hundred dollars herein willed her become the property of my two first mentioned grandchildren Augustus R. Stribling and Ada B. Stribling.
Fourthly It is my will and desire that the entire balance of my estate be equally divided among all ay children to wit: J.W. Walker, J.T. Walker, SM. Walker, B.C. Walker, DL. Walker, Mary E. Stephenson, Ellen C. Hendrick, W.R. Walker, end A.P. Walker the portions herein willed to my said daughters Mary E. Stephenson and Ellen C. Hendrick to be for their separate use, free from the control of their present husbands, or any future husbands they may marry.
Fifthly I hereby constitute and appoint my Sons S.H. Walker and A.P. Walker Executors of this my last will end Testament This July 29, 1874
Tarlton W. Walker (LS)
Signed Sealed declared and published by Tarlton W. Walker as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the undersigned, who Subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator, at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other. This July 29, 1874
John M. Freeman
Thos. R Cheek