Elizabeth Hammond Washington
Inscription and Notes:
w/o Robert Beverly Washington
per TT. Grave not found in 1999.
ELIZABETH HAMMOND was born September 02, 1768, and died September 10, 1864 (Draper Notes in the Wisconsin Historical Society, article 1DD270-279). She married ROBERT BEVERLY WASHINGTON (Source: (1) History of Baldwin County Georgia by Mrs. Anna Maria Green Cook with New Index Compiled By Mrs. Fred H. Hodges, Sr., pg 136. Elizabeth Hammond, daughter of Charles Hammond 1716-1794 and his wife Elizabeth Steele. Elizabeth married Robert Beverly Washington May 24, 1789, in Edgefield County, SC. She is buried on the plantation of her daughter, Elizabeth Georgiana Beverly Washington Snead. (Source: Family Records of Baldwin County, Georgia. Typed records of which are located at the Rhodes Center in Atlanta and the D.A.R. Library in Washington, D.C.)
Children of ELIZABETH HAMMOND and ROBERT WASHINGTON are:
i. GEORGE H.3 WASHINGTON, b. July 22, 1796, Wilkes County, Georgia; d. December 18, 1858, Worthville, Towaliga Cemetary, Butts County, Georgia.
ii. ELIZABETH GEORGIANA BEVERLY WASHINGTON, b. May 19, 1790, Edgefield District, SC; d. May 03, 1871, Baldwin County, GA.
iii. NANCY WASHINGTON.
iv. GERRL HAMMOND WASHINGTON. 4.
v. ROBERT BEVERLY WASHINGTON, b. 1799, Wilkes County, GA; d. 1874, Rose Hill Cemetary, Macon, GA.
vi. CHARLES WILLIAM WASHINGTON, b. 1802, Wilkes County, GA; d. March 01, 1833, Rose Hill Cemetary, Bibb County, GA.
Elizabeth Hammond Washington
Last Will and Testament
Baldwin County, GA Will Book A, pp 44 47 Georgia Baldwin, County
In the name of God, Amen! Be it known that I, Elizabeth Washington, Widow, a citizen of the City of Milledgeville, in the County and State aforesaid, being advanced in age, and in feeble health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory; do make, ordain, declare and publish this Instrument, to be my Last Will and Testament: herby revoking and annulling any and all other will or wills which I may have heretofore made.
Item 1st I desire my body to be buried in a decent and Christian manner, in the Milledgeville Cemetery, by the side of my late beloved husband, and near the Grave of my dear Sister-My soul I commit to the keeping of the Almighty God.
Item 2nd I give and bequeath my Negro girl Maria, about twenty years old, together
with her future increase, to my Grand Son Fletcher T. Snead in Trust, and in
trust only, for the sole and separate use and benefit of my beloved daughter,
Catharine Hammond Watkins, Wife of Ansel L. Watkins of Macon County, Georgia,
but it is my express Will and desire that the said Maria and her increase, or
either or any of them, shall in no way or manner, be subject, either in law
or Equity, to the disposal, control, or liabilities of, or to the payment of
any judgment, order or decree against the present or any future husband of my
said daughter Catharine Watkins.
But they are to be held by the said Fletcher T. Snead in trust for the sole and separate use and benefit of my said daughter Catharine H., as aforesaid; **e to have full power to dispose of the said property by will; or with the written consent of said Catharine H. Watkins, the said Trustee is fully authorized to sell, dispose of, alien and convey, in any manner that my said daughter may desire, the Negro and her increase, and appropriate the proceeds of said Sale or Sales as aforesaid daughter may direct. Provided nevertheless, that should my said daughter Catharine Hammond Watkins die, before my death, and before this my will takes effect, should she die in testate, and without having disposed of said property, then, in ****** Maria and her increase, at the death of my said daughter, to my said daughter, to my Grand Son Fletcher T. Sneed in fee simple.
Item 3rd I give, and bequeath to my Grand son Fletcher T. Snead in trust, and in trust only, for the sole and separate use and benefit of my beloved daughter Elizabeth Georgiana Beverly Snead, my Negro boy, George Henry, about sixteen (16) years old. But the said boy George Henry is in no wise, to be subject to any debt, contract, or liability, now contracted, or hereafter to be contracted, by the present, or any future husband of my said daughter, but is to be held by the said Trustee, for the sole and separate use and benefit of my said daughter. She to have full power to dispose of said boy by Will, if she thinks proper; or, with the written consent of my said daughter Elizabeth G. B. Snead, the said Trustee is authorized to sell, alien, convey, or otherwise dispose of the said boy, as my said daughter may wish, and re-invest, or dispose of the proceeds as she may direct.
Item 4th I give and bequeath to my Grand daughter Mary Elizabeth Snead, One Teaster Bed-stead, one bed, holster and pillow.
Item 5th I give and bequeath to my Grand daughter Ann Catharine Snead, my sideboard.
Item 6th I give and bequeath to my Grand Son Charles William Snead, One Bed, bolster and pillow.
Item 7th I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth G. B. Snead, my Set of Silver Table Spoons.
Item 8th I give and bequeath to my daughter Catharine H. Watkins, 1 bed, bolster, pillow, and one White dimity bed spread.
Item 9th The blance of my household and kitchen furniture, together with my Books, and all of my personal property not otherwise herein disposed of, I give and bequeath to my two beloved daughters, Elizabeth G. B. Snead, and Catharine h. Watkins, to be by them divided between themselves, as they may prefer.
Item 10th It is my will and desire that my Executors, hereinafter named and appointed, shall as early as practicable sell, at public or private sale as they may think best, my Negro girl Laura, about Eighteen years old; and the proceeds of the Sale of said girl I give and bequeath to the three daughters of my son Lewis M. H. Washington, deceased, late of the State of Texas, to be equally divided between them, share and share alike; the same to be for their sole and separate use, free from the contracts, debts, liabilities, disposal or control of their present husbands (if any of them are married) or of any future husband that they or any of them may have. And I hereby nominate and appoint Justin Davidson, of Austin, Texas, the half brother of my said Grand daughters (whose names, I believe, are Elizabeth Landish Washington, Virginia Catharine Washington, and Rebecca Ann Washington) as testamentary Guardian and trustee for them and each of them; and desire that my Executors pay over the same to him or his duly authorized Agent.
Item 11th I will and desire that my House and Lot in Milledgeville, and my Negro Boy Andrew, about twelve years old and whatever other property I may die possessed of, Except what I have hereinbefore mentioned, and disposed of, may be by my Executors hereinafter appointed and designated, Sold at public or private sale as they may think best, and as early as practicable.
Item 12th Out of the money arising from the Sale of the residue of my Estate as mentioned and provided for in the Eleventh (11th) item of this my last Will and Testament, I wish a note which my Grand Son, Fletcher T. Snead holds against me, and my other just debts, and the expenses of my burial, and expenses necessary upon winding up my Estate, all to be paid, after which the balance of said money, together with any money I may die possessed of, I will and bequeath as follows: to with: I desire my Executors hereinafter named to expend Ten dollars in the purchase of two Bibles, each to be worth Five dollars; one of which I desire to be by them presented in my name, to my beloved Grand-daughter Georgia B. Eddy; daughter of my son, Robert B. Washington; and the other I desire them to presented in like manner to my beloved Grand-Daughter Ellen Clayton Washington, daughter of my son James H.R. Washington.
To my Grand Son John Wesley Washington Snead, I give and bequeath Sixty dollars, in Trust and in trust only for the sole and separate use and benefit of his daughter Elizabeth Washington Snead; the said sum to be put out at interest annually until the said Elizabeth W. shall arrive at the age of twenty one years or marry; in either of which cases, the said sum of Sixty dollars and the interest realized thereon shall be invested by the said Trustee in such manner as he may think best, for the interest of the said Elizabeth W. Snead, free from the contracts, debts, liabilities, disposal or control of any husband whom she may marry.
Provided nevertheless that if the said Elizabeth W. Snead should die before she shall have arrived the age of twety one years, or married, or after married and without issue; then, in either event, I give and bequeath the said sum of Sixty dollars and the interest which may have accrued thereon, or the property which may have been purchased therewith, to my said Grand Son John W.W. Snead, in fee simple.
To my beloved sons James Henry Russell Washington and Robert Beverly Washington; I give and bequeath each one third of the remainder of said sum of money in fee simple.
The remaining one third I give and bequeath to my beloved Son George Hammond Washington, for and during his natural lie, and at his death, in remainder to his four sons, John, Robert, Charles William and James Edward Washington.
Item 13th I hereby nominate and appoint my son James H. R. Washington, my Son-in-Law Tilman Snead and my Grand-son John W. W. Snead, the Executors of this my last Will and Testament, and request them to execute the same after its probate with all legal and practicable dispatch.
In testimony that this Instrument, written on the above and foregoing seven pages, is my last Will and Testament, and that I acknowledge no other as such, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal, in the city of Milledgeville, and in the presence of the witnesses whose signatures are hereto subscribed, on the Eleventh (11th) day of August, in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Eight.
Elizabeth Washington (Seal)
Signed sealed, acknowledged and published by the Testatrix as her last Will and Testament, in our presence; who witnessed the same at her request, and hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses, in presence of the said Testatrix, and of each other, this Eleventh day of August, 1858.