I, Edwin G. Pridgen of the County of Greene and state aforsaid being of sound disposing mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say : That my executor hereinafter named shall provide for my body decent burial suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends, pay all funeralexpenses together with my just debt out of the monies that may first come into his hands as a part or parcel of my estate.
I give and devise to my son Blaney R. Pridgen fifty acres of land to be set out by metes and bounds in next to John Silavants land of the tract of land whereon I now live so as to include my mansion house, all outhouses and other improvements to have and to hold to him the said Blaney R. Pridgen his heirs in fee simple forever.
I give and devise unto my daughters Leon V. Pridgen, Ida J. Pridgen, and Emma F. Pridgen sixty acres of land to be set out by metes and bounds next to the land that I have given to my son Blaney R. Pridgen mentchuned (sic)to be equally divided between Leon V. Pridgen, Ida J. Pridgen and Emma F. Pridgen. To have and to hold unto them the said Leon V. Pridgen, Ida J. Pridgen and Emma F. Pridgen unto them their heirs in fee simple forever.
I also give unto my daughters Leon V. Pridgen, Ida J. Pridgen and Emma F. Pridgen a home in the dwelling house I have given to my son Blaney R. Pridgen as long as they may live single but no longer.
I give and devise to my son Blaney R. Pridgen and my daughters Leon V. Pridgen, Ida J. Pridgen and Emma F. Pridgen all of my household kitchen furniture to be equally divided between them and their heirs in fee simple forever.
My will and desire is that all of the residue of my estate-real and personal property-if any after taking out the devises legacies above mentioned, shall be equally divided between Zilpha A. Taylor, Martha F. Dail, Alice A. Dail's children, Margaret O. Dail children their mother's part and Mary V. Case equal proportion to them and each and every the (sic)their executor administrator and assigns absolutely forever.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Blaney R. Pridgen my lawful executor to execute this my Last Will and Testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same. In witness whereof I the said Edwin G. Pridgen do hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of May 1891
Signed, sealed Published and declared and by the said Edwin G. Pridgen to be his last Will and testament in the presents of us who at his request and his presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.
Edwin G. Pridgen Seal
Attached to this "Verbatim" copy is a true plat of the land that is mentioned in the will. Seems to run along Sandy Run Creek or body of water-Stream, etc. Plat is dated June 5, 1894 by C.A. Lasitter