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Dr William Piles Drane, Jr
Birth: Jan. 30, 1800
McDuffie County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1870
Marion County
Georgia, USA

He was born in the Columbia County of 1800. In 1870 his part of the county was transferred to form part of McDuffie County.

Occupation: Doctor, legislator

Married Martha Hughes Winfrey Dec. 6, 1827, in Columbia County. (Probably now this site is in McDuffie County too.)

Five children, all linked below. Their two daughters, Minerva and Mary, married brothers, William and Thomas Mathews.

He died at the home of his son-in-law, Thomas J. Mathews, in Marion County, and was buried on his homestead, in the Drane Family plot.

1850-Census-Talbot Co Ga #902 $7000 property (Hiram was #895)
William 51
Martha 43
William 20

1860-Census-Talbot Co Ga Prattsburg
William 70-Property real $7175 Personal $28,213 planter

1870-Census- Tazewell, Marion, Ga.
William 70 personal property worth $10,000, as a retired physician with wife living with their daughter Mary J and her family.

Southern Christian Advocate
Dr. Wm. Drain was born in Columbia co., Ga., on 30th of Jan. 1800, and died at the residence of his son-in-law, Thos. Mathews, in Marion Co., on 15th July 1870. He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1852. Jas. O. Branch.

1870-Aug 8- Will of William P Drane Probated- Written Apr 4 1868 Talbot Co., Ga
Will Book B Pg 163-165
Georgia - Talbot County

In the name of God amen, I, William Drane of the county and state aforesaid being of sound and disposing mind do make this my last and testament in name and form as follows:

Item 1st - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Martha H. Drane, in her own right and to dispose of as she may think proper to do, my horse and buggy, all the household furniture of every kind I may die possessed of and the sum of four hundred dollars in the currency of the country should I not leave on hand at my death money enough to pay her the four hundred dollars it is my will that the first money paid out after paying my burial and funeral expense in order to secure her a comfortable support. I give and bequeath to her during her natural life all the income or dividends that may arise from 58 shares of the capital stock such as she may think proper.

Item 2nd - All the assets I may leave over and above what I have willed to my wife I wish it to be equally divided between my four children, share and share alike to wit, Minerva S. Mathews, William W. Drane, as trustee, Walter H. Drane and Mary J. Mathews.

Item 3rd - I want it particularly understood that the one fourth part of my estate which my son, William and his wife and children will be entitled to I will it to him in trust for the support of himself, wife and children and in no wise or manner to be subject to any debt or debts he may now owe or hereafter contract and I do hereby appoint him my said son, William W. Drane, Trustee for his wife and children and do authorize him to invest whatever money he may get from my estate in any manner he may think must conducive to their interest the income from which to be used for the support of the family, education of the children, etc., and after the death of him, my son William and his wife I want it equally divided between his children, his wife to have an interest in it during her natural life.

Item 4th - After the death of my beloved wife it is my will that the 50 shares of the Capitol Stock I own in the South Western Rail Road be equally divided between my four children named in the Item Second and to my son, William as Trustee as directed in Item Third and not to be subject to any debt of his whatever»

Item 5th - I give and bequeath to my grandson, William Drane, my double barrell shot gun and in the event it should be lost or destroyed and he never gets it, I will him 25 dollars instead of it.

Item 6th - It is my will that my body be buried at my old homestead in the square I reserved in the garden when I sold my land to J. F. Mathews and I wish my executor to hold money enough in his hands, that after the death of both myself and wife he employ some competent mason to build a substantial stone wall around our graves including that of our son, Andrew Jackson, the wall to be not less than 20 inches thick laid in lime mortar, about three and a half feet high. All I desire to mark my grave or designate the spot is a plain marble slab with the following inscription: Dr, William Drane born in Columbia Co., Georgia/ Jany. 30, 1800, died (blank) Have such on one over the grave of my wife as she or the children may desire» also a small marble slab to mark the grave of our son, Andrew Jackson.

Item 7th - I do hereby name and appoint Dr. Wm, P. Mathews, Executor to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 4th day of April 1868, signed, sealed and acknowledged in the place of
Milo G, Parker
W. T. Carter
J. T. Parker

Wm. Drane (LS)
Interlined before signed
I do solemly swear that this writing -contains the true last will of the within named Wm. Drane described so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the law of this state, so help me God.
W. P. Mathews

Sworn to and subscribed before roe August 1, 1870.
A, W, Bethune, Ord.

August 1st 1870 - Probated in common form and ordered to record,
A. W. Bethune, Ord.

Recorded Aug. 1, 1870
A. W, Bethune, Ord.

(This will recorded in Will Book B, Courthouse. Talbot County, Georgia, Pages 163, 164, 165.) 
Family links: 
  William Piles Drane (1765 - 1847)
  Cassandra Beall Magruder Drane (1768 - 1860)
  Martha Hughes Winfrey Drane (1806 - 1878)
  Minerva Spencer Drane Mathews (1828 - 1873)*
  William H Winfrey Drane (1830 - 1910)*
  Walter Hugh Drane (1832 - 1905)*
  Mary Julia Drane Mathews (1834 - 1896)*
  Andrew Jackson Drane (1837 - 1837)*
  Mary Eleanor Drane Leigh (1795 - 1866)*
  Stephen Drane (1798 - 1880)*
  William Piles Drane (1800 - 1870)
  Benjamin Drane (1803 - 1895)*
  Hiram Drane (1806 - 1889)*
  James Drane (1808 - 1869)*
*Calculated relationship
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