and perform the last will and testament of said Edwin. L. Dusenbury as faithfully as if he had been appointed executor of said Edwin. L. Dusenbury & fully and truly to discharge all the powers and duties of an administrator with the will annexed of Edwin L. Dusenbury, In testimony where of I have hereto set my hand & seal of office this 6th day of April 1863.
of Gordon County
& Ex Officio. Clerk
Gordon County 
State of Georgia July 13/–61,
Know all men by these presents that I Edwin. L. Dusenbury being of sound mind do will and bequeath to my beloved wife C. A. C. Dusenbury all property now in my possession. notes bonds and accounts
Art. 2n All monies due me and legacies reverting to me she shall have control of the same to do as she pleases with the same
Art. 3d This the above is my will and testament should I not return from the war: The whole to be null & void if I return
4th Her expenses to be ample and necessary
1. The document is housed in the Davidson County Estates Records, North Carolina State Archives. Edwin Lafayette Dusenbery's will forms part of a hand-written copy of a legal document executed in Gordon County, GA, and dated April 6, 1863. The document asserts that James M. Keen has qualified as administrator of Dusenbery's "valuable estate." Other court documents reveal that Dusenbery's estate was worth $1,500 and that Fayette's sister, Cornelia Dusenbery, served as administratrix for Dusenbery's North Carolina assets, having been bonded by Fayette's father- and brother-in-law, Peter Summey and Peter A. Summey respectively.
2. "J. D. C.": Judicial District Court. According to 1860 Census records, all of the witnesses lived in Resaca, GA. In 1860, Phillip S. Hale was a physician, age 40; John Hill, Alfred Waddell, and J. N. Buckner were merchants, ages 24, 36, and 37 respectively; A. Fielding Smith was a 52-year-old carpenter.