Hawkins County Tennessee
Will Book II
The last Will & Testament of Thomas Berry Senr. Decd. Filed and proven this 7th day of February 1876.
I Thomas Berry Senr. do make this my last will & Testament,
1st I want my funeral expenses paid out of the first money that may given in the hands of my Executor & then my debts the next to be paid,
2nd I want my personal property all sold in a ____ of twelve months, all but my new Waggon, which I leave to my son Henderson, for to recomspence him for repairs on my house and Barn, also I want my Daughters Barenacy Barrett, Althea Day each to have one of my beds, as they never got one when they left me, & also if there is another left when made out for the other two for Rachel McPheron to have that, as she had got one when she left,
3rd I leave James McPheran & My daughter Rachel a piece of my land, as follow, Beginning, on an ash, my corner & also comes to Joshua Berry at the north of the land, not far from the house, where McPheron now lives & then along the line to across from at or near where the Stables stands & with the fence up to the corner on the back of the little Branch, & then some several poles to a large Chinequepiso oak in the hollar near my corn patch, and thus some several poles across the knob to strike Joshua Berrys line near a large dead white oak, near the line between Mr. Joshua Berry & then back with our line to the beginning, For which they are to pay Eight dollars per acre & if they fail to pay for the same it falls back to rest of my land,
4th I leave the balance of my tract of land to my son Henderson with the consideration he is take care of myself & his mother during our life times, By paying Thomas Berry Junr., Gale Berry, Francis Berry, Cleon Berry, Althea Day, Bernacy Barrett & Rachel McPheron Seventy five dollars each on or before five years from the date of my death and if not complied with in each or either of the above named pieces of the above named pieces of land, this the land to be sold by my Executor at public or private Sale as he may at the time, If it should he think best from the nature of the law at the time.
5th My Daughter Sarah Hamilton or her heirs, one dollar. Anna Grigsby or her heirs, her heirs One dollar, Elose Berry of his heirs one dollar, William Berry of his heirs, One dollar.
I do further appoint my son Thomas Berry Junr. my Executor and having faith in his hands I do not require him to give Bond in the case as far as I am concerned. I --------------.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & Seal this 28th day of January 1876.
Signed and acknowledged }
in our presence the day & } Thomas Berry
date above written. }
Edward Walker }
Nicholas Beckner }
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