Campbell County Wills
Will of Joseph Dicks

Contributed by Sandra Anderson

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I, Joseph Dicks do make and publish this as my last Will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time, made if any.

1st I devise that my funeral expense and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any money that I may die possessed of or that may come into the hands of my executor.

I give and bequeath to Peter Bowlin and Elizabeth Huddleston, wife of Joseph Huddleston ,all the real estate owned by me at the time of my death and especially the following tract to wit: a tract or parcel of land situated in the 5th District of Campbell County Tennessee on the waters of the Clear Fork River bounded as follows: Beginning at Mulberry Corner of T. L. White land, now owned by Peter Bowlin, on the bank of the Clear River thence up said river to the divisional line between me and the Peter Dix farm: thence with said divisional line up to the Mountain S7-1/2 E 27S poles to chestnut oak, and pointer at an off set in a cliff on top of the Mountain; thence S 26, W, 20 poles to a stake; thence S 71.W.14 poles to a stake S 49-1/2. W. 20-1/2 poles to a stake, thence @ 27.W14 poles to corner of Wilson Holt land, thence with the lines on Holt land down the Mountain to the beginning containing One Hundred and fifty acres; Provided however that the said Peter Bowlin and Elizabeth Huddeltson shall in consideration hereof, each pay to Josie Leach, the sum of fifty dollars, said sum to be paid within one yaer after they shall have come in possession of said real estate herein specially mentioned.

Lastly , I do hereby appoint Peter Bowlin as my Executor. In witness whereof I do this my Will set my hand this 7 day of May 1904.

Joseph Dicks

Josiah Smith
S.M. Thompson
State of Tennessee )
Campbell County ) Personally appeared in open court, Josiah Smith and S.M. Thompson subscribing witnesses to the forgoing instrument, who after first being duly sworn, deposed and said that they were personally acquainted with Joseph Dicks, the within named Testator, who caused to be signed and who acknowledged the within instrument and on the day it bears date to be the Last Will and Testament and that he was, at the time of signing same, of sound mind and disposing memory and that the same was signed by the witnesses at the request of each other, after it had been read over to him, and that the testator is now dead having died the 4th day of November 1904.
Josiah Smith
S.M. Thompson
Subscribed and sworn to before me this day November 10,1904.
W.H.Delap Clerk

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