Will of Mrs. Sarah McCoy
[Will Book 1, page 61 (transcribed by Pam Collier)]
State of Tennessee
In the name of God Amen. I Sarah McCoy being of Sound and disposing memory and mind do by
these presents make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others
at any time by me made.
1st After my death I will and desire that all of my just debts be first paid out of any
monies that shall first come into the hands of my Executor after the payment of my funeral
2d I will desire and bequeath to Lucinda Martin twenty acres of my land to be laid out in
such way as to include the dwelling house in which I now live and some timbered lands for
necessary timbers and fuel for [illegible]. I further bequeath to Lucinda Martin one of my
cows & calf and one feather bed and four chairs all to be Selected by Lucinda Martin
I also will and bequeath to Lucinda Martin my big Wheel and pot or Kettle also all necessary
bed cloths for her bed herein willed to her.
3d I will and bequeath to Mary McBee wife Sylus McBee my Bureau.
4d I will desire and bequeath to John Lourie of Monteagle all the balance and remainder
of my property both real and personal Said John Lourie having been very Kind and generous to me
in caring for me in my old age and infirmity.
I hereby nominate and appoint Robert C. Francis to be the Executor of my last will and
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and published this my last will and
testament in the presents of W. F Kellogg and W. A Kilgore whom I have called and requested
to subscribe their names hereto as subscribing witnesses made, sealed, signed published and
delivered in the presents of myself and both of said subscribing witnesses on this the 25 day
of September Eighteen Hundred and Eighty Eight
Sarah McCoy (X her mark, seal)
Subscribed, sealed and published in our presents We each having been called and requested by
Mrs. Sarah McCoy to attest the same as subscribing witnesses We each published the same in the
presents of the Estatrix[sic] and at her request in her presents and in the presents of each
other on this 26 day of Sept. A.D. 1888.
W. A Kilgore
W. F Kellogg