Will of Alexander McCoy
[Will Book 1, page 256 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]
I, Alexander McCoy of Marion County, Tennessee being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make
and publish this my last will and testament revoking and annuling [sic] all others by me at any time
First. Out of my personal property, moneys, choses in action etc, that I may die seized and possessed of,
my executor will pay all my just debts including funeral expenses.
Second I give and devise unto my son G. W. McCoy and to my daughters Nancy Jane Conatser and Josephine
Hopkins each one dollar to be paid in cash by my executor.
Third to my sons John and Claud McCoy I give and devise my track of land which I bought of G. W. Bible,
situated in what is now the 4th, formerly the 9th district of Marion County, Tennessee, each to have an
equal moity [sic- moiety] in the same, also all my personal including money.
Fourth. I hereby nominate and appoint as executor of this my will my son Claud McCoy and having full
faith and confidence in his honest[y] and intergrity [sic- integrity], I hereby excuse him from executing
In witness whereof, I do this my will set my hand this the 14 day of Sept. 1917.
Alexander McCoy (his mark)
Signed and published in our presence, and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of and
and [sic] at the request of the testator, this 14 day of Sept. 1917.
L J Beene
J. O. Raulston