Montgomery County Tennessee
John Teasley Senior’s Will
In the name of God Amen. I John Teasley Senior of the county of Montgomery and state of Tennessee being sick and low on health though sound of mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of this body, knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do state and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner o form following viz----Just after all my just debt’s paid, I give to my son John Teasley one Negro girl named Easter to him and his heirs forever, I give to my Wife Lucy Teasley one Negro widowhood, I give to Adam Brown One Hundred dollars to be levied out of my Estate, Also to my son Thomas Teasley I give one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf. And all residue of my Estate both Real and personal, my desire is shall be equally divided between my Wife Lucy Teasley and her surviving children,-----
And I appoint John Teasley Jr. and Abner Gupton my whole duly Executors this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said John Teasley hath---herewith let my hands do affixed my seal the Twenty Eighth day of March One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen.
Signed, Sealed, and Acknowledged John Teasley
In presence of
Rendered April Term 1816
Agreeable to an order of contentious director’s James Hambilton and Busney Duff Justices of the peace for said county to title with Samuel Smith, Guardian of the heirs of William Harvey deceased produced the following vouchers to with
No. 1 To 3 year’s heirs of a Negro boy belonging to Ancy Harvey for 1813, 1814, 1815
No. 2 To 3 year’s heirs of a Negro boy belonging to William Harvey for 1813, 1814, 1815
No. 3 By schooling and housing, William’s mother Nancy for 11 months..--$40
No. 4 By liveries rendering for Estate…..--$40
Given under said hand the 15th day of April 1816
James Hambilton J. O.
Busney Duf J. O.
Rendered April Term 1816328
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