Will of Fielding Courtney
I Fielden Courtney being of sound and perfect mind do this day make and declare this my last will and Testament in manner & form as follows Viz,
1st I will and bequeath unto my wife Margaret all my lands during her natural life or widow-hood and at her death or marriage to be equally divided between my two sons Joseph S. & William S. Courtney except one Acre square including the Graveyard which is reserved by this will forever as a burying ground. 2nd I will and bequeath unto Elizabeth Stanbury one bed and furniture. 3rd I will & bequeath unto my son William S. Courtney one colt known by the name Molly. 4th I will and bequeath unto my two youngest daughters Nancy Adeline & Susan Victory each a good Bead Furniture also a cow & calf which property shall be given them at their marriage or when [illegible] arrive at the age of Twenty one years. 5th I will & bequeath unto my several heirs viz. Catharine Hodge, Ann Wise & James Courtney one dollar each.
6th My will is that If my sons Joseph S. & William S. Courtney should neither ever return then & in that case my will is that my land at the death or marriage of my wife Margaret by equally divided between my two youngest daughters Nancy Adeline & Susan Victory. 7th I further will that all my just debts burying expenses etc be paid out of my moveable property & that the remainder be reserved by my said wife for the purpose raising & schooling my two youngest daughters above named & if there shall be any remaining at their marriage or freedom it shall be equally divided between my two sons Joseph S. & Wm S. Courtney - I hereby acknowlege declare this my last will & Testament in witness whereof I hereto set my name & affix my seal This Oct 16th 1863.
Fielden X Courtney
State of Tennessee, Greene County,
We Solomon Matthews, Joseph Matthews
are bound to the State of Tennessee in the penalty of one thousand dollars
Witness our hands and seals this 4th day of September 1865
The condition of this obligation is such, that whereas the above bond Solomon Matthews
has been appointed
Executor of Administrator of the
Will of Fielding Courtney deceased
now, if the said Solomon Matthews Shall well and trully,
as such Executor, perform all the duties which are or may be required by law, then this obligation to be
void. Otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in open }
Court and by the Court aproved. }
E. W. Headrick
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