Will of James Courtney
September the 16 day of 1833.
In the name of God Amen
I James Courtney of the County of green and State of Tennessee Being weak in
body but of sound mind and Memory at this time but knowing that it is once
appointed for all men to die do make constitute and ordain this my last Will and
Testament in manner and form following (Viz). I recommend my Soul to God
who gave it to me and my Body to be buried in a decent and Christian manner.
As to my worldly goods which it has pleased God to bestow on me I give and
bequeath in form and manner following. (Item 1st) My will is that
all my just debts be paid. (Item 2) my will is that I give and
bequeath to my beloved Wife Sarah all my real and personal property during her
natural lifetime or widowhood except (Item 3) I give and bequeath to
my beloved grand daughter Sarah P Mangram one feather bedstead and furniture
that she now claims and also a cow that we call Spike-horn and also a flax
wheel. (Item 4) my will is that my beloved grand-son Jeremiah Mangram be
paid twenty dollars in cash. Both my grand-children here mentioned
received their above described legacy at my death. (Item 5th) my will is
that each of my lawful children (Viz) George Courtney, James Courtney, Lucy Marshel,
Martial Courtney, Elizabeth Holdaway, Agga Hurley, Sarah Hurley, Polly Hurley
& Jane Pettit Receive one dollar Each at my death. (Item 6) my will is
that my beloved Wife Sarah keep the balance of my property both the real and
personal in her own hands during her natural life time or widowhood and at her
death or marriage. (Item 7) my will is that my beloved Son Fielding Courtney
shall have all my estate both real and personal as his legacy of me. (Item
8th) my will is and I do hereby appoint my beloved Sons Marshel Courtney &
Fielding Courtney to be My Executors of this my last Will and Testament relying
on them that they will Execute it faithfully avowing to my above stated desire.
(Item 9th) I hereby revoke and declare all other wills by me made heretofore
null and void. I also publish pronounce & declare this my Last will
and Testament in the presence of
Thomas X Stroud
James C Senter
James X Courtney
mark and seal.
James Courtney's Will
Proven 25 Apl 1836
Recorded p. 137
Fielding Courtney, one of the Executors named in said will, entered into bond in the sum of five hundred dollars on the 25 day of April 1836, with Vincent Jackson and Hugh Maloney.
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