Last Will & Testament
Prooven & Set up
at the March
State of Tennessee Dyer County
Januay 13th 1858
I, Noah Perry do make and publish this my Last will and Testament, hereby Revoking and
making null all other wills by me at any time made. first I direct that my funeral
expenses and all my Debts be paid as Soon after my death as posiable out of any money
that I may die possede of or may first come into the hands my Executors. Secondly I
give and bequeath to my wife Milly Perry three hundred and one half acres of Land
including my house and improvements _____ the Same I also give and bequeath to my wife
the following negro property first a negro man Jorden woman Marina & Emiling. Boys
Jenis (Denis?) & Lock. During her life and at Death of my wife to be Sold and Eaquelly
Divided between my children.
Thirdly it is my will that my Seven youngest children, towit Simon, Margaret, Marlin,
John, Adline, Franklin and Buckhannan be Educated out of any money that Shall come into
Ed__? free of Charge to them Say So fare as a Common English Education.
Fourthly Sons James H., Noah T., Simon S., Jno. A., Franklin D (P?) and Buckhannan the
Remainder of my lands Say Seven hundred acres which is worth ten Dollars per acre to be
equally Divided between them.
Fifthly the Remainder of my negros to be hyerd out During my wifes life time. at Wish
time theay Shall be Divided amongst Children Daughters to wit Louisa Ann Harris?, Milla
Jane Stallings, Elizabeth Stallings, Sarrah Francis, Margaret Louisa, Marcela and Adlad
Shall have five hundred Dollars Each. The Said negro property, more then my Sons. The
children of my Daughter Mary E. Riddick not encluded having given her During her life
all the property that I designed for her.
Sixly the Remander of my property Specified when to be Sold and the proseeds after
paying my Debts to be Equely Divided amongst my Children. Lastly I do herby nominate &
appoint John F. Sinclair and James H. Perry my Executors.
In witness whereof I do to this my will Set my hand & Seal, date above. Noah Perry
R. L. Hinton
L. P. Stallings