Will of A. M. Barnett
Last Will & Testament of|
A. M. BARNETT Dec'd
Proven and established at the
June Term 1864 of Dyer County Court
Know all men by these presents that I, A. M. BARNETT in view of the great fact, that it is appointed unto man to die and in view of the uncertainly of human events, have on this the 19th day of May A.D. 1864 Made this my last will and Testament - as follows,
First - I will my soul to God who gave it feeling grateful for the many blessings which have followed me all along lifes troubled way.
Secondly - I will that I shall be decently buried and the expenses thereof immediately paid out of the surplus means which I shall have for such and other purposes.
Furthermore - I will to the child of my Deceased son, Three Hundred Dollars which is now due from the Estate of my son to me. I also will to the Estate of child of my son JOHN BARNETT Twenty five dollars to be paid out of my Estate - My reason for leaving no more to my deceased son or his child is that he has been raised up to manhood and that I have heretofore given to him what I thought to be right, with a Knowledge that I leave my wife in delicate health and but little able to labour for support with two children to educate and raise.
All the balance of my estate including lands tenements &c &c stock of every kind with my notes and accounts, I will to my beloved wife CAROLINE and her two Children FINIS and CHARLES.
I will whatever money I may have on hand at my decease shall be left in the hands of my wife CAROLINE for the benefit of herself & children.
I hereby appoint ALBERT G. FERGUSON to execute this my last will and Testament it being the only valid will which I have and rendering null and void all similar wills which may claim to have eminated from me.
I will and direct that my debts be paid out of my notes and accounts & Surplus money, and all my notes and accounts be left in the hands of my wife as her individual property to be collected by her as such, and used according to the direction of her own judgement.
Furthermore - I leave with my wife CAROLINE the privilege of hereafter selecting and making choice between the place on which I am living at the date of this will and my residence near Dyersburg as her future home.
In presence of witnesses I subscribed to all the foregoing will with sound mind fully capable of executing mentally this Indenture for the future disposal of my temporal affairs.
A. M. BARNETT (Seal)
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