Will of D. A. Chamberlain
D. A. CHAMBERLAIN|
Last Will and Testament
Probated Aug. Term /80
Recorded Aug. 19/80
I, D. A. CHAMBERLAIN of Dyer County and state of Tennessee being of sound mind but in feeble health and in view of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make this my last will and testament -
1st I desire that all of my just debts shall be paid and I further desire that said debts shall be paid by my four children MARY ELISA BOATRIGHT, JOHN S. CHAMBERLAIN, CARREL C. CHAMBERLAIN and SARAH FRANCIS CHAMBERLAIN, each paying an equal share; but if any of said children should fail to pay such share of any part of such share I desire that the remaining one or ones should pay all the debts or such amount of such debts as remain unpaid and I further desire that if any one or any of my children should fail to pay said share or any part of said share of the above described debts that my executor to be herein after named by me shall Sell enough of each childs part who has failed to pay their share of my estate which shares I will hereafter designate and pay such debts or pay such children as have paid such debts the amount that they have paid more than their share and I further desire that my executor sell such property and pay such debts at the end of the time prescribed by law to settle estates.
2nd I will & bequeath to my beloved wife KISIH E. CHAMBERLAIN all of my property real personal or mixed and all the apertanences thereto together with their rents profits and incomes to have and to hold during her natural life and at her death such property to be divided as hereinafter prescribed by me.
3rd At the death of my wife KISSIH E. CHAMBERLAIN I will and bequeath to my daughter MARY ELIZA BOATRIGHT during her natural life and at her death to her bodily heirs the following described tract or parcel of land lying and being in the 5th civil district of Dyer County and State of Tennessee and bounded as follows an the north by P. C. LEDSINGER on the South by N. C. WHITE, on the east N. C. WHITE, on the west the GEORGE LANE land, containing, (100) One hundred acres more or less such land to be subject to paying her share of my above described debts as arranged by me.
4th At the death of my wife KISSIH E. CHAMBERLAIN I will and bequeath to my three children JOHN S. CHAMBERLAIN CARRELL C. CHAMBERLAIN and SARAH F. CHAMBERLAIN my homestead with all the appertainences thereto and described as follows it lying and being in the 5th civil district of Dyer County and State of Tennessee and bounded as follows, On the North by DAVID BURNIM on the south by ELIJAH WRIGHT on the east by TAYLOR TROY on the west BURNIM land to be divided among them as near equal as possible and each of their shares to be subject to their shares of my above described debts as arranged by me.
5th All of my personal property is to be disposed of by wife KISSIH E. CHAMBERLAIN as she likes.
6th I nominate and appoint M. H. DAVIS as executor of this my last will and testament signed sealed and delivered in the presence of following ---
D. A. CHAMBERLAIN
This the 8th day of July 1880
State of Tennessee Dyer County
Owing to changes in my mind since making my last will and testament I desire to make the following change or codicil thereto I desire that the 3rd section of my will be changed so as to will and bequeath the land therein described to my daughter MARY ELIZA BOATRIGHT instead of to MARY ELIZA BOATRIGHT during her natural life and then to the heirs of her body.
I hereby set my hand and seal this the 12th day of July 1880
D. A. CHAMBERLAIN
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