Will of James Chambers
Last Will and Testament of |
JAMES CHAMBERS dec'd
Set up & established October
Court 1870 and ordered recorded
W.M. WATKINS County Court Clerk
State of Tennessee Dyer County
In the Name of God Amen I JAMES CHAMBERS being if sound mind and disposing memory but in feeble health and calling to recollection that it is appointed unto man to die do make constitute and Ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say, My body I commit to the earth to be buried in a plain decent Christian like manner and my soul I commit to God who gave it.
It is further my will and desire that all my lawful debts be paid as soon after my death as practicable without injury to my estate. It is further my will and desire that my wife MARY A. CHAMBERS have during her natural life a Dower out of my real estate to be laid off as in such cases the law directs as set forth in the code upon her application to the county court.
It is further my will and desire that my son JOSIAS CHAMBERS his heirs and assigns have forty acres of land off the east end of the tract of land I purchased of ANNA A. and MARUNA SIMS It is further my will and desire that my son ROBERT T. CHAMBERS his heirs and assigns have the ballance of the tract above named which I have not willed to my son JOISIAS CHAMBERS together with so much of the tract upon which I now reside as will make him in all forty acres to be run off so as to include the Lease I gave him and upon which he now resides. It is further my will and desire that my Son WILLIAM S. CHAMBERS his heirs and assigns have all the ballance of my lands not willed to my two sons named above, subject to my wife MARY A. CHAMBERS Dower during her natural life
It is further my will and desire that the bodily heirs of my deceased daughter CATHRINE A. STANFIELD have five hundred dollars in money. It is further my will and desire that my son WILLIAM S. CHAMBERS have all the remainder of my estate, after paying all of my just debts and expences of settling up my estate not heretofore mentioned as the land willed to him is subject to my wifes Dower.
It is further my will and desire that ALFRED T. FIELDER act as my executor to carry out this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 3rd day of August A. D. 1870
JAMES CHAMBERS (seal)
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