Will of James McCoy
The Last Will & Testament of |
JAMES McCOY dec'd
Probated Mch Term 1877
Recorded Mch. 5th 1877
ZACH WATKINS clk.
In the Name of God, Amen:
Item First: I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter SALLIE V. FITZHUGH wife of JOHN L. FITZHUGH all that tract of land I bought from MOSES P. HURLEY & wife, by deed duly registered in Dyer County Tennessee in conveyance Book R. page 328 containing about ninety acres, to have and to hold the same with the tenements and appurtenances unto the said SALLIE V. FITZHUGH during her natural life with remainder in fee to the heirs born of her body, but in the event she dies without issue then said land shall revert to my heirs and their heirs forever.
Item second: I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter LUGENIS McCOY all that tract or body of land, known as my home place to wit: Beginning at the north east corner of the 158 1/4 acre tract on which I now live running west with the north line of that tract and my 110 acre tract top the line of the Paducah & Memphis Rail Road, thence southwardly along the line of the said railroad to the south boundary line of my 108 acre tract and north with its east line to the beginning containing about Three hundred and Twenty acres to have and to hold said land with the tenements and appurtenances unto the said LUGENIE McCOY during her natural life, with remainder in fee, to the heirs born of her body: but in the event she dies without issue then said land shall revert to my heirs and their heirs forever. And I give her my saddle horse "Bob"
Item Third: I give and bequeath all the balance of my real estate to my son JAMES HENRY McCOY to have and to hold the same with the tenements and appurtenances to him and his heirs forever.
Item fourth: I give and bequeath unto my grand-son-in-law JOHN L. FITZHUGH, the two horse wagon and harness and all the hogs (about twenty head) he now has.
Item fifth: I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate consisting of stock bonds, clover money &c. to be divided among my said Legatees so that my said son HENRY shall have one half and my said two granddaughters one fourth each of all my estate: And I equalize that division, I hereby value the ninety acres of land given to SALLIE V. FITZHUGH at Three thousand Dollars - The Three hundred and twenty acres given to LUGENIE McCOY at Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars - And the lands in all given to HENRY McCOY at five thousand two hundred dollars - including the 37 acres of LUKE KIRBYs land recently bought at Sherriffs sale, valued at Four Hundred Dollars.
Lastly: I nominate and appoint my son JAMES HENRY McCOY to be Executor of this my last will and testament, and desire him to sell all my stock, farming utensils, household furniture &c. at public sale to the highest bidder for the benefit of my Estate. The bequeath of the wagon, harness & hogs to JOHN L. FITZHUGH and the saddle horse to LUGENIE McCOY, are all free gifts. Witness my hand and seal this 16th day of February A. D. 1877
JAMES McCOY (seal)
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