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James Boyles, 1831

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Barbara Owens
©2006

Source: Sumner County Wills - Volume 2, pages 141 and 142

In the Name of God, Amen! I, James Boyles of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory and understanding, thanks be to God for the same, and being mindful of my mortality do make and constitute this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

First and primarily, I recommend my soul to God who gave it, in hopes of a joyful resurrection, and my body to the earth when it shall please God to separate my soul and body, and I wish my body decently buried at the discretion of my Executors. And as to such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give and dispose of as follows, to wit:

First, my will and desire is that all my personal estate to be sold by my Executors on a credit of twelve months, also that my land be sold on a credit of twelve months after my decease and from the proceeds thereof I wish all my just debts paid and funeral expenses if any.

It is also my will and desire that my son-in-law Joseph McGlothlin will take my brother John Boyles to his own house and my negro man Daniel, one cow and bedstead and one bed and furniture and take care of him and treat him as one of his own family so long as he the said brother John Boyles shall live. (See Joseph McGlothlin Jr. Family.)

My will and my desire is that my two granddaughters (to wit) Minerva and Lydia Boyle shall have out of my estate five hundred dollars each agreeable to an article of agreement that myself, Levi C. Shy and Rachel Shy entered into and deposited with William Brackin for safe keeping until called for by the parties, reference being had to said article will fully show, and after the said granddaughters get the above named five hundred dollars agreeable to said article, then my will and desire is that they get no more of my estate after the above mentioned sums or items are satisfied out of my estate.

My will and desire is that the balance of my estate be equally divided between or among my children (to wit) Ann McGlothlin, Rachel House, Polly House, Susanna Freedle and Sinai House.

It is my will and desire that James House, husband of my daughter Sinai shall take the negro boy named London by giving his note for two hundred, which I have paid him in place of the negro boy London and that he have a good right for said boy. If he the said James House should refuse to give his note for the said two hundred dollars, then and in that case he is to keep the money, and the boy London is to be equally divided among the above named daughters with negroes as above named.

It is my will and desire that my slaves be those who are _________? divided, should be equally divided among my children as follows (to wit) My wish is that the Legatees agree among themselves in dividing the negroes, but if they cannot agree, then and in that case they are to choose three or four disinterested men and have the negroes valued, then those of my children who get one negro of more value than the others that they shall pay cash to the others untill they all have equal value.

I, James Boyle, do nominate and appoint Joseph McGlothlin and William House my Executors to carry into effect this my Last Will and Testament. I publish this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal. This Eighth Day of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty One.

James Boyle

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of us

Wm Brackin & E. I. Brackin

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter - ©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842

(Page 141) 

In the name of God, Amen! I James Boyles of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory and understanding, Thanks be to Almighty God for the same, and being mindful of my mortality do make and constitute this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

First and principally: I recommend my soul to God who gave it, in hopes of a joyful resurrection and my body to the earth. When it shall please God to separate my soul and body, and I wish my body decently buried at the discretion of my Executors. And as to such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me, I give and dispose of as follows. (to wit)

First: My will and desire is that all my personal estate to be sold by my Executors on a credit of twelve months, also that

(Page 142)

my land be sold on a credit of twelve months after my decease and from the proceeds thereof I wish all my just debts paid and funeral expenses if any. It is also my will and desire that my son-in-law Joseph McGlothlin, will take my brother John Boyle to his own house and my negro man named Daniel, one cow, and bedstead and one bed and furniture and take care of him and treat him as one of his own family so long as he the said brother John Boyle shall live. My will and my desire is that my two grand daughters (to wit) Minerva and Lydia Boyle shall have out of my estate five hundred dollars each agreeable to an article of agreement that myself, Levy C. Shy and Rachel Shy entered into and deposited with William Brackin for safe keeping until called for by the parties reference being had to said article will fully show, and after the said grand-daughter gets the above named Five Hundred dollars agreeable to said article, then my will and desire is that they get no more of my estate, after the above mentioned sums or items are satisfied out of my estate, my will and desire is that the balance of my estate be equally divided between or among my children (to wit) Ann McGlothlin, Racheal House, Polly House, Susanna Freedle and Sinai House. It is my will and desire that James House, husband of my daughter Sinai shall take the negro boy named London by giving his notes for two hundred, which I have paid him in place of the negro boy London and that he have a good right foresaid boy. If he the said James House should refuse to give his note for the two hundred dollars then and in that case, he is to keep the money, and the boy London is to be equally divided among the above named daughters, with negroes as above named. It is my will and desire that my slaves be those who are specifically divided, should be equally divided among my children as follows (to wit) my wish is that the legatees agree among themselves in dividing the negroes, but if they cannot agree, then and in that case they are to choose, three or more disinterested men, and have the negroes valued and then those of my children who get one negro of more value, the others that they shall pay cash to the other until they all have equal value.

I James Boyle do nominate and appoint Joseph McGlothlin and William House my Executors to cary into effect, this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal. This Eighth day of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty one. James Boyle (Seal)

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us:

Wm. Brackin

E. J. Brackin

 


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