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John McNeill, 1876

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

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891

Page 138

I John McNeill of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee farmer by occupation make this my last Will revoking all former wills.  I give devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal as follows, that is to say
To my wife Henrietta B McNeill all that part of my land North East of the Dry Fork Creek and appurtenances thereof; and one half the timber on the grass lot South West of the above Creek for fire wood; one half of the tract of land on the Ridge for rails and firewood; one half the horses cattle hogs and other stock on the farm one half the farming utensils and provender? on the farm at my decease; one half of all moneys and

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cash notes after all my just debts have been paid.  The whole of household and kitchen furniture to use and to hold for her support and maintenance during her life and at her death to be divided equally between our three (3) children.
The remainder of my estate and property real and personal to my three children to be shared equally between them at my death.  In witness whereof I have signed and sealed and published and declared this instrument as my will at my house in the County of Sumner State of Tennessee on the 28th day of February A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy six.
                                                                                          John McNeill  (Seal)

The said John McNeill at his home as above named on the 28th day of Febry 1876 signed and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for his last will and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto witnesss our names as subscribing witnesses.
James Campbell
John M. Ramsey

State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court June Term 1876
The last will and testament of John McNeill dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of

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James Campbell and John M. Ramsey subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.  No Executor being named in the will it is ordered by the court that E. A. Ramsey be appointed Administrator with the Will annexed of John McNeill dec'd thereupon said E. A. Ramsey together with his securities Wm T. Barr, James Campbell, J. B. McNeill and B. H. Hargrave appeared in open court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of three thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and said E. A. Ramsey was duly qualified.
Copy - attest
Jesse Cage Clerk

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