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Milly Cawley, 1847

Transcribed by Marie Johnson
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TSL&A Microfilm #A-5033
Loose Record Wills
Will #376

In the name of God amen.

I, Milly Cawley, of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee, being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory and calling to mind the shortness of time and the certainty of death have thought it proper to make and publish this my last will and testament in form following that is to say:

First, I wish all my just debts and financial expenses punctually paid.

Second, I give and bequeath unto the children of Nelson Johnson -- that he has or may have by his present wife Milly, two hundred dollars and two beds and furniture and bed steds, one bureau and six chairs, one womans saddle.  The above named property , I wish sold by my executor and the mony amounting from said said sale and the above named, two hundred dollars to be equally divided between the children above named.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath in like manner to the five daughters of my sister Elizabeth Phillips, fifty dollars each making two hundred and fifty dollars to the above named children.

Fourthly, I wish Benjamin Johnson to be payed for my boarding with him and the residue of my effects, I wish equally divided between John and Stephen Johnson, sons of Benjamin Johnson.

And lastly I hereby appoint Benjamin Johnson my executor of this my last will and testament.

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Milly (X )Cawley (seal)

Sined Sealed and acknowledged to be the last will and testament of Milly Cawley and in presents of the subscribing Witness July 15 1847

Abram Bradley
Raymond Head
State of Tennessee
, Sumner County Court, October Four 1847

The last will and testament of Milly Cawley dec' was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of Abram Bradley and Raymond Head subscribing witnesses.
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