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Zachariah Talley Sr., 1820

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

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter
©2002

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

(Page 154)

In the name of God Amen! I, Zachariah Talley of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being at this time pained in body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit:

In the first place, I give to my son William P. Talley of Cumberland County, Virginia, one dollar besides the land and negroes, and other property that I gave him before I removed from Virginia to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Jackey Talley of Cumberland County and State of Virginia the property of every description that I put him in possession of before my removal from Virginia and I also give him Five Hundred Dollars Cash to be paid by my son Zachariah Talley and my daughter Charity Talley equally in the space of two years after my decease to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Charity Talley the negroes and property of every description that I put her in possession of about the time that I moved to this country, and I also give her one negro man named Cary and one named Kirk, two negro women, one named Dilly and one named Lizza, and a negro girl Betty to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Zachariah Talley the negroes and property of every description that I put him in possession of when he was about to remove to this country and I also give unto him a negro man named George and a negro man named Merit, also two negro women, one named Sall and one named Chaua to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I lend unto my grand daughter Lucy Butterworth, during her natural life my negro boy named Pleasant, and at her decease I give the said negro boy to the heirs lawfully begotten of her own body, but if she should die without any such heirs, my wish is that he return to her brothers and sisters.

Item: I lend unto my grand daughter Polly Talley, daughter of Charity Talley, one negro boy child named Willis during of her natural life and at her decease I give the said boy to the heirs of her own body, but if there should be none to her brothers and sisters as above.

Item: I lend unto my grand daughter Sally Talley one negro boy named Jefferson during of her natural life but at her decease I give the said boy to the heirs of her own body, but if there should be none such to her brothers and sisters as above directed.

Item: I lend to my grand daughter Lucy M. Talley

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during of her natural life, one negro girl named Kizza and at her decease I give the said negro girl with her increase to the heirs of her own body, but if there should be none such to return to her brothers and sisters as above directed.

Item: I lend unto my grand daughter Eliza W. Talley during of her natural life, one negro girl named Ede, and at her decease, I give the said negro girl with her increase to the heirs of her own body, but if there should be none such to return as above directed.

Item: I lend unto my grand daughter Permely M. Talley during of her natural life, one negro girl child named Evaline, but at her decease I give the said negro girl, with her future increase to the heirs of her own body forever, but if she should die without any such heirs, then to return to her brothers and sisters as above directed.

Last: I constitute and appoint my son Zachariah Talley and Reuben Talley Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal. This 19th April 1820. Zachariah (his mark) Talley (Seal)

Test:

Hubbard Saunders

Wm Montgomery

Peterfield Jefferson

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court August Term 1832.

The last Will and Testament of Zachariah Talley Senior, was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of William Montgomery one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court


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