Monday, July 9, 2012

Transcription of Lovy Weatherington Outlaw's will

Last Will and Testament of Lovey Outlaw
State of Tennessee, Haywood County, , ordered from Haywood Co. Clerk, 1 N. Washington, Brownsville, TN 38012   Book E, page 475

"I Lovy Outlaw do make and publish this my last will and testament.  First I direct my funeral expenses and of my just debts to be paid.  Secondly I wish my executor who may be hereafter named to sell my tract of land that I now live on to the highest bid(d)er on such terms as he may think best and I give him full power to make a good deed for the same and after selling all of my effects and collecting the money to settle my estate and pay all expenses I wish the balance divided and paid to the following heirs one sixth to be equally divided between Lovy Ann Brown, Jessee Dismall, Francis Dismall, Samuel Dismall and Nancy Dismall, children of my daughter Julia to them and their heirs for even.

The balance I wish divided and paid equally between the following heirs my son, Gideon Weatherington, my daughter Mary Fife, my daughter Martha Joyner, my daughter Lovy Wright, my grandchildren Charles L Weatherington, Barthena Weatherington and James R Weatherington, children of my son, Robert Weatherington.

Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint John H. Cobb my executor in witness where of I do to this my last will set my hand and seal this the 1st day of September in the year of our Lord 1860.  Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of testator
Simion A. Cobb                                                                   Lovy Outlaw
Robert W. Vann
Acknowledge to me the 2nd day Dec 1876
                                                             W.T. Cobb

Transcriber's Note: It appears Lovy Outlaw actually signed the second page and the word "attest" appears after Simion A. Cobb's and W.T. Cobb's signature.

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