SAMUEL FORREST'S WILL
Samuel Forrest Will
Haywood County, Tenn.
19 Aug 1859
In the name of God amen.
I Samuel Forrest in the county of Haywood & State of Tennessee being of perfect sound mind and disposing memory "thanks be to God" for the same calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will & testament that is to say ? and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of the Almighty God that give all and for my body commenced to the Earth from whence it were taken to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my estate.
Item: I give desire and ?of my estate in the ? manner from ? into same in the first place I desire all my just debts to be paid.
Item: to my beloved wife Zilpha Forrest during her life or widowhood one hundred twenty seven acres of my land to be own out most suitable for her convenience and so as to include all the buildings at my home together with six negroes loaned in the same manner named as follows: one woman by the name of Wineford, two boys Reuben & Moses and Three girls Melisa, Mipaw?, & Violet
All my household and kitchen furniture ? of beds, bed stands & furniture, one folding leaf table, one ? mon table, a;; of my sitting chairs, two chests, one lady ?, one clock, three pair of fire irons, one ? reel, all my books, one slate, one shot gun, one loom, ? , two shin ring wheels, all my casting, smoothing irons, pots, ?, all my tools and farming utensils, ploughs, ?, one sythe and cradle, one wheat ?, one ? saw, whip saw, one hand saw, all or as much of my stock as she may need, consisting horses, mules, cattle, hogs, one yoke of oxen, one cart and wheels, draw ? and oxen of all kinds, alo a sufficient quantity of corn, fodder, wheat, oats, and plenty of ? and coffee? And all suitable provisions for herself and family. She is to keep all her table ?, knives, forks, spoons, earthenware, crockery, ? to her during her natural life or widowhood.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved nephew Samuel Yelverton at my death all the balance of my land after the hundred and twenty seven acres is sum out to my wife together with two negro boys by the names of Peter and Needham, one sythe and cradle, all said property, ?, land and negros as above mentioned to be his the said Samuel Yelverton at my death to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give & bequeath to my grand nephew Samuel Forrest ? to my beloved wife at her death to my grand nephew Etherldred ? Yelverton one thousand dollars worth of my estate at the death or marriage of my beloved wife.
Item I give bequeath to my above mentioned nephew Samuel Yelverton all the property I bequeathed to my beloved wife at her death or marriage except the lands, ? negroes Winiford, Ruebin, Moses, Melissa , ?, and Violet together with all the appentinence item to appen him ing or belonging and all the foods, ? stock that is belonging to the estate at that time. Should there be any money or notes in the house at my death it should be divided between my wife and Samuel Yelverton.
I herewith can will ? my nephew Samuel Yelverton executor this my last will and testiment, hereby ? all the wills from me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I set my hand fixed my seal this the 19th of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred fifty nine. The court will please ? call on the ? for bond or security as the ? deem it not necessary signed sealed in the presence of us
Eimpton ? Walker James Walker
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