Will of John Hall

by admin on February 14th, 2003

Contributed by: Linda Cushing

JOHN HALL No. 25 p.40-43


In the name of God Amen I, John Hall of the county of Dickson and State of
Tennessee being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory do this 17 of
May 1822 make, ordain and publish this my last will and testament in
measure and form following revoking all others by me made.
1st It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid.
It is my will that my son Joseph W. Hall have my negro man named Brick.
Also $419 which sum he has received of me for which he stands charged on my
books. Said negro is left to him and his heirs forever. He the said Joseph on
the receipt of said negro shall pay to my executors the sum of $100 in
cash. It is also my will that my son John Hall have my negro woman named
Pansey? and her child William. Said John paying $100 in cash on the receipt of
said negroes to my executors. I also give my son John Hall the sum of $415
which sum he received of me and stands charged on my books.


It is my will that son Jesse Hall have my negro man named Joe also 100
acres of land the place where he now lives on, also $161 dollars which sum
he had received of me and stands charged on my books.


It is also my will that my daughter Martha have the loan of my negro girl
named Katy also one hundred acres of land which she now lives on including
the Duff Tract and the residue to be made out of the tract formerly
belonging to Isiah Healy. Beginning on a Gum stump Healy’s old original
corner running south so as to take 2 poles out side of Holloway Morriset’s
fence to a stake thence west 20 poles to a stake,thence south 40 poles to a
stake, thence east 20 poles to Healy’s old original line thence south with
said line as to include 100 acres with the Duff tract.


It is my desire that the said negro Caty shall never be sold or traded but
remain to Martha and her increase if any she have forever. Also $147 which
she has received of me and stands charged for.


It is my will that my daughter Elizabeth M Hall have the loan of my negro
woman Jamima and her child Jubel also $150 which amount stands charged
against her on my books but on the receipt of said negroes she shall pay to my
executors the sum of one hundred dollars in cash,said negroes to remain and
never sold, to her and her heirs forever.


It is my will that my son David Hall have my negro boy named Edward also
189 acres of land which formerly belonged to James Haley, Also part to
Isaiah Healy lying on both sides of Williamson’s Yelllow Creek? Also an old
horse
which he claims and to have a $20 saddle.


It is also my will that my son Joshua Hall have a negro girl name Susy also
a tract of land known by the Mill tract containing 103 acres also a 19 acre
tract also known by the name of the Mace Tract. Also the horse he claims
and a $20 saddle.


It is my will that my son Berriman Hall have my negro girl Easter. Also
one half of the tract of land I now live on holding in his share part of
the cleared lands but he have no share to the buildings or orchards during my
wife’s natural life or widowhood. At my wife’s death or intermarriage he
will be allowed a full half share of said parcel of land in value. I also
give him a colt he claims and to have a $20 saddle.


It is my will that my daughter Susanna Hall have the loan of two negro
girls namely Magin and Lucinda. Also one horse, bridle and saddle to be
worth $100 and also one (unknown) and furniture & two cows and calves-the
above
said negroes never to be sold but to remain to her and her heirs forever.


It is my will that my son Wesley Hall have my negro boy Robert also the
other half of my home tract of land on which I now live. but not to have
possession in full until the death of my wife or intermarriage. The dwelling
house ,orchards,and buildings to be kept for her support during life or
widowhood. At her death or intermarriage the said tract as to value will be
equally divided between my two last named sons. I also give Abraham a horse,
saddle and bridle to be worth one hundred dollars.


2nd, It is my will that my beloved wife Susanna have during her life or
widowhood every other pieces of my property not above named for her support
and the five youngest children and for their education. At her death or
intermarriage the whole of my property left in her hands to be equally
divided between all my children. Should any of the little negroes die
before my five youngest children become of age it is my will that the loss
be made
good out of my estate left in the hands of my Wife.


It is my will that my
beloved wife be allowed $200 to made out of the amount of sales of any of
my property, together with the three hundred dollars that will be due from my
sons Joseph,& John, and daughter Elizabeth in all $500 which sum to
appropriated to the purchase of a negro boy for the support of my wife and
the raising my youngest children and at her death to be equally divided
between
all my children as my other property.


Lastly, I make and ordain my beloved
wife Susanna and son Jesse Executors of this my last will and testament, In
Witness whereof I the said John Hall have to this my last will and
testament set my hand seal the day and year above written.


John Hall (Seal)
Sign, sealed,published and declared by the said John Hall the testator as
his last will an testament in the presence of us who were present at the
time of signing and sealing thereof William Morrison, Martha Douglass, Mark
Reynolds


Proved January Session 1823

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