Will of John R. Cathey of Dickson County, Tennessee

by admin on February 14th, 2003

Contributed by: mcederoth@comcast.net

This is the last will and testament of my
gggg-grandfather, John R. CATHEY. Although his birth has not yet been
verified, he died in Dickson County in the year of 1828.

10 July, 1827

I, John R. Cathey, calling to mind the mortality of all flesh, and being
feeble of body but sound in memory and understanding, do ordain this last
will and Testament, hereby revoking all others; 1st I give unto my beloved
wife Peggy Cathey during her natural life or widowhood all my lands that I am
now in possesion of (except fifty acres lying above my son Archie Cathey’s,
which I give to my son Joshua Cathey). The balance at my wife’s demise to be
equally devided amongst my four younger sons, viz: Daniel, Samuel, Martin and
John Cathey. Also I give to my said wife all my personal property after all
my legal debts are paid. Also, I give unto my daughters Jane and Molly one
feather bed, one cow and calf to each when they come of age or marry.

As I have given to my son on filly, to Archie one sorrell horse, and to my
daughter Mary, her bed, they are to have no more of the remaining property as
I consider they have had their share and more when the rest are raised.

I do constitute and appoint Mumsford Smith and Peggy my wife my sole
Executors to this my Last will and Testament. In witness hereof I sign and
seal this 10th day of July 1827.


John R. X Cathey

John Forsythe
State of Tennessee, Dickson County Court, July Term 1828

Then was within paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of
John R. Cathey, dec’d produced in Open Court and proved to be such by Oath of
Jno. Forsythe as subscribing witness thereto and the same was certified
accordingly and recorded.

Test. Field Farrar, Clerk of Said Court.

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