Howell Freeman

by admin on February 16th, 2003

Howell Freemanpage
No. 72

In the name of God Amen. I Howell Freeman of the County of Dickson and State of Tennessee foreseeing the certainty of death and being of sound and disposing mind and memory do publish make and ordain the following as my last Will and Testament – that is to say [then?] It is my Will and Desire that after my funeral expenses are paid that any executor hereinafter named shall pay all my just debts.

Then I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Haessiah? Freeman, o­ne Bedstead Bed and furniture. o­ne cow and calf, o­ne dinner pot, o­ne oven and lid and o­ne skillet all of which I give to her and her heirs forever.

Then it is my Will and desire that my executor hereinafter named shall sell my estate real and personal at public sale and the proceeds arrising from said sale together with all moneys I may have, either in cash or due me by lone otherwise shall be equally divided amongst my said wife Harriah and my six children, Vi[z], Buriou[] William, Jerimiah, Freeman Polly Burton wife of Ambrose Burton, Martha Self wife of Abraham Self and Elizabeth Massie wife of John Massie all of which I give to them and their children forever.

Then I hereby appoint my son-in-law Abraham Self sole Executor of this my last Will in Witness whereof I hereby make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby [avooking] all former wills by me made this 15th day of October 1835 . Witness my hand and seal. Howell FreemanSigned, Sealed and delivered and published in presence of [err] S[thumbprint…. looks like Seth] Richardson

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Howell…………..Dickson County June Tenn 1836Freeman………..Then was the foregoing last Will and Testament of Howell No 72……………Freeman died [proved] in open court and proven to be such by oaths of Stith Richardson [undecipherable] Hirrson and Jeramiah Underwood subscribing witnesses these to which was ordered by the court to be recorded.[Test] Mrs. Hightower Clk

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