Will of Soloman Marsh 12/24/1855 Dickson Co. TN
Soloman Marsh Will
Soloman Marsh b: May 22, 1802 GA d: March 7, 1860 TN
Transcribed and submitted by decendents Jerry Holt & John Rex Reed
Last Will and Testament of Soloman Marsh
I, Soloman Marsh of the County of Dickson and State of Tennepee
In the first place I will bequeth my body to be decently buried and I give my soul to God who gave it to me. As to the worldly effects of which I am the owner it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid out of the first money that comes to the hand of my executers.
I give and bequeth to my beloved wife Anna Marsh all my household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils (Wagons, carts, oxen, cows, horses and , in short, everything that as on the place (except the horse that I have given to my son, Aquilla) in the nature of perishable property (except) the Negroes) and I also give to her any my Negroes Cephus and Jemima, his wife, (These are two Negroes I bought from James M. Holt), Bob, Harriet, Ester, Jim and Rebecca. The Negroes and perishable property are to be the absolute property of my said wife. I also give to her the farm I now live on including all the lands that I won at this time. This famm is to the hers during her natural life and at her death it is to belong to and be vested in my son, Aquilla in as full and ample manner as if I had made him a Deed in fee simple for the same. I give and bequeth to my beloved daughter Mary Ann Holt and to her children after her my Negroes, Ester, Wily, Sam, Martha, Elizabeth, Jennifer (Martha children), George and William (All of these Negroes I bought of James M. Holt). I five & bequeth to my Grandson, Elias W. Holt, My Negroes ?Stephen, Catherine and George to be his property absolutely. And I do hereby give and bequeth to my beloved son, Aquilla, my Negroes slaves John, David, Kinch, Charles (a boy), Tennepee (Tennessee), Perry, Augaline, Inda, Sam and Robert a boy). These Negroes are to be the sole and absolute property of my son, Aquilla.
All the balance of my property of every kind whether of real or personal I desire and it is my will that the same be equally divided between my son Wm C.. Marsh and my daughters Mary Ann Holt and Martha Capps.
Now it is my will that the property I have given in this will to be my daughters Mary Ann Holt and Martha Capps is not to be subject to the debts, contracts or liabilities of their present husbands James M. Holt and William J. Capps or to the debts, contracts or liabilities of any future husband or husbands that they may have but it is my will that at their death, that is at the death of either of my said daughters the property herein given is to go to their children, but if my daughter Martha Capps should die without child or children the property I give to her is to go back to her brothers and sister or to their children.
Now I do hereby appoint my friend Robert McNeilly my executor to this my last Will and Testament and I hereby revoke and make void any will or wills heretofore made by me. Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Joseph Davidson and Silas Tidwell – subscribing at my request This 24th day of December, A D1855.
A. Marsh SEAL