Last Will & Testament of Thomas Allen

This is the will of Thomas ALLEN, who was born in Virginia in 1775, and who died in Fayette County, Tennessee in 1858. Though I have preserved the spelling & punctuation in this transcript, I have broken it up into paragraphs for easier reading.

Fayette County, Tennessee Will Book B, page 49

This is the will of Thomas ALLEN, who was born in Virginia in 1775, and who died in Fayette County, Tennessee in 1858. He ids buried at Friendship Cemetery in Moscow, Tennessee. His first wife's name is unknown, but she was the daughter of Jeremiah SMITH, Jr. and Mildred ROBERTSON (known as "Millie"). Millie is said to have been the daughter of  Drury ROBERTSON.

I, Thomas ALLEN, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made. 

First, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid after death as soon as possible out of moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my executor.

Secondly, I give and bequeath my son, Edmund L. ALLEN, the negro boy John, negro woman Edy, negro boy Henry, negro girl Molly, negro girl Sophia and negro man Mat.

Thirdly, I will and bequeath to my daughter Mildred's children, Martha Ann YANCY, Bartlett YANCY, Elizabeth YANCY, Mary May YANCY and Lesia B. YANCY the negro boy Lince.

Fourthly, I will and bequeath that my land and all personal property of every kind be sold on a six months credit and the proceeds applied to payment of my debts and should there be an overplus after paying all my debts it is to go to my son, Jeremiah ALLEN. Further, I make no specific bequest to him.

Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Edmund L. ALLEN my Executor.

In witness thereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal this 22nd day of January, 1858.

His

Thomas X ALLEN

Mark

Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator on this 22nd day of January., 1858.

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