WILL OF Hezekiah Allen
DeKalb Co., Tenn., Will Book A 1838-1854
June 13, 1838
- I, Hezekiah Allen, of
said County being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner form as
follows (to wit).
- I give and bequeath unto my beloved Mary Page, the wife of Barney Page, what
I let her have when she married and left me also including one dollar of my estate and to her heirs forever. Also
I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Hugh Allen
all that I let him have when he married and left me also one dollar in cost of my estate. I give and bequeath unto
my beloved daughter Jane Page, the wife of Jacob Page, all that I let her have when she married and left
me also one dollar in cash of my estate. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Blakely
Allen three hundred and seventy acres of land also all that I let him have when
he married and left me also one dollar in cash of my estate. Also, I give Alford
Allen one hundred acres and one dollar in cash.
- I bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Taylor, the wife of William Taylor,
all that I let her have when she married and left me also one dollar in cash of my estate. Also I give and bequeath
unto my beloved son Elijah Allen one tract of
land containing 60 acres more or less to the old conditional line, also one horse and saddle one cow and calf plow,
hand ax and suitable farming also one dollar in cash of my estate and for him to keep his stock of hogs that he
in hand has at this time. Also, I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Michal
Allen, two cows and calves and a feather bed and furniture and other necessaries
for housekeeping such as her Mother may see cause to let her have and one dollar in cash of my estate.
- I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha Allen the tract of land wherein I now live and all the rest of my personal estate to her to hold during
her widowhood and if she should marry all the above named and above mentioned personal state belong to my youngest
son Hezekiah Allen. And bequeath unto my grandson
Alexander Allen one tract of land containing __
acres and being in County of the said him to have and to hold forever.
- I appoint and ordain my beloved wife Martha Allen my lawful executrix to ___ in all my
affairs of my last will and testament hereby revoking all forever made by me.
- Made in witness whereof I have unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 13th day of
- Published and declared by the above named Hezekiah Allen to be his last will and testament
in the presents of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presents of the testator, Hezekiah
Test Joel Cheatham Jr, Joel Cheatham Sr., Archer Cheatham
- State of Tennessee Dekalb County personally appeared before me T.
M. Wade, clerk of Dekalb County Court, Archer Cheatham and Joel Cheatham Jr. subscribing
witness of the within will who being first sworn dispose and say that the said Hezekiah Allen signed and seal the
written will upon the day it bears dates witness my hand ___ office this 6th day of March 1838. Acknowledged in
open court March 6th 1838.
T. M. Wade - Clerk of DeKalb County Court.
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