In the name of God, I, Barnabas Page, do make and publish this as 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 as soon afte r my death as possible out of any money that I may be possessed of or may come into the hands of my executor. Secondly, I ___ bequeath to my wife, Mary Page, all my hone tracts and parcels of land in two tracts of another fifty acre tract lying between me and F. W. Taylor beginning at a sugar tree ____ beginning corner of said fifty acre running north direction with the top of the ridge to a beech and sugar tree corner of a hundred and fifty acre tract, thence north with said hundred and fifty acres to a sugar tree corner _____the beginning including her natural life time or widowhood and at my death Seburn Page is to ha ve from the _____ fence up then Mary Page is to have from the _____ fence down till her death and at her death It is to belong to Seburn Page. I wish to bequeath to my daughters Mahaly and Martha and Laurany and Mary a certain tract of land lying or _____ of a tract of land belonging to E. W. Taylor lying on the other side of the ridge from my house. Also I wish to be sold a parcel of land of about ten or fifteen acres lying above Daniel Hale's whe re he now lives. I bequeath unto Mary Page, her lifetime, my two slaves, Tennessee and Nelson, and all other property until her widowhood or death, I want all the property to be sold and equally divided between my four daughters. I will unto James Page two hundred acres of land more or less where he now lives. Also I will unto Andy Page two hundred and twenty acres, more or less, where he now lives. I also will unto Hugh Page one hundred and thirty acres lying where Andy Allen now lives and at my death I wish to have appointed Guardian for the benefit of my wife Mary Page . I now in the presence of these witnesses I set my name to this will this the second of February 1865.

Barnabas X Page

NOTE:The document is not legible in all places. Very old and smudged from what I saw. The ___ spaces are where it cannot be read.

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Tom Simpson
8101 Antioch Ch Rd W
Lenior City, TN 37772

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Barnabas Page and Mary Allen
Andrew Page and Kizanne Lauranace
Charlie H. Page and Delia Adkins
Nettie Page and Robert Simpson
James Simpson and Elizabeth Banks
Tom Simpson

Line of Descent for Cora Ann Jobe

Barnabas Page and Mary Allen
Hugh Page and Jemima Atnip
E. Cora Handy Page and Robert Davis
Benjamine Rosia Davis and Edna Bertie Vinson
Venetia Davis and Earl Fredrick Jobe
Cora Ann Jobe

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