A xerox copy in the possession of Athol K. Foster, Smithville, Tn., copied from will Book "B" at the DeKalb County court house.


Sinah Foster's WILL

I Sinah Foster, of Smithville, Dekalb County Tennessee, being far advanced in life and frail in body but in full possession of my mental faculties do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testament.

1st, I give and devise to my son E. T. Foster, his heirs assignes, the house & lots where I now live situate in Smithville, Dekalb County, Tennessee, an known in the town plan as lots No. 2 and No. 3, embrasing part of a street purchased from the cooperation of Smithville, lying between the said two lots.

2nd, I also give and devise to my said son E. T. Foster, his heirs and assigns the house & lot where A. L. Foster now lives, known in the plan of said town as lot No. 4, being the same I purchased of Jeremiah Coggin.

3rd, I do further give and devise to my said son E. T. Foster, his heirs and assigns all the right, title, claim and interest which I have into seven hundred & fifty (750) acres of land lying on the Cumberland Mountain in Cumberland County Ten nessee, situate near Grassy Cove, and known as the Dorton Land, being the same purchased by the firm of S. Foster & Sons when sold, as the lands of Moses H. Dorton, deceased.

4th, I give & devise to my said son E. T. Foster, his heirs and assigns, all the real estate, lands, houses & tenements, and all interest therein of which I may die seized.

5th, I do further give & bequeath to my said son E. T. Foster all the personal estate choses in action assents and so forth of every discription of which I may die possessed, or be intitled to at the time of my deth, out of the proceeds of whi ch he shall pay all my just debts and to each of my other children ( to wit ) James F. Foster, Wm. G. Foster, Elizabeth Fletcher, T. N. Foster, John W. Foster, Mary Ann Brown, A. L. Foster, B. T. R. Foster, and to the heirs of deceased daughter Lucinda Baker & my son J. J. Foster deceased and my daughter Permelia Brown deceased, the sum of five dollars each in money, making the aggregate sum of fifty five dollars, all the rest of my estate I will to my said son E. T. Foster for the reason he has r emained with me in my old age having now been my only dependanse for may years, without which I must have been miserable, and having confidence to believe that he will continue to be the staff of my declining days, and do what he can to promote my happine ss, I have as a mather of justice thus rewarded his kindness in the past and reassured to myself, his constant & faithful adherence in future. I appoint John B. Robinson Executor of this my last will & testament. In witness where of I have signed , sealed and published & declared this instrument as my will at Smithville Tennessee on the 21st day of September 1871.

Sinah X Foster

The said Sinah Foster at said Smithville on said 21st day of September 1871, signed and sealed this instrument & published and declared the same as and for her last will and, we at her request & in her presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.

J. B. Atwell
William Sellars

Athol K. Foster
256 Oak Place Dr.
Smithville, Tn. 36177
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John and Sinah Lach Foster
Anthony and Mary Cameron Foster
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